The Gibbon Experience – Monkeying around in northern Laos

The Gibbon Experience – Monkeying around in northern Laos

“Step into the harness as if you’re stepping into a diaper,” the narrator in the instruction video said. “Don’t reckon I ever actually have stepped into a diaper,” a fellow traveler mumbled. Fair point.  I hadn’t either.  But it’s not that hard. I had just crossed over from Thailand in a small wooden boat. The […]

The Ants Go Marching…and Cutting, and Farming

The Ants Go Marching…and Cutting, and Farming

Meandering along the trail in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve in Belize, I found myself wishing I had an extra pair of eyeballs – one set to watch where I’m going (I’m a terrible klutz), and another pair to take in the scenery. The dense, broadleaf forest offered a feast for the […]

In the Presence of Her Majesty, Mother Nature, Atop the Banaue Rice Terraces

In the Presence of Her Majesty, Mother Nature, Atop the Banaue Rice Terraces

I didn’t want to make the trip, almost succeeded in avoiding it, which I would have regretted! There were a lot of challenges coordinating the trip and I was milking all the reasons not to go. I mean who looks forward to business trips where you go to interesting places, don’t get to do anything […]

Eat, Pray, Love for the Sustainable Traveler: Italy

Eat, Pray, Love for the Sustainable Traveler: Italy

Why not make your own soul searching experience a sustainable one? During your journey to travel enlightenment, what better way to increase your good karma then by contributing to the local communities and preserving the environment. This goal can be accomplished through many unique, educational, and not to mention, tasty activities. Indulge in 5 course […]