My experience of training to be a responsible whale watching guide with the World Cetacean Alliance. Though stressful at times – the course was pretty intensive – it was a fabulous week, with a wonderful group of people.
Join us as we discover barefoot luxury in a floating river lodge on a tributary of the River Gambia, the perfect start to a multicentre honeymoon in West Africa.
Donate your outdoor clothing and equipment that they no longer need. Simply drop it into your local Rohan shop and they will ensure it is put to good use, by passing it on to community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. What a great idea!
From finding the right hotel to embracing the local culture, here are my top tips for enjoying an eco-friendly honeymoon.
What can you see in 50 km? We went to Girona to find out in the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and drove 50 km emission free!
From the tiniest and most colourful life forms, to some of the biggest mammals on earth, the Clayoquot Sound has it all. Explore this wonder of unspoilt beauty with me, as I visit the wildlife of the Clayoquot Sound.
Speaking to Landing, a former turtle poacher, I began to understand why people hunted the turtles, despite their dwindling numbers and it being illegal.
Blood Lions is a hard hitting documentary that blows the lid on canned hunting – the shooting of lions that are bred in captivity, hand-reared and then shot by trophy hunters in a fenced reserve giving the lion no hope of escape.
We’ve be looking for hours, or so it seems, staring intently at the grass-like sedge that grows along the banks. Drifting along on the water with just the occasional slosh from the oars, we pass trees clad in wispy moss, part of the ancient forests of cedars and spruce that surround us. Low clouds creep around the upper slopes of the tree covered cliff-faces. A light rain is falling but our cameras are at the ready. And then I see them, two round fluffy brown ears, peeping up from behind the sedge. In perfect unison two of us point at the same spot on the bank and softly exclaim “Bear!”
Vancouver on the west coast of Canada is said to be one of the best places in the world to live. It has a stunning backdrop of the snow-capped Olympus Mountains and the impressive 400 hectare Stanley Park as well as the Salish Sea, a popular whale-watching location, all on its doorstep. Like Victoria, Vancouver is certainly another wonderful city on the edge of nature.
My adventures in Canada began in Victoria where I found that there’s so much more than whale watching in this welcoming city. Find out more, enjoy my photos and read my top tips for responsible whale watching.
From the sun dried tomatoes of Ispica to the chilli chocolate of Modica, I recently spent a fabulous week discovering new flavours and meeting the wonderful people behind a delicious assortment of food in Sicily.