Tsitsikamma National Park, ZA

Welcome to Tsitsikamma

I can't tell you just how excited I am to be here. It took about six hours by bus on the R2 to reach Plettenberg Bay or as the locals say "Plet Baai". The Garden Route is a dramatic, verdant landscape I look fo...
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Bertrand Russell on Opinions

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish t...
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Isaac Bashevis Singer on Vegetarianism

"To be a vegetarian is to disagree — to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars — we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. A...
Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is Lekker

Locations. It's what we know as "Indian Reservations" in the west. Where poor people of the wrong racial persuasion are hidden away from the privileged masses. Out of sight out of mind. I expected the worst com...
Bangla Road, Patong Bay, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket’s Illegal Wildlife Trade

A dark shadow creeps among the perfect postcards of trendy tourist-laden Phuket, Thailand. This is exactly what I expected: the humid stink of sewer, sweat and petrol sticks to everything while everyone's just ...
Leanna Decker | GAWDS Interview

In Conversation with Leanna Decker

Leanna Decker is a sweet Southern belle whose modelling career has taken off this year after capturing Playboy's Cyber Girl of the Year 2012; as well as some high-exposure work with Apple. Tied button-ups and D...
Ko Racha Yai | Kingdom of Thailand

Kingdom of Thailand

After a mindful month absorbing what I could of Balinese Hinduism, Thailand appeared high on my list of places to visit next. The Kingdom is a nexus for the illegal wildlife trade, but there are many more lay...
Island of the Gods | Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Bali – Island of the Gods

In this landscape inspiration comes easy. But before I get too far ahead of myself. The journey is about researching solutions, exploring cultures and promoting higher values. It's also about personal growt...
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Leaving Home

And so it begins. The seeds of this pilgrimage sprouted in my mind many years ago. No matter the successes I experienced, something was always missing. A late night revelation told me I wouldn't find what I was...