Every day, Asian elephants are captured and tortured.
They are put through horrific pains, physically and mentally, to tame and ready them for the tourism industry. From a young age, baby elephants are removed from their mothers, who are often killed. They then undergo brutal forms of abuse as a way to domesticate them, to make them friendly to tourists, who will pay good money to ride on one or watch them do tricks.
This year, our mission is to raise money to support the Save Elephant Foundation and give back to the Thailand tourism industry in a positive way. We are providing a platform to raise awareness and to make donations. As a collective group of more than 20 bloggers, we have also come together to create an awesome new product for you, with tons of exclusive content!
Travel every week!
This year, more than 20 travel bloggers have banded together to participate in the second annual Travel Blogging Calendar project. We want to raise awareness about the plight of the Asian elephants, and support the mission of the Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand. We will soon be accepting donations on behalf of this incredible organization, and we will be submitting 100% of the proceeds to their cause.
In return for donating, the bloggers involved have come together to build a creative new product, only available to those who donate. Each week, on an exclusive blog, we will be posting tasty new content and photos highlighting different destinations from around the world. We tell you what's happening in the world that week and we give you lots of great new reading material to check out, too.
We’ll give you plenty of new travel material to satiate even the most curious of travelers!
Win a free round-trip holiday to Thailand!
When you donate to the Save Elephant Foundation through our project, you are automatically entered into a raffle to win a free round-trip holiday to Thailand! Flight Network has donated the round-trip fare and the eco-friendly tour company Where Sidewalks End will take you on a one-week tour in Thailand where you will even be able to visit the Save Elephant Foundation in Chiang Mai!
You receive more entries, depending on how much you donate, so the more you help, the better chance you have at winning! Plus, you get extra chances to win once you're inside!
The BloggersDanny Tobias,
i Should Log OffDanny began his life on the beaches of South Florida before heading north for college. After graduating Danny worked as a business consultant for a before managing to save up enough money to travel the world with Jillian. The two departed on their journey at the start of 2009 and didn’t return for 21 months […]View portfolio
The BloggersBehan Gifford,
Sailing with TotemFreelance writer and photographer Behan lives on a sailboat with her husband and their three children. They are floating nomads and have put more than 20,000 miles under the keel since sailing away from their home waters in the United States in 2008. A year and ha half in Mexico, another year wandering across the […]View portfolio
The BloggersTammy Lowe,
Tammy & Chris on the MoveTammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football or 20th century history. In 2011 they left the rat-race in London behind to see the world. Website: Tammy & Chris on the move Twitter: @tammyonthemove Facebook: Tammy & Chris on […]View portfolio
The BloggersCat Gaa,
Sunshine and SiestasCat left the skyscrapers of Chicago for the olive groves of Southern Spain in 2007 to teach English. A gobbler of tapas, fluent in Andalusian Spanish and in a bilingual relationship, Cat publishes primarily at Sunshine and Siestas by day and wrangles kids at night as an ESL teacher. Weekends are spent with her camera, Camarón, […]View portfolio
The BloggersIan Ord,
Where Sidewalks EndIan has travelled for more than half his life. He has travelled through all 7 continents, hitchhiked over 10,000km across Canada, Australia, and Thailand, hiked to some of the highest mountain Base Camps in Nepal, circumnavigated active volcano peaks in Indonesia, swam with sharks in the Galapagos Islands, whale sharks in the Philippines and penguins […]View portfolio
The BloggersRegine Garcia,
Between CoordinatesAt 23, she ditched her future as a nurse to become a full time web designer to fund her wanderlust. She spends her precious time alternately working online, frolicking, and indulging on so many things life has to offer. Today, she’s currently working on the Travel Blogging Calendar 2014 graphics while island hopping around the Philippines, […]View portfolio
The BloggersBenjamin Jones,
WanderlustersBenjamin is a nomadic photographer and intrepid adventurer. Traveling perpetually in search of new environments to explore he is in his element when looking at the world through a lens. When not behind the camera he is reading up on the latest gadgets, scuba diving on coral reefs or indulging in his love for baked […]View portfolio
The BloggersCharli Moore,
WanderlustersFreelance writer and blogger Charli has lived in 6 countries, driven 25,000km across Australia, explored the lush landscapes of Central America and survived a trek through the frigid Canadian winter. Columnist for WildJunket Magazine and Editor of niche adventure travel website Wanderlusters she is nomadic, and intent on exploring all four corners of the world. […]View portfolio
The BloggersJeremy Foster,
travelFREAKBorn in America, Jeremy, an IT specialist by trade, packed up his belongings and left home on an open-ended trip to the other side of the world. Years later, he’s still on the move and exploring other countries. He is now a mobile cocktail bartender and the head writer for travelFREAK! You can usually find […]View portfolio
The BloggersAlexandra Kovacova,
Crazy Sexy Fun TravelerAlexandra Kovacova, called Saška at home and Alex everywhere else, was born in Slovakia in a small town. She quit modeling to study MA in Spanish and English philology, and then she quit the stewardess job to travel around the world. Since March 2011 Alex has been full-time blogging and helping people to get fit […]View portfolio
The BloggersGrasya Bangoy,
This Grasya on the RoadGrasya, Filipino word for Grace, loves to travel slowly and to live like a local in different countries. Since 2008, she has accumulated numerous misadventures under her belt already. This includes surviving 10 degree cold weather where flat iron is the only form of heater and the solo bus ride in a formerly closed country. […]View portfolio
The BloggersDani Blanchette,
Going NomadicDani Blanchette is a photographer travel writer, self-proclaimed ‘horrible tourist’, and creator of the anti-tourism travel blog Going Nomadic. In fall of 2011, she sold everything she owned, and left on a one way ticket to South America. Now back in Las Vegas (temporarily), she has begun an anti-tourism destination site called VegasHasThat.com. Dani travels slow, lives like locals, […]View portfolio
The BloggersJess Jones,
Journey with Jess JonesJess Jones has been writing and inspiring readers with her blog, Journey with Jess Jones since early 2011. You’ll find a combination of her major passions of travel, photography, inspiration and health/fitness. Currently travelling extensively in South and Central America, Jess invites you to join her on this wild adventure one laugh, story, and photo at a […]View portfolio
The BloggersBen West,
Red RucksackBen is a retired drug dealer, terrible dancer and hopeless lover of green, mountainous places. He has written a novel (for release November 2013) about his various exploits while continuing to chase adventure around the globe. Ben’s insatiable need for adventure, along with a knack for landing in ridiculous situations and habit of befriending clearly […]View portfolio
The BloggersAlexandra Pucherelli,
Fluent in Frolicking & Miss Maui AliAlexandra Pucherelli is a Maui native who is flirting with adventure and shenanigans one country at a time. She is an island girl, hammock lover, travel writer, gin drinker, lover of cheese, travel photographer, daydreamer, and full time nomad since April 03, 2011. Website: Fluent In Frolicking & Miss Maui Ali Twitter: @MasterFrolicker & @MissMauiAli […]View portfolio
The BloggersJim O’Donnell,
Around the World in Eighty YearsArchaeology, books and beer are a few of the driving factors behind author and photographer Jim O’Donnell’s twenty-five years of travel. Those addictions have taken Jim to over forty countries on five continents and are at least partially to blame for the five languages he is sure he can stumble through. Jim is the author […]View portfolio
The BloggersChris Walker-Bush,
Aussie on the RoadA 28 year old Aussie born writer, ESL teacher, actor, and general layabout – Chris has been on the road since taking up the call to teach English in South Korea back in 2007. Over the past five years his travels have taken him throughout Asia and the Pacific and ranged from classic tourist stops […]View portfolio