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Photographic Tour of California’s Wildflower Bloom

California Bloom of the Decade

For dozens of years, the thirsty deserts lay waiting for rain. As drought set in, fires ravaged the parched forests but the desert just waited for the pernicious El Nino weather patterns to shift back. Only through recent climatology study, have we seen the profound effect of El Nino droughts from sparking the French Revolution to spawning the dust bowls of America’s Great Depression. In California, it was visible in dry, parched earth.

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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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Khao Sok – The Road Less Traveled

Exploring Khao Sok National Park, Our Jungle House and Khao Sok Paradise

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost. We visited many sides of Thailand from idyllic island of Koh Tao, to island hopping in the Andaman Sea, to bike trekking down the coast, to temple visits in Bangkok. However, no trip to Thailand would be complete without visiting the rain forests of the jungle highlands.

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One Bike in Bangkok

A Bike Tour of Bangkok, Old Capital Bike Inn, Grand Palace and Wat Pho

If you have ever considered coming to Thailand you have probably seen the highlights of Bangkok like the temples (Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Wat Arun) or markets (Chatuchak market or Taling Chan Floating Market) or the backpacker haven of Khao San Road but how is the biking? Bangkok is busy. It gets 21 million overnight visitors a year (more than London) and the scenes of scooters zipping through traffic are absolutely accurate.

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Six Tips for the Cruise Newbie

Our Six Cruise Tips

Have you ever dreamed of going on a cruise but you don’t know what to expect? No worries. We took our first cruise to find out what all the fuss is about and we’re here to share it with you. We were surprised, enchanted and disappointed all at the same time. I guess, at the end of the day, a cruise is like any other vacation in that you can make it whatever you want it to be.

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