Ethical Animal Tourism

How to Tell if an Animal Encounter is Ethical?

Posted In: Travel Tips
Ethical animal tourism is top of mind for many of us when we travel.  So how do we tell if an animal encounter is ethical?  I wanted to start by explaining why I believe I am in a position to talk about ethical animal encounters.  For almost ten years I sat on the board of one of the largest animal welfare organisations in the Southern Hemis[...]
waterfalls in Iceland
Iceland

13 Must See Waterfalls in Iceland

Posted In: Iceland
The waterfalls in Iceland are stunning and we spent an amazing 18 exploring the country and visiting many of those waterfalls.  You will see waterfalls throughout the country, whether they are one of the top Instagrammed waterfalls in the world or a waterfall created just because it is raining.  The waterfalls on this list are in order of us[...]
Atomic Dome
Hiroshima

Day Trip to Hiroshima

Posted In: Japan
A day trip to Hiroshima is something many visitors to Japan want to do.  It can easily be done from Kyoto, Osaka or Kobe. This is our itinerary from our day trip to Hiroshima from Kyoto. Please be aware that this itinerary involves a lot of walking, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and take water with you. 6 August 1945 On 6 August 1945, Unite[...]
5 Foot Care Tips for Travelling

5 Foot Care Tips For Travelling

Posted In: Travel Health
For many of us, travelling also means we tend to do a lot more walking that we would usually do in our day to day lives.  So that also means our feet are being put through a lot more stress than they would usually be accustomed to, so foot care is really important. When we travel, we do a lot of hiking and even if we are exploring cities it is not un[...]
Chemainus
Chemainus

Chemainus – World Famous Mural Town

Posted In: Canada
The quaint town of Chemainus is found on the Chemainus River Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island in Canada.  We didn't know of the town but found it as we headed from Victoria to catch the ferry to Vancouver.  Because we had some spare time before ferry left, we spent a few hours exploring the town.  If you are visiting Vancouver Is[...]
Pokemon
Kyoto

Pokemon Street Lights in Kyoto

Posted In: Japan
Now I need to start by saying I haven't ever played Pokemon Go but have friends that do and my husband even created an account to play a few times while we were in Japan.   But it was obvious from the moment we arrived in Tokyo that Pokemon Go was really popular. In Tokyo, we stayed a short walk from Shinjuku Station.  We found a Pokemon Go[...]
Look for the Detail

Take Better Travel Photos: Look for the Detail

Posted In: Travel Photography
We all take quick snaps when we travel, but spending a little bit of extra time to "look for the detail" can add extra meaning to our travel photos. Let's look at some examples. select one object from many In this example, we were walking along the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris or as it is known, the "lock bridge".  The photo below shows how many locks[...]
Driving in Iceland
Iceland

11 Tips for Driving in Iceland

Posted In: Iceland
Iceland is truly a beautiful country and a great way to see it is to hire a car and take a road trip.  There are no trains and unless you are on a guided bus tour, there are limited buses. So, we spent 18 days exploring Iceland by car.  From that experience, here are our 11 tips for driving in Iceland. Iceland is a relatively easy country to explo[...]
Moulin Rouge
Paris

Moulin Rouge – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: France
The Moulin Rouge in an iconic Paris show. We booked for the show only and not the dinner. It was still daylight when we arrived but it’s not until after dark that the building lights up with the neon lights.  You cannot take photos of the show. The show itself was a good show with the exception of it using animals. I am very anti the use of animals[...]
Egypt
Egypt

10 Must see Sites in Egypt

Posted In: Egypt
Egypt has so many amazing historical sites that it is impossible to include them all in a list (well it would be an extremely long list!).   Therefore, I have prepared a list of my 10 must see sites in Egypt to include in planning for your adventure there.  1 – Abu Simbel The Abu Simbel temple complex is located at Abu Simbel wh[...]