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Carmen

Carmen Jenner is a travel, food, and lifestyle writer, wanna-be photographer and the founder of Fluffy Towel. She specialises in travel memoirs, destination pieces, hotel reviews, guidebook contributor, travel advice, restaurant reviews, family travel, and copywriting.

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World Orangutan Day

filed19 Aug 2013 from

The 19th August marked World Orangutan Day, which recognises the most iconic victim and of the palm oil industry. You can take action at World Orangutan Day. If you want to know more about the dire consequences of the palm oil industry you’l find out more details here Rainforest Action network

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are you ok hanging around hanging feet up head in bucketsad sitting in a tree smiling tony soprano

It's time to take action!

It’s time to take action!

10 Reasons to Desert Yourself on Gaya Island

filed14 Jul 2013 from

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As the speedboat zoomed towards Gaya Island Resort, I was already devising ways to never return to reality.

A few minutes off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on the Malaysian state of Sabah lies a refuge away from life as most of us know it. Located on the island of Pulau Gaya within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Malohom Bay sweeps majestically at the Gaya Island Resort’s feet.

Gaya Island villas

1. Lay down and weep

On the approach in it’s …

Sandakan: The Land Below the Wind

filed20 May 2013 from

 

Sunbeams over Sandakan

Sunbeams over Sandakan

While tropical adventures are aplenty in Sandakan, Malaysia, the former capital of the state of Sabah oozes a tumultuous cultural past.

The phrase “land below the wind” was coined a century ago by sailors to describe the Malaysian state of Sabah on the northern coast of Borneo because of its location south of the typhoon belt. American author and expat Agnes Keith brought notoriety to the phrase in her book of the same name. In fact, she …