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In Pursuit of Ethical Travel

Four years ago while I was road tripping down the east coast of Australia in a purple station wagon with my best friend while on a break between our working holiday visa jobs, I found a posting online for… 1,195 more words

Ryan Around The World

When an ethical boycott backfires - in pictures

Tourists used to flock to see the legendary ‘long-neck’, or ‘giraffe’ women in northern Thailand. Now, amid campaigns to ‘Stop the Human Zoo’, the steady stream of visitors has dried up. 426 more words


When an ethical boycott backfires

As published with Democratic Voice of Burma. View original here

Propped up by a set of brass coils encircling her neck, Mapaung’s head turns stiffly to survey the deserted village of Kayan Tharyar. 1,320 more words


Dear The Real Marigold Hotel: Please, please, please don’t glamourise elephant riding.

Last week, World Animal Protection made headlines by naming elephant riding as the world’s cruellest wildlife tourism attraction. This week, The Real Marigold Hotel featured a group of tourists riding elephants, set to inspiring Bollywood music. 562 more words

Animal Cruelty

2015 A Year in Highlights for Elephants

Hi everyone,

As 2015 has drawn to a close we wanted to take a look at some of the victories for elephants around the world. While elephants continue to face numerous challenges there are some things to celebrate.  347 more words

Animal Activism


Wildlife conservation in Africa, like elsewhere, is vast and complex, as many people are just starting to learn. For those of us who reside outside of the continent it can be confusing, frustrating and at times devastating. 4,257 more words


Chiang Mai

I have to admit that we have treated ourselves a bit on this holiday. We figured we were unlikely to be back here anytime soon and we wanted to make the most of it. 298 more words