I was working as a Marine Biologist at a luxury resort in Maldives when I visited Thilafushi.
This garbage island has been on fire for 27 years!
Along with fellow Marine Biologist Kylie Merritt & Maldivian Dive Master Haisham Rasheed, we took the work ferry and then a speed boat to “trash island” as known by the locals. Boat after boat, day after day, year after year; garbage is bought from across the country and lit on fire.
Life can be a fickle thing and it really is what you make it. Some days are filled with bright shining rainbows, cheesie grins and love that warms your heart. But other days can drown you with change and can leave your life spinning out of control.
For me, the month of August 2017 was mostly the latter option.
I was sailing the Caribbean Sea with my partner in crime.
We were a captain/1st mate team managing a privately owned 5...
If settling for a vacation in the glitzy-glam tourist district of Cancun isn’t your thing, here is the Yucatan Peninsula for the more adventurous soul. Snorkel with whale sharks, scuba dive in cenotes, ancient pyramids without the crowds and Mayan handicraft.
There’s more to the Yucatan Peninsula than the sight of overcrowded beaches, sunburnt bodies and tourists who have had one too many margaritas.
Dominican Republic is the home of the all-inclusive package vacations. All day massages, eating at the buffet until your tummy hurts, clear turquoise infinity pools and cocktails made right under your nose. But if the price tag hurts your bank account, have you ever thought about backpacking across Dominican Republic?
With the ease of travel, cheap buses and food, beautiful beaches, uncrowded surf, waterfalls in the jungle; thi...
It can be challenging trying to be an eco-traveler when you carry everything you own in one single bag that lives on your back. But traveling sustainably doesn’t have to be heavy, complicated or time consuming.
Simple everyday things can make a difference to the local environment, the country you’re visiting and ultimately your budget.
I personally know it can be difficult in certain countries. Often in Mexico the taqueria's ser...
Puerto Escondido is a tremendous sea-side town that holds an enchanting grip on my heart. It makes me tingle just thinking about its vortex of happiness, most beautiful sunsets and thriving surf community. I’ve been back there twice now and I’m sure I’ll go back again and again throughout my life.
** This post was written and photographed with my best friend and travel companion Alyssa from ODYSEA when we fi...