These Countries Need Love Too!

Take Photos, Leave Footprints By Scott Dicken These Countries Need Love Too! Travel bucket lists are my ultimate clickbait. Nothing is more likely to have me feverishly reaching for my mouse than ‘The Top destinations to Visit in 2021’ or ‘The Most Surprising Must-Visit Locations’. I’m also a hard numbers man – which naturally attracts […]

Valentine’s Day Special: Romantic Travel Destinations

By Scott Dicken Valentine’s Day Special: Romantic Travel Destinations While romantic getaways for Valentine’s day are likely confined to our immediate surroundings this year, the time will soon come when we’re ready to hit the road again with our significant others. And, after a year (or more) of cabin fever, what better way to shake […]

Photographing People: The Art of Travel “Street” Photography and Portraiture

By Scott Dicken Photographing People: The Art of Travel “Street” Photography and Portraiture Let me set the scene: imagine you’re in your hometown and you’re on your way to meet a friend for a spot of brunch. You’re walking past a famous landmark on your way to the restaurant when a coach pulls up and […]

Mixing Business with Leisure: How to Take Advantage of Your Next Business Trip – Travelling for ‘Bleisure’

By Scott Dicken Mixing Business with Leisure: How to Take Advantage of Your Next Business Trip – Travelling for ‘Bleisure’ When people hear that I have to travel a lot for work, and particularly when they hear that I spend a lot of that time in Sub-Saharan Africa, they imagine me spending ten minutes in […]

What Kind of Travel Personality are You and Where Should You Travel Next: Does Pseudoscience Have the Answers?

By Scott Dicken What Kind of Travel Personality are You and Where Should You Travel Next: Does Pseudoscience Have the Answers? Let me start this month’s column with a disclaimer; I don’t honestly think that if you tell me your inside leg measurement and favourite colour that there’s any form of pseudoscience that can determine […]

Staying Healthy When Traveling

By Scott Dicken Staying Healthy When Traveling It’s one of the worst-case travel scenarios: You save up for months, book a life changing trip, pack your bags, travel halfway across the world and promptly fall foul of a mystery illness that wipes you out for days. From poor food hygiene to communicable diseases, there are […]

First Time Africa: Top Tips for Picking the Right Destination for You

Take Photos, Leave Footprints By Scott Dicken First Time Africa: Top Tips for Picking the Right Destination for You Part 2 – Adrenaline and Culture I often get asked by friends and family what my top choices would be for a first-time traveler to Africa and to be honest I find it a massively daunting […]

First Time Africa: Top Tips for Picking the Right Destination for You – Part 1 – Budget Holidays and Safaris

By Scott Dicken First Time Africa: Top Tips for Picking the Right Destination for You – Part 1 – Budget Holidays and Safaris I often get asked by friends and family what my top choices would be for a first-time traveler to Africa and to be honest I find it a massively daunting question. Not […]

Exploring Kyrgyzstan’s Tien Shan Mountains: Hiking, Helicopters and Hill Climbing!

Take Photos, Leave Footprints By Scott Dicken Exploring Kyrgyzstan’s Tien Shan Mountains: Hiking, Helicopters and Hill Climbing! Back in 2005 a Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed on South Inylchek glacier at Khan Tengri Base Camp high in the Tien Shan Mountain Range in Kyrgyzstan. ‘It was about to land,’ my guide told me, pointing at the […]

Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda

By Scott Dicken Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda I didn’t know what to expect the first time I went gorilla trekking. I’d been on safaris in Kenya and Tanzania, but gorilla trekking was something altogether different. Imagining what I might be about to experience evoked memories of watching ‘Gorilla’s in the Mist’ as a young child. […]