Sacred Monkey Forest – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is a magical place where conservation and ecotourism mesh in the heart of a beautiful city.  The forest is literally in the center of Ubud which is the best reason to visit Bali, Indonesia.  Monkeys happen to be one of my favorite animals and I’ve been lucky with other Read More …

Bau House – a Dog Cafe in Hapjeong, South Korea

Do you love dogs but live a lifestyle that would be cruel for that pooch at home?  Well I know I do.  I would love to have a dog but between Seoul Hiking Group on the weekends and traveling for weeks & months every year I know it would be unfair to my furry friend Read More …

Playing in Tiger Kingdom – Phuket, Thailand

nstantIs Tiger tourism ethical?  I get asked this question a lot and people often criticize my decision early on in my travels to visit the Tiger Kingdom in Phuket.  After visiting and reading about the situations where tiger tourism has stopped after discovering unethical conditions in other places like the Tiger Temple, I believe that Read More …