Palalam Beach Villa in Kavaratti Lakhshadweep Islands takes my breath away!

When it comes to Kavaratti hotels and accomodations in the Lakshadweep islands, nothing comes close to the understated, private, elegant Palalam Beach Villa. Just a short distance away from the local port and helibase, it's a shere delight to walk into this lucious arena of solitude filled with sunshine. Being an intuitive world traveler with immense knowledge of Ocean habitat, I knew at once that it was a labour of love!  Kas, it's owner showed me around the property and explained it's rich ancestral value. We instantly got on like house on fire…continue reading →

Ephemeral alternatives to plastic- During your travels ask for green packaging?

Ephemeral alternatives to plastic-Green Packaging, are you ready to accept it?   Ever heard of a "green packaging" ,well it is not only characterized by the use of the reusable materials concerned, but may be totally biodegradable and even edible. They are also crucially influenced by the technical design and the low cost processing Don't be fooled by non plastic look alikes. Next time you travel or step out even to grab a bite, literally ask for sustainable packages or containors. Refuse to take away in thermocol or plastic containers. Better still carry…continue reading →

I felt like Lara Croft for a day in Cambodia

Many know that ever since Angelina Jolie reeled in some celluloid among the temple ruins in Cambodia as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, the place has been attracting many tourists. The destination has garnered a lot of glossy attention but apart from that it stands to reason why travellers really frequent Cambodia, the sunrise at the Angkor Wat is on every travellers bucket list. It's a must visit in every explorers Bible pages. Siem Reap, the town closest to a vast complex of ancient Hindu and Buddhist Temples, is another tourist hub. Sunrise…continue reading →

All I want for Christmas is a Greener planet!

Unfortunately the year end festive season brings on immense realities of climate change, it comes at a high price in environment terms, rise in temperatures, flash floods, droughts, lesser and lesser rainfall each year and vanishing winter among others. Going Green beginning this Christmas would be a good start. Christmas is the season of celebrating, gifting, relaxing and indulging, and it’s certainly not the most eco-friendly time of year. With the added strain on landfills and extra CO2 emissions that rise during the Christmas period, the festive season is one of the most…continue reading →

Limestone forests and Mangrove trails encourage eco- tourism in Malaysia Langkawi. Elsie Gabriel Mangrove trails

Limestone forests and Mangrove trails encourage eco- tourism in Malaysia Langkawi. Elsie Gabriel Mangrove trails Limestone forests and Mangrove trails encourage eco- tourism in Malaysia Langkawi. Elsie Gabriel Amazing white sheets of sheer limestone hills surrounding forests on the slopes of north east Langkawi, is what makes your eco trail all worth it.No fuss.No glamour.No colour of money in the world can buy you beauty like this eco tourism.The Malay’s are proud of their natural beauty and work hard to preserve it. We took a boat through the twists and turns of the…continue reading →

Caving capital of Philippines Samar with Spark Samar

Caving capital of Philippines-Samar. Thankyou so much Philippines Tourism Spark Samar. Elsie Gabriel The island of ‘Samar’ in the Philippines was put in the caving spotlight since the discovery of the largest cave in the Philippines, the Langun Gobingob Caves in Brgy Panayuran, Calbiga, Samar.Samar, earlier known asWestern Samar, is a  province in the Philippines located on Samar Islands in the Eastern Visayas and its capital is Catbalogan City. There are many caving adventure trips that one can make during a tour of the island but the best one, Langun-Gobingob Caves is the pride of…continue reading →

Safety first! Specially when traveling abroad.

Safety is of utmost importance when traveling abroad. I whisked my face away just in time to save my cheek from a deep scar which could have been caused by this wild Lemur's territorial gesture! I almost fell to the ground in a protective step to save my self but gathered enough pride to lookup to watch the Lemur walk away and climb back atop the Baboa tree...Yes I was in Madagscar, Dense natural habitat of the Lemurs. Trying to get a good picture for back home "with the Lemurs". Let me tell…continue reading →

Diving with Thresher Sharks in Malapascua

I'm in love with the Ocean. I 'exhale' at the Ocean bed! To research and save the Ocean is my mission. I 'live' under the ocean. The serenity bond that connects you to real life ecology emerges as life's biggest lessons far deeper than those found in classrooms. If you want to live the talk, get out and embrace our planet. And Diving with sharks has taught me humility and how to be one with nature, sheer bliss. Come to Philippines! Philippines offers some of the most exciting extreme dives in the world.I…continue reading →

Munroe Island Ecological Tour Kollam Kerala

Kerala Backwaters Island tours at Munroe Island. An environmentalists delight! Elsie Gabriel Kerala Backwaters Island tours in the wilderness are the most amazing life experiences. It was curated by Holiday IQ and Kerala Tourism. I have ever encou ntered.Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala, South India. The Munroe Island,is accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation. Small sleepy villages lie huddled together on its banks, surrounded by a fabric of green and blue. Unmindful of its own beauty, Kollam with…continue reading →

What it means to win the Holiday IQ #gokerala @keralatourismofficial @HolidayIQ contest!

 Thankyou for your Hospitality KeralaTourism! #gokerala #HolidayIQ @keralatourismofficial @keralatourism @HolidayIQ One of the five couples to win all India. @elsie_gabriel @vic_ferns HolidayIQ in Association With Kerala Tourism Presents - #GoKerala @keralatourismofficial HolidayIQ, India's largest travel community and Kerala Tourism have joined hands to promote tourism in God's Own Country through a unique marketing campaign- #GoKerala The experiential campaign, unlike traditional marketing campaigns, is completely powered by the holiday experiences and reviews of authentic travellers across the country. Led by HolidayIQ, #GoKerala is a content led, multiple-platform campaign with a dedicated microsite, integrated touchpoints and…continue reading →