• 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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  • Digging for Opals in Coober Pedy Australia

    Digging for Opals in Coober Pedy Australia

    We humans are obsessed with shiny, sparkly things, going to phenomenal lengths and expense to get our grubby little hands on gems like gold, rubies, diamonds and emeralds.  Wars have been started, lives have been cut short, and enormous fortunes have been won and lost scouring the earth in the&…
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    A Kilimanjaro Packing List For Women (and Men too!)

    A Kilimanjaro Packing List For Women (and Men too!)

    In September I finally got round to ticking one of the top things off my bucket list – I climbed Kilimanjaro. I’m an organiser and planner by nature, so before I went I did a LOT of research to work out what to pack for Kilimanjaro – and you can…
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    An unhelpful guide to… Canterbury

    An unhelpful guide to… Canterbury

    Working as a factual TV producer takes me to all sorts of weird and wonderful places.  I’ve filmed off the coast of Namibia on a diamond mining ship.  I’ve learned how they make pearls at an Australian pearl farm (you can read about that here).  I’ve been …
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    How to Grow a Pearl – Inside an Australian Pearl Farm

    How to Grow a Pearl – Inside an Australian Pearl Farm

    Ah, pearls.  Those gorgeous, lustrous, perfectly round jewels that seem to glow and shimmer with an internal light, like a full moon, or a lightbox, or a text message that wakes you in the middle of the night.  We’ve all seen them, some of you may even have some –&…
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    An unhelpful guide to… Poland

    An unhelpful guide to… Poland

    Recently, I was lucky enough to be offered an all-expenses paid trip to Poland. Whaaaaaat?  That sounds amazing!  I hear you cry. Ok, perhaps I misrepresented somewhat.  What I meant is: I was sent there for work – to film three stories for a British food-related TV series.  But all…
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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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    An unhelpful guide to… Bruges

    An unhelpful guide to… Bruges

    As a TV Producer, I travel a lot with work.   Over the course of the last 14 years or so making telly shows for the likes of the BBC and Channel 4, I’ve been lucky enough to visit all sorts of random places – many in the UK but…
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    A week in Umbria. Part 3: Assisi

    A week in Umbria. Part 3: Assisi

    I recently spent a week exploring and photographing the gorgeous Italian region of Umbria.  Click here for a look at Todi and Orvieto. Of course no trip to Umbria is complete without a visit to Assisi, the jewel in the region’s crown and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  And …
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    A week in Umbria. Part 2: Orvieto

    A week in Umbria. Part 2: Orvieto

    I recently spent a week exploring and photographing the spectacular Italian region of Umbria.  Part One of my journey is here. After spending a few days relaxing and exploring the area around Todi, the next stop on the tour was the fabulous old town of Orvieto. Orvieto is one of&…
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    A week in Umbria. Part 1: Todi

    A week in Umbria. Part 1: Todi

    The majority of visitors to Italy make a beeline for the big-hitting, headline attractions: Rome, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast…  But if you want to avoid the crowds while still soaking up Italy’s gorgeous scenery, fantastic weather, and incredible cultural heritage, you could do a lot worse than ignoring …
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    Memento Mori in Naples

    Memento Mori in Naples

    With its fabulous food, edgy culture and seaside location, Naples is becoming an increasingly popular city break destination. Where once tourists simply passed through en route to the Amalfi Coast, today more and more are stopping off for a few days to explore Naples’ narrow alleyways, enjoy some of the …
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    The wall art of Naples – where old meets new

    The wall art of Naples – where old meets new

    Naples is one of Italy’s largest, oldest, and most colourful cities, and like any Italian city, it’s full to bursting of centuries-old art.   From its UNESCO-heritage-labelled Centro Storico, to the stunning hilltop monastery Certosa di San Martino, the city is generously sprinkled with palaces, churches and grand houses – …
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    The real Lonely Planet guide to Naples

    The real Lonely Planet guide to Naples

    Like most people, I never go abroad without a copy of the latest local guidebook.  And more often than not, that guidebook will be the Lonely Planet.  Ever since I first went travelling with the 1997 edition of ‘South America on a shoestring’ (all 1170 pages of it, weighing nearly 3/4…
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    Beautiful Bagan

    Beautiful Bagan

    Have you noticed how, when you arrive at a ‘must-see’ place, it often doesn’t look like the photos you’d seen in the brochure or online?  You turn up expecting a massive ‘Wow!’ moment, and you get more of an ‘Oh… ok… cool.  What’s for lunch?’ That seems …
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    India: a nation of selfie-lovers

    India: a nation of selfie-lovers

    The India found in the guidebooks is a magical and mysterious place.  Where exquisite palaces gleam and sparkle on the shores of majestic rivers.  Where dark-eyed beauties walk demurely between crumbling temples, their vibrant saris wafting the fragrance of perfume and spices.  Where monkeys play amongst statues of ancient gods …
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    All aboard the Indian Night Train

    All aboard the Indian Night Train

    The classic stereotype of Indian rail travel, in many Western minds, is the one from films like Slumdog Millionaire.  Crowded, dirty trains, often delayed, idling for hours with no explanation.  People leaning out of open doors, perched between the carriages, or even sitting on the roof.  Narrow, uncomfortable sleeper berths.  …
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