Chiang Mai’s cruelty free travel attractions

Thailand has had a lot of bad press recently in regards to their animal attractions. I'm pleased. I was becoming increasingly frustrated with people turning a blind eye to attractions that were clearly abusing their animals, using the excuse that someone would have busted them if they were. Photos of yourself cuddling a tiger? Yup, … Continue reading Chiang Mai’s cruelty free travel attractions

Why you shouldn’t make elephant riding part of your Asia travel experience

Everyone wants to do it. You see travel magazines everywhere with photos of travellers happily posing on top of an elephant, it's trunk in the air reaching to touch their outstretched hand. The Thai holiday dream right? My heart breaks every time I see another one of these photo's go up on Facebook, despite warnings that … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t make elephant riding part of your Asia travel experience