Category Archives: In The Country

Swimming in Volcanic Hot Springs in Berastagi, Sumatra

After hiking the volcano Sibayak we were taken to an authentic Sumatran volcanic, hot springs to soak away our troubles. Read on if you want to know where we went and how much it cost. Volcanic Activity Indonesia and its 17,504 islands are a hot bed of seismic activity! Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s islands, sits…

5 reasons to take kids to Red Rock Canyon

Red rock canyon is just 20km from Vegas and takes roughly forty minutes to reach.  It has this wild beauty (that in some respects has been significantly tamed) that you’ll have seen only in those old westerns. The plateau is immense and flat and the rocky mountains that surround it are rugged and colourful. The…

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…

Our 2017 Christmas Travellers Gift Guide

Thanksgiving is over (if you’re American), the black Friday sales are finished and December is here and that means incessant Christmas songs played back to back for the next month! Oh JOY!! It’s almost that of time of year to reflect and take stock of everything that’s happened in the last twelve months and hopefully plan for…