Alison has over 30 years’ experience in travel and has extensively travelled Asia, North America, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and beyond, exploring over 80 countries, and counting. She is most passionate about Africa – where – where she's recently been on gorilla and chimpanzee treks in Uganda – and is a source of knowledge for all things safari across Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Kenya.

India, too, is a country which Alison won’t stop recommending. Its vibrancy, exquisite cuisine, majestic palaces and sleepy backwaters are her top reasons, but spotting Bengal tigers at one of Rajasthan’s national parks also ranks highly. Lastly, if you're considering a cruise of rail holiday, speak to Alison about her experiences on Rocky Mountaineer the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and voyages with many of the world's leading luxury cruise lines.

Favourite country


Standout moment

Watching a huge Green Turtle lay eggs in Costa Rica’s Tortuguero beach

Top recommendation

Visit the salt pans of Namibia!

Ask me about

  • Taking a boat trip to Livingstone Island in Zambia for a special occasion
  • Enjoying afternoon tea at the famous, colonial Strand Hotel in Yangon
  • Quad biking in the Namib Desert
  • Heading into India’s beautiful Himalayan foothills
  • Catching a glimpse of the endangered wild dog

My travels