In May 2013 Carolyn travelled to the Azores for a whistle-stop tour of four of its nine islands. Here she gives us a taster of what these atmospheric volcanic islands have to offer, and why we shouldn’t be keeping them a secret any longer.
Colours & Calderas
I spent a few days exploring four of the Azores’ nine islands - São Miguel, Pico, Terceira and Faial – with some other UK tour operators, hoping to learn more about the destination.
Flying into São Miguel (the largest island of the… Read on
In mid-May Brian headed out to Zambia's Liuwa Plains with six intrepid travellers on the first of our 21st anniversary "Way Out West” safaris. It was a great eye-opener and a very flat place!
This is Big Sky Country...
If ever there was a place to contemplate sending off a subscription to The Flat Earth Society, Liuwa Plain is it! This is Big Sky Country, where the flat landscape stretches in all directions as far as the eye can see, with only the occasional wooded thicket to… Read on
In February 2014 Mark Carwardine is leading our Festival of Whales to the whale-filled wilderness of San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico's Baja California. In this piece from his book "Ultimate Wildlife Encounters", Mark describes the experience beautifully.
San Ignacio Lagoon
The Pacific side of this ‘Mexican Galápagos’ is best known as the winter home of practically the entire world population of grey whales. Safely sheltered from the pounding surf of the open ocean, thousands of them gather to socialise, mate and… Read on
In June 2012 Bernie Reichart travelled with us to Finland on our Brown Bear Explorer. Bernie's report and images are excellent so we thought we would re-publish it here in our new Journal.
Arrived in Kajaani in the evening. My sort of airport - one room and only a short wait for our bags. We were taken straight to Viiksimo where dinner had been prepared by a cook who really cared about how his "customers" enjoyed the food.
Next morning we had our first nature walk - that… Read on
In early 2010 Simon Barnes joined Wildlife founder Chris Breen leading a small group safari called 'Zambian Luxury Escape'. He kindly gave us permission to publish his article which appeared in the Times.
As part of the launch of our new website we are republishing it here with some additional links and images…
Leopold and lions: two constants in my life
I have a secret vice. I re-read books. Some I read again and again and again, always content with them, always rejoicing in the familiarity, always finding something new. In particular, I read Ulysses.
I have another vice, but after in… Read on
This article, written by Jonathan Scott about Antarctica was first published in November 2006. As part of the launch of our new website we are republishing it here with some additional links and images…
The appeal of Antarctica is multi-faceted... the landscape, wildlife and history combine to make a journey there a unique experience, each day revealing a new layer of awe and complexity.
The excitement of glimpsing your first towering iceberg, being stunned into silence by the… Read on