My Top Travel Experiences of 2014

As the year comes to an end, it’s traditional to review the year, and share the best moments. I’ve often been accused of being premature (don’t ask), so it’s possibly appropriate that I jump the gun, and recall a few memories which made 2014 an especially good year. This may be a risky strategy, the year still has some legs in it, …

A Marsupial Safari in Eungella, Queensland

“There’s a possum” the Eungella guide whispered; we’d only walked a few metres behind my lodge, and there was the cat sized marsupial caught in the torch beam of a powerful spot. It did not seem alarmed, obviously quite accustomed to appearing in the spotlight, a reluctant star of evening entertainment. Discovered just behind the Broken River Mountain Resort restaurant on an evening …

Aerial views of the Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain Mallory-300-451 aerial_queensland

Looking down on Queensland; Aerial Photography Essay

On a recent visit to Queensland, Australia, somebody claimed it looks better from the air, fortunately they also treated me to a couple of charter flights over the region. Therefore, it’s easy to confirm what a beautiful place it is, mature, green forests, punctuated with impressive city skylines, and long sweeping beaches. Queensland has wow factor, especially from the air. Both flights …

Butterflies on Keswick Island in the Whitsundays, near Mackay. Queensland in Australia on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain Mallory-300-222 butterflies

Keswick Island; Nature’s Best in the Whitsundays

In recent months having visited St Helena in the South Atlantic, Magnetic, Palm and Lady Elliot in Queensland, Australia I’m feeling quite knowledgeable about islands. The Whitsundays have long been on my radar, a series of islands in the Great Barrier Reef, popular with tourists, and fitting the cliché island paradise. Keswick Island was my introduction to Queensland’s little piece of …

Home-grown Exploration – Adventures around the Corner

“Some wish for adventure, some actively seek it, but the true adventurer is usually in the midst of them” This site is about travel and finding adventure and now I am going to make an exception and advise against travelling, well at least not too far, not beyond your own neighbourhood. Thinking about adventure often has our minds wandering too …