Thailand: Beyond Bangkok

Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for those looking to find bliss, but paradise isn’t always found diving head first into an infinity pool. You probably already know all about the beautiful beaches and the electric nightlife of Bangkok, so here are a few experiences to shake things up a bit and make your Thai adventure EVEN more memorable…

1. Caring for rescued elephants

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Whether you’re a volunteering veteran or a first timer, caring for rescued elephants will warm the coldest of hearts. The Thai Elephant Conservation project in Chiang Mai is home to around 30 rescued elephants who have sadly suffered a lifetime of abuse working in the tourist trade before they found their way to this little sanctuary. Help feed and take care of these glorious creatures, conserve their environment and be prepared to get a little wet when it comes to communal bath time!
Interested in this volunteering project? Get in touch with us here.

South Africa Cheat Sheet

From the wildlife of Shamwari, to the beautiful views of the Winelands, South Africa has scenery to please everyone. If you prefer city hopping and discovering culture and art, Johannesburg and Cape Town will fill your urban desires. Interested? Here’s a few useful tips to help plan your adventure.

When to visit

May to September (South Africa’s Winter) 

You’ll be able to spot wildlife easier on safaris because there’s less rainfall, so animals can be found gathering around waterholes and rivers. You’ll find the parks will be less crowded due to it being South Africa’s low season. There’s also less mosquitos too! However, it will be cold at night and in the mornings.

October to April (South Africa’s Summer)

The temperature gets VERY hot! So if you’re not a fan of the sun, visit during the winter instead. Wildlife viewing can be more difficult due to the bushes being thicker. It will rain but mostly during the afternoons in short bursts of showers.

Vietnam Cheat Sheet

From the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, to the beautiful beaches of Mui Ne, Vietnam has something for everyone! Interested? Here’s a few useful tips to help plan your adventure.

When to visit

There’s no one season in particular to recommend as the ‘best’ time because Vietnam is beautiful all year round. Generally, Autumn months (September to December) and Spring (March and April) are the most favorable seasons if you plan on touring the whole country because the weather isn’t too cold or too hot.

The temperatures in the South will tend to stay balanced all year around, whereas the North has very distinctive seasons. It’s generally sunny and warm from October until December, followed by a cold winter up until March. In Summer temperatures will reach 40°C, but it’s also rainy season!

Packing tips

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Music Festivals in Japan

When you think of Japan, you probably don’t think of music festivals do you? Well, you should. Because they have festivals that would give Glastonbury a run for their money. Japan is a fascinating land of contrasts filled with plenty to see. So while you’re exploring The Land of the Rising Sun, why not break up your sightseeing with one of these festivals…

Fuji Rock Festival

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Where: Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
When: 21st July – 23rd July
Why: Fuji Rock is a breath of fresh air compared to other music festivals, literally. Based high up in the ski resort of Naeba, the organizers never fail to put on a wide spectrum of musical acts from different genres as well as huge headliners
Previous highlights: Sigur Ros, Beck, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and James Blake
Top tip: Take the cable car to the top of the mountain for an incredible view looking down on the festival

It Started With A Gig: Travelling The World With Mumford & Sons

My first memory of Mumford & Sons was hearing their first ever play on BBC Radio 1 back in 2009. From that first chord in ‘Little Lion Man’ I was in musical love. Since then I’ve been travelling the world with the band which isn’t as stalkerish as it sounds, I promise.



See the world via Christmas film locations!

The world has played a starring role in many blockbuster Christmas movies. If you’re after a unique way to go sightseeing, why not explore the globe via Christmas film locations? ACTION.

Elf (New York)