While birdwatchers around the world are confined to their backyards, Ashley Grove, owner of Experience Nature – a Terra Incognita Ethical Ecotourism Operator – launched a Worldwide Garden Birdwatch. Ashley shares the story of how his idea united a worldwide community of birdwatchers for a day, including training future bird guides of Sri Lanka. With…

There is a big dilemma for those of us who enjoy traveling but worry about climate change. We have a hard time justifing yet another trip to an exotic destination. The carbon footprint of our flights is enormous. The new Swedish word flygskam (flight shame), popularized in the wake of Greta Thunberg’s popularity, is aimed at those of us who travel the world for personal pleasure. This is where global…

The water trembles at the wriggle of my toes, sending a gentle ripple trundling outwards from the edge of my foot until it touches the invisible corners of the infinity pool and makes its escape by spilling over the edge. A slosh, as the water hits the hidden overflow channel and I look up from…