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Life on a Hawaiian volcano

For BBC Travel – August 2013. When Kilauea started erupting in 1983, no one could have predicted the impact it would have on the landscape around the Big Island’s southern coast. Despite its destructive force, Kilauea attracts huge numbers of people to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park each year to see the volcano’s powerful effects for themselves. Click […]

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The Philippines: The Tarsier Man

For National Geographic Traveller blog – March 2013 I could have spent hours watching them, despite the fact they barely moved in the midday heat. The Philippine tarsier, found mainly on the island of Bohol in the southern Philippines, is a shy creature with dinner-plate eyes and pointed ears that was surely designed to have […]

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Snorkelling in the Outer Hebrides

For Coast Magazine – printed in June 2013 issue Imagine a place where you don a snorkel mask and fins, float face down on the gentle waves and admire the colourful view below the surface. It’s highly unlikely that Scotland will make it into your dream, yet the clear waters around the island of Barra […]

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Brunei’s Wild Riches

For BBC Travel – published 30th May 2013 Looking out over the canopy in Brunei’s  Ulu Temburong National Park, it is easy to believe you are standing at the top of the world. Nothing obstructs the view from the park’s narrow, 50m-high canopy walkway, and visitors who have not been deterred by a fear of […]

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Krakow-Shaking off the Past

For National Geographic Traveller magazine – appeared in March 2013 issue The royal capital of Poland for 500 years, Krakow never fails to impress with its grand gothic and renaissance buildings that survived Nazi occupation, and the newly resurgent Jewish quarter of Kazimierz — a key part of this vibrant city’s appeal. Read the full […]

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