Travel People Watching – Airport Characters

Being processed through Gatwick airport one day, I indulged in a little people watching and was reminded of the many different characters that struggle through the departure lounges at airports daily. Airports may not seem the most interesting places to visit despite the number of reality television programmes that try to convince us otherwise. Apart from young children for whom …

Tourist Ranking System – Traveller Watching

The difference between a tourist and a traveller is an on-going debate that will probably never reach any sensible conclusion. My personal viewpoint on the subject is described in another ‘Tourists are travellers too” post. However I thought it might provide a few laughs to poke fun at some of our preconceptions of the stereotypes and provide a ‘ranking’ system …

A baby orangutan at Camp Leakey on the Sekonyer River in Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan in the Indonesian forest of Borneo on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Indo-1-244

The Real Essentials of Successful Travellers

This may not be a list that you can actually pack, but it does include the essentials for pleasant, safe and stress-free travel. Okay, totally stress free may not be achievable but successful travellers avoid stress because they possess most of these qualities. Spirit Of Adventure Chances are you would not fit most people’s perception of a traveller if you …