Choosing an Ethical Elephant Encounter

If you’re heading to South East Asia, chances are an elephant encounter is high on your list of Must Do’s. Elephant rides are one of the most popular items on many travellers lists. There’s just something about these gentle giants that capture our imagination, and given the chance, many of us would want to spend…

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

“Okay, we’re here,” says the skipper as he cuts the engine. Everyone piles up on the deck – we’ve been waiting for this for the last two days, making our way from mainland Australia into open sea. ‘Here’ is the Great Barrier Reef, the only living thing visible from space, a vast reef stretching from the…