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…

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…

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,…

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…

Malapascua’s Threshers

    Malapascua Island is situated about 5 hours from Cebu, a favourite for divers and beach lovers that will leave you hungry… if not starving. This Island suffered heavily during Typhoon Ulanda and has very few trees remaining due to the ferocious winds that hit and decimated a lot of homes, boats and businesses…

Dauin: Philippine Critter Paradise For Muck Lovers

Summer went quickly, and me and Al had to move from our amazing summer home to a new house. We found perfect house in perfect location, but we had to find a place to stay for 2 nights between the contracts. We were wondering if we should just book a hotel somewhere near by, or…

Best of Sri Lanka: Don’t Miss These 5 Activities!

1. Hiking in the gorgeous views: Haputale and Ella Absolutely the best of Sri Lanka: Gorgeous highland treks! We were driving with our amazing jeep from Udawalawe National Park towards the central Sri Lanka, our intention was to get to little mountain town called Ella (means waterfall) when we realised we were low on gas….

My Top 5 of Panglao, Philippines

  1. Yoga at Yoga Barn Panglao My impression of yoga  has changed over the last few years, to be honest I originally had no clue of what was involved in the practice nor the benefits it gives. For me it has grown from my personal impression that it’s just a lot of heavy breathing…

Seeking Perfection, Why We Chose Alona Beach Philippines

After our amazing month in Palau we needed to regain some of our rapidly diminishing budget. We asked ourselves where we would head to next? Another small island, a busy town, or even head for the hills and cool down for a while in the jungle? We chose Alona beach, Panglao, after hearing about a…

3 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Palau

Palau, tiny Micronesian country in the middle of nowhere seems to be quite difficult destination for vegans. But it’s actually not, you just have to know where to head for your lunch or dinner. Dive Dreams’ TOP 3: 1. Jasmine Thai ***** Located in the central Koror Jasmine Thai was absolutely our favourite. Lovely owner…

The Sri Lankan Road Trip

  A road trip is always gonna be a great idea, some friends, new places, completely different type of holiday. Heini and I have always enjoyed having total independence from tour packages so when we finally landed in Colombo I was pretty stoked to rent a vehicle, throw the timetable in the garbage and let…

Travel Destination: Sri Lanka

Our trip to Sri Lanka was a great adventure with lots of tasty snacks. We decided to travel through the country with our own rented jeep and explore it all in our own timetable. And loved every moment! Sri Lanka has it all in compact package: beaches, surfing, food, diving, highlands, trekking, jungle, waterfalls, elephants,…