What you should know about swimming with dolphins

What you should know about swimming with dolphins

While on holiday in Egypt in 2013, when I heard that you could swim with dolphins in Sharm el Sheikh I leapt at the chance. This was a long-held dream of mine and I was over the moon. It was a spur of the moment decision that I now regret. I’ve since researched...
Ethical gifts and gifts that give back this Christmas

Ethical gifts and gifts that give back this Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, we are constantly bombarded with festive songs, adverts, cheerful Santas and a bewildering range of gift ideas. Every other travel blog I read at the moment  seems to be sharing a gift list for travel addicts. However, at the risk...
How to be a responsible, child safe aware traveller

How to be a responsible, child safe aware traveller

The first time I visited Africa, many years ago, I remember waltzing into both a school and then an orphanage, amongst a stream of fellow tourists, on an organised excursion. We all took out our cameras and started clicking away while the children looked...
BLOOD LIONS – Call to ban trophy hunting of captive lions

BLOOD LIONS – Call to ban trophy hunting of captive lions

As the audience rose to give a standing ovation at the UK premiere of Blood Lions at the Royal Geographical Society on Friday, sobbing could be heard around the theatre. My feelings were a mixture of anger, sadness and hope. Anger at the people breeding lions...
Baobab smoothie recipe

Baobab smoothie recipe

While on my travels in The Gambia and Senegal I’ve often heard from the locals of the many uses and benefits of the fruit of the baobab tree, a vitamin, fibre, and antioxidant-rich superfood. Here’s my recipe for a delicious and nutritious baobab smoothie....
Don’t fuel the orphanage industry in Nepal

Don’t fuel the orphanage industry in Nepal

Earlier today I received a tweet from my friend Sallie, from the award-winning volunteer organisation people and places, asking for my help. She had been in contact with the children’s charity, Next Generation Nepal (NGN). Following the recent devastating...
Give Child Marriage the Finger #EndChildMarriage

Give Child Marriage the Finger #EndChildMarriage

      One of the things I love most about travelling is learning about different cultures and traditions. I try to travel with an open heart and mind, seeking positive, enriching experiences. But every now and again, as is inevitable, I come across...
A child’s life in Senegal

A child’s life in Senegal

The dust, the smiles and the rhythm of the drums, West Africa, can really get under your skin; I lost count of the number of times I’ve visited this corner of the globe a long time ago. As I set out on a journey of a different kind, namely sponsoring a...
Save the Halong Bay Moon Bears

Save the Halong Bay Moon Bears

Have you ever been to Halong Bay? I’ve read many of my fellow travel bloggers’ stories from this enchanting place in Vietnam and for a long time I’ve longed to go there, to taste the delicious cuisine, to learn about local culture, to witness its...

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