Whilst the Romanian government considers lifting a year-long ban on hunting brown bears, I discover the heart breaking stories behind Europe’s largest bear sanctuary.
This week The Joyner Journal was the proud winner of the Daily Telegraph’s “Just Back” travel writing competition.
Tiny Swaziland suffers from the shadow of it’s big-5 neighbour, South Africa but it’s long conservation heritage has left a legacy of impressive yet intimate game reserves. Bumping along through the dense…
Almost 90 years ago it Inspired Gerald Durrell’s “My family and other animals”, and in many areas, Corfu’s natural beauty and charm has remained intact despite the invasion of tourism. You can still happen across the unspoiled corners which inspired Durrell and with its wooded mountainous interior, irresistible bays and olive groves, Corfu provides a great balance of culture, fun, and relaxation even with little’uns in tow.
For most, mention of the Galápagos conjures up images of giant tortoises lumbering across the volcanic landscape. But five of these islands are also inhabited by a soaring human population; government workers, fisherman, tour operators, teachers, refugees from the mainland, dreamers and scientists who all call the Galápagos home. 25,000 of them.
A humbling experience in Tamil Nadu where I meet Mr Daniel, a man who gave up everything to help rural communities in the area.
Volunteering in the Galapagos doesn’t have to be with the wildlife.
Homecoming. After a year away I contemplate what coming home means and summarise the best and worst of our year…