The orangutans share 97% of our human DNA, making them our close relatives, and the best place to see them is on Borneo. You can see them in the wild at the Semenggoh Wildlife Center, where orphaned or injured orangutans are rehabilitated and released into the wild! It’s a fantastic experience and easier than most adventures to see exotic wildlife.
Check out my Guide to Kuching to plan your own wildlife adventure to Borneo!
Borneo is called the “last frontier” and it has the wildlife to prove it! The proboscis monkeys are only found on Borneo. And while they are hard to find, they are easy to identify with the pronounced nose. They love the leaves of certain trees and thanks to our knowledgeable guides, we were able to spot them several times in Bako National Park.
Check out my Guide to Kuching to plan your own wildlife adventure on Borneo!
If you want to explore the last frontier and see the wildlife of Borneo, Kuching, the capital of Sarawak in the South of Borneo, is a great base. You can see orang utans, unique proboscis or silver leaf monkeys or explore Borneo’s culture at the traditional longhouses. And it’s easier to do as an independent traveler than most exotic wildlife … Continue reading
Sweet Orange WarungTrail near Ubud
Your first impression of Ubud is likely to be traffic gridlock and tourist crowds. But what brings most return visitors back to Ubud is the beautiful nature that’s just a short walk away, the serene environment and the calming influence it has no you!
To avoid the crowds and plan your own relaxing getaway, read my Destination Guide Ubud!
Giraffes are one of my favorite animals in Africa – they are so tall, yet look so fragile. They can run really fast, but graze so slowly – they might as well have invented Slow Food! And when you get a closer look, they are quite cute!
We spotted this one in Chobe National Park in Botswana on our tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, an adventure of a life time!
Long Set Lagoon
While the islands of Cambodia have received a lot of interest and unleashed a wave of backpackers onto their shores, they are still a remote destination that takes a little effort to get to and that see far fewer visitors than their Thai neighbors – and you can still find peace and quiet without having to walk far, like this lagoon behind Long Set Beach on Koh Rong, my favorite on my list of Best Beaches in Cambodia!
Luang Prabang is one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever been to, with a leisurely pace and friendly locals to make life easy. And if you want to get out of the heat, the Tat Kuang Si waterfalls make for a refreshing day trip!
Find out more places to enjoy in Luang Prabang, places to stay or eat and travel tips in my Destination Guide Luang Prabang!
I don’t know how to explain it, but I have seen the most amazing sunsets in Africa, hands down! And one that I’ll always remember was in the Okavango Delta, after poling in a Mokoro to an island and spending the night in the jungle – simply breathtaking!
Learn more about my experience in the Okavangko Delta!
California was my home for close to 20 years and has magnificent natural beauty, from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite or my favorite Road Trip on Highway 1.
One you might have seen in Hollywood movies, but probably not heard much about, is the Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, part of the Sierra Nevada in California! You have to earn this sight with a hike in the heat, but it is an impressive view!
Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of California– and he has many more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
Death Valley, USA
Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth, with an unbelievable temperature of 134F (56.7C) measured there. Located on the border of Nevada and California in the Western United States of America, it also has the lowest point at 86m below sea level. It earned its name during the Gold Rush, but neither the temperatures nor the name have kept countless visitors from exploring this National Park!
Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of Death Valley – and he has many more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!