We have people trek with us from every corner of the world and recently we were excited to host El Rowland (@elerowland_) and Lee Carseldine (@leecarseldine) on a 5 day tour!
Remember El and Lee from Survivor AU ’17?
From their time competing for the title of Survivor in the rainforests of Samoa (El finishing 3rd and Lee runner up!) the pair have kept travelling, choosing destinations that satisfy their common love for the road less travelled.
And so, Travelee was born. El and Lee created Travelee to bring ecotourism to their audience, through the ‘Travel Deeper’ series. Their first stop? Borneo, with Bain and our team at OTT, as part of the Travelee Orangutan Project.
We spoke to El about her experience with our team, and Travelee’s plans for the future.
Hi El! First question, why did you choose Borneo to be the first leg of your Go Deeper series, instead of somewhere more popular like Bali?
Once that happens, the orangutans and other animals that rely on the rainforests will become extinct.
Lee: I have never been so up and close with wildlife as I was on this trip. To capture it all in their natural habitat was incredible. I loved learning about the Green Team and what they do, and now feel really drawn to this cause. Overall the whole experience blew me away and I’ll definitely be coming back to help again.
Unfortunately, money is taking over and destroying everything I mentioned above. It needs our help to preserve it, but we can’t do it alone.
How are you going to take what you learnt home and spread the message about the situation in Borneo?
El and Lee made Borneo the first part of their Orangutan Project, and their first ever Travelee experience. Their trek changed their lives, and added another cause to their mission.
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Watch Travelee’s incredible video of their trek!