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Behind the Scenes of Tourism

One year ago today I volunteered a week of my time at Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Today on my YouTube Channel I have a video showcasing formerly abused elephants enjoying their freedom.   796 more words


Major SA hotel group continues to promote lion walks

Human-wildlife interactions with iconic big cats including lions, cheetahs and their cubs are being promoted via the Ranch Protea Hotel in Limpopo, owned by Marriott International, despite statements distancing themselves from such activities. 1,066 more words


Bathing with Elephants in Chiang Mai

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I love elephants – they are my spirit animal (never mind that I am 5’2 and weigh less than 120 pounds). 524 more words


Trouble in paradise

Let me start by saying I’m writing this about Phú Quốc island. The island is currently undergoing massive construction, a population boom, and redevelopment of existing properties into larger, more upscale resorts and western restaurants. 722 more words


Leaving Laos

Enjoying a very late morning, it was nice to sleep in. We had breakfast packed and took a shuttle to the airport. Afternoon flights are wonderful. 1,225 more words


Elephant Nature Park: ethical and mindful tourism アジアに行ったら象に乗らないで下さい。

Normally when tourist visit Thailand/Southeast Asia, riding an elephant is almost always on the bucket list. What many do not see or understand, is the cruel reality of what goes on behind the scenes. 955 more words