Fantastic Beasts And Folk – Thailand’s Elephant Sanctuary

My first trip to Thailand saw me riding elephants in Khao Sok national park, feeding the animals and screaming like Tarzan from the heavy seat mounted on its back. It seemed legit, and the animals didn’t seem to mind too much. Ignorance was truly bliss. Our recent  trip to the north of Thailand took us…

Visit to Farm Animal Sanctuary

Last summer Al and I visited Tuulispää, farm animal sanctuary, on our family visit to Finland. Tuulispää’s mission is to give place to retired farm animals which would otherwise face slaughtering. The visit was one of the highlights of the holiday, seeing rescued or retired farm animals in peaceful and graceful surrounding without the fear…

5 Easy Ways To Expand Your Waistline In Thailand

  Taking a holiday when you live on a beach and have pretty much great weather most of the time presents some choices as to the kind of break you want. Heini and myself love eating out, almost like its a sport – and I’m damn good at it too. So we headed for a…

The Longest Day: Midsummer in Finland

Monty Python wrote their “Finland Finland Finland” song when I was a speck in my fathers eye, eventually after marrying a Finn I know I’ll be spending more time there. So here goes my top 5 Finnish “must do” holiday activities… until I find more favourites. 1. Whipping in the sauna Finns seem to love…

Camiguin – Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Tranquillity

After a busy main season on Alona beach Heini and I were looking for a long weekend getaway that would be easy on our budget without limiting our enjoyment. But where to go, so many places we want to visit and experience and so little time. After hearing rumours of schooling manta rays only 8…

Liquid Diet Guide to Alona

Alona beach has many choices of bars for the idelic sunset beers with friends, some offer a quiet respite from the days activities while others are warming up for the nights party. Venturing behind the beach bars onto the main road will provide you with many options for the perfect warm up party beer. Henann…

Bringing the Dream Closer: Dive-dreams.com One Year Today

Today it’s been a year since Heini and I decided to share our experiences traveling and diving, sometimes sarcastic but always honest we hope you’ve enjoyed and continue to do so. A year ago we were jobless and hungry to find a place to call home. After transiting Europe with all our worldly possessions in our…

Complete Vegan Restaurant Guide to Panglao (Philippines)

Panglao island in Bohol is very easy beach destination for vegans if you know where to eat. This is the complete vegan restaurant guide to Alona’s best culinary experiences from breakfast to dinner and without forgetting coffees, snacks and drinks. Breakfast Shaka has the ultimate vegan breakfast with absolutely delicious smoothie-bowls with fresh fruits, nuts,…

Our Bohol roadtrip

We’ve been really lucky to have many friends come visit us in Philippines, mainly for the diving and relaxing in the sun, but also we find ourselves on our Island neighbour of Bohol. As I mentioned before in a previous blog, there are many activities and pristine locations to visit. And so we set off…

Diving into Veganism – My 12 Months Cruelty Free

Meat the vegans After 12 years of being a professional sportsman, living a somewhat healthy lifestyle with varied delicious meals from around the globe. I couldn’t deny that as my 40th year on the planet drew closer and my waistline expanded like an Umpa Lumpa, I would need to drastically change things. I had heard…

Visiting Dog Shelter in Tagbilaran, Bohol

“I hope that one day, there will be no need to rescue because minds have been changed and hearts and homes are opened.” – May, animal welfare spokesperson for decades As you probably already figured, animal rights and conservation are very close to my heart. Al and I have rescued already several kittens and puppies…