In the last 30 years or so, I've traveled to around 80 countries – multiple times to some, like Namibia, South Africa, Iceland, Canada and Australia. The world's best wildlife destinations, including the Serengeti, Galapagos, Amazon, Alaska and India's tiger reserves, also feature prominently in my top destinations. Researching my family travel guides, meanwhile, has given me in-depth knowledge of the UK, particularly Cornwall. Read on for a flavour of my travels...


ALASKA: Ferries and kayaks along the Inside Passage • Self-drives in the interior CANADA: Self-drives in Quebec, Newfoundland and British Columbia • Polar bear watching at Churchill • Kayaking with orcas in Johnstone Strait USA: Road trip to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon • canoeing in the Florida Everglades • San Francisco MEXICO: Sea kayaking in Baja California


HONDURAS: River trip along the Rio Platano • Mosquito Coast BELIZE: Barrier Reef PERU: Inca Trail • Peruvian Amazon • Cuzco ECUADOR: Andes • Cruising the Galapagos Islands BRAZIL: Salvador • Iguazu Falls CHILE: Tierra del Fuego • Cruising Beagle Channel FALKLANDS: Island hopping, wildlife and battlegrounds


ICELAND: Self-drives SWEDEN: Winter Lapland GREENLAND:Icebergs and Viking ruins in the south SVALBARD:Summer cruise • Winter polar night SPAIN:Extremadura ESTONIA: Bear watching INDIA: Tiger safaris • Kerala CHINA:Cycling in the South • Hong Kong SABAH: Coral reefs, caves and rainforest SARAWAK: Caves, culture & creepy-crawlies


KENYA: National parks and coast TANZANIA: Serengeti, Ruaha, Selous and Zanzibar RWANDA: Mountain gorillas UGANDA: Chimpanzees ZAMBIA: South Luangwa, Kafue, Zambezi and Victoria Falls NAMIBIA: Self-drives • Skeleton Coast Fly-in Safari SOUTH AFRICA: Self drives • The Cape • Orange River • Namaqualand • Northeast BOTSWANA: Okavango • Kalahari • Tuli  SEYCHELLES:Island hopping


AUSTRALIA: Diving the Great Barrier Reef • Snorkelling with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef • Outback • Larapinta Trail • Top End • Alternative Queensland • Sydney • Blue Mountains NEW ZEALAND: Self-drives • North & South Island • Kayaking in Fiordland • Stewart Island • Northland • COOK ISLANDS:Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atui FIJI: Dolphin Island