I am an author, blogger, and photographer who loves to create insightful and high-quality articles and photography about life and travel. I have worked with several clients to produce itineraries, blog posts, and destination guides as well as other non-travel related work. Being professional, on the ball, and understanding my client's needs is very important to me because this is how I can deliver exactly what they want, within the required timescales.
He has been called the greatest broadcaster of our time and for over half a century David Attenborough has been bringing the natural world into our living rooms with TV programmes like “Life on Earth”, “The Trials of Life”, and “The Blue Planet” – fascinating insights into the flora and fauna on Earth through incredible cinematography and storytelling.
I have always loved watching these documentaries and David Attenborough is someone I could listen to forever. His soothing tones mesmerise as ...
Since I left the UK in 2007, I have become more creative and I have travelling to thank for that. I once read that people become more creative if they travel and see the world, but just how true is it?
I can’t speak for others, but I believe it is. The first time I went travelling, I became more interested in the world around me. I saw some beautiful, and not so beautiful, things. I experienced amazing things, I visited intriguing places, and I learned to open my eyes and appreciate the small...
Gillian Morris draws upon her knowledge and experience of living in Thailand’s capital city to give you an alternative guidebook to Bangkok.
Do you enjoy doing things that not everybody does?
Let me guide you through the streets of Bangkok to uncover a little of its past.
Pack your bags, put on your walking shoes, and get to know the City of Angels in a more intimate way.
Embark on a discovery of some of Bangkok's unsung attractions.
On The Trail of Bangkok’s European Heritage has been design...
There is so much to see and experience in Morocco! All the sights, smells, and sounds will intrigue and excite you from the moment you arrive.
It’s a land of diversity with mountains and deserts, blue-colored cities, souks and medinas, fabulous architecture, and thought-provoking ruins. It’s undoubtedly a land of beauty and many places throughout the country will stop you in your tracks.
With that in mind, here is a guide to the most beautiful places to visit in Morocco.
Heart-stirring landscapes of the Moroccan Sahara, the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains and a coastline that spans 500 km show just how diverse Morocco is. Ancient cities, architecture, and food don’t even begin to scratch the surface of this intriguing land. It would take a long time to experience everything, so here is a useful guide of what you cannot miss when visiting Morocco.
Architecture in Casablanca
The largest city in Morocco, cosmopolitan and vibrant Casablanca is full of Moorish ...
A visit to Marrakech, one of Morocco‘s jewels, would not be complete without a visit to the medina, with its ancient walls, over 20 huge gates and a central courtyard where people continue to live a traditional way of life.
There are plenty of things to keep you entertained in the medina; mosques to admire, palaces to excite, and souks to get lost in, but you won’t do justice to any of these sights in one day. And why would you want to?
fun things to do in the medina of Marrakech.
Morocco is a country of intriguing sights, smells and sounds, diverse landscapes, from rugged mountains and deserts to green, lush valleys and a spectacular coastline. It’s also a land of beauty, and the mighty Sahara Desert is one such beauty that is on many a visitor’s itineraries. While you may not want to get lost in the Sahara Desert, you can certainly experience losing yourself in the pure beauty and magnificence of this stunning part of Morocco. Here are some ways of getting lost in th...
Even though it was officially founded in 789 by Idris I, Morocco’s history began centuries before. Morocco retained its independence until the French and Spanish colonization in 1912. In 1956, Morocco regained independence from France, and the Alaoite Dynasty currently rules.
Due to Morocco’s colored past, we can see a variety of influences in the architectural styles throughout the country.
Colorful mosaics and carvings of Moroccan palaces and city walls demonstrate a unique blend of Islamic...
With temperatures regularly reaching over 35 degrees, Africa is the last place you may think of as a skiing destination. However, high up in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, is one of the best ski resorts in the country, Oukaimeden.
A Glimpse of Oukaimeden
Just 80 kilometres from the hot and dusty city of Marrakech lies a wilderness of white, snow-capped mountains where the atmosphere couldn’t be any more different. Oukaimeden is Africa’s highest ski resort, ranging from 2,600 meters to the hi...
The four imperial cities of Morocco, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat, have all been capital cities at some point in history. Rabat is the current capital but, whatever the status of these four exotic locations, they offer visitors a unique insight into the lives, past and present, of their inhabitants in very different ways.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Fes is Morocco’s second largest city and one that has retained its lifestyle since medieval times. The most exciting of the four imper...
Why should you be traveling alone?
It can take a lot of courage to make the decision to go traveling alone but once that decision has been made the world is at the feet of any would be the solo traveler. It can be a liberating experience to navigate new cities or engage in an extreme sport, without having to worry whether you’re traveling buddy is having just as much fun or not! You can do exactly what you want when you want.
Stay safe by always being cautious
The majority of destinations are...
After a few days and nights in Bangkok most holidaymakers feel the need to escape city life and go in search of sandy beaches and clear blue ocean and to spend time on some of the most idyllic islands in the world, so here is a guide to island hopping around Thailand’s Gulf Coast with our 10-day itinerary!
Day 1-3 ADVENTURE ON TURTLE ISLAND
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Take the ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao, also known as Turtle Island, the smallest island in the Chumphon Archipelago in the Gulf of...
Everyone knows Australia is big but it isn’t until you travel around the country that the realisation of just how big it is sinks in. A popular route is to travel the east coast from Melbourne to Cairns, a distance of over between 3,000 to 4,000 kilometers depending on the route you take and a journey that would take over 32 hours to drive. That means missing out on some of Australia’s best hot spots.
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To give a taste of what there is on offer here...
Stunning beaches, grand temples, and some of the most delicious food on the planet, it’s no wonder that hordes of holidaymakers make Thailand their holiday destination every year. There is so much to see in this beautiful country and this alternative guide to the Land of Smiles will take you where the masses don’t go.
Day 1 Canals and Street Food
Get a gentle introduction to the city, by exploring Bangkok’s canals and backwaters and see how the locals have continued to live their lives amidst...
If you ever move to another country to live and work you have to learn to adapt. It’s a big step and, depending on which country, most likely it will be a huge culture shock. I remember going on holiday to Sri Lanka for the first time, and was shocked at people living in shanty towns with nothing to their name.
I looked up the definition of “culture shock.” A condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes...