The Farne Islands Wildlife Experience: Exploring Northumberland, UK

The coast, castles and countryside of Northumberland attract visitors all year round.  But it’s the feathered guests who return each spring that create one of the highlights of the region. The opportunity to see a range of migratory sea birds in their breeding colonies on the Farne Islands is why bird watchers, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts […]

Farne Islands Sunset Boat Tour – Exploring Northumberland, UK

The Farne Islands is one of the UK’s greatest wildlife destinations, boasting a 70,000 rich puffin breeding colony, more than twenty species of bird and the largest grey seal colony on the east coast of Britain. A sunset boat tour is not an activity you would normally associate with the unpredictable and changeable weather of […]

10 Interesting Facts About Puffins – Exploring Northumberland, UK

The puffin, colourful in both appearance and character, is a popular bird with photographers, bird watchers and tourists. And the Northern Hemisphere summer creates a number of opportunities for a closer look as they make their annual return to land for the breeding season. Although more than half of the world’s puffin population breed near […]

Bamburgh Castle – A Highlight of Northumberland, UK

Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland’s most iconic sights and is symbolic of what makes the region such a great place to visit: a combination of beautiful landscape, sandy beaches, rugged coastline and historical castles. (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland – shortly after sunrise) In September last year, I had just returned to the UK after my […]

Photos of London at Night: A Walk Along Thames River

(London Thames at Night: St Paul’s Cathedral & Blackfriars Bridge) I started the year combining my two greatest passions – photography and travel – in the Lofoten Islands.  After a few days photographing the Northern Lights and the spectacular Arctic landscape, I returned home to London enthusiastic about my next photographic adventure.  But as this […]

Travel Ideas: U is for…UK (London)

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

Photo Gallery: Autumn Colours

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in London, especially after a disappointing summer.  Bright blue skies, an energising chill in the air, vibrant colours and falling leaves are symbols of the season we cling to in desperate denial that winter come next.  You don’t need to venture far in London to enjoy the autumn […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Being a Tourist at Home (London)

Sometimes we are so hungry for new destinations and different cultures that we become blind to the attractions of our own home.  Other times we have a thirst for new passport stamps but commitments or lack of finances keep us grounded.  Both are great reasons to put on your tourist face and explore your own home. […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Deer in Richmond Park, London

Richmond Park is a 2,360 acre park in south west London and is home to more than 600 red and fallow deer who roam freely in Richmond Park and have done since 1529.  The park attracts joggers, dog-walkers, hikers, cyclists, photographers and families and is an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of London. The […]

PHOTO STORY: Friday Night Lights in London

Since moving to London in 2000 I think it’s fair to say that I’ve spent the majority of my Friday nights in the pub, whether it’s an organised night out or unplanned ‘one drink after work’.  However in an attempt to save money and my health, this week I found myself on the tube with my […]