Review: Wicked Diving – 6 day Liveaboard Similan & Surin Islands

The Similan and Surin Islands rank among the top 50 dive sites in the world and no wonder! The water is invitingly warm, crystal clear, with great visibility and the wildlife underwater is stunning. From macro stuff like nudibranches and blue dragons to the huge pelagics like visiting whale sharks and giant mantas, the Similans and Surins have it…

The White Manta

An excited clanging jars my attention from the schools of yellow tailed snapper I’ve been watching. Brett, my dive guide, is ahead, his entire body tense, his arm pointing into the deep blue. He glances behind at us, gestures with two fingers extended. Two. I peer into the gloom, eyes peeled for movement. We are…

Responsible Travel: Save the Elephant Foundation

Travel is deeply personal, and can be made up of different things to different people, but what many of us search for is an unique, irreplaceable experience. It can be watching the aurora above the Arctic Circle, hiking through the Grand Canyon, or diving the Great Barrier Reef. It can also be stroking a tiger in…

Thailand’s Tiger Temple: Why we’re not going

The irony of it all is that we planned this upcoming trip to Bangkok because we really wanted to go to the Tiger Temple, located in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province. I mean, who can say no to a really cool photo with a big cat?! And the chance to, you know, stroke it? And for only…