Is the DJI Mavic Pro waterproof? (Underwater for 4 hours!)

In order to answer the question on whether or not the DJI Mavic Pro is waterproof, I must first describe to you the events leading up to my Mavic being plunged into a small body of water at the base of a waterfall and the struggle that ensued while trying to retrieve said drone.  …

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Riding a pushbike across a country

The essence of travel is a difficult thing to define because all people travel for different reasons and with different intents. Some wish to experience a country by diving into its cultural diversity and experiencing their local practices. Others wish to view and capture the beauty of nature. Whilst others enjoy nothing more than dining…

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Stay away from Bali’s Tegallalang Rice Terrace!

The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is often touted as one of Bali’s must-see locations. It’s advertised throughout the airport, in taxis and in many brochures. Even many blogs recommend it. However, I find myself conflicted on whether to recommend people to visit the terraces on the base of their cultural and ecological beauty or warn people…

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How to find Lake Bumbunga, South Australia’s secret pink lake

Glistening white sands reflect through crystal clear water, slightly distorted by the pink tinge arising from crystallites that flow organically throughout the region. On the lakes banks, rich orange sands stretch off into the distance, fading away into the rolling hills that meet the ocean. Seabirds glide across the surface of the water, leaving nothing more…

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Australia’s own Horseshoe Bend

Everyone’s heard of the Colorado River’s famous horseshoe bend, with its sweeping torrents carving through rich orange rock as the river does a 180-degree turn back on itself forming a natural horseshoe bend. The superficial features of this river are explicitly associated with American landmarks, but what about Australian ones? In Australia, in a tiny…

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The beauty of experiential travel

In recent years there has been surge in people participating in experiential travel. Companies all around the world have formed solely to cater to tourists desires for this specific facet of travel. Similar to ecotravel, it is a form of travel based on respect for a place where the guests seek to form a deep…

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How to get insta-worthy travel pics in busy locations

While traveling I quickly learned to embrace early mornings for two reasons; the soft light of the morning perfectly complements any photo and, more importantly in relation to this post, very rarely will anyone else be there and so many of the hindrances of large crowds are avoided. However, for various reasons not everyone is…

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Ecohotels Bali? Suly Resort, Yoga & Spa

On a recent trip to Bali, Indonesia, I stayed at the Suly Resort, Yoga & Spa. Nestled away in the heart of Bali, just near Ubud, its natural vibe quickly drew my attention. It sits in the middle of a rice field, which can be walked at any time; it is intentionally overrun with trees…

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I’m an ecotraveller. How about you?

I love to travel and love nature. Something about these things seems to invigorate life and bring joy to me. While travelling I’d always found a deep pleasure in experiencing natural environments and witnessing the interactions between animals, so it deeply saddened me when I would travel to places where nature and humans didn’t coexist…

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Do you have what it takes to ride a scooter in Bangkok?

The easiest and fastest way to get around Bangkok is either by scooter or Tuk-tuk. The latter tends to be a lot more expensive. Especially, when you are a tourist and have no comprehension of the Thai language – some operators triple or quadruple the price for unwitting tourists. This makes the appeal of hiring…

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