Borneo is known for its nature and wildlife, but it also has some very nice beaches to relax on. A popular destination for soft sand and warm seas is Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park off the cost of Kota Kinabalu! It’s National Park Status protects it from over development, but not from big crowds, so make sure to go for a nice walk on the islands to find your own private beach!
Read my Guide to Kota Kinabalu to plan your own Borneo wildlife & beach getaway!
If you want to explore rare wildlife in remote valleys, hike sacred mountains, go island hopping and relax on a beach, all on one trip, than Kota Kinabalu in Northern Borneo is a great base to explore all that Sabah has to offer! You can see orang utans in the wild, hike Mount Kinabalu and explore the remote Danum Valley, … Continue reading
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!
Long Set Lagoon
Long Set Beach on Koh Rong is my favorite beach in Cambodia. It’s secluded enough to pretend you are all alone in a tropical paradise, yet well maintained with pristine white sand. And the natural beauty is all around – just behind the beach is a lagoon, with the tropical forest shining in the mirror-like surface!
Check out the Best Beaches of Cambodia and the Long Set Resort to plan your own escape!
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!