Complete Guide to Visiting Ghent, Belgium

Complete to Visiting Ghent, Belgium on Kavev Eats (Sightseeing, Food, Drink and Hotel)

This post contains affiliate links to booking.com. Where do you take a beer-lover who enjoys travelling for their birthday? A country with a strong beer tradition is a must. And preferably a city he’s not been to before, with plenty to see, do, eat and drink. Ghent (spelled Gent in local Flemish) is a charming, historical ... Read more »

A Wildlife Spectacle | The Bat Caves of Khao Yai

The wildlife spectacle of the Bat Caves of Khao Yai in Thailand (Kavey Eats)

This post contains affiliate links to booking.com. I went there for the bats! How many times have you heard that given as the reason to visit somewhere? Probably not too often, though I’m not alone. Anyone who loves wildlife spectacles will be thrilled by the sight of thousands and thousands and thousands of bats emerging from ... Read more »

Visiting a Northern Thailand Hill Tribe | The Akha People of Doi Pha Mee

An Akha woman in traditional dress and headgear, during a two day visit to the Akha Hill Tribe of Thailand's Doi Pha Mee, on Kavey Eats

Visiting hill tribes in Thailand to learn about their history, culture and cuisine was something I really wanted to do during our three week Thailand itinerary. What is a Thai Hill Tribe? Hill tribe (chao khao) is a modern-day term used in Thailand as a catch-all for the various ethnic groups that have mostly inhabited ... Read more »

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 »

A Taste of Alentejo | The Gastronomic Soul of Portugal

‘Ask any Portuguese and they’ll agree – Alentejo is the gastronomic soul of Portugal!‘ So said our guide Ruben as we set off on our taster tour of the region. But since he’s also the Communication Manager for the region’s tourism promotion agency, I took his words with a pinch of salt, categorising them as ... Read more »

Exploring the South Coast of Cornwall from the Comfort of Trenython Manor

There’s something rather wonderful about staying in a beautiful historic property full of original features in a part of the world you adore. CLC Trenython Manor in Tywardreath, Cornwall  is one such place. In its day job, it’s part of the portfolio of CLC World Resorts & Hotels, a resort developer selling holidays through property ... Read more »