• What To See and Do in Uganda – 28 Highlights

    Uganda! A country of rolling green hills, misty valleys and craggy mountains. Where lions stalk …

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  • An Unhelpful Guide to… New York & The Rockaways

    If you’ve read my Unhelpful Guide to Boston (and if you haven’t, why …

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  • Glamping in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

    As a travel destination Morocco just about has it all: beaches, mountains, deserts, vibrant cities, …

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  • 19 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

    It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite type of photography is wildlife photography.  …

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  • 13 Top Tips for Taking Photos of Markets

    I’ve photographed markets from Cuba to Myanmar, and from Tanzania to Hungary, and I …

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  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

    The 42-year-old chimpanzee lounges lazily on the branch, eyeing us congenially. Far from being bothered …

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  • Trek Nyiragongo: the World’s Largest Lava Lake

    Imagine a place straight out of fantasy and mythology: a portal to the centre of …

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  • Behind the Scenes on Safari in Tanzania

    Africa. The Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater. The names alone conjure up thrilling images of vast …

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  • Snow And Sounds At The Ice Music Festival Norway

    Snow And Sounds At The Ice Music Festival Norway

    There are hundreds of music festivals all around the world, from famous ones like Glastonbury to more niche ones like the Southern Soul Festival in Montenegro. But probably the most bizarre and beautiful all in one go is the Ice Music Festival in Norway. What Is The Ice Music Festival?&…
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    Ten Reasons To Go To A Blogging Event

    Ten Reasons To Go To A Blogging Event

    If you’re a new or small blogger, the idea of attending a blogging event or blogging conference can feel pretty terrifying. You’re probably thinking you won’t know anyone; that you’ll be the only newbie in a room full of super successful bloggers with zillions of followers, …
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    What To See and Do in Uganda – 28 Highlights

    What To See and Do in Uganda – 28 Highlights

    Uganda! A country of rolling green hills, misty valleys and craggy mountains. Where lions stalk their prey through grasslands, hippos soak lazily in the shallows, and mountain gorillas move purposefully though tangled forests. Where the calm waters of Lake Victoria transform into the thundering rapids of the River Nile as&…
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    An Unhelpful Guide to… New York & The Rockaways

    An Unhelpful Guide to… New York & The Rockaways

    If you’ve read my Unhelpful Guide to Boston (and if you haven’t, why not?!), you’ll know that I recently spent three weeks in the USA filming for one of the Science Channel’s longest-running TV shows. While I was there, I spent a lot of time working …
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    Buying Leather At Chouara Tannery In Fes

    Buying Leather At Chouara Tannery In Fes

    Leaning over the balcony rail with my camera, I watched the workers in the courtyard below. Some of them were thigh-deep in vats of brightly-coloured liquid. One heaved skins one by one, wet and heavy, into a deep pool. Another looked up at me as he took a breather in&…
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    An Unhelpful Guide to… Boston

    An Unhelpful Guide to… Boston

    It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these Unhelpful Guides. Yes, I know, I’m sure dozens of you have been tearing your hair out, trying to plan a trip without my help! I could practically hear you wailing and gnashing your teeth, crying ‘Oh GOD! …
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    Glamping in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

    Glamping in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

    As a travel destination Morocco just about has it all: beaches, mountains, deserts, vibrant cities, great food, ancient architecture, incredible scenery, fascinating culture, stunning arts and crafts, and great weather. No wonder more than 11 million people visited Morocco last year. And I was one of them. I was tempted…
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    Ten Reasons To Do Group Holidays

    Ten Reasons To Do Group Holidays

    Group holidays can get a bit of a bad press. Horror stories abound of being forced to spend your trip with a tedious bunch of randoms, having to share a room with a snoring stranger, spending hours on a bus being waffled at by a bored guide, or being dragged&…
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    A Morocco Itinerary in Two Weeks

    A Morocco Itinerary in Two Weeks

    Morocco has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not kidding. Like, 20 years! Why? Well, because it’s got everything the curious traveller could possibly want: history, architecture, adventure, mountains, deserts, culture, style, fascinating people, great weather, it’s close to the UK, and you can cover all …
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    Ol Doinyo Lengai – Climb the Mountain of God

    Ol Doinyo Lengai – Climb the Mountain of God

    Most climbers travelling to Tanzania have only one target in mind: the towering summit of the six-kilometre high Mount Kilimanjaro.  Ask them if they’re planning on climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai and odds are you’ll get a blank stare.  Ol Donny-who?! But if you want a serious challenge, in …
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    Two Weeks In Uganda – A Suggested Itinerary

    Two Weeks In Uganda – A Suggested Itinerary

    Regular readers of this blog will know that last year I spent four months living and working in Kampala, Uganda.  During that time I took a few weekend trips out of the city, but I didn’t get a chance to explore the rest of the country until the very …
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    19 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

    19 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

    It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite type of photography is wildlife photography.  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting up close and personal with a beautiful creature, and when all the stars align and the animal is in the right place, at the right time, …
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    Top Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

    Top Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

    If you’re planning on spending any length of time in Kampala, there’s definitely going to come a point when you’ll feel the need to escape the city and see some more of Uganda.  So here are my recommendations for the best weekend getaways within relatively easy reach …
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    A Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

    A Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

    One of the absolute highlights of any trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel.  On a sunny afternoon there’s literally no better way to relax, enjoy the scenery and feast your eyes on more wildlife than you can shake a stick at, …
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    Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Welcome back! This is Part 2 of my trip to Uganda’s most popular National Park, Queen Elizabeth.  It contains more wonderful wildlife, some song lyrics, and three too-close-for-comfort encounters, so if that sounds good, read on! Part 1 includes epic landscapes and masses of gorgeous photos of animals, including elephants…
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    Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    No visit to Uganda is complete without a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  If you want to see wildlife, and you only have time for one park, make it this one.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.  You can thank me later. It’s for very good reason …
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