About My Deztination
Aloha! I'm Dez, a travel writer, conservationist, & founder of this solo female travel & ecotourism blog - My Deztination.
So, what exactly is Ecotourism?
Simply put, it is tourism focused toward often threatened, exotic natural environments, especially to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.
Mix that together with ambition, curiosity & my ever weighing need to constantly explore & BAM! My blog was born.
The corporate world wasn't suitable for me, so I gave up my executive career in Hawaii to travel the world, volunteer with verified causes & inspire others to do it, too!
I have created this blog to work as a middle ground between man & animal, connecting people with causes & bringing awareness to responsible tourism.
Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
This is Khamla, a baby elephant suffering from a form of herpes virus deadly to Asian elephants. Because Khamla refused to take his medications orally, the veterinary team administered the antiviral rectally throughout the day and night.
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