Category Archives: Eco Tourism

The Franz Josef Heli Hike – The Pinnacle of Your New Zealand Bucket-List

Having recently returned to New Zealand, we knew there was one final bucket-list activity that we just had to try – taking to the ice on a Franz Josef heli hike whilst we visited the West Coast. We’d seen the photos.  We’d heard people rave about their experiences.  I’d dreamed of walking on a glacier for […]

Into the Deep in Hawaii: Reviewing Fair Wind Snorkeling Cruises

If there’s one thing that both Nathan and I enjoy, it’s snorkeling and if there’s one place we never get sick of, it’s Hawai’i. Unsurprisingly then, when we finally made it over to the Big Island, getting into the water was the top of our to-do list!  Aside from a night swim with the incredible […]

Ditch the Cage – Shark Diving with One Ocean Diving, Oahu Hawaii

Imagine yourself, legs hovering tentatively over the surface of the water, knowing exactly what will greet you beneath the surface.  A wave of excitement washing over you as your last remaining nerves begin to slowly melt away.  The chill of the deep ocean splashing up against your flippered foot as you drift in slowly towards […]

Amazon Planet: Your Ticket to the Peruvian Amazon

The Amazon, without doubt, is a real bucket list destination for any nature lover.  With an ecosystem like no other, it’s one of the last true wilds in the world. When we initially planned our visit to South America, we did so with a loose plan and a number of must-see spots in mind – […]

The Best of the Falkland Islands – A Guide to the Outer Islands

The Falkland Islands are home to some of the rarest beauty in the world. This Southern archipelago, also known simply as the Falklands, is made up of over 700 islands in total, most of which remain untouched by human presence. However, the few that are inhabited welcome visitors with open arms.  There, you’ll find locals that are […]

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day 1 – So Much More than a Salt Flat

Uyuni, a remote part of Bolivia, draws tourists into Salar de Uyuni to take all manner of creative, perspective-bending photos of its seemingly never-ending horizon.  Whether in the dry season, when the salt flats crack and splinter, or the wet season, when reflections make it difficult to tell land from sky, there’s much more to […]

The Complete Guide to Paraty, Brazil – Paradise is Only a Bus Ride from Rio!

Perched on the shore of Ponta Grossa, skimming its own privately-accessed beach, Happy Hammock is the perfect spot to forget all of your worries. Here, we spent two nights (which wasn’t nearly enough) checking out what Paraty has to offer and falling asleep in their name-sake hammocks… An easy 25-minute boat ride from the colonial […]

The Base of the Towers – The Jewel in Torres Del Paine’s Crown

Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia offers a number of world-class hikes to travellers keen to brave the elements. The most famous (and challenging) walk in the national park, the Base de las Torres (Base of the Towers) offers spectacular views amongst some of the most incredible natural scenery in the world. We took up the challenge […]

Day Two of the W Trek – Conquering the French Valley

With our first full day hike in Torres del Paine behind us we slowly rolled out of ‘bed’ (if you can call a sleeping bag, ground mat and a lumpy jumper-come-pillow a bed) and psyched ourselves up for day two out on the trails. Being our first experience of multi-day hikes, the need to pour […]

Patagonia by Horseback – The Perfect Alternative to Hiking

Patagonia is a popular destination for nature-lovers to explore by foot but not all are up to hiking over challenging terrain – there’s a reason the term ‘Patagonian flat’ was coined after all! For travellers looking to enjoy the local scenery without having to clamber up and down mountains themselves, horseback riding is a great […]

Day One of the W Trek – Rain, Wind Gusts, Sub-Zero Camping & Lots of Smiles!

Stretching across two countries, Patagonia is as massive as it is impressive; it’s almost overwhelmingly so, covering almost half of Chile and a third of Argentina.  For an area with such vast landmass though, the lack of people is incredibly obvious and to be frank, refreshing. Though Patagonia envelops such a large area, there’s one […]

Pucón – The Home of Adventure in Chile (and our new favourite hostel!)

Sitting under the shadow of Volcan Villarrica (one of South America’s most active volcanoes) and on the shore of one of many lakes in the area, Pucón is a relatively small town in Chile that packs a massive punch. This gorgeous spot is known as the adventure capital of Chile and offers the perfect combination […]

Rockhoppers to Reindeers – A Wildlife Guide to the Falklands

With more penguins than people and an island named after the sea lions that amass on its shores, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife destination like no other. If there’s one thing that draws people from all over the world to visit the Falkland Islands, it’s the impressive array of wildlife that calls the southern […]

Hiking World’s End: Sri Lanka’s Overlooked Scenic Gem

World's End Sri Lanka hike

Though World’s End at Horton Plains, Sri Lanka is not as well known as the towering Adam’s Peak, it is frequently ranked as the top hike in the country.   We took to the trail ourselves to find out more about this somewhat-hidden highlight. Located within one of Sri Lanka’s many national Parks, Horton Plains […]

Sri Lanka’s Turtle Hatcheries: Why we arrived excited and left early & disappointed

Both Nathan and I are suckers for sea creatures.  From getting excited about spotting the tiniest little nudibranch whilst out on a dive to watching gigantic blue whales breach the surface of the ocean – we love it all. It makes sense then that when we decided to come to Sri Lanka, a visit to a […]

Adventure & Glamping in Sri Lanka – Not Your Average All-Inclusive!

Borderlands - Adventure glamping in Sri Lanka

An easy drive from Colombo you’ll find Borderlands, an all-inclusive Sri Lankan adventure camp in Kitulgala, the adrenalin-sports capital of the country.  We normally recoil at the word ‘all-inclusive’ when it comes to our travels but not this time!   Read on to find out why Borderlands should be a must-see on your visit to […]