Author Archives: Charlie Bridger

Charlie Bridger

About Charlie Bridger

An early start in travelling by locating from the UK to Thailand when only 3 months old and having lived in 3 countries before the age of 5, it started a love of travelling that continues to this day. As my dad told me, travelling is the best experience you can ever have and it has certainly held true. No regrets and the quote that says this best is "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

Photo gallery – touring Central America from Cancún to Antigua

Charlie travelled to Central America on our 10-day Cancún to Antigua tour earlier this year. Here’s a photo blog she compiled while she was there. It looks amazing!    Tulum is a Mayan ruin complex on the beach with a variety of rooms … Continue reading

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The stunning natural beauty of Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou is a stunningly scenic region in the north of the Sichuan Province in China. The name ‘Jiuzhaigou’ literally means ‘Valley of nine villages’, and features nine ancient Tibetan villages where life carries on in much the same way as it always … Continue reading

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Whale-watching in Madagascar

If you’ve got an interest in whale-watching, now is the perfect time to see these magnificent creatures up close. Madagascar’s whale watching season is just about to kick off, with hundreds of humpback whales migrating from the Antarctic to the … Continue reading

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Misty Kilimanjaro: tracking big game in Africa

Waking up and looking out of the tent at Kilimanjaro shrouded in mist was an amazing start to the day. After a hearty breakfast it was time to head into Amboseli National Park. Just a few minutes from the lodge, … Continue reading

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Camping of a different kind

One of the joys of staying in one of the many permanent tented camps in Africa is hearing the wilderness at night, whether it is the rush of rain or river, or the rustle of animals as they wander past … Continue reading

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Wildlife galore on the plains of the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is the highlight of Kenya, typical savannah and acacia trees, meandering rivers (or streams depending on how much rain they have had) and wildlife galore. Cruising along in our comfortable land cruiser (well, bumping a bit over … Continue reading

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Giving something back

Working in travel can be a double edged sword sometimes – the effect of tourism on places can be good in terms of the money coming in to the area but can also change the areas we travel to, not … Continue reading

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Wildebeest migration

Safaris in Africa drum up images of wide open grasslands teeming with animals and the Serengeti certainly lived up to this. As we traversed the immense savannah, zebra and gazelle were abundant. We spotted a couple of cheetahs and plenty … Continue reading

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Travelling Trans Siberian style

Taking the Trans Siberian train conjures up images of gently rolling across the Siberian countryside, watching life go by as you sit back on your bunk and relax. The reality before you reach that point is a lot more chaotic! … Continue reading

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The Sights and Smells of Morocco

From the moment you step foot into Djemaa el Fna, it is an assault on the senses! During the day, it is a little less chaotic, with only a few of the musicians, tea sellers and fruit stalls around and … Continue reading

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