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Glamping the New Wave of Ecotourism

Is Glamping the New Wave of Ecotourism – Our Experience at Elephant Hills Thailand

The more we travel, the more we see the importance of Ecotourism. This is a term that you hear often but what exactly does it mean? The International Ecotourism Society’s definition is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people and involves interpretation and education”. They offer eight principles of ecotourism by which we chose to judge our glamping tour.

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Wet and Wild in Tijuana

Updated March 9, 2017. El Vergel is now Partially open so we are re-running our post. Why? Because it’s still fun to watch Ed slip and fly like a pro (not really, he is the model for the wrong way). Even if you’re not planning to go to a Mexican waterpark you don’t want to miss that video.  Heck, even play it with the sound on and listen for the audible groan as he launches into the air.

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Exploring The Andaman Sea – Phuket, Phi Phi and Railay

Our journey through Thailand and quest for the best scuba diving in Thailand took us to the Andaman Sea where you have undoubtedly heard of Phuket, Krabi, and Phi Phi. We island hopped from Phuket over to Krabi, stopping to stay and play along the way. What we discovered amazed us. The reputations surrounding these iconic destinations were only somewhat accurate. Often times, there was more peace and beauty than expected. Other times, a higher price point didn’t translate into amenities or cleanliness.

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Koh Tao – Almost Paradise

Koh Tao has a reputation among the traveler community as paradise. It is a tiny island off the southeast coast of Thailand that features white sand beaches, a laid back style and some of the cheapest diving in the world on tropical reefs. In fact, the price conscious traveler looking to spend a gap year abroad could find everything they are looking for here. Fan only (no AC) rooms with an ocean view can be had for about $20/night and dorm rooms for even less.

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Taking the Plunge- Our First Solo Dive at Catalina

“I wouldn’t let you go if I didn’t think you could do it” Elaina stated matter of factly. Jenn still wasn’t convinced we weren’t facing imminent death. There were a lot of things that could happen in the unknown when we only had each other to trust and depend on. Were we ready? Could we do it?

We had just finished a dive at Casino Point with Elaina, a dive master from Catalina Scuba Luv and we were contemplating if we were going to keep her on for the second dive or make our first solo (no guides) dive.

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