Reflections on 2015 Travels: From Antarctica to Africa

As the end of another year approaches, people around the world are reflecting on the ‘year that was’, reading the ‘best of’ lists that are dominating news feeds and making New Year resolutions that, for the majority, won’t be kept. And despite the cynic in me recognising the end of the year as nothing more […]

Iguazu Falls: Tourist Trap or Natural Wonder?

Iguazu Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.  But like all tourist attractions, visiting it creates a conflicting experience of both ‘tourists’ and the ‘attraction’.   “Excuse me – can you please take our photo?”  The couple in front of me handed me their camera and turned to pose in front of the thunderous crash […]

Patagonia in Pictures: Torres del Paine

Since arriving in Torres del Paine the previous day, cloud and rain had left much of the landscape to my imagination. But the clouds were beginning to clear and a highlight of the Patagonian landscape that had previously been obscured was about to be spectacularly revealed. The weather conditions in Torres del Paine National park […]

Esteros del Ibera Wetlands in Pictures: A Highlight of Argentina

(Southern Spectacled Caiman feeding) Many visitors to Argentina fail to reach Esteros del Ibera wetlands. But those that do are rewarded with tranquillity, endless photographic opportunities and close encounters with wildlife, on a land that has been transformed from hunting ground to protected area.  There are some destinations in the world I feel an instant […]

In Pictures: Antarctica, Patagonia, Iguazu, Ibera Wetlands and More

Today is my last day of a fantastic two months of travel: the wildlife of the Falkland Islands, the wildness of South Georgia, the magic of Antarctica, the beauty of Patagonia, the overcrowded natural wonder of Iguazu Falls and the tranquillity of Ibera wetlands. It has reminded me how fortunate I am to have been born […]

The Sun Sets on Ushuaia (Argentina)

In this post, the sun sets on Ushuaia – both figuratively and literally. These photos were taken soon after I arrived in Argentina’s southernmost town last month. And last week I waved goodbye to it for the foreseeable future, uncertain when – and if – I’ll be back. Ushuaia has been the bookends of both […]

El Calafate, Argentina: A Brief Glimpse at Patagonia

As I walked away from the Ocean Diamond in Ushuaia, the super yacht that had been my home for the past three weeks, I experienced a feeling of disbelief.  It couldn’t be over – not yet.  I had been soaking up the experience of living in a magical bubble, completely disconnected from the outside as […]

Photo Story: The “End of the World” in Ushuaia

Ushuaia is located at the bottom of Argentina and its population of 60,000 can lay claim to living in the world’s southernmost city.  Its location in the Tierra del Fuego region beneath the peaks of Montes Martial make it popular destination for hikers.  It’s compact size and tourist friendly amenities keep it on the backpacker […]

5 Things To Do Before You Leave Bolivia

Bolivia was my first experience of South America where I enjoyed three months of Spanish lessons, a homestay, volunteering and exploring the country. It remains one of my most memorable travel experiences to this day. Bolivia is a thought-provoking and unique country, with friendly locals who will share a smile with you despite the daily […]

You Know You Are In BOLIVIA When:

Bolivia was my first experience of South America where I enjoyed three months of Spanish lessons, a homestay, volunteering and exploring the country. It remains one of my most memorable travel experiences to this day. Bolivia is a thought-provoking and unique country, with friendly locals who will share a smile with you despite the daily […]