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Featured private group holidays
Fancy one of our fantastic adventures but only want to travel with people you know? Do it your way as a private group. We make private group trips for everyone, from big families to scouts and cadets.
- Activity Holidays – all action adventure
- Cultural Tours – lost cities & local life
- Wildlife Holidays – global wildlife encounters
- Trekking Holidays – peaks & summits
- Astronomy Tours – eclipses & stargazing
- Charity Holidays - do something amazing
- School Trips - exciting school trips abroad
- Northern Lights Tours - aurora borealis
- Private Groups - Create your own group
Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
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Operations Manager (Astronomy Tours)
I have had a lifelong passion for travel and during my travelling life I have been lucky enough to visit over 70 countries on all seven continents. My greatest adventures were a seven month overland trip through Africa which involved such highlights as crossing the Sahara, taking a local boat up the River Congo and tracking gorillas and chimpanzees before crossing the savannahs of East Africa to relish the superb wildlife of the plains.
Well and truly bitten by the travel bug, I followed my African Adventure with an eight month round-the-world trip that took me overland from London to Kathmandu, trekking in several regions of the Himalaya, on to the Far East, Australia and New Zealand before returning home via North America. The aspects of travelling I find the most interesting are experiencing the different cultures, wonderful scenery and wildlife. My interest in natural history has recently taken me to Costa Rica, Botswana and Antarctica.
My interest in astronomy goes back to my childhood when my father showed me Jupiter and the Moon through a small refracting telescope. The first solar eclipse I witnessed was in April 1976; it was only a partial eclipse from the UK but I remember it vividly.
Throughout my education I indulged my interest in all things scientific and graduated with a degree in Mathematics with Physics from the University of Sussex where I also became an active member (and eventually chairman) of the University's Astronomical Society. My main interest lies in making lunar and planetary observations.
Over the past few years I have presented lectures on the science of the aurora to audiences in Iceland, London and astronomical societies around the UK. I particularly enjoy sharing my knowledge and whilst under clear skies, I enjoy pointing out constellations and helping people find their way around the sky.
Since joining Astronomy Tours in 2009 I have become an enthusiastic eclipse chaser or umbraphile. My current tally stands at four total solar eclipses and two annulars. I've also seen two transits of Venus and a transit of Mercury.
What do you love most about your job?
The chance to talk to people about all the life enriching things the world (and the Universe) has to offer.
Where have you been?
Too many to list! Some of the of the most rewarding places I have visited include: The trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, a five day riverboat along the Congo, the Canyonlands of the American West, cruising around the Antarctic Peninsula and the gameparks of Botswana.
Best travel tip
I always pack a pair of binoculars. Travelling to exotic countries usually yields exciting animal life or dark skies by which to see the stars.
What inspires you to travel?
Which Adventure Company trips have you been on?
Costa Rican Adventure
Desert Explorer - Egypt
Levadas of Madeira
Delta to Falls - Botswana
Kenyan Annular Eclipse
Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands - Total Solar Eclipse
Himalaya Discovery - Nepal
Northern Lights - Iceland (12 times!)
Petra and Desert Sky - Jordan
Which Adventure Company trip is on your wanderlust?
Johannesburg to the Cape