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  • A Feast of Lions and Lions Feasting in Botswana

    A Feast of Lions and Lions Feasting in Botswana

    In the Chobe National Park, a large geme park in Botswana, a lone buffalo is now struggling to keep up with the herd. Six lionesses are close behind ...

  • A Jungle Experience in Sri Lanka

    A Jungle Experience in Sri Lanka

    During my tour of Sri Lanka we were surprised by a detour into the jungle where we spent the night at the Ella Jungle Lodge. It was an unexpected and delightful adventure even though the temporary breakdown of the cable car nearly derailed our schedule for the following day.

  • Extract from My Diary – Sustainability in the Dominican Republic

    Extract from My Diary – Sustainability in the Dominican Republic

    During an extraordinary trip to the Dominican Republic I saw both sides of this Caribbean Island - tourisms luxury hotels fronted by golden beaches and real life - small villages of rundown properties because the inhabitants struggle to find work.

  • A Walk on the South Downs Way in Hampshire

    A Walk on the South Downs Way in Hampshire

    The South Downs Way is a National Trail following the old routes and driveways across the ridges and chalk escarpment of the South downs. This 100-mile rural path really does take walkers ‘away from it all’ and easy access means it can be done in small sections - but maybe not after a Prosecco…

  • Spectacular Roads to Tejeda

    Spectacular Roads to Tejeda

    The pretty village of Tejeda in Gran Canaria straddles the slopes of a large volcanic crater, Caldera de Tirajana. Two narrow roads riddled with hairpin bends ascend the steep sides of the Mogán valley in the shadow of two famous landmarks, Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo. Tejeda is famous for its…

  • Extract From My Diary: A Neanderthal Experience in Gibraltar

    Extract From My Diary: A Neanderthal Experience in Gibraltar

    While on a press trip in Gibraltar I had the opportunity to visit Gorham’s Cave and Vanguard Cave in an archaeological site known as the Gorham’s Cave Complex. Access to these caves was down a cliff face (steps provided) and then along a rock-strewn pebble beach in scramble mode. A thrilling and…

  • An Extract from my Diary: Walking in Vallesinella near Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    An Extract from my Diary: Walking in Vallesinella near Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    Vallesinella is a beautiful valley below the mountain resort of Madonna di Campiglio in the Brenta Dolomite Mountains, a mountain range that stretches across the region of Trentino in Northern Italy. A tributary of the River Sarche runs through this valley bounding over rocks and cliffs on its way.…

  • An Extract from My Diary: A Day Out on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

    An Extract from My Diary: A Day Out on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

    The Jurassic Coast that fringes the seaside of Dorset is littered with pretty and historic villages as well as long sandy beaches, sheltered coves and extensive natural landscapes. A beautiful back clothe for the stories of Thomas Hardy my day out takes me through the medieval village of…

  • An Excerpt from my Diary: Foraging in the Dolomites

    An Excerpt from my Diary: Foraging in the Dolomites

    The stunning Brenta Dolomites and the excellent Hotel Lorenzetti in the Mountain resort of Madonna di Campiglio draw me back year after year. I never tire of the spectacular mountain scenery, the wonderful walks and the diverse events that are staged there. This visit I enjoy a new experience,…

  • An Excerpt from my Diary: 24 Hours on Brownsea Island

    An Excerpt from my Diary: 24 Hours on Brownsea Island

    One of the shifts I do as a volunteer on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour is the out of hours’ warden. As it involves an evening patrol and being available in case of problems on the Brownsea Island campsite I stay overnight stay in a cottage on the island. It is a great opportunity to explore this…