A Magical Stay at Floating Rainforest Camp on Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

A Magical Stay at Floating Rainforest Camp on Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

In my last post I talked about ethical elephant tourism, how to identify an ethical elephant sanctuary, and shared our experiences visiting Elephant Hills Elephant Sanctuary. In this post, I want to share the other side of our visit to Khao Sok National Park, a magical stay at a floating rainforest camp in Cheow Lan ... Read more »

Elephant Hills | An Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

Elephant Hills in Khao Sok National Park. Elephant tourism in Thailand is booming but not all of it is ethical or sustainable. Learn how to select an ethical elephant experience, and read about our stay at Elephant Hills.

As part of a varied Thailand travel itinerary, many visitors are keen to interact with Thailand’s Asian elephants, beautiful animals that are increasingly a part of the Thai tourist offering. What is Elephant Tourism? Elephants have been used for heavy labour across Asia for centuries, but their use in the logging industry was banned in ... Read more »

3 Week Thailand Itinerary | Food, Culture, History, Cities & Nature

Longtail boat on Bangkok Thonburi canal with white temple on the bank

Visiting Thailand is a dream for many keen travellers, us included but we differed in our preference for an itinerary without beach time. With lots of research and planning, I created a 3 week Thailand itinerary focused on the best of Thailand’s food, culture, history and a mix of cities and nature. Here, I share my recommended travel plan ... Read more »

What Exactly is Vinho de Talha (Clay Pot Wine)?

Talha vessel at Herdade de São Miguel winery in Portugal's Alentejo region

I love discovering specialist food and drink products during my travels, so my visit to Herdade de São Miguel in Alentejo, Portugal was an eye opener. It was at the winery’s modernist head quarters on its Pimenta estate that I first learned about the renaissance of vinho de talha. I have already shared the story ... Read more »