Costa Rica
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South America

Jaco Wildlife Tours, Costa Rica

Jaco is a place for surfers and older American gentlemen who retire there with younger Costa Ricans or to see the surfer gals!  It is a great and lively little place with an amazing beach.  However it is also pretty close to some great wildlife.  Make sure that you go out of your way to […]

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North America
USA

Weird Vegas – The real Las Vegas!

Las Vegas is a place like no other in the world!  When they call it sin city, they’re not kidding…. It seems to be the city where everything goes.  Whether you want to lose all your money gambling, shoot a sniper rifle, drink an 88oz daiquiri or or eat the most calorific burger in the […]

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Asia
Destinations
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Malaysia

Staying Along the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

The Kinabatangan River is an awesome place to see wildlife, and is still one of my top favourite places in the world to see animals – partly due to the great variety and fairly good density, bit also due to the beautiful surroundings of the river and its banks.  However you just can’t do the […]

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Europe
Germany

Visit Amazing Animals at Cologne Zoo

This was my second visit to the Cologne Zoo, however where as I drove there last time and parked in the very impressive bamboo car park, this time we used the metro rail – which is a pretty easy and effective way to get around the city.  The stop for the zoo is just a […]

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Europe
Netherlands

Planckendael Zoo

Certainly within Europe Planckendael has to be a contender for one of my favourite zoos.  Generally we will take a couple of hours to make our way around your average zoo…. And it doesn’t even seem to matter too much how big it is.  We have a real passion for seeing things which we have never […]

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Europe
Germany

Cologne Christmas Markets – Guide with Map

If you want magic at Christmas, few nations do this better than the Germans, and when it comes to the beautiful and lively Christmas markets cologne has some real crackers to offer.  These markets host millions of visitors (both local and even international) every year…. There are even plenty of coach tours from the UK […]

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Misc. Travel Articles & Tips

Are “Unaccredited” Zoos Worth Visiting?

In this age we know that animals all have very different and specific needs if they are kept in captivity, and many people question whether or not we actually still need zoos and aquariums…  The short answer to this, from my point of view is that there are many zoos around the world which carry […]

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Asia
Destinations
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Malaysia

Visit the Magnificent Turtle Island (Sellingan)

Turtle Island is an amazing place to visit, and I would recommend that anyone who goes to Borneo should make a trip to Sellingan (or Turtle Island as it’s affectionately known) top priority! We were a little concerned about the accommodation after reading a few reviews… However even though the rooms are a little basic […]

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Asia
Destinations
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Malaysia

Best Places to see Orangutans in Borneo

Borneo has a number of iconic species, including the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkey and of course the incredible old man of the forest, or orangutan as you and I know them as.  During my trip to Borneo I was lucky enough to see all 3 of these in the wild, however the focus of this […]

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Culture & Tips
Destinations
Europe
Iceland
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Culture, Conduct & Customs in Iceland

Iceland is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world, where a trip out of the city can feel like your car turned in to a rocket transporting you to another world.  The geology of Iceland has shaped it in to something I have never seen anywhere else, and can’t wait […]

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