Blogging from the Wild

Wildlife in Nepal

Nepal is home to immensely diverse wildlife and has a wide variety of animals across the country’s differing climatic conditions, varying from tropical to arctic in different regions of the country. Nepal has become known as a biodiversity hotspot and no longer has any natural habitats remaining; …

Nepal: Trekking in Style - What To Expect

Nepal’s Everest in Comfort Trek involves trekking across a fantastic route with a variety of diverse terrains ranging from rice terraces and lowland villages to alpine glaciers and steep mountain terrain. Those who opt to embark on this high energy trek must therefore be in good trekking condition…

Kathmandu Valley Homestay

Head of Tailor-Made Tours Nigel recently returned from Nepal where he researched destinations, accommodation and experiences for our tours. Wild Frontiers has already run some successful trips to Nepal and off the back of his trip we will now be offering more adventurous tours for our clients. Below…

Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?

I am currently travelling through Norway and Sweden in the Arctic Circle, hunting for the Northern Lights. Having seen so many pictures of this amazing phenomena, with green and pink clouds of light rippling through the sky, of course I wanted to see it for myself. This is my first time to Norway, a…

G Expedition: Your Antarctic Cruise Boat

We have recently launched a new destination, the Polar Regions. Some of the trips offered to our clients will be sea adventures through the Antarctic. A cruise boat is the only way to explore and experience this beautiful but remote wilderness, with its colossal glaciers, jagged ice mountains and gi…

Ha Giang – Be the First to Visit

  • 9th December 2014

Ha Giang is a secret paradise – the dreamy landscape is breathtaking. You're surrounded by rice fields and small limestone hills rising out of the ground. Quan Ba Pass (Heaven's Gate) 45km north of Ha Giang offers the perfect spot to view this unique scenery.  Ha Giang is located in Northern Viet…

Escaping the Crowds in Sapa

  • 28th November 2014

I’ve always wanted to visit Sapa, as fellow travellers have told me what a wonderful place it is and that it’s one of the “must see” attractions of Vietnam. However, others had said don’t go as it’s too touristy and commercial. Feeling confused I boarded the overnight train at Tran Quy Cap station i…

Hanging Out in Old Hanoi

The first time I visited Hanoi was in 2001. I spent most of my precious time going around the usual tourist sites and only had a glimpse of the Old Quarter. For me the Old Quarter was the best bit, and I left feeling I had missed the most fascinating part of Hanoi. So I’m glad to be back in Hanoi wh…

Go to Kep; It is a hidden gem

I have always wanted to visit Kep, as I had heard so much about it from my work colleagues. I was only there for a couple of days, and I loved it. I think every visit to Cambodia should include a stop in Kep, and I’ll definitely be recommending it to my clients. The relaxed sleepy town of Kep is lo…

My top five favourite things to do in Kerala

Kerala has been voted as one of the fifty must see destinations of the world, by the National Geographic Traveller, under the category of Paradise found - surely one of the best titles and the one which could inspire a million holidays. But what are you going to do whilst you are there, here's my t…

What's it like on a backwaters cruise in Kerala?

This is a wonderful experience and there’s nowhere else in the world you can take a cruise like it! Your time is spent gently cruising through the backwaters, watching the rural life of India or bird watching. You’ll see other houseboats, but due to the size of this water mass you’ll eventually be c…

Fuel Strike in Kerala!

“4am we have to leave the hotel to drive to Munnar” Manoj my driver said... oh well - I thought! There was a fuel strike, which meant no vehicles were allowed to drive from dawn to dusk on the roads around Kerala. If we had tried to drive during the fuel strike, we would have been stopped by protes…

To Go, or not to Go, to Goa?

'Don’t go to Goa!' Everyone keeps telling me. It’s busy, noisy (due to all the beach parties), full of old hippies (who didn’t come home from 'the sixties'), and dangerous (due to drunken tourists riding around on mopeds). I have just travelled from the top to the bottom of this small state (it’s o…

Five of the best in Goa

I have stayed in and reviewed so many different types of accommodation over the years it always surprises me how different one property is from another. I think the hardest type of hotel to choose where to stay is definitely a beach resort. Why is this? Well you’ll be staying at least three or more …

Good times in Madeira

  • 27th June 2012

Here I am on the beautiful island of Madeira for the annual AITO conference. So why am I  here? Well everyone at work thinks I am on a jolly or playing golf, but I would say it’s a mixture of business and networking.  I arrived at 09:20am on the ETAP (Portugal’s national airline) flight from Gatwick…

There's so much to see in Cambodia!

Flocks of tourists visit Cambodia every year to Angkor Wat; the famous temple is one of many within the Angkor Archaeological Park. You will never forget the first time you see it. It’s truly spectacular as it’s on such a grand scale. When I travelled in Cambodia I spent three days visiting the temp…

Nigel in Lithuania for the AITO conference

  • 19th June 2011

I arrived early Thursday morning in Vilnius the capital of Lithuania for the annual AITO conference. AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) events like this provide me with the opportunity for networking so I can meet our competitors, other UK tour operators, journalists and our industry s…

Sarawak to Sabah - Nigel explores Borneo

It has been a busy, but interesting time in Batang Ai, Sarawak. My base was Nanga Sumpa, a large village with 23 different families all living in one longhouse. I enjoyed a couple of days trekking through the jungle and exploring the surrounding river system by longboat. My boatman would stop on the…

Nigel arrives in Borneo

After flying for 14 hours I have made it to the tropical island of Borneo. The third-biggest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea. The island is divided between Malaysian Borneo, Brunei and the Indonesian region of Kalimatan. Borneo has two states - Sarawak and Sabah where I'll be spen…

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