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Meet the Locals – South America’s Unmissable Cultural Experiences

Diverse, vivacious and utterly unique, South America offers some of the most exciting cultural adventures in the world. Alongside the classic travel highlights, there are plenty of ways to get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in local life. From exploring Lima’s food markets to cruising the Galapagos with local fisherman, here are the experiences you must not miss…. …

Travel inspiration for gloomy days; Wakatobi dive resort in the Republic of Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Indo-1-56

Travel porn; Inspiration for Gloomy Days

After an early winter, which surprised most of us with clear, sunny days throughout the usually dismal months of November and December, the wet, winter weather we’re more accustomed to in the United Kingdom has finally landed. Landed with a vengeance, since the turn of the year, apart from an inch of snow which remained in the garden for less …

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Travel Inspiration; Incredible Journeys for 2017

It’s that time of year when every travel programme, magazine, writer, photographer and blogger on the planet produces their travel inspiration and recommendations for destinations worth visiting the following year. I’m about to shamelessly jump on the bandwagon and produce my own recommendations, with a slight difference; all those included will be exceptional destinations, once in a lifetime trips which …

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Plan a Cruise Month and Rethinking Cruising

Have you taken a cruise, are you considering a cruise or maybe you are a regular cruiser? Regardless of your experience or knowledge, the Plan a Cruise Month campaign aims to get you excited about cruising. Plan a Cruise Month and #CruiseSmile are a combined campaign by the global cruising industry to raise awareness about the variety of opportunities cruising …

Napoleon in St Helena; Conquering Memory at the Musée de l’Armée Les Invalides in Paris, France on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Musee-3497

Last days of Boney; Napoleon in St Helena

Stuck for something to do on a rainy day in Paris? The Musée de l’Armée Les Invalides may have the answer; Napoleon in St Helena. Conquering Memory. A fascinating exhibition detailing the last days of Napoleon, while in exile on remote St Helena. In fact, for those that have run out of museums to visit in London, it’s even a …

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Celebrating World Wildlife Day – Photo Essay

This is a belated post, the United Nations official World Wildlife Day was celebrated yesterday, and I am disappointed that time and commitments conspired against publishing before now. However, with slightly more time to think, we should celebrate wildlife, care about wildlife, want to conserve wildlife every day. So maybe this is a belated post, relevant whether it’s an officially …

Dream ride; A hot air balloon in La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park (Parque Natural Zona Volcánica de la Garrotxa) in Costa Brava in the Catalonian Pyrenees, Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_067701

Daring to Dream

How many times have you heard the term ‘dreamer‘ used as in a derogatory sense? It’s often ascribed to those that day dream, considered to have their ‘head in the clouds‘ and unlikely to amount to anything by those with more practical and industrious attitudes to life. I wonder if Neil Armstrong was ever told to keep his feet on …