Elephant trekking is one of the most popular activities to do amoung tourists in Thailand and contributes ever important tourist dollars to local communities. But recently some disturbing realities of elephant trekking have come to light begging the question can elephant trekking ever really be ethical? Diana Edelman a blogger passionate about the ethical treatment… Continue reading Can Elephant Trekking Ever Really be Ethical?
Dads ‘n’ Daughters
By Kelly Campbell Caption: Paul and Lilly Borrud cutting the ribbon to open the new dining hall and kitchen at the school Philanthropic travel is fast becoming a new trend in the travel industry, especially among families intent on teaching their children the importance of giving back and instilling in them the education that comes with… Continue reading Dads ‘n’ Daughters
Orangutans dying as demand for palm oil soars
During the 1950s, the Sarawak house of Barbara Harrisson and her late husband Tom became a home for orphaned baby orangu-tan who had been found helpless in the jungle. Here, she describes her experiences rearing orang-utan in a half-wild state and her attempt to re-educate them to jungle life. The Harrissons decided eventually that their… Continue reading Orangutans dying as demand for palm oil soars
Rwanda: The future of African Ecotourism
“A lush green world filled by dramatic mountains that tumble and twist as they roll across Central Africa…a land where the colours seem brighter than other places. It’s true. Rwanda is beautiful. You should go there.” Travel writer James Bowyer in Footprint magazine, June 2000. In Colonial times, Rwanda was dubbed the Land of a… Continue reading Rwanda: The future of African Ecotourism