Last Chance Tourism; Mountain gorillas of the Titus troop on a gorilla trekking safari in Volcano National Park in north Rwanda in east Africa on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain_mallory_rwanda-9616a

Last Chance Tourism

Tomorrow’s topic for popular Twitter travel chat #TToT is ‘Last Chance Tourism‘. I’ve already been asked on several occasions what it actually means, so an explanatory post seems appropriate. By this very definition it means that the opportunities to visit these destinations and encounter with cultures or wildlife are diminishing and eventually will cease to exist. Time could be running …

World Wildlife Day; A polar bear in the autumnal colours of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada Iain Mallory_worldwildlifedayMG_3795

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 …

Travel Bloggers Give Back – Amur Leopard Conservation

I have been aware of the ‘Travel Bloggers Give Back’ initiative for more than a week now. I was contacted by Bret Love of Green Global Travel about becoming involved; it is a great idea and immediately agreed to provide my own supporting post. The challenge is that there are so many worthwhile causes finding a really exceptional cause is …

Travel now; Our disappearing World

The planet we call home is an amazing place; it is located in the band of space which is far enough away from the just right size star to not only produce but sustain life. The temperature range is perfect, the planet retains its moisture and atmosphere, and it even has a nearby satellite moon which controls the tides. It …

Sustainable Travel – Here for the Long Term?

Accessibility of air travel Sustainable travel is one of the fashionable terms being bandied about at the moment. Eco-tourism, green travel and reducing carbon-footprints are some of the current ‘buzz’ words of the travel industry. Airlines are offering carbon offsetting programmes where paying a little more for the flight means that ‘green’ initiatives will be invested in. There is some …

Anthropocene Epoch – Our unwelcome ‘viral’ impact

If you are unfamiliar with the term Anthropocene Epoch, it is the informal name which has been given to describe our impact on the Planet. It is the geological period of time in which man’s activities has had significant influence over the eco-systems of this World. Moments ago I was writing a piece on making better use of your camera, …