Birdwatching. Do you do it? This blog details just a few reasons why birdwatching can benefit everyone. From physical exercise to mental health, getting outdoors is the best. Photo taken in Thailand © Laura J P Richardson

The Benefits of Birdwatching

My first attempt at writing this blog post went rather badly. I was in a terrible mood! I was tired, anxious and I completely doubted the draft I’d written 2 […]

Women who travel alone often face questions about their safety. How do we stop this affecting our confidence? Photo & Blog by Laura J P Richardson. Koh Lanta Island

Women who Travel Alone

“A Young Woman Living Alone in the Tropics” That’s how I was described this week by someone as they kindly offered me their help if I ever needed it. As […]

Elephants spend most of their day chained to one spot. Is Elephant Trekking in Thailand a good idea? Photo by Laura J P Richardson

Elephant Trekking: Should you do it?

The closest I’ve ever been to an elephant was no more than a few feet. I was on the back of a moped in Thailand, cruising down a long coastal […]

One year living in Thailand

Isn’t it weird how much can change in a year? There are certain moments in life that make most people stop and take a look back. Today I did this. […]

My first month trying to become a freelance photographer, blogger and digital nomad. Find out want I did and what I plan to do next.

Going Freelance – Month 1

It’s been a month since I publicly declared (via this blog) that I am attempting to go Freelance. I decided quite quickly that I should document and share this experience, […]

Waste-Free Kit for Home and Travel

You know that plastic and waste is a problem and something needs to be done to slow down its impact.  But what can you do and where do you start? […]

The Plastic Problem is real, and it's impacting our world now! Photo by Laura J P Richardson

The Plastic Problem | Koh Lanta

A quick walk along a quiet beach in Thailand reveals a myriad of objects. There’s, seaweed, shells and crabs. There’s washed-up wood and old, smooth glass shaped by the sand […]

I'm putting myself out there, and Going Freelance! Join me on my Journey. Photo by Laura J P Richardson

Going Freelance!

Welcome back to the Blog! It’s been a year since I last posted one, and everything has changed. I moved to Thailand, spent a year doing Comms for an Animal […]

Thailand: Expectations vs Reality

3 week ago I travelled to Thailand on a one-way ticket to assist an amazing charity, Lanta Animal Welfare, with their communications. You’ve already read the title, so I’ll just get […]

Standstill at Standsted

It’s 9pm in the UK and I’m sat in Stansted airport, waiting for a flight that should have taken off half an hour ago. This is a very strange time […]