Where to See Bears | A Worldwide Guide With Every Species

Alaskan Grizzly looking for food in autumn

Did you know it's possible to see bears on four of the seven continents? Explore the best areas to go bear watching including Canada, India, Japan & Siberia.

The 21 New Wonders of The World

Alhambra, Spain

In 2000, over 200 impressive sites were shortlisted, 21 became finalists and this list was ultimately whittled down to the 7 New Wonders of the World.

Where to See Greek Ruins | A Chronological Travel Guide

Parthenon and Herodium construction on Acropolis Hill, Athens

Explore the history of the Greek Empire and where it was located & read a breakdown of the best places to see Greek ruins including Greece, Turkey & Italy.

Lessons Learned From Backpacking Southeast Asia

El-nido, Palawan, Philippines

What an incredible journey! Join me as I look back on my six-month trip backpacking Southeast Asia and explore the lessons learned from this adventure.

Southern Africa

Kruger National Park, South Africa

One of the most tourist-friendly regions in Africa, The southern tip plays host to some of the most incredible wildlife and Botswana's massive salt flat.

Angkor Wat Transportation Guide

The centre of Angkor Wat

Simply put, Angkor Wat is massive! In Transportation Guide, we explore the best ways to get around the largest religious structure in the world.

The World’s Most Spectacular Night Skies

Shepherd’s hut at night near Pamplona, Spain

The night sky is a wonderfully mysterious place but it's so much more than just stars. This is a guide to the most unique things to see at night.

Southeast Asia

Rice fields in Sapa, Vietnam

Known primarily as the quintessential backpacking destination, Southeast Asia is the land of pagodas, beautiful beaches and smiling locals!

Top 3 Ecotourism Activities in Bali

Sunset over hindu temple, Tanah Lot in Bali

Come and explore this beautiful island and check out our top ecotourism activities in Bali, including hiking, dolphin watching and lots more!

Southeastern Europe

Port of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Often less explored than the western Mediterranean banks, Southeastern Europe boasts unspoiled beaches and a delightful assortment of picturesque buildings.

Vang Vieng – Party Town turned Ecotourist’s Haven

Long tail boats on Nam Song River, Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng in Northern Laos was once a party town packed with backpackers, after a series of tragedies, the town is now reinvented as an ecotourist's haven.

Top 10 Destinations for Coffee Fanatics

Variety of coffee beans and grounds

If you're a fanatical coffee drinker, it's worth exploring some of the best places to drink it. Here’s our guide to the world’s best places to drink coffee.

North America

Monument Valley, USA

With over 60 states/provinces between its countries, North America has something for every traveller including ultra-modern cities and huge national parks.

Discover Ha Long Bay & Sapa in Northern Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Two of the most beautiful locations in Northern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay and Sapa are two can't miss locations in South East Asia.

10 of The Best Places to Golf in The World

Fall golf in North Carolina

If you're a serious golfer, it's well worth travelling the world to experience some of the best golf courses and destinations the planet has to offer.

Central Africa

Pygmy Hunter in Central African Republic

Home to some of the most endangered animals on the planet, Central Africa is fast becoming one of the most sort-after ecotourism destinations in the world.

Langkawi – Malaysia’s Eco Paradise

Sunset in Langkawi

One of Malaysia's many beautiful locations, Langkawi is an ecotourist's dream. Take a closer look at the Sky Bridge, the Eagle Sanctuary and lots more.

Top 3 Areas to See Wildlife in Brazil

Caiman in Brazil

Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world and home to arguably the widest array of wildlife. This is our guide to Brazil's top areas to see wildlife.

Middle East

Nasir Al Mulk Mosque, Iran

The Middle East is the home of religious tourism and also contains incredible wildlife, wonderful people and a breathtaking landscape.

Eating Local – Creating a healthier planet

Harvesting rice in Vietnam

Eating local is incredibly important for a variety of reasons. From the impact it has on the local community to the reduction in your carbon footprint.

10 of The Best Waterfalls in The World

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

There’s nothing quite as mesmerising as standing in complete awe in front of one of Mother Nature’s most astonishing waterfalls.

Southern Europe

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy

The birthplace of the Roman and Greek empires, Southern Europe is not only historically fascinating but owns one of the world's most incredible coastlines.

Botanical Ecotourism – The World’s Spectacular Flora

Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama, Kyoto

When it comes to the world of Ecotourism, animals usually steal the show! Dive a little deeper and you'll find Botanical Ecotourism is just as spectacular.

10 Really Strange Foods from Around The World

Fried bamboo larvae, a national snack in Thailand

What might be considered strange by one culture is considered normal and even a delicacy in another. How many of these strange foods would you try?!

West Africa

Boat in Ile de Goree, Senegal

Sat just below the Sahara with a beautiful coastline, West Africa exhibits all the nuances of a bustling tourist hotspot, but without the crowds.

Ecological Volunteering – Lend a Hand While Traveling

Farm in Vietnam

For those travelling for long periods of time, Ecological Volunteering work for an organization is a great way to get involved in the local community.

A Brief History of Travel and Tourism

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan

Take a trip with us exploring the history of travel and tourism from the days of the grand tour to the birth of modern tourism with trains and aeroplanes.

South Asia

Everest, Nepal

One of the world's most travelled regions, South Asia sits at the foothills of the Himalayas and is famous for its lavish cultural and religious heritage.

Aquatic Eco Systems – Diving & Cruises

Liberty Shipwreck, Bali Indonesia

For the conservational minded traveller, aquatic ecosystems provide an array of different activities both underwater and from the comfort of dry land.

Top 8 Most Biodiverse Countries on Earth

Pantanal, Brazil

If you're fascinated by wildlife, travelling to one of the most biodiverse countries on earth is likely on your bucket list. Here are 8 of the best options.

Western Europe

Mont Saint Michel, France

Featuring a number of renowned cuisines, Western Europe is home to some of the world's most famous and romantic cities and a breathtaking mountain range.

Why You Should Go Camping For Your Next Adventure

Camping under the Northern Lights

Camping is one of the most immersive forms of Ecotourism. There's nothing quite like enjoying nature and relaxing without the stresses of the modern world.

Top 10 Beach Destinations in The World

Source D’Argent in the Seychelles

It’s all about soaking up the sun, sea and sand in this essential list of top beach destinations (in no particular order and not all in the tropics!).

Southern South America

Lake Grey National Park, Torres del Paine, Chile

Sat at the southern-most tip of the Americas, the region of Southern South America's highlights include Patagonia, the Andes and the gateway to Antarctica.

Agritourism – The Benefits of Agricultural Tourism

Farm sunset in rural England

A quickly developing ecotourism niche, Agritourism is based around the farming industry and provides a fascinating hands-on insight into the food we eat.

Best Game Parks in Africa & Where to See The Big Five

Buffalo in the Maasai Mara, Kenya

Safaris are all about ticking off the Big Five from your must-see list, this is our guide to the best game parks in Africa where you can do just that.

East Asia

Qintai Road, Chengdu, China

East Asia contains a diverse group of countries with a captivating juxtaposition between modern technology and captivating historical sites.

Why you should visit National Parks

National Park in Sarawak Malaysia

If you practice ecotourism, chances are you like to visit National Parks. Join us as we explore a few reasons to do it more often and how to contribute.

Top 10 Best Places to Ski This Winter

Heli-skiing in Revelstoke, BC | Photo: Scott Sullivan

An amazing ski vacation means different things for different people, would you include Morocco in your list of best places to ski? We have!

Northern Europe

Aurora Borealis in Norway

Boasting the most diverse wildlife on the continent, the massive region of Northern Europe is equally worth exploring in both summer and winter.

Australasia

Skyline in Auckland, New Zealand

With well-developed cities, rich indigenous culture and unique wildlife, Australasia is one of the southern hemisphere's most travelled regions.

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Footprints in the Sand Dunes – Murzuq Desert, Sahara, Libya

If you're a fan of Ecotourism, the question of How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint is an important one to answer, and a lot less complicated than you think.

5 of the World’s Best Places to Eat and Drink

Row of shops in Sicily, Italy

Food and drink are often at the centre of our experiences, no matter where we go. But, with such culinary diversity, where can the finest cuisine be found?

The World’s Most Beautiful Opera Houses

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Often decorated in extravagant style, the world’s most famous opera houses are as magnificent on the outside, as they are on the inside. Take a look!

Central America

Ometepe, Nicaragua

Sat between two idyllic coastlines, the countries of Central America are blessed with swaths of rainforest, mesmerising ruins and delicious cuisine.

Urban Ecotourism & the Kuala Lumpur Ecopark

Sunset over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ecotourism is most associated with remote, untouched settings, however you'll be pleased to know that Urban Ecotourism is growing and its simply beautiful.

New Zealand Cuisine

Hāngi, a traditional Māori method of cooking

With 14,000kms of coastline, 70 million sheep and some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world, sampling New Zealand cuisine is a must for any foodie.

Botswana

Baobab trees at sunrise on LeKubu island, Botswana

Nearly 70% of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert yet it is still home to some of the continent's most impressive sights such as the Okavango Delta.

Ecuador

Laguna Grande, Cuyabeno National Park

One of the world's seventeen "mega-diverse" countries, Ecuador also owns the Galapagos Islands as well as sitting in the Amazon basin and the Andes.

Bolivia

Llamas in front of the Bolivian Andes

One of only two landlocked countries in South America, Bolivia is home to both the largest salt flat and the highest statue of Jesus in the world.

Panama

The Panama Canal

Panama features a wonderful mixture of modern amenities and several interesting biomes, from the beaches of the Caribbean to the jungle of the Darien Gap.

Indonesia

Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

The island nation of Indonesia occupies 17,508 islands and is known for its intense natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna and smiling locals.

India

Mehrangharh Fort overlooking Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Revered by backpackers the world over, India is a vast country from the foothills of the Himalayas in the north to its tropical coastline in the south.

Puerto Rico

Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan, Puerto Rico

As well as being an island paradise, Puerto Rico was one of the first islands discovered by Christopher Columbus and features many important historic sites.

Mozambique

Wildlife Elephant in Mozambique

The beautiful country of Mozambique is known for its glorious coastline and many endemic species of wildlife including the ring-tailed lemur.

Tunisia

Amphitheater in El Jem, Tunisia

Africa’s northernmost country, Tunisia is blessed with a wonderful Mediterranean coastline and was once home to one of the most important civilizations.

Live like a nomad in Mongolia

Grazing horses at sunset on the Ukok Plateau

There’s something about living in a yurt herding yak and riding horses that is insanely reinvigorating for the soul. Come and live like a nomad in Mongolia.

British Isles

Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

Lined by a picture-perfect coastline, The British Isles is home to historic sites like Stone Henge, Buckingham Palace and the Guiness factory!

Uganda

Young Lions Resting in a Tree in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

On top of the classic African savanna safari, visitors to Uganda are afforded the opportunity to go trekking in search of the elusive Mountain Gorilla.

Venezuela

Canaima National Park

In addition to a massive expanse of largely untouched rainforests, Venezuela is home to the world's tallest waterfall and the world's largest bridge.

Roaming the Rainforest & The Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis Monkey

Discover one of the most fascinating ecosystems in the world and watch the Proboscis Monkey swing from tree to tree in Bako National Park, Malaysia.

Wildlife of South Asia – Rivalling Africa’s Big 5

Herd of Asiatic elephants

It might surprise you to know you can find "The Big 5" outside of Africa. The Wildlife of South Asia is equally impressive and with its own unique twists.

9 Spectacular Cathedrals

St Paul’s Cathedral and Millennium Footbridge over the Thames

Whether you’re religious or not, it’s easy to appreciate the immense beauty of these buildings, many of which are now UNESCO world heritage sites.

Western South America

Guanabara Bay, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Encompassing the vast majority of the Amazon and its basin, Western South America, aka Brazil, is also home to some of the world's most renowned beaches.

Indigenous Ecotourism & The Giant Rafflesia

Giant Rafflesia Plant

This week we explore the world's largest flower, the Giant Rafflesia and Indigenous Ecotourism, which focuses on contributing to a region's local economy.

Top 5 Striking Roman Amphitheatres

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The capital of the ancient Roman Empire may indeed be home to the Colosseum, yet travel far and wide and you’ll soon discover that the Romans got around!

Central Europe

Bratislava, Slovakia

The forested heartland of Central Europe is most famous for its historical sites, including some of the world's most impressive castles and palaces.

Sepilok – An Ecotourist’s Dream

Sepilok Orangutan Center, Malaysia

Sepilok is home to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the incredible Rainforest Discovery Center.

Costa Rica

Sunset in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Perfectly exemplifying the Central American lifestyle, Costa Rica is extremely popular among travellers for its beaches and high quality of life.

Austria

Aggstein castle ruin and Danube river at sunset in Wachau, Austria

Besides the remarkable mountains which dominate most of the country’s landscapes, Austria also features a distinct culture and intriguing history.

Colombia

Los Martires neighbourhood in Bogota

Fast becoming a classic backpacking destination, Colombia holds a stunning Caribbean coastline, national parks and several important historic districts.

Trekking in Patagonia – Bucket List 101!

Argentinian Patagonia

Patagonia is one of those special places that few people actually explore. Found at the tip of South America, this is a magical place that defies belief.

South Korea

Bukchon Hanok Village

South Korea is an excellent example of how a rapidly growing economy can thrive while perfectly preserving its fascinating culture and ancient artefacts.

Top 10 Strangest Animals in The World

Tarsier in the Philippines

We are blessed with a massive amount of diversity in the wonderful world we live in, which just so happens to create some weird and wonderful anomalies!

Sweden

Fjallbacka, Sweden

Home to one of the oldest and most revered national Parks in Europe, Sweden is commonly rated as one of the nicest places to live and visit.

Northern South America

Kaieteur Falls, Central Essequibo Territory, Guyana

Its position between the Caribbean and the Amazon basin gifts Northern South America with the highest waterfall in the world and some of the best beaches.

Responsible Tourism, What not to do

Beautiful Landscape in Phuket, Thailand

While travelling can be fun and rewarding it's important to remember a few important principles to make sure you're engaging in ethical responsible tourism.

Grizzly Bears Fishing at Brooks Falls, Alaska

Alaskan Grizzly looking for food in autumn

Sit quietly (and safely) on the perimeter of Brooks Falls in the Katmai National Park and watch brown bears as you fish for salmon in Alaska.

Vietnam

Terraced rice field in Vietnam

Found on the west coast of Southeast Asia, Vietnam is one of the most dynamic and vibrant countries in the world, filled with colour and wonderful people.

Top 10 Artisans of The World

Glass Blowing in Murano, Italy

There are many incredibly skilled Artisans, from the knife makers of Tibet to the luthiers of Madrid, here is a rundown of the top 10 artisans of the world.

Hungary

Summer sunset over a lavender field in Tihany, Hungary

From stunning lavender fields to the famous Chain Bridge and Parliament Building on the Danube, Hungary is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe.

Malaysia

Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Featuring lush beaches, lush tropical forests and extremely friendly locals, Malaysia is split into two sections, including a strip along the top of Borneo.

East Africa

Double Cross pride in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Probably the most famous region of Africa for its safaris, East Africa is also home to the continent's largest mountain, Kilimanjaro and lake, Victoria.

The People Effect – Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Join us as we explore the beaches of Koh Phi Phi in Thailand and dig a littler deeper into the philosophy of tourism and the impact it has on destinations.

Monumental Mountains – 8 Spectacular Summits

Zermatt Valley and Matterhorn Peak, Switzerland

There’s something about the world’s most formidable peaks which have challenged, mesmerized and humbled man since time immemorial.

10 of The Best Wine Regions in The World

Laguardia village in northern Spain

Combining travel and wine sounds like an absolute dream! If you're a fan of both of these indulgences, check out this list of wine-friendly destinations.

Norway

Small town and cruise port Olden, Norway

Along with being one of the most socially developed countries on the planet, Norway is known for its immense natural beauty with 8 UNESCO Heritage Sites.

Eastern Europe

Novodevichy, Russia

One of Europe's lesser travelled regions, Eastern Europe is rich with history, a surprising amount of wildlife and cheese-filled bread, need we say more?

Working with the Land – Northern Thailand

Rice fields in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Join us on a trip exploring farming in Pai, Northern Thailand. Learn about modern-day problems faced by farmers and possible solutions to these problems.

French Polynesia

Overwater Bungalows at dusk, Moorea

With its crystal clear waters, 5-star resorts, huge biodiversity and friendly locals, it's hard to imagine a more perfect destination than French Polynesia.

Cuba

El Morro lighthouse at sunset in Havana

The nation of Cuba occupies the largest island in the Caribbean and is home to perfect beaches, cigar factories and a surprising collection of classic cars.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Los Volcanoes National Park

A troop of gorillas in Rwanda

There aren't many wildlife experiences that come more personal than Gorilla trekking in Rwanda's Los Volcanoes National Park, take a closer look right here.

China

Cormorant fisherman on the Li River, Xingping, China | Editorial Vadim Petrakov

One of the largest countries on the planet, China's rich cultural history and vast landscape gift the intrepid traveller with some truly unique experiences.

Kenya

Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli, Kenya

Home to the famous Maasai Mara, Kenya is one of the most popular countries in Africa, due in large to the impressive array of wildlife and friendly locals.

South Pacific Islands

Sunrise on Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Perhaps best known for its crystal clear waters and 5-star hotels, the friendly South Pacific Islands also offer a mysterious look into our past.

Chiang Mai to Pai, Northern Thailand

Terraced rice field in Chiangmai, Thailand

Join Jack as he sets off to explore Northern Thailand, reaching Chiang Mai and the elusive town of Pai discovering rainbow eucalyptus trees and lots more.

Northern European Animals

Wolverine in Finland

Typically not thought of as a safari destination, Northern Europe plays host to an impressive array of wildlife, including the brown and polar bear.

Russia

Traffic at sunset near the Kremlin wall in Moscow

The largest country on the planet, Russia is also the 9th most visited with travellers flocking to see its stunning landscapes and interesting history.

Caribbean

Nassau lighthouse at dawn, Bahamas

Usually invoking visions of perfect white sand beaches, the islands of the Caribbean are also home to some of the world's most interesting historical sites.

Ecotourism Travel Packing Tips

Setting off on your adventure!

Packing is one part of preparing for a trip that seems simple, yet ultimately leaves many people feeling frustrated. Here's some handy Travel Packing Tips.