An African Safari in the Greater Masai Mara – With Kids

An African Safari in the Masai Mara - with

“Take Nothing but Pictures, Leave Nothing but Footprints, Waste Nothing but Time.”


According to the itinerary, our immediate plan was to head directly to our accommodation. “It could take 15 minutes or two hours to get to camp” says our Masai Mara Guide, “depending on what we see!”

And just like that; our family unit was on an African Safari! Read more »

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Rekero Camp Kenya: Escape On A Once In A Lifetime Eco Safari

Rekero Safari Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

Ecotourism is now defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”.  Education is meant to be inclusive of both staff and guests.

(TIES, 2015)


Rekero Camp is located in the heart of the Masai Mara, Kenya and this year the luxury campsite is celebrating 30 years of accommodating guests on safari. The acknowledgements don’t stop there. In July 2017, appropriately coinciding with the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development, Ecotourism Kenya awarded Rekero Camp the prestigious GOLD Eco-rating Certification to recognise their consistent level of excellence.

So how does staying in a fully furnished tent, perfectly positioned to overlook the alluring plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve sound to you?

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Your Sustainable Lifestyle Checklist – A Universal Perspective Living Tips

“Small positive acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”



A sustainable lifestyle certainly is possible for those who have chosen apartment living and also for adventurous families who reside and travel between countries and cultures. Those whose life is full of unpredictable variables, in countries where sustainable awareness is still evolving, need to be kind to themselves and remember they can still stand by their values even when having to allow flexibility within their commitment.

Inspired to coincide with Plastic Free July, this post is full of constructive and actionable sustainable lifestyle suggestions. The intention is to encourage small and positive eco-friendly changes, with a strong focus on how to reduce unnecessary waste.

The format has been kept simple with highlighted links to posts which are written in more detail. Read more »

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Exciting Turtle Tales from Saadiyat: Rescue Rehabilitate Release Rehabilitation and Release_Saadiyat Island_Abu Dhabi

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall


Turtles are a hot topic of conversation in the UAE at the moment which is partly due to World Turtle Day, held annually on the 23 May. Environmental groups celebrated this day by holding official events to release rehabilitated Hawksbill Turtles back into their natural ocean environment. Here in Abu Dhabi 49 Hawksbill Turtles and 1 Loggerhead Turtle were released at the beach at Emirates Palace and 12 Hawksbill Turtles at Saadiyat Island.

And did you know it is also nesting season…? Read more »

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1000 Nights Camp – Why You Need To Go Glamping In Oman Nights Camp_Oman

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”



Camels, sand dunes, exotic sunsets and luxury tents – desert ‘glamping’ is without a doubt one experience you must enjoy for yourself if you are lucky enough to be exploring the Middle East.

In this post our family adventure in Oman continues and our road trip takes us to 1000 Nights Camp, located in the heart of Wahiba Sands. Time to head ‘off grid’ and enjoy the custom built comforts designed to provide insights into the nomadic lifestyle of the desert-dwelling Bedouins. Read more »

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Wadi Bani Khalid: Unique Family Adventure in the Desert of Oman Bani Khalid

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”



What makes the Sultanate of Oman unique is the combination of historical settlements, diverse landscape and ecological history, topped off with the warm welcome from the proud locals. In fact, those of us who have visited this Middle Eastern country have shared so many positive experiences, Oman has been listed as one of the Top Tourist Destinations of 2016. Read more »

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