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Boycott Bangkok, head to Ayutthaya Ancient City instead

We are always on the look out for ways to travel more meaningfully. We like culture, sustainable tourism and genuine encounters with local people. We don’t like exploitation, coach tours or tourist traps. We have discovered that we really like to book and use local guides. Those people who can give us insider knowledge into…

Is this paradise? Pulau Merak Island, Sumatra

What does paradise mean for you? Where’s your happy place? For us it definitely revolves around the ocean; if the waters are clear, not too cold and the wild life is abundant, there’s a pretty good chance we’re happy. Merak Island On this basis, Merak Island, sometimes referred to as Marak Island, in Western Sumatra…

Waterfall jumping: Check out our crazy kiddos in Sumatra

Me: You guys want to hike the jungle and waterfall? Kids: Yeh, I guess so. Me: I think you can jump off the waterfall into the pool below. Kids: YES!!! WE’RE COMING! Sungai Pinang In order to climb the waterfalls you’ll need to make your way to the isolated fishing village of Sungai Pinang in…

Being vegan on Siargao Island, Philippines

After the nightmare that was being vegan in Indonesia (where we effectively starved), we landed on Siargao Island prepared for the worst. Being vegan on Siargao Island Siargao Island is a tiny little place on the eastern fringes of The Philippines after all, however, it was remarkably easy being vegan there and we were surprised by…