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Top 10 adventure travel destinations

After visiting 48 countries, I have decided to create my top 10 travel destinations. 1st place Driving at dawn across the worlds’ largest saltpan, known as Salar de Uyuni.                   Before leaving England with my wife, I had never heard of this vast expanse, but during our […]

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Tupiza Tours

Extract from Round the Bend “Llamas grazed on small pockets of greenery, lifting their long  necks momentarily as we raced across the savannah. We stopped to watch pink flamingos feed delicately in the shallow lagoons, oblivious to the smell of methane weeping from the cracked earth. As we traversed the open plateau our vehicle struggled […]

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Travel writing about London

In a quest to have some my travel writing published, I have written a number of articles for the West Australian newspaper in Australia (Travel Section). With 700,000 readers each Saturday, it is an alternative way to get your name out there as a travel writer. On a recent visit to London, I took the […]

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Pole Pole Slowly slowly

Every year, Mount Kilimanjaro claims a life.  Trekkers might be unprepared physically or the porters may stretch themselves with too many treks and no time to repair their bodies, in order to make more dollars. On summit day, the early hours blur, as you focus solely on self survival. Each hour slowly edges by while […]

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Okavango Delta Safari by Mokoro

During a 3 month overland trip through East and South Africa, the most magical moment was dawn in the Okavango Delta. Papyrus reeds towered over us as we glided through clear waters. At each turn we discovered small lagoons littered with speckled green lily-pads, while the air hissed with dragonflies darting across the millpond.The afternoon […]

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Why independent book reviews are essential

The 1st review just came in for my adventure travel book, #RoundtheBend and I am very happy indeed I always felt it was a cracking adventure travel book and this has given my confidence a real boost! I used an independent reviewer called The Bookbag and you can read their summary here… An inspiring, enlightening […]

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