The colourful warehouses which line the River Nidelven, which runs through the city of Trondheim in Norway, Scandinavia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_trondelag-1-24

Pride and Presentability in Trondheim

Strolling across one of the numerous bridges in Trondheim, a sign caught my eye, actually, a single word on the sign grabbed my attention “Pride”. In a colourful city of multi-hued warehouses, now converted to fashionable apartments, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, it seemed the perfect place to experience a gay pride parade for the first time. Pride in Trondheim I …

Sami performers singing during a nightless night on the Kiilopää fell near Inari, Arctic Finland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_finland-1-27

Nightless Nights in Finnish Lapland

It was slightly eerie, standing on top of Kilopää, in northern Finland as the hands on my watch slowly registered midnight, the sun still high above the horizon and the blue sky marbled with high fluffy clouds. This is what nightless nights in Finnish Lapland feels like, well inside the Arctic Circle, even several weeks after the summer solstice, the …

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Best of Canada – Bucketlist #Canada150

Canada is one of my favourite destinations, returning there almost annually in the years since becoming a travel writer/photographer. It’s a vast almost continent sized country, diverse with incredible scenery, iconic wildlife and fascinating First Nation culture and art. This year the country is celebrating Canada150, 150 years since the establishment of the confederation, and as today is also Canada …

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Malta, behind the Façade

Malta is made up of three islands, Malta, Comino and Gozo. Our trip was focused on diving off Gozo but there was enough time for a walk round Mdina on Malta before heading for our ferry to Gozo. The position of the island group in the Mediterranean Sea means that it has long been prized as a strategic asset. From …

Dog sledding in the winter wonderland of Lappeasuando, dog sledding in Swedish Lapland, the far north of Sweden, within the Arctic Circle on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Lapland-1-35

A Dog Sledding Adventure in Swedish Lapland

The remainder of the dog sledding group were huddled around the table, receiving the safety briefing from our guide, Brenda. Already ensconced in their thick, puffy over suits and woolly hats, like a meeting of Michelin people, conspiring to replace sled runners with tyres perhaps. Brenda explained what to expect from our experience, possible issues with the dogs and how …

Diving Malta; The Comino Caves off Gozo, Malta an island of shipwrecks and underwater caves in the Mediterranean Sea on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel

In at The Deep End, Diving Malta

“Hey honey, how would you like to go diving in Malta?” came the shout from the office here at Mallory Towers. “Diving Malta? Yes, love to, but it’s ages since I was underwater.” Was my initial reply. However, it sounded tempting, prompting me to continue, “What’s the dive specifics? I could arrange a refresher.” Several emails, some research and quick, last-minute …

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Experiencing African Wildlife at Kidepo National Park, Uganda

From wildebeest migrations across endless plains to prides of lions gathering at watering holes, the wildlife of Africa is some of the most diverse and sought after in the world.  Indeed, everyone seems to want a slice of the safari experience. As the popularity of wildlife holidays continues to grow, however – and popular game-viewing points become awash with jeeps …