Journey to the heart of our planet’s natural wonders, where every leaf, creature, and landscape tells a story of survival, adaptation, and beauty. The articles in the Nature & Wildlife Encounters section invite you to witness the awe-inspiring diversity of life in its myriad forms.

Connect with the Earth’s Majestic Beauty

The Importance of Conservation

As travellers, our footsteps leave imprints on the natural world. It’s our responsibility to ensure they’re light and positive. By choosing ethical wildlife encounters and supporting conservation efforts, we can help preserve the planet’s precious ecosystems for generations to come.

Featured Nature & Wildlife Destinations


Africa has to be at the top of this list, given the wide range of conservation initiatives I have personally experienced. From rhino protection in Kenya to anti-poaching programmes in Zimbabwe, we can learn a lot from Africa.



I never knew that Catalonia had a volcanic region, and what a beauty it is. By staying in the fabulous Rectoria we were able to take a pre-dawn hot air balloon ride to get a bird’s eye view of this stunning landscape.

Signature Nature & Wildlife Experiences

Ethical Safari Adventures

Discover the golden savannas teeming with wildlife, guided by principles that respect and protect the natural world. I personally ensure that all the trips I arrange in my work as a travel designer for The Grown-up Travel Company are in partnership with ethical providers. 

Bird Watching Tours

With binoculars in hand, explore biodiversity hotspots that are a haven for bird enthusiasts and photographers alike.

Marine Wildlife Excursions

Dive into the blue to witness the marine ballet of whales, dolphins, and coral reefs, fostering a deeper appreciation for ocean conservation.

Sustainable Travel Tips

From reducing plastic waste to choosing conservation-focused accommodations, learn how to travel in harmony with nature, ensuring your adventures contribute positively to the environment.

Stories from the Wild

Why not start by reading about my encounter with the gentle giants of Uganda?

Planning Your Nature & Wildlife Adventure

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Embarking on a nature and wildlife-focused trip is a commitment to experiencing and preserving the world’s natural wonders. I’ll help you plan your adventure with mindfulness and respect for the wild.

Dive deeper into my extensive collection of blog posts on nature and wildlife.

The 21 Most Beautiful Places in Norway

Introduction Norway is a country known for its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich...

The Amazing Wildlife of Niagara Falls

Photo credit: Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls & American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls)...

What Attracts Tourists to Africa? A Deep Dive into the Continent’s Wonders

Ah, mother Africa. The continent has it all if you ask me. And you should ask me because I have been...

Top 10 Best Places to Travel in Africa in 2024

You know I love Africa, right? You should already be planning your trip of a lifetime with The...

Anchorage wildlife encounters: where to spot bears, moose and more

Photo by Simon Hurry on Unsplash Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, is one of the most popular...

Moving Out Closer To Nature: A Good Idea?

Photo by skeeze – Pixabay License Whether it’s part of your digital detox, or you simply want...

7 world-famous natural hot spring destinations this 2017

Photo credit: WanderingtheWorld ( ‘Steamy Bath’, Iceland, Reykjavik...

How to See More of Nature Without Leaving The UK

Photo credit: via photopin (license) Going on a safari holiday is a dream for many nature lovers in...

Outdoors in Ontario: Safety Tips for Sharing Nature With Bears

Photo credit: Timka in her bath II via photopin (license) Whether you’re a hiker, an ATV...

Costa Rica – Something for everyone in this natural paradise

Photo credit: DSC_0243 via photopin (license) Often referred to as the birthplace of eco-tourism...

Why Croatia is perfect for nature travel

This article was written by Grown-up Travel Guide contributor Suzie Shaw Photo credit: lrumiha via...