Swimming hand in hand with a wild Manatee

There’s only one place in the United States where you are legally allowed to snorkel with manatees and that’s Crystal River, Florida. Twenty years ago it really was a crystal river but its all murky now minus the springs that dot the Kings Bay. The most famous of which is Three Sisters Spring which was…

Watching glaciers carve while floating in a sea of ice

Columbia Glacier is the second largest tide water glacier in North America and in recent years has been in catastrophic retreat meaning the bay its slowly carved is now full of icebergs for around 10 miles. We’ve seen glaciers and icebergs in Alaska already, but I really wanted to see some giant icebergs, like house…

Swimming with dolphins in the wild | Hawaii

There’s something very special about swimming with dolphins in the wild; they decide if they swim with you, they’re not kept in a horrible glass tank and passed from one tourists to another or forced to perform tricks for food. In the wild they come and go as they please, they hunt their own food…

Shark cage tour in Oahu | Hawaii

The north shore of O’ahu is home to world famous waves and a variety of sharks. We’re only good at riding basic waves so we left that for the pros and decided to go on a Shark Cage tour splashing out $100 for the trip from Haleiwa. We decided to save a few pennies on…

8 years travelling the world

The lovely Danielle and Mat from Exploring Alternatives asked to interview us about our nomadic lifestyle and how we’ve managed to fund 8 years on the road. They’ve put together an awesome video which you can watch here: You can check out their other great videos, blogs and photos on the attachments below. They’re YouTube…

Our 13 highlights of The Philippines

Our two months in the Philippines has flown by and we miss it already…although maybe not the food (sorry guys). Two months wasn’t enough time! We only made it to 21 of the 7000 or so islands so barely scraped the surface. It’s one of our favourite countries now and we had so many once…

The most dramatic Island Scenery in the Philippines 

We saved the best island hopping trip till last and it was time to explore Bacuit Bay near El Nido. We were on a boat with about 18 people and were hoping to get a good group with some westerners to chat to but we ended up with lots of Filipinos, some monotone chaps and…

Swimming with Whale Sharks, The Philippines

After much contemplation about animal rights and whether or not it was right to swim with the hand fed whale sharks of Oslob, we decided to just head there and judge it for ourselves. We were unlucky not to see them while in Thailand and Honduras and I wanted to see how big these gentle…