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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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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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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13 Top Tips for Taking Photos of Markets

13 Top Tips for Taking 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.  Taking photos of markets is definitely one of my favourite types of photography.  Markets are so buzzing and vibrant, there’s so much going on, …
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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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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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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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