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 […]
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Solo road-tripping through New Zealand is one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life… Long before I went to New Zealand, my first trip travelling solo had been to India. It had followed a messy break-up with a boyfriend. I planned to be away for a month – a year later I begrudgingly dragged […]
Sadly, it’s something I hear regularly from locals. ‘The reef has been bleached, there’s hardly any fish life left,’ they say with a shrug. ‘What does “coral bleaching” even mean?’ I used to think. ‘Does it even matter?’ And then I’d forget. After all, how often do coral reefs pop up in everyday life? Then, […]
From colourful festivals and artisan markets to fire dances and underwater beauty, welcome to Papua New Guinea… It feels like a dream; an all-encompassing, colourful, beautiful dream. Bright yellows, reds, greens and pinks swoosh and swing in the afternoon’s haze. Sleek white feathers ascend high into the air, delicate pink petals float to the ground. […]
Thinking about getting up-close and personal with one of nature’s top predators? Here’s how and where to have the ultimate diving adventure… A shark is swimming towards me. Not just any shark – it’s a Great White. I take a deep breath, close my eyes and then open them again, widely. Yes, it’s still happening. […]
It’s the mother of all trips, on the mother of all roads. For nearly a century, U.S Route 66 has been carrying travellers from all over America and the world along its 2,448 mile stretch of tarmac. Welcome to the great arterial path through the heart of the States… Built in 1926, Route 66 – […]
Thousands of King Penguins, belching Elephant Seals and a backdrop of glittering glaciers. Welcome to the wild world of South Georgia… It’s experiences like this that make me realise just how special our planet is, and just why we, as humans, need to work together to understand and look after our environment and our wonderful wildlife – to […]