Abroad in the UK

A Guest Post for Wild World Travel by Craig Manor

A staycation. A holistay. Whatever you want to call it, more and more people are choosing to forgo travelling abroad for their holidays and stay in the UK. The benefits of staying closer to home are well known. It’s usually more cost effective, includes less travelling time and you are still able to have all your favourite foods and home comforts on hand. There’s no changing currency or struggling to understand a different language.

You might think that with a staycation comes a familiar holiday. A trip around the usual places and fingers crossed for some good weather. But did you know that you can still experience some amazing sights typically associated with foreign soil?

The UK holds some fantastic locations that you might not even be aware of. In this infographic we take you on a whistle-stop tour around the UK and point out some activities you might normally associate with holidaying abroad.

We’ll take you through Scotland, and round the north, east, south and west of England. So get ready to pack your bags and find yourself abroad in the UK.

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Guest Blog: Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Dubai

A Guest Post for Wild World Travel by Neha Singh

A postgraduate in Mass Communications, Neha loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally. An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering, she loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”.

There’s so much to love about Dubai, but what really makes me fall for this entertainment hub of the world is the fact that the city truly has something for everyone, even for the wildlife enthusiasts. Here’s a list of some of the best tourist destinations in Dubai for those who can’t do without wildlife.

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Invertebrate hunting in Dominica

A Guest Post for Curious Meerkat by Erica McAlister

I have just finished four weeks of fieldwork collecting insects in Dominica. I can’t really complain about that except that the fieldwork did not follow my usual routine. Generally when employed at The Natural History Museum your fieldwork is either part of a general collecting trip hoping to find as much as possible (work with Dipterists Forum); part of a research focused group (me collecting flies from Potatoes in Peru); or part of a consultancy project (Mosquitoes in Tajikistan). However this trip was different, I wasn’t marauding around the countryside with collector’s glee, this time I had to teach as well as collect.

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