12 Things to do in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Boardwalk in Manuel Antonio National Park - one of the best things to do

Planning your trip to Costa Rica? With so many things to do in Manuel Antonio, you’ll want to make sure this coastal wildlife haven is firmly on your itinerary.  If you’re unfamiliar with Manuel Antonio, let me tell you a little more. Manuel Antonio National Park is located on the west coast of Costa Rica,[…]

The 11 Best Things to do in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Things to do in Monteverde, with hanging bridge overlooking rainforest

Monteverde is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica. While it’s well-known for its cloud forests and opportunities to try some adrenaline-filled sports, there are plenty of other things to do in Monteverde that will keep you entertained for this part of your Costa Rica itinerary.  The Best Things to do in Monteverde[…]

9 of the Best Safari Lodges in Kenya

Would Be Traveller Best Safari Lodges in Kenya safari tent with beds and towels

Going on an African safari is a dream come true for so many people; it certainly was for me! But with so many places to stay in Kenya, finding the right one for your budget and style can be harder than spotting the elusive leopard! That’s why I’ve collaborated with some of my favourite fellow[…]

Craghoppers Nosilife Review: Insect Repellent Clothing

Man wearing Craghoppers Nosilife clothes in jungle rainforest

If you’re anything like me, you’re a mosquito’s favourite meal. I bet you’ve tried everything to stop the bug bites, from bug repellent (both natural and tropical strength varieties) and citronella candles to vitamin B and arm bands, but nothing seems to work. I feel ya. No matter how much repellent I apply, I still[…]

10 days in Costa Rica: A Suggested Itinerary

This 10 day Costa Rica itinerary gives you everything you need to explore this wonderful country with limited time! Costa Rica is at the top of many traveller’s bucket lists. And with good reason. The country boasts breathtaking scenery, wildlife spotting opportunities to rival Africa and plenty of thrill-seeking activities too. There’s plenty to keep[…]

The Best South Africa Safari Lodges

Would Be Traveller South Africa Safari Lodges

South Africa is one of the best countries to see wildlife in their natural habitats. Not only is it more affordable than Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana, it’s also home to all of the Big 5 and a plethora of other animals in its national parks and private game reserves. But where’s best to stay when[…]

Incredible wildlife encounters in South Africa

Would Be Traveller Wildlife Encounters in South Africa

There I was – frozen to the spot, face-to-face with a rhino. She was a huge, magnificent, beautiful creature that could have killed me in an instant. My life flashed before my eyes as I thought to myself ‘Why the hell am I here, surrounded by wild animals in the middle of the South African bush?!’ Let[…]

Unusual wildlife destinations to see animals in the wild

Most animal lovers will have their hearts set on an African safari at least once in their lifetimes. Sure, there’s nothing quite like spotting a pride of lions in the Serengeti, or coming across a herd of elephants on the Masai Mara. But Africa isn’t the only place for a safari on this beautiful planet[…]

Where to spot wildlife in the UK

Would Be Traveller Best Places to Spot Wildlife in the UK

If you’re a wildlife lover, you might think the only destinations worth visiting for your animal fix are African National Parks, South American jungles or Asian rainforests. Well, lucky for you, your bank balance AND your carbon footprint, there are some fantastic places to spot wildlife in the UK. Of course, seeing any animal in[…]