• 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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  • Ten Reasons To Do Group Holidays

    Group holidays can get a bit of a bad press. Horror stories abound of being …

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  • A Morocco Two Week Itinerary

    Morocco has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not kidding. Like, 20 years! …

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  • How To Take Great Photos Of Wildlife

    It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite thing to photograph above everything else …

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  • Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Welcome back! This is Part 2 of my trip to Uganda’s most popular National Park, …

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  • How to Take Great 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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  • 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 Two Week Itinerary

    A Morocco Two Week Itinerary

    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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    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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    How To Take Great Photos Of Wildlife

    How To Take Great Photos Of Wildlife

    It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite thing to photograph above everything else is wildlife.  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 …
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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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    How to Take Great Photos of Markets

    How to Take Great Photos of Markets

    I’ve photographed markets from Cuba to Myanmar, and from Tanzania to Hungary, and I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of them.  They are probably my favourite type of place to take photographs.  Markets are so buzzing and vibrant, there’s so much going on, so much …
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    An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

    An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

    This is the second part of what I got up to in Kibale, Uganda.  Part 1 contains tonnes of information about Chimpanzee Tracking and a wonderful encounter with an impressive chimp named Ssebo, so if you missed that, click here. VILLAGE WALK In the afternoon our guide, Hassan, offers us the&…
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    Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

    Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

    The 42-year-old chimpanzee lounges lazily on the branch, eyeing us congenially. Far from being bothered by our presence, he seems to be actively enjoying it, striking the sort of poses a catalogue model would be proud of, working the crowd, playing to his audience. This, after all, is almost certainly&…
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    What To Do In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

    What To Do In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

    While Uganda might not be quite as celebrated as Kenya or Tanzania for its wildlife, there’s no denying that if you’re a nature lover or a wildlife enthusiast, there’s still plenty here to delight and surprise you. The country has an impressive ten National Parks offering an …
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    Being A Travel Blogger: Some Musings

    Being A Travel Blogger: Some Musings

    There are plenty of bloggers who blog about blogging.  To me that all feels a bit circular, a bit ‘meta’, but I can see how articles about blogging can be useful to other bloggers – I’ve even read a few myself. It’s not something I write about, however.  Partly …
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    What It’s Like to be a Travel Show Producer

    What It’s Like to be a Travel Show Producer

    Before I moved to Uganda, I wanted to connect with people who were already out there.  People who might be able to offer me advice, or who might even be willing to hang out with me and – gasp! – be my friend once I’d arrived.  So I went online…
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    Finding Homes For Ugandan Orphans

    Finding Homes For Ugandan Orphans

    We arrived at the Smile Africa Ministries orphanage in Tororo, Eastern Uganda, on a hot and sticky afternoon after a bumpy five-hour drive from the capital, Kampala. As the car pulled in through the imposing black gates and into the large and dusty compound, it was immediately surrounded by a&…
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