Category Archives: By The Coast

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…

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Siargao

Download our travel guide to Siargao Island here! WHY? Siargao is a really tiny island on the east coast of The Philippines and for us it is the one of the ultimate, adventurous family destinations that it something out of a fairy-tale.  The beaches are phenomenal and the locals are some of the friendliest I’ve…

How adorable are these baby turtles!? Authentic Sumatra Turtle Project

The Authentic Sumatra Turtle Project is located on an incredibly secluded (aka challenging to reach) section of Western Sumatra.  Bordering the idyllic Indian Ocean, we spent a week there this summer getting to know the people and the village of Nagari Sungai Pinang. What’s it all about? The project was formed in March 2016 to…