Red dirt. Dry air. Vastness. Wild animals. Safari trucks. Paw prints. Tall grass. Starry nights. Laughter. Strange howls. Glowing eyes. Dusty wind. Pureness. Passionate people. Galloping cheetahs. Challenging thoughts. Life changing experiences. NAMIBIA. I have countless beautiful memories of my time on my last Earth Expeditions class, as part of my incredible Project Dragonfly graduate…

We were there, looking each other in the eyes. I fell. In love. She gave a look down at me and she walked away. Without looking back. I was prepared to fall in love and be rejected. It didn’t matter. My love is unconditional, and it will last forever. I will always remember with deep…

During the summer of 2018, I was fortunate enough to travel alone to Costa Rica to participate in a two-week wildlife and marine conservation under 18’s volunteering program with Global Vision International (GVI). Alongside ten other people from different parts of the globe, we came together to form a team to fight against the heat,…

Birds in the tropics are known to be both diverse and colourful and despite being in a very remote, cold and rainy part of Peru, I was not disappointed. My research trip to Peru was in early 2017 and was to last for two months. As a passionate wildlife conservationist, seeing a huge diversity of…

Our university trip to the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland was looking like it would be a day of unforgettable wildlife encounters. We boarded the boat kitted out in wetsuits, boots, hoods and clutching snorkels in gloved hands. There was a buzz of excited conversation as we moved out into open water, scanning…

“And finally, this is your room…” I remember leaning forward against the rickety wooden door which screamed as it swung open to reveal a bare room with two beds and a naked shelf. There was a strong musty smell which lightly tingled my nostrils. Jill, my intern, stared apprehensively with a look of ‘what have…

Standing high on a mountain fell with the harsh emptiness of the Lake District stretching away into low cloud, I can see the supposed wilderness around me. I can hear the birds singing, and their alarm calls cutting through the gusts of wind buffeting my body. I can even smell the deep earthiness of the…