SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT – VICTORIA FALLS


Found along the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls provides a stunning border for Zambia and Zimbabwe. The stunning wall of water that plummets from its ledge spans over 1,700 m/5600 ft. There are six gorges that feed water into the Zambezi. Nearby towns of Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe offer excursions to see the incredible... Continue Reading →

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT – LYSEFJORD, NORWAY


The scandinavian country of Norway is famous for its incredible fjord-filled western coastline. Although fjords are found in other world locales it is often Norway that comes to mind when  picturing these stunning glacier created narrows. Lysefjord, in the southwestern section of the country is one of the most famous of Norway's fjords. A rocky... Continue Reading →

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT DESERT SERIES – ANTARCTICA


In the final desert series we will head to Antarctica - a polar desert. An area deemed as a polar desert receives less than 250 mm of precipitation annually and averages less than 10C during its warmest months. Our fifth largest continent of Antarctica easily meets the criteria as it is the driest and coldest continent.... Continue Reading →

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT DESERT SERIES – ARABIAN DESERT


Comprising eight different countries, the Arabian Desert, conjures images of rich sultans, majestic horses, stunning sand dunes in the sunset and camels galore. Located in western Asia, this desert is a staggering 2,330,000 sq km/900,000 sq miles. It encompasses a major section of the Arabian Peninsula. Within the desert is the Rub al-Khali - the world's... Continue Reading →

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT DESERT SERIES – ATACAMA DESERT


There is no doubt that our globe has incredible natural beauty - mountains, oceans, craters, forests and the like. I have decided to showcase some of these great beauties in a 'series of series' every several months. Starting today it will be about the fascinating dry, barren and at times bleak land of deserts. The... Continue Reading →

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT – COSTA RICA


Today's special spot is inspired by a favourite song: "Costa Rica" by Vince Vaccaro.Costa Rica is a lush country situated from coast to coast of Central America. It is a country that has achieved amazing environmental and human development objectives. In addition to being known for exciting ecotours, sensational nature, pristine beaches, and outstandingly diverse... Continue Reading →

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT – MADAGASCAR


No, this is not about the Dreamworks film of the same name. It is about the island country of the Republic of Madagascar.  With indigenous wildlife making upwards of 90% of that found on the island it is a bio-diverse locale indeed. However, years of human consumption has caused an increase in de-forestation and many animals are... Continue Reading →

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT – MOUNT KILIMANJARO


The world's tallest free standing mountain is found in the east African country of Tanzania. There  Mount Kilimanjaro rises to astonishing 5895m (19,341ft) at it highest peak. A dormant volcano made up of three peaks (Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira), this mountain beckons for visitors to make passage to her apex. Despite her sheer size Mt Kilimanjaro... Continue Reading →

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