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#100DaysWild, a celebration of British summer wildlife

I love summer in Britain – but I also I hate it. Our country’s wildlife is at its most varied and most bounteous – but the quandary is that there is simply not enough time to see it all. May, for example, is the month that refuses to wait. What blooms or sings one week…

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Round-up: April 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These beautiful photographs taken by our members were selected for April 2016: WOODEN SHOES WORN BY MAIKOS (APPRENTICE GEISHA) IN KYOTO, JAPAN, JEREMY HOARE EYSTRAHORN IN SOUTHEAST ICELAND, DIANA JARVIS SNOWY PEAKS IN PATAGONIA, NORI JEMIL HAZY SUNSET OVER…

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#100DaysWild: A Summer of British Wildlife

Given that you are flicking through the British Guild of Travel Writers’ website, I wager that you already appreciate how intoxicating travel can be. So too living in and exploring foreign climes. For the final half of the Noughties, I was fortunate to live in Argentina, courtesy of my-then diplomat wife (then-diplomat, you understand; she…

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The Other Side of Tenerife

This year the British Guild of Travel Writers held its Annual General Meeting in Tenerife. From paragliding to whale watching, there were plenty of activities on offer that showcased the beauty of the island. Members share some photos of the trip: A PILOT WHALE EXPELLING AIR THROUGH ITS BLOWHOLE, TIM BIRD WAVES CRASHING AGAINST THE…

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The migrating monarch butterflies of Mexico

“Las mariposas?” The butterflies? A man on a horse rides slowly out of the low sunlight on the edge of a heath. “Si,” I call back. Yes, I am looking for the butterflies. He waves for me to follow him into the forest and points up into the oyamel fir trees. Then I see: the…

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Rhino tracking on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

As dawn breaks over the game reserve soft, clear light spreads over 22,000 hectares of wild, sub-tropical scrubland. Animals are already out feeding and many of the big cats are still prowling and searching for prey to fill their empty bellies. I ready myself to join our safari. But on this crisp, clear African morning…