September 11, 2017

Sloths Of The Jaguar Rescue Center

I visited Costa Rica in 2014 as part of a 6-week trip across Central America, and there was one thing that I couldn’t wait to see –  a sloth! I’m a huge animal lover, so there was no chance I was going to visit Costa Rica without seeing one of these furry tree dwellers. Sloths can be difficult to spot as they not only spend up to 20-hours a day sleeping in the rainforest, but also move at an incredibly slow pace of around 40-yards per day. Sounds a little bit like me with a terrible hungover, ha! To guarantee […]
August 15, 2017

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is an amazing organisation that rescues animals, predominantly elephants, from all over Africa. The trust frequently receive reports of trapped, injured or abandoned elephant calves, and swiftly head out to the location to rescue the animals. Depending on the location of the rescue, the calves are either driven back to the orphanage in an epic overland journey, or flown back by helicopter. All the rescues are documented and filmed, and can be found on the DSWT website under each individual orphan’s profile. If you are anything like me, then you’ll need your tissues ready as there […]
April 5, 2017

Borneo Orangutan Care Project

I would never usually stay at a 5 star hotel such as the Shangri-La chain, but when the opportunity arose I clearly jumped at the chance! I visited Borneo back in 2007 on a short stopover to Australia, and at the time there was a bizarre offer for a free stay at the hotel when booking internal flights with Malaysian Airlines. The stunning Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa in Kota Kinabalu is located on Pantai Dalit Beach. The hotel sits on a private corner of the island surrounded by 400 acres of tropical rainforest. Some visitors may enjoy the […]