Trekking for Elephants – Kenya

This was an adventure that came out of the blue. We doing some work on elephant conservation in Laikipia, Northern Kenya, when a friend of ours, Anne Powys, asked if we would consider supporting [...]

China steps up to the plate.

It’s a Happy New Year for elephants, with the news that China will shut down its ivory trade in 2017. There is hope for our planet and its creatures! Special thanks to all the conservation groups [...]

Real Adventures – Together!

 Adventuring together in the wild is the best way to bond! With these two fabulous women I’ve trekked across the high plains of Kenya and through remote Himalayan valleys (raising funds to [...]

Adventure Journal #1: Walking in the Footsteps of Elephants

The Kindness of Strangers

During our travels Dag and I have received so much kindness from strangers, it’s lovely to get a chance to give back. One evening last week, a participant in the Race To Alaska pulled into our [...]

Giving Back

Back in 2010, Dag and I were first in Kenya, we visited a remote Samburu village, Nalare, (Oldonyiro) and met a group of women who had started to make paper from elephant dung. They were beading [...]

Change of Heart

Last year I met a man who once helped trophy hunters kill lions, leopards and elephants. I was in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, during a private Hidden Places safari. Selous is massive, [...]

Before Buddhism – Shinto

Shinto is the oldest religion of Japan.  On our third day here, it was really special to receive a personal greeting from this Shinto priest, Mr Yangagita, at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in [...]

The Art of Wasabi

In case you’ve ever wondered where that green blob of wasabi alongside your sushi comes from, here is the low down from Mr Nori Toshi. He is an 8th generation wasabi farmer on Japan’s lush Izu [...]

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