Five of the Best Places to go Swimming with Sharks

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You’ve probably heard of swimming with dolphins. But did you know that more and more travellers are enjoying the exhilarating experience of swimming with sharks? If you’re already humming the famous Jaws music in your head and thinking…
Gibbon Experience

The Gibbon Experience - Monkeying around in northern Laos

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“Step into the harness as if you’re stepping into a diaper,” the narrator in the instruction video said. “Don’t reckon I ever actually have stepped into a diaper,” a fellow traveler mumbled. Fair point.  I hadn't either.  But…

The Un-welcomed Hitchhiker

It was the weirdest feeling ever! My head felt it was growing yet becoming light, while the hairs on the back of my neck felt like they were standing from a very cold sensation running down my spine. It was the first time I'd felt this way…
THE PLUNGE: Ride of a Lifetime

THE PLUNGE: The Ride of a Lifetime

I’m the youngest in the family, and many of you may think that youngest kids are the most pampered and spoiled in the family. Well, yes, sometimes that’s true (make it more than sometimes), but it has its drawbacks too. I was diagnosed…

Activity Holidays

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White water rafting, swimming with dolphins, zip lining, SCUBA diving, firefly watching and neighborhood photo-walkabouts over 6 days – it was the dream activity holidays are made of! We dubbed it as the Mindanao adventure with the activities…
Skywalk Extreme Adventure

My Extreme Sky Challenge

One glorious sunshiny afternoon, I unexpectedly morphed into my slothful state. I’m too lazy to drive down the beach coast to soak in the warm sun.  I’m too lazy to go with my mountaineering friends. I’m too lazy to walk around the city…
Kuan Kung

Be Prepared for the Beehives: The Yan Shui Fire Work Festival

Be Prepared!  This is sound advice for nearly any occasion.  On a backpacking trip it usually means bringing enough food, water, and warm clothing.  On a deep sea fishing trip it could mean carrying an adequate amount of sunscreen or filling…