These UK nature sites, from a new book, Wild and Free, offer abundant wildlife within an hour’s drive of a city or town, making them perfect for a day trip.
German photographer Tobias Friedrich has been named this year’s winner for his ‘perfectly lit and composed’ panorama of a wreck off the coast of Egypt, while British winner Grant Thomas captured a couple of affectionate swans
#DarwinDay – All fans of Charles Darwin, and indeed his opponents too, should take some time to read about Alfred Russel Wallace and James Hutton. These two men should always be mentioned in the same breath as Darwin. I can guarantee creationists will utterly detest Hutton’s ideas.
James Hutton – The Father of Modern Geology.
Alfred Russel Wallace – the co-discoverer of natural selection
If you would like some academic insight into the accuracy of quotes attributed to Charles Darwin, please see this place
So why this post on a travel blog – well these three people travelled widely in their investigations into the truth. Travel does broaden the mind.
A driving holiday around Iceland’s Golden Circle and south coast gives a widescreen view of its cinematic landscape
Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including
From the Pink Floyd shrimp that makes a noise so loud it can kill small fish, to giant stick insects and new types of orangutans and gibbons, here is a round up of new animal species discovered in 2017.
The number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe
Tour operators are thinking up new ways to marvel at the aurora borealis. We pick their best trips and activities – plus some surprising places to stay