9 Amazing animal experiences from around the world!

9 Amazing animal experiences from around the world!

For me, one of the most rewarding things about travel is the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife I could never see at home. In this post I share some of the most memorable - and unusual - animal experiences I have had on my journeys around the globe. What has been your most exciting wildlife experience on your travels? All the encounters in these posts were with wild animals, apart from the horses which were domesticated and well cared-for. Indri in Madagascar A trip to the island of Madagascar, Read more [...]
Swimming with manta rays in the Maldives

Swimming with manta rays in the Maldives

The Maldives are simply magical, but one of the most memorable moments of my time there was the day I swam with a manta ray.We had travelled by wooden dhoni through the islands, stopping off twice a day to snorkel on the spectacular reefs that litter the shores. However, between the shallow waters of the atolls are much deeper channels, and these are when you find the manta rays. We set off one morning in search of them, seeking out the stretches of ocean where the mantas are known to congregate, Read more [...]
The real Maldives: Taking a Maldives liveaboard vacation

The real Maldives: Taking a Maldives liveaboard vacation

It's funny how there are some places you never thought you would visit. I have a friend who took some teasing over the years about his enthusiasm for the Maldives; he was keen to share the virtues of these idyllic islands in the sun, with its white sand beaches and stilted bungalows, to anyone who would listen. But I always knew that luxury holidays weren't for me... Read more [...]