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Dive Komodo: Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia

Dive Komodo: Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia Review Doing a liveaboard isn't something that you have to take your chances on. Spending what might be half of your vacation on a boat in the middle of the ocean requires a bit of homework beforehand. If you are taking a trip to Indonesia to dive with the

Scuba Junction: Koh Tao, Thailand

Scuba Junction: Koh Tao, Thailand Review I learned to dive in Scuba Junction and cannot speak higher of the organization. There are few better places to dive other than Thailand, and there in Thailand there is no better place to learn than Scuba Junction. I lived in Thailand for just about three years, and while

Don’t live in fear, it’s completely fine to go back in the water

This is the time of year where it's unavoidable to avoid articles warning beachgoers about the perils of swimming in the ocean. You’ll see clickbait articles that reference "HUGE" and "JUST FEET AWAY" trying to scare you. It's important to remember in the midst of the media frenzy that sharks are not dangerous as once

Why shark diving was an amazing experience that I don’t need to do again

It was cold, but I was still sweating a bit in my wetsuit, repeatedly asking myself "why". There was no point of coming to an answer, it was already too late to back out now... South Africa is an absolutely amazing country with incredible wildlife to see both on the land and in the ocean.

How To Travel in Thailand: What to Do and How to Avoid Getting Scammed

How to Travel in Thailand Without Getting Scammed It will seem daunting; people driving the wrong way, motorbikes crowding the street, pink taxis (I mean why are there so many pink taxis?). When the chaos is accepted as beauty, Bangkok is stunning. There are many things that the average westerner needs to accept when going

Why It’s Time To Start Worrying About The Rhino

Recent news about the rhino poaching has been swarming the media, but much of it inaccurate or incomplete. Rhino conservation is an issue that if isn't addressed will soon be a concern of the past. During my recent trip to South Africa, I was able to glean some information from our game reserve driver and

A One Armed Monkey Stole My Egg

I absolutely love animals, but truth be told I have never liked monkeys. I understand that they can be charming and can even take photos, but I have yet to have found the Abu to my Aladdin. The little guys are agile, toothy, and extremely unpredictable, and can change their opinions of you in a

How We Can Help Stop Elephant Poaching

Teddy Roosevelt with an Elephant that he shot and killed If you are anything like me you have Googled “how to save the rhinos”, “how to help save elephants” and “How can we stop elephant poaching?” as well as similar phrases many a long night. Ever since I can remember I have daydreamed about

Kruger Park: Searching for the Big Five in Africa

South Africa's Big Five South Africa is home to some of the most dangerous, spectacular, and endangered species on the planet. Among them are some of South Africa's biggest draws, the Big Five, which are the lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, rhino and elephant. During a time where South Africa was exploited for its natural resources

Things I Learned From Extensive Travel

My Travel Advice From Years of Living Abroad When I left for a trip of indefinite length to Thailand a few years ago, I was confronted with a common question by more career-minded (and rational) folk than myself—“Why?” I personally have never really been very good at thinking ahead, which is exactly why I wanted