Essaouira – Mogador, Morocco Itinerary

I am attending a press trip to the beautiful Moroccan seaside town of Essaouira Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th April and hope you will follow the adventure on the #epicEssaouira hashtag. Essaouira is a beautiful coastal location about two hour’s drive from Marrakech. It’s known for its hippy-chic atmosphere, gorgeous weather, delicious seafood and local activities (water sports, horse riding, …

Postcard from the Ait Benhaddou kasbah, Morocco

There are few things which genuinely leave me with feelings of dread but a visit to the local shopping mall or a trip round the shops is one of these rare experiences. Shopping expeditions in Morocco to kasbahs or souks in places such as Ait Benhaddou are usually a totally different prospect than visiting the local mall. Browsing the stalls …

Postcard from wild Iceland

The landscape of Iceland epitomises wild, much of the country has been shaped by volcanoes and glaciers and is largely untamed. It has spectacular scenery which is almost lunar in it’s ruggedness, with laval rock formations, huge chasms, powerful glaciers and large inland lakes. Þingvellir is truly a meeting point for the Clash of the Titans, two of the tetonic …

Olympia, Greece – Virtual History in the Ruins

There is something strangely compelling even spellbinding about Olympia, Greece. This may seem an obvious statement in one of the world’s great archaeological sites but exploring the crumbling ruins it is actually harder to pinpoint the reasons than anticipated. It is of course a world heritage site but appears more ‘run-down’ than other similar sites. In many cases the ruins …

Grand Meteora viewpoint in Thessaly, Greece on Mallory on Travel adventure, photography Iain_Mallory_044899

Meteora, Greece – Mystical monastic city in the clouds

Meteora has held a special place in my imagination for as long as I can remember, having seen pictures of it in a now defunct travel magazine. It was whilst sitting in a dentist’s waiting room as a child, the article pictures blew my young mind, capturing my imagination, taking my thoughts off the current situation and leaving a burning …