Adventure in the English Lakes, trekking and scrambling on Striding Edge on Helvellyn in Cumbria, Lakeland in the United Kingdom on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Lakes 2014-3

Postcards of Adventure

There are numerous motives for producing a personal travel blog, the main one being to inspire others through storytelling and photography. I hope to help people make informed and inspired choices regarding their options for adventure. Other incentives include informing, entertaining, stimulating imaginations and enabling others to travel vicariously, these are the reasons many of travellers choose to share our …

Travel inspiration; A fisherman in the Messolonghi Lagoon of western Greece on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Greece8384-163

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 …

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 …

Home; The Most Underrated Place on Earth

“There’s no place like home” We’re all aware of the above quote, but how many genuinely believe the sentiment it represents? There is another equally well-known, and relevant saying “familiarity breeds contempt”. Hopefully not many are contemptuous of their surroundings, but it’s true that we become blasé, even indifferent to what is familiar. People are naturally curious, we have an …

Escaping the Crowds; A Passion to Explore

There is an increasing trend in travel, people seeking to explore, hoping to find more authentic experiences. They prioritise getting away from the crowds, and attempting to step off the beaten path. This new wave of traveller isn’t content sipping mai tais on all-inclusive resort beaches. Though a deserted one, that few ever reach probably holds greater appeal. They are …

Freedom is epitomised by a tern in flight in Riviera Maya, Mexico on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_mex16734

Freedom in Pictures – Evocative Images Series

Pictures are extremely powerful, a single photograph or painting can evoke a whole gamut of emotions and feelings. Happiness, sadness, anger, serenity, contempt, sympathy, ecstasy, despair, excitement and yes even boredom are just a few examples. Images also can inspire, invoking a wish to travel, to build, to create or even to start a family. This can make reviewing past …

Postcard from the Powerful Atlantic, Essaouira

Essaouira is known as the ‘windy city’ and is certainly living up to it’s nickname here, with huge Atlantic rollers crashing against the rocks seemingly acting as sentinels at the harbour entrance. I am uncertain what this particular local gentleman had been doing, maybe ‘harvesting’ the rock pools or mussel beds to feed his family or maybe for trading. At this …

Postcard from an Egyptian sunset

Desert sunsets always seem especially spectacular. Sitting above a Bedouin camp in the Egyptian desert near Sharm el Sheik was proof enough of this for me. Watching from a high point above the camp provided moments of great peace and solitude before the festivities of the evening began. Lingering as long as I dared before joining the rest of the …

Adventure in a shrinking World – Modern Day Exploring

Is it possible to still make discoveries in the modern World, to feel some exhilaration from exploring and finding something new? The opportunities to explore unchartered regions are diminishing but there are still some available for those sufficiently driven to do so. Most of the ocean floor remains unexplored but even on dry land there are still exciting destinations to …