• 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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  • 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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    A Day At Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

    A Day At Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

    East Africa is world-famous for its wildlife.  Think of Kenya or Tanzania, and what immediately springs to mind are romantic images of herds of wildebeest traversing the Serengeti, or a lioness stalking a zebra through the long grass of the Maasai Mara.  It’s with very good reason that safaris …
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    Moving to Kampala, Uganda – First Impressions

    Moving to Kampala, Uganda – First Impressions

    When I agreed to come out to Uganda to work as a volunteer for Child’s i Foundation, I had very little idea what to expect. The decision was made rather on the spur of the moment.  It was early December, and one minute I had no plans for January, …
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    A New Uganda Travel Blog

    A New Uganda Travel Blog

    2018 is going to be the year of what may well be my biggest adventure yet.  The day after tomorrow I’m off to Uganda, and I won’t be coming home again for nearly four months.  Eeek! You might think a huge trip like this is something I’ve been …
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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.  I’ve been inside a Polish apple juice factory, …
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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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    Things To Do In Umbria: Assisi

    Things To Do In Umbria: 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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    Things To Do In Umbria: Orvieto

    Things To Do In Umbria: Orvieto

    I recently spent a week exploring and photographing the spectacular region of Umbria in Italy.  Part One of my journey is about the beautiful town of Todi. After spending a few days relaxing and exploring the landscapes of Umbria, the next stop on the tour was the fabulous old town&…
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    Things To Do In Umbria: Todi

    Things To Do In Umbria: 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 on your holidays while still soaking up Italy’s gorgeous scenery, fantastic weather, and incredible cultural heritage, you could do a lot …
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