June 3, 2019The first time I ... went to an industrial park.
I like going to the park. No matter where I go overseas, I will always try to visit the local park for some down time or a bit of exercise.
Recently, I got the chance to check out a unique place called Landschaftspark or Landscape Park Duisburg-Nord in the Ruhr Valley near Dusseldorf,...
May 14, 2019For many years I had this picture of Cuba in my head: a relaxed culture with Buena Vista Social Club-type of musicians at almost every street corner, big old American cars beautifully preserved and people lifting aromatic cigars to their lips.
The first thing to notice about landing at the Havana Jose Marti airport: it was like a...
May 13, 2019What do you get when you take the hustle and bustle, and the gridlock and skyscrapers, out of Bangkok?
Equally magnificent in its own natural setting (in fact, even more so with the tranquil atmosphere), Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand, has one of the most picturesque views to offer. The calm...
May 10, 2019Spending a whole day watching birds may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for some folks, it is a wonderful way to connect with nature.
The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan, Sabah is a birdwatcher’s paradise as hundreds of species can be found here, as well as many varieties of plants, trees and insects.
April 18, 2019Whenever you find yourself in the east coast of Sabah, take a trip to the Tawau Hills Park and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the wonderful natural forest.
Why you should go
If you’re keen to spend some time in nature but don’t really want to venture into the bigger conservation parks in Sabah (Maliau Basin, Danum...
April 9, 2019If a weekend jaunt to Singapore brings to mind shopping, dining, and experiencing the nightlife, know that you haven’t quite seen it all. The next time you head down to the city-state, consider extending your stay by a day or two, to explore.
March 3, 2019The KAZA project is the largest cross-border natural reserve on the planet. But the fight for conservation in some of the poorest regions of southern Africa has many challenges, including finding the right balance between tourism and wildlife protection.
January 28, 2019Young travellers want to see real life abroad by engaging with locals. But does a Karma holiday protecting the rainforest in Costa Rica or caring for elephants in Thailand do much more than help your conscience? Let's talk about voluntourism.