Travel inspiration for gloomy days; Wakatobi dive resort in the Republic of Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Indo-1-56

Travel porn; Inspiration for Gloomy Days

After an early winter, which surprised most of us with clear, sunny days throughout the usually dismal months of November and December, the wet, winter weather we’re more accustomed to in the United Kingdom has finally landed. Landed with a vengeance, since the turn of the year, apart from an inch of snow which remained in the garden for less …

Icebergs on the beach at the ice lagoon, Jökulsárlón in the east of Iceland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory-300-24

A Travel Photographers Dozen; My Favourite Photos

This post is not borne of an original thought, it is inspired by an article from a photographer whom I greatly respect; their favourite photos of 2016. It’s rare I publish anything which is a genuine product of original creativity. However, I maybe a copycat, but there is a slight twist on the theme; rather than just last year, it comprises …

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 …

A young girl doing chores on the Pulau Hoga in Wakatobi in Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_indo1598

The Bajo; ‘Sea Gypsies’, a Portrait

This is a companion post to one published just yesterday, the reason; when choosing images to accompany that article I realised this village and the Bajo, Sea Gypsies are just too photogenic. There were too many images, too many wonderful, character filled faces, too many young, fresh smiles and too many glimpses of Bajo culture to be ignored. It’s also …

Marking the way on the Camino de Santiago in Oviedo, Asturias in northern Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Spain-7472

Slideguide to the Camino de Santiago (Norte)

Camino de Santiago Norte Guide General: Capital city: The Camino de Santiago (Norte) passes through several regions, there isn’t a capital, but finishes in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. Other principle cities: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Santander, Gijon and Oviedo. Main airport/s: Bilbao is the largest but San Sebastian and Santander are international airports, while Vigo-Peinador is a regional hub. Principle airline: Iberia, the national …

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Postcards from Camusdarach Beach

As photographers, any challenge to chase some light is accepted, even manufactured, whenever the opportunity arises it’s gratefully pounced upon. It was for this reason we’d begged, borrowed, cajoled, emailed and generally pestered anybody likely to listen to assist us with a road trip around the highlands and islands of Scotland. It turned out to be worth all the effort, with …

Cova d'en Xoroi nightclub in Menorca on the Balearic Islands of Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Menorca3402

Menorca; Timeless gem found in the details

There’s a chance those without a degree in smart Alec or geography will have had to google Menorca, surprised to discover there is a third Balearic island. This one however, isn’t just about all night partying and daytime recovery on the beach; it’s an unheralded and timeless cultural gem of the Spanish Mediterranean. Menorca is an island, therefore it’s blessed …

Goðafoss, "Waterfalls of the Gods" in north east Iceland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Iceland-5059

Road trip highlights in East Iceland

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice may seem like a small island, which can be explored in little more than a week, but even after a third visit, my appetite is still barely whetted. Taking a road trip with Discover the World, exploring the fjords of East Iceland, I was soon to realise there is still so much more …

Destinations; Kirkjufell (Icelandic: Church mountain) is a 463m[1] high mountain on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain Mallory-300-18

Slideguide Iceland; Land of Fire and Ice

Guide to Iceland Capital city: Reykjavik Other principle cities: Akuyeri, Húsavík, Keflavik, Selfoss Main airport/s: Keflavik is the international airport. Reykjavik airport provides domestic flights and flights to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Principle airline: Icelandair provides flights from several US and European cities. Budget airline Easyjet flies from several European cities. Both service the UK well. Air Iceland provides domestic flights within …