What To Expect On Safari: A Typical Day & First-Timer’s Tips

Male lying down on grass in Kenya, demonstrating what to expect on safari

If you’re planning your first wildlife holiday, you’re no doubt wondering what to expect on safari. For example, what happens on a typical day? When on safari, what are the best first-timer’s tips and advice for having incredible wildlife encounters and more?  As a safari addict, I’ve created this first-timer’s guide to give you everything[…]

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[…]

How and when to see the Skomer Island Puffins

Would Be Traveller Meeting Puffins on Skomer Island

So you thought you had to travel to Iceland to see puffins, eh? Well, think again! Not all wildlife encounters require you to hop on a plane. In fact, one of the best wildlife experiences I’ve ever had was right here in Blighty: Seeing the Skomer Island puffins. Skomer Island is a tiny, uninhabited island[…]

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