Would you like to travel more responsibly but don’t want to give up your creature comforts? If yes, I agree with you, that is my favourite way to travel too. Whether you are after a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime eco-safari in Africa, or a stylish European city break...
The wildlife of Borneo and the Kinabatangan River
A low-lying mist hangs over the water. The sun peeps above the treeline as a family of long-tailed macaque monkeys explore the lower tree branches along the riverbanks. Adults sit surveying the scene as youngsters jump from bough to bough before pausing to select a...
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 the...
How to become a responsible whale watching guide
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.
Gift your Gear – donate your unwanted outdoor clothing to a good cause
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!
A night on the river in Makasutu Forest
As I lie in bed I can feel a gentle movement in the decking beneath me or is it my imagination? I listen to the creaks and groans of the wood... splashes of water... silence... another splash. Getting out of bed I draw back the muslin curtains and catch my breath. A...
How we planned our eco-friendly honeymoon
From finding the right hotel to embracing the local culture, here are my top tips for enjoying an eco-friendly honeymoon.
Spanish Road Trip: Exploring L’Emporda in a Prius Plug-in Hybrid
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!
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...
The Wildlife of Canada’s Clayoquot Sound
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.
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 back at us....
Saving the marine turtles of West Africa | Interview with a poacher
Speaking to Landing, a former turtle poacher, I began to understand why people hunted the turtles, despite their dwindling numbers and it being illegal.
The Songs of the Baka in the Rainforest of Eden
As I made my way through the lush greenery of giant ferns and towering palm trees I could hear the sweet sound of Baka songs floating through the air. Interlocking, polyphonic rhythms and melodies woven together. Songs that prepared the tribe and the animals of the...
20 Favourite Wildlife Photographs #WorldWildlifeDay
Today is World Wildlife Day and this year's theme is “The future of wildlife is in our hands”. It's horrific to think about how many of the fabulous species of animals that roam the world today will have disappeared by the time your children or grandchildren have...
Review: Snoozebox at the YHA Eden Project
Sheets of rain pour down as I walk up to a row of shipping containers. In the dim light I search for the number 108. It's not long before I find it and as I peep inside I think yes, this will suit me just fine for the next couple of nights. My private room had...
The Grizzly Bears of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest
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!”
Cities on the edge of Nature – Vancouver, British Columbia
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.
Cities on the edge of nature – Victoria, British Columbia
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.
A taste of Sicily
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.
Through the jungle to the Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
The rocks around the pool's edge are slippery. I sit down, slide into the cool water and swim over to the waterfall. At the height of its rage, the torrent races down the mountainside in an overpowering, deluge. Despite it now being the end of Goa's dry season when...