What every traveller can learn from Tilikum’s passing


Tilikum, the floppy-finned SeaWorld orca who helped to sway public opinion against keepingĀ killer whales in captivity, died at SeaWorld Orlando on Friday morning. Thought to be about 36 years old, Tilikum had been reportedly experiencing declining health and was receiving…

Why I’ll never ride an elephant again


I was rummaging through a storage box the other day when I came across something that made me cringe: a framed photograph of my partner and sitting atop an elephant, grinning for the camera. We were 19-years-old, and on our…