Monday, 17 December 2012

Riverside Escape

The lake District - Broadoaks Country House

The lake District - Toutbeck, UK: A short drive from junction 36 of the M6, UK.

Area famous for: Romantic escapes, walking, fishing, lush green landscapes and of course the lakes themselves.

Broadoaks Country House: Circa 1830, A stunning stone built country house, steeped in history and set in the most stunning of countryside.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Madagascar – The Litchi Tree, Joffreyville

Picture: The smallest chameleon in the world...leaf chameleon
Madagascar, location: Indian ocean, approx. 250 miles from East Africa. (Worlds 4th largest Island).

Joffreyville location: Found at the Northern tip of Madagascar, close to Amber Mountain rainforest reserve.

Famous for: Lemurs, Chameleons, Mongoose and Tenrecs, as well as a range of other endemic flora and fauna).

Tsara Komba – Nosy Komba, Madagsacar

Picture: A female black lemur (the males are black - honest)    
Nosy Komba, location:
Small island off the North West coast of Madagascar

Famous for:  Black lemurs, chameleons, sea life and complete relaxation.

When to go: It really depends on what you would like to see. There are two distinct seasons in Madagascar, wet (November – April) and dry (May – October).

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Glamping in Poole

Or Corfe Mullen to be exact...

Willow Farm Yurts, Location:
Near Poole, Dorset, UK.

Famous for:
Sandbanks (a gorgeous and very long stretch of pristine beach) and Studland Beach and nature reserve.

Friday, 4 May 2012

The Maldives

Maldives, Location: Situated off Sri Lanka, the worlds smallest Asian country and and the lowest, made up of 1190 coral islands.

Famous for: White sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

When to go: The temperature is pretty consistent throughout the year, but there are two distinct seasons here, the dry season (January  – March) and the rainy season (May – November) Having traveled in both seasons, I would have to say that the rainy season is probably my favourite, but to be honest the temperature is so good year round that it makes little difference.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Beautiful Borneo

Borneo, location: North of Java Island, Indonesia/Malaysia (depending on the region visited).
Famous for: Being home to one of the oldest rainforests in the World and of course to the critically endangered Orangutan as well as many other rare and endangered animal and reptile species and of course Turtles who nest there throughout the year.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands
Location : off the coast of Equador
Famous for: Wildlife & the inspiration for Darwin's evolutionary theory
When to go: Any time of year, have a look at the wildlife you want to see most and check when they are most prevalent, for instance you may want to see the frigate birds in their breeding season, or like wise the blue footed boobies during their mating dance...