Ethical Animal Encounters – How to support animals while travelling without harming them

Ethical Animal Encounters – How to support animals while travelling without harming them

It’s very easy to put your money in the wrong place these days especially regarding animal encounters. We hope this gives you a rough guide of the types of encounters that support animal protection and rehabilitation. If you have any questions about any of these experiences or would like to book one for your next journey, please contact a member of our friendly team today.

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Aussie expat in Canada

Aussie expat in Canada

We arrived via Europe where the financial crisis hit hard and swallowed our hard earned savings. After a few nights in Vancouver, British Columbia to get our ‘grown up’ jobs done (social security numbers, phones etc.) we boarded a bus that would take us to Whistler. It was everything I imagined it to be, snow covered mountains surrounding a cozy village with endless hotels, shops, bars & restaurants...

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Stunningly beautiful Maldives

Stunningly beautiful Maldives

It started with a dream of huts over tranquil coral filled water with waves slowly hitting the steps below. Waking up to brilliantly coloured tropical fish swimming around you, able to be seen from every window of your luxury villa. Ahhhh a dream I have come to realise many of us seem to share...

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Heaven in the South of Turkey

Heaven in the South of Turkey

If you had to describe an idyllic hideaway destination, how would you describe it?Difficult to get to? Small, peaceful and with almost no tourists? A spectacular view of turquoise water from the dinner table? A banquet served al fresco each night by a local family, with local, organic produce? A bungalow surrounded by pomegranate trees, strawberry patches and pine trees, up high on a hill where the air is fresh?

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Canals of France

Canals of France

In October last year my husband and I spent five wonderful days cruising along the Canal du Midi in the sunny south of France. Cruising along by boat is a fantastic way to see the smaller towns and countryside from a waterside perspective at a relaxed pace. It was a different experience and a really pleasant way to escape the cities and wind down and enjoy the relaxed ambience of southern France...

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Africa Safari

Africa Safari

I woke early as usual and went out onto our small deck and watched the sun rise over the far wall of Ngorongoro crater. It was stunning and foreshadowed what was to be a very pleasant day: 26 – 27 C. We broke fast and were on the road by 0800 and drove around the crater rim and down this very precarious slope into the crater proper...

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Hello Tomorrow

Hello Tomorrow

This long-form video from Emirates has long been a favourite of Jason in our office.

We are all pretty sure that these sorts of experiences are what he is thinking about most days he is in the office. Apart from the great music that soundtracks this ad, the visuals are excellent.

Starting in Dubai and finishing in India, we pass through Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Guangzhou, New York and Australia which each moment linked to the previous through the individual travellers.

As noted by the musical creators, travel is “the catalyst that connects people’s hopes and dreams.”

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Two weeks in Sabah

Two weeks in Sabah

Mabul Island is off Sabah’s south-west coast. The water temperature hovers between 25-28C and each day seems a carbon copy of the previous – warm and with no rain. Paradise? Not sure, but if there is something better, it must be pretty special...

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A Week in London!

A Week in London!

The vast size of the city means there are plenty of places to see and places to go when spending a week in London. When it comes to eating, visitors find everything from famous fast foods to family restaurants featuring traditional British favorites. Enjoy a multi-course fine dining meal or try something a bit out of the ordinary...

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Navadurga Festival – Nepal

Navadurga Festival – Nepal

Splat! I felt something burst against my shoulder followed by giggling and the pounding of little footsteps against the pavement. A water balloon had hit me within the first ten minutes of entering Bhaktapur. It was the day of the Navadurga Festival and all the children were running the streets and being a white tourist makes me an automatic target...

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A week in New York…the inside word

A week in New York…the inside word

New York City residents are a wealth of information about where to eat, find entertainment, relax, and make a tourist’s visit to the Big Apple an authentic experience. Most are happy to share with tourists how they can supplement their visits to famous attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and Museum of Natural History with what real New Yorkers do for fun...

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Sunset in Boracay

Sunset in Boracay

Rain in Melbourne, Australia today had us thinking about the warm weather elsewhere and the beautiful beaches we have been to. Boracay is right at the top of that list.

Always teeming with people, it is warm year round and the sunsets are, quite rightfully, famous. This shot was taken in early April during the Easter celebrations on the island.

Stunning destination…and world renowned if your wind-boarder.

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A Myanmar Journal by Emma Guthrie

A Myanmar Journal by Emma Guthrie

Delve into the exciting travels of our JBD team member Emma and follow her as she discovers the amazing and colourful country of Myanmar for the firs time...

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5 Tips to Help with Jet Lag!

5 Tips to Help with Jet Lag!

We've all been there. Feeling rather disgusting from a 14 hour flight and in desperate need of a shower. Then the worry sets in - will you get enough sleep despite the jet lag to enjoy the next day to the fullest without randomly nodding off and falling asleep whilst standing? Well here are some tips on how to minimise your jet lag and get off to a positive and well slept start!

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