There’s nothing worse than a taking long-haul flight with someone’s knee firmly lodged in your seat back. It’s time we all learned about flight etiquette… Recently, a United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver had to be diverted to Chicago, after two passengers got ranty about seat reclining. Clearly, neither of them had read up […]
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Earlier this year, I went in search of the the Bornean and Sumatran Orang-utan in their natural habitat. Both attempts were a success. But with Asia’s orange-haired great apes labelled as ‘critically endangered’, the chances are we won’t be able to visit them for much longer. So why are we losing them and what can be […]
Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda is now a daily tourist encounter. Deep in the forest of Volcanoes National Park, families of the endangered Great Ape live, battling every day for survival against poachers, deforestation, logging and human encroachment. Is tourism one of their threats, or can tracking assist in protection and conservation? Follow me as […]
Of all the memories I will take with me from my travels, whale-watching in Alaska is the one I hope will never fade. ‘Please let me remember this forever,’ I think, as another systematic blow of tiny water droplets spray out of the blow hole of a Humpback whale and into the air. The deep, […]
Love sushi? Did you know there is serious etiquette involved with indulging in sashimi? Here’s what you need to know… We ate way too much sushi during our recent trip to Japan. And Yakitori. And Tempura. And a whole host of other wonderful Japanese food. I tried Pufferfish or ‘Fugu’ while visiting the Japanese Fugu […]
The Maasai Mara in Kenya is a wonderful place to safari. This national reserve is famous for a good reason – because it’s teeming with wildlife. However, some safari agencies and trucks pose huge dangers to the animals. Choosing an ethical safari is more important than ever before. Here’s why and what you need to know… […]
Dreaming of an African safari but want to avoid the crowds? Welcome to Kenya’s best kept secret… Giraffes lazily extend their necks to pick fresh leaves. ‘Dazzles’ of zebra dot the lush landscape. Beautiful rolling hills unravel into the distance. Acacia trees stand tall in the valleys. Just a few metres away a family of […]