• 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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  • Buying Leather At Chouara Tannery In Fes

    Leaning over the balcony rail with my camera, I watched the workers in the courtyard …

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  • An Unhelpful Guide to… Boston

    It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these Unhelpful Guides. Yes, …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Gorilla Trekking in Rainy Season, Uganda

    Gorilla Trekking in Rainy Season, Uganda

    “Does everyone have waterproofs?” asks the ranger, looking around him.  The thirty-two of us, crammed into the tiny room, nod grimly.  Yes, yes we do.  And we know we’re going to need them. The gorilla trekking briefing is normally held outside, but today we’ve been shoehorned into the …
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    Trek Nyiragongo: the World’s Largest Lava Lake

    Trek Nyiragongo: the World’s Largest Lava Lake

    Imagine a place straight out of fantasy and mythology: a portal to the centre of the earth. A fiery pit, spewing red-hot smoke and flames and boiling molten rock. The real-life incarnation of Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings. Now imagine you can actually trek there and see it&…
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    A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

    A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

    I recently spent three months in Kampala, Uganda, working as a video producer and photographer for Child’s i Foundation, a charity that works to support vulnerable families so that children don’t end up in damaging orphanages. My main role was to shoot and edit short films, to be …
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    Winner: Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards

    Winner: Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards

    Some of you may remember I wrote a post before Christmas asking for people to vote for me in the UK Blog Awards. It was the first time I’ve ever entered any kind of awards.  I’ve only been writing this blog for about a year and a half, …
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    A Visit To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

    A Visit To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

    “It isn’t going to rain,” says Moses, as he hands out ponchos and rubber boots. “These are just in case.” I don’t share his confidence. It’s the middle of Uganda’s rainy season, ominous clouds are hanging low in the sky, and I’m about to stride …
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    Behind the Scenes on Safari in Tanzania

    Behind the Scenes on Safari in Tanzania

    Africa. The Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater. The names alone conjure up thrilling images of vast open plains, with hundreds of wildebeest peacefully grazing while a dignified herd of elephants cuts a ponderous path across the landscape.  Or of nature, red in tooth and claw: a cheetah stalking noiselessly through swaying&…
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    Video: My Third Month In Uganda

    Video: My Third Month In Uganda

    As February turned into March, it was time to ramp my Uganda adventures up a gear.  With two out of my three months done, I had to make sure I did and saw absolutely EVERYTHING I wanted to before it was time to head home. And so I did! It’…
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    What To Do In Sipi Falls, Uganda

    What To Do In Sipi Falls, Uganda

    Uganda is known for being one of the greenest countries in Africa. Not for her the dry yellow grasses of the Serengeti, the orange dunes of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, or the cracked heat of the Sahara desert.  Uganda is lush and tropical, fed by the waters of Lake Victoria, …
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    Video: My Second Month In Uganda

    Video: My Second Month In Uganda

    It’s now been two months since I waved goodbye to my life and my friends in London and travelled out to Uganda to volunteer as a video producer for the children’s charity Child’s i Foundation. Having a job to do, and also being determined to make the …
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    Jinja and the Nile River Kayak Festival, Uganda

    Jinja and the Nile River Kayak Festival, Uganda

    Uganda isn’t only famous for breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife.  There’s another reason travellers flock here: to brave some of the most thrilling and accessible Grade 5 rapids anywhere in the world, on the mighty River Nile. At 6,500 km, the Nile is the longest river in the world.  It&…
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    Things To Do In Entebbe, Uganda

    Things To Do In Entebbe, Uganda

    When you arrive in Uganda, the chances are that unless you come overland, you’ll enter the country via Entebbe International Airport, about an hour south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria. At this point, most people hop in a car or a bus and are immediately whisked …
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    Video: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

    Video: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

    In January I went away for the weekend to Entebbe, about an hour from Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria.  As well as being the location for Uganda’s international airport, the town also has another attraction: the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. There I did the ‘Behind The Scenes’ …
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    Video: My First Month In Uganda

    Video: My First Month In Uganda

    Exactly one month ago today I boarded a plane and travelled to Uganda with very little planning and not much idea of what to expect.  And what a whirlwind it’s turned out to be!  I’ve already seen and learned so much: from getting my first boda boda, to …
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