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Lucy Grewcock's Been There Done That

  • Dived with whale sharks in the Philippines and great whites in South Africa
  • Travelled the long way round by train, bus and bike from Beijing to Hong Kong
  • Hung out with penguins and elephant seals on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Canoed crocodile-filled backwaters in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Escaped from reality on an orangutan research base in the rainforests of Borneo
  • Dodged crevasses and polar bears on a 5-week camping trip in the Arctic

Recent articles in Always Adventuring

  • 21 Mar 2017
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Back to nature

Ethical Elephant Tourism in Thailand

Many travellers and animal lovers are seduced by the idea of interacting with elephants on a holiday, and many places in Asia offer tourists an opportunity to ride on their backs, but the experience has been tarnished with reports of the practice being cruel and of exploiters mistreating animals. Yet, there's a right way to get close to these fascinating gentle giants and that's by finding the right ethical company. Keep reading to find out about my personal elephant encounters in Thailand.
  • 20 Feb 2017
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Practical advice

A Guide to Transport in Thailand

Getting out and about in Thailand is not complex at all, not when you know a little bit about the many options on offer and how to make the most of them. This blog aims to enlighten you on the many ways to travel around Thailand, using as many means of transport as necessary, depending on where you're based and where you want to go. From tuk-tuks to elephant rides, trains, boats, flights and everything in between, here is my guide to using Thailand's varied (and often somewhat quirky) transport system.
  • 17 Jan 2017
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Back to nature

Thailand's five best national park forests

Thailand is blessed with jaw-dropping national parks that blanket its mountains, fill its valleys and spill out onto its beaches. While many tourist brochures show stunning images of coral reefs, remote islands and coastal reserves, there's far more to Thailand's national parks than sea and sand; in fact, some of the country's richest and most pristine wildlife lies in its forests, as I discovered on a recent trip.
  • 03 Jan 2017
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  • Travel Advice
  • Lucy Grewcock
Practical advice

Thailand guide for first-timers

You might think a country as popular as Thailand might need little introduction for UK travellers, yet first-time visitors could immensely benefit from a brief introduction and step-by-step guide to navigating the cultural differences and getting the most out of your trip. From currency to the plug adaptors you'll need, mobile reception, top tips and what to pack, read my Thailand guide for first-timers to ensure you enjoy the smoothest of holiday experiences.
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