A road trip in the Yukon, Canada, miles of open road in the wilderness of Kluane National Park on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Yukon-1-27

Anatomy of a Road Trip

We all love a road trip, right? An open road, stretching as far as the eye can see, into a distant vanishing point somewhere on a horizon of jagged peaks captures the imagination of every keen traveller. A winding ocean road or mountain track can tempt even the most die-hard couch potato to climb off the sofa and get behind …

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Surviving lost luggage in Reykjavik

When the invitation to participate in the MoneySupermarket.com “Lost Luggage Challenge” was initially received, my reaction was to feel both intrigued and excited. The concept is to travel to a destination of my choice, but to arrive only armed with wallet, passport and mobile phone. Arriving with so few possessions may seem slightly false, but it sounded such an exciting …

Budget travel - Rhône Valley: Street performer on the steps of the Papal Palace in Avignon, Provence in the South of France on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain_Mallory_Rhone1412224

Travelling on a Budget; tips for city travel -

Travelling on a budget often means making compromises to keep costs down, but there are many exciting destinations, particularly cities which are notoriously expensive. Moscow is tempting and any city in Scandinavia or Switzerland can be a desirable getaway, but they are also unlikely to be friendly on the wallet. This doesn’t necessarily mean they need to be avoided however, …

River Cruising; The Pros and Cons for Beginners

This post has taken over five months to publish, the reason, honestly, I wasn’t completely sure what to write. The trip involved river cruising, and confirmed something I’d already suspected. Providing a balanced opinion required some careful thought. Cruising has never really appealed to me, particularly the huge transatlantic liners, carrying thousands of passengers. This cruise type seems oversized, passengers …

Winter Survival – How to avoid an Avalanche

It may seem a little strange to publish a post about avalanches just as spring is about to appear in the northern hemisphere. However there remains a risk of an avalanche for those heading into the backcountry where snowfields still cling especially in sheltered areas. Spring avalanches are often of the wet slab type but when fresh snow has recently …

Smart Travel; Cultural Survival Guide for Travellers

The recent spate of horrific sex attacks on female travellers in India have highlighted a problem which as existed for many years. There have been numerous other attacks but the ferocity and aggression involved resulting in the death of one victim has received worldwide condemnation. Extensive media coverage has fuelled the feelings of revulsion aimed at the sub-continent. “Reported rape …

Human Trafficking – The Modern Slavery

Slavery may seem to be a long forgotten term, with no real relevance in this century. Unfortunately this is far from the truth, human trafficking is the phrase now used to describe modern slavery and it is more common than many of us may believe. Some will have seen films like ‘Taken’ in which Liam Neeson plays an aging Jason …

Stay Safe – Travel Self Defence

Adventurous travellers often find themselves in areas where crime is common, risk of mugging or an attack maybe considered an unavoidable even acceptable hazard of adventure. “a little knowledge can be dangerous” Despite using Kash Lee and Jet Lowe as my models for this post on basic self-defence for traveller’s use of it is to be avoided. In the event …