Earth Day; The ghost town of Russian mining community Colesburka in the Svalbard archipelago in the arctic Norway on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Svalbard-1-59

Earth Day; A Global Celebration

Today is one of the most important on the annual calendar of national days, festivals and celebrations; it’s Earth Day. A global event, April 22nd where many of us become environmental activists for the day, celebrating the beauty of our planet, highlighting environmental issues, educating the next generation and organising conservation projects which aim to improve planetary and community habitats. …

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 …

Postcards from Canada; Sealions in the Great Bear Rainforest

It is hard not to love the Great Bear Rainforest. It is a true wilderness nestled between the Pacific coast and the Coast mountain Range, stretching from British Columbia to Alaska. There are not any roads, the only access is by water or flying which adds to the feeling that of isolation in a wilderness. It is such a stunning …

Sustainable Travel – The Traveller’s Viewpoint

Those that read this site regularly will be aware that the topics of sustainable travel and the environment are close to my heart. Therefore it was particularly interesting to take part in the regular social media hashtag meet, Travel Talk on Twitter (TToT) which was about this subject. The social media travel community is extremely knowledgeable and insightful. The expertise, …

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 …

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, …