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...
How to become a responsible whale watching guide

How to become a responsible whale watching guide

My heart is pounding, and my stomach is doing somersaults as I look around the room of friendly faces. Why am I so nervous? To be fair, we all are. I think it’s because it means so much to us. We’ve spent a week with the World Cetacean Alliance, training...
Mandina Lodges, the perfect start to our West African honeymoon

Mandina Lodges, the perfect start to our West African honeymoon

As a female baboon with baby in tow passed by Neill, he glanced my way, grinning from ear to ear before returning his gaze to the troop of baboons that were casually marching by him, just a couple of feet away. I doubt when I suggested we had a second honeymoon, this...
How we planned our eco-friendly honeymoon

How we planned our eco-friendly honeymoon

Romantic meals by the water’s edge, swimming, and snorkeling in the warm blue sea from our hotel’s private beach, exploring the island and wandering around the capital of Palma, all without leaving a huge carbon footprint, our eco-friendly honeymoon in...
Road Trip: Exploring L’Emporda in a Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Road Trip: Exploring L’Emporda in a Prius Plug-in Hybrid

When I was invited by Toyota to take part in their #50kmRoadTrip in Girona, northern Spain, I was initially surprised. I don’t write about cars! But I do write about sustainability, in particular, sustainable travel and tourism, and when I found out more about...
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...
The Wildlife of Canada’s Clayoquot Sound

The Wildlife of Canada’s Clayoquot Sound

The Wildlife of Clayoquot Sound Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada   7 As the ebbing tide withdraws, a rich mosaic of life is revealed, clinging resolutely to the rocks and one another – barnacles attached to limpets attached to mussels attached to...
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...

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