Published Work

Published Work

Please see below for my published work.

Josh Boggi: Diving to New Depths


April 2019
Taking a step closer to solving the puzzle of how whale sharks reproduce in the Galapagos…

Quoted on Smithsonian!


March 2019
My Ecophiles article on artificial reefs was quoted on the Smithsonian!

Meet the Jet Propelled Midwives


April 2019
Taking a step closer to solving the puzzle of how whale sharks reproduce in the Galapagos…

Reducing Marine Litter

April 2019
My tips on reducing marine litter published on both PADI Pros Americas and Europe

Productivity Pointers

 

March 2019
How to live your most productive freelance life.

Polana Serena, Maputo


March 2019
A historic hotel with eco-friendly ambitions

Life on the Other Side: Running the World


March 2019
Travel tips from ultra marathon runner Nick Butter

Santorini, Mozambique


March 2019
Where Greece meets Africa

Swim with Whale Sharks

Feb 2019

How and where to have responsible whale shark encounters

Planning for Madagascar


Feb 2019
Make sure you’re prepared for your visit to this bucket list destination

More than just Jaws

 

Jan 2019
An interview with shark scientist and freediver Lukas Mueller

Top Adventures in Vilankulo, Mozambique


Jan 2019
Rare wildlife, elusive dugongs and rescued horses….

10 things to do in Jo'burg


Jan 2019
Why Jozi is now one of South Africa’s best cities to visit.

A guide to Nosy Be's islands, Madagascar


Jan 2019
A guide to island-hopping around Nosy Be.

Madagascar's Antakarana people


Jan 2019
Read about the history of the “people of the rocks”

Mafia Island Adventures


Jan 2019
From seahorses to whale sharks

Madagascar's Sakalava people


Jan 2019
Read about the history of this semi-nomadic ethnic group

A guide to eSwatini's Hhohho region


Jan 2019
A guide to key attractions in the region

How to spend 48 hours in eSwatini


Jan 2019
A weekend guide to eSwatini (Swaziland)

Mozambique's Magic Coast

Dec 2018
Sharks and rays can’t get enough of Mozambique

Things you know before you go to eSwatini


Dec 2018
10 things you should know before planning your trip. 

Life on the Other Side


Nov 2018
Dr. Simon Pierce’s packing tips…

Best Places in the World to See Sharks


Nov 2018
Shark scientists spill the beans

When to Visit eSwatini


Nov 2018
When is the best time of year to visit eSwatini?

Ultimate Swati Backpacking Guide


Nov 2018
How to explore with just your backpack…

7 pieces of head-to-toe eco-friendly activewear


Nov 2018
Functional, flattering ethical activewear…

Swazi Foods to Try


Oct 2018
Some of the country’s traditional dishes to look out for when in eSwatini’s…

Fitness Tips from a Real Life Shark Diver


Oct 2018
Lukas Mueller gives his tips for keeping fit…

21 SiSwati Phrases


Oct 2018
Useful phrases to help you during your trip to eSwatini…

Can't swim, will swim


Oct 2018
Meet Mozambique’s new ocean conservationists…

How a Mozambican Fishing Community is Saving the Ocean


Oct 2018
Fishing communities in Tofo Beach, Mozambique, coming together to protect the ocean and their livelihoods

Contemporary Musicians from eSwatini


Oct 2018
Introducing some of eSwatini’s most popular musicians…

Best Day Trips from Mbabane


Oct 2018
Easy day trips from eSwatini’s capital…

11 Awesome Things to do in Jozi


Oct 2018
Why eSwatini is one of the best places in Southern Africa to see rhinos…

Rhinos in eSwatini


Oct 2018
Why eSwatini is one of the best places in Southern Africa to see rhinos…

Souvenirs You Can Only Buy in eSwatini


Oct 2018
Which unique mementos should you bring home from eSwatini?

Queen of Mantas

Oct 2018
How Andrea Marshall has dedicated her life to manta ray protection.

Best Museums in eSwatini


Oct 2018
Some of the best museums to visit in eSwatini’s…

Where to See Wildlife in eSwatini


Oct 2018
The African country might be tiny but you can still see the Big Five!

7 Whale Shark Facts


Sept 2018
& how you can help…

How to Navigate: eSwatini


Sept 2018
Getting around the tiny country of eSwatini…

Swaziland to eSwatini


Sept 2018
The story of the country’s name change…

Best Things to Do in Mbabane


Sept 2018
The best activities in eSwatini’s capital city…

Absolute Monarchy: eSwatini


Sept 2018
Introducing Swaziland’s Royal Family…

Questions to ask yourself before volunteering


Sept 2018
Planning for a volunteering trip can feel overwhelming – here are some tips to make it feel more manageable.

Keeping Whale Shark Tourism Sustainable

Sept 2018
How Stella Diamant is working for sustainable whale shark tourism in Nosy Be.

How to plan the ultimate African safari


Sept 2018
Three ways to safari…

Where the Whale Sharks Are


August 2018
When Stella Diamant arrived in Madagascar a few years ago, little was known about the island’s whale-shark aggregations. Her recently published study, which shows that the country is a feeding hotspot for juveniles, could put it on the map.

Tofo, Mozambique

August 2018
Small town, big experiences.

Beyond the Comfort Zone


August 2018
For 27-year-old Lukas Mueller, freediving with the ocean’s apex predator is a day-to-day reality. MELISSA HOBSON met him to hear his story.

Sea Change

Aug 2018
The Mozambican fishermen turning farmers to protect the ocean.

Marine Biologist Interview


July 2018
Simon Pierce and Andrea Marshall reveal what’s actually involved in a career in marine conservation.

11 Things To Do in Tofo

July 2018
Best things to do in Tofo Beach, Mozambique…

Marine Conservation in Mozambique


July 2018
How I quit my job and moved to Mozambique to volunteer for a marine conservation charity.

Stargazing with Whale Sharks

July 2018
Anyone can help to save marine life with the help of a NASA algorithm and a snorkel.

Reshaping whale shark tourism in Madagascar

June 2018
Oceanographic spoke with Stella during the week her new study on whale shark aggregations in Madagascar was published.

20 thoughts you've definitely had during yoga


June 2018
Are you SURE that’s physically possible?

Day in the Life of a Volunteer


June 2018
Intrigued by the idea of volunteering abroad but don’t know what’s involved? Read on…

Bikinis Can't Save the World...


June 2018
…But the Women Who Wear Them Can!

In Conservation with Alessandra


June 2018
An interview with the founder of the Women in Travel CIC initiative

The rising tide of plastic pollution

June 2018
What can you do to help?

Inspiring Future Ocean Guardians


May 2018
Marine Megafauna Foundation has launched a new GoFundMe campaign for its flagship education program.

Swim with whale sharks...responsibly


May 2018
How to make sure your whale shark encounter is responsible.

PR Out of Africa

May 2018
Escaping the rat race and moving to Mozambique – my story!

5 reasons to visit Mozambique

May 2018
5 reasons to visit this amazing country

Yoga and Surfing in Morocco


May 2018
Finding zen through adventure…

5 simple ways you can help protect our oceans


April 2018
What can you do to help?

How students can save the ocean

April 2018
Can – and should – we be doing more?

Eat your way around Amsterdam


Jan 2018
Falling head over heels (via our stomachs) in love with Amsterdam…

10 extra AF yoga classes


Jan 2018
Making it our mission to try out the weirdest types of yoga to see if they’re fab or fad…

Holidaying in Helsinki


Jan 2018
Embracing winter in the fabulously frosty Helsinki…

Kalopanayiotis, Cyprus


November 2017
This man turned an abandoned village into a luxury mountain retreat: Review of Casale Panayiotis, Cyprus.

Yurts in Cyprus


November 2017
The ultimate eco-friendly Glamping holiday: Yurts in Cyprus.

Hostel64, Osaka


August 2017
From warehouse to guesthouse: Review of Hostel64, Osaka.

Green Berlin


August 2017
A guide to Berlin – the greenest city in Europe.

Eco Friendly Weddings

 

Aug 2017
Thinking of going green with your wedding planning? Here are 10 ways to do it.

Eco Glamping


July 2017
Glamping review: The Original Hut Company and Host Unusual.

Craziest B&Bs


June 2017
Stay in weird accommodation – from helicopters to trains, submarines, your own island and more…

Cocoroom Guesthouse


June 2017
Cocoroom – a guesthouse bursting with colour and pattern – is using art to help the huge number of homeless people in Kamagasaki, Osaka, Japan.

Tobago: Both Sides Now


June 2017
From sharks to turtles and the small stuff too – checking out whether the nutrient-rich Orinoco River really does mean better diving in Tobago

FOMO Inducing Florence


April 2017
Get it on with Michaelangelo’s David, drink all the chianti, check out the stunning views…

22 Fab Things in New York


April 2017
For those who’ve never been to the Big Apple, here’s our pick of the things you can’t miss on your first visit to the city that never sleeps…

9 Coolest UK Marine Animals


March 2017
The coolest marine animals you might not realise you can spot off the UK coastline.

12 Most Instagrammable Student Halls


March 2017
THE most Instagrammable student halls.

Japan's Mainland Mecca


February 2017
Dodging typhoons and braving rough seas to scuba dive in Wakayama, Japan

Japan's Mainland Mecca

5 Ways to be More Eco Friendly When Travelling


February 2017
Some tips on how to go green on your travels.

6 Aussie Phrases You Need to Know


January 2017
Shut the front door. Getting up to speed with some Aussie lingo for MTV…

5 Eco-Travel Resolutions You Need to Make in 2017


January 2017
At the start of another new year, some resolutions to make (and hopefully keep) in 2017.

Paradise with a Black Eye

Paradise with a Black Eye


January 2017
Enjoying the ultimate in luxury (with a black eye).

Reinventing Family Travel


January 2017
Say bye-bye to the predictable and experience something new with your kids.

10 Thoughts I Had Visiting a Japanese Onsen


December 2016
Thoughts on visiting my first onsen (naked public baths).

16 Best Things to Do in Osaka, Japan


December 2016
Best things to do to make the most of Osaka –  ‘the Nation’s Kitchen’. Spoiler: involves lots of eating!

Paradise Beach: Luxury Island Retreat


December 2016
Enjoying the remote island of Nevis at a resort that offers the ultimate in luxury and tranquillity: the aptly named Paradise Beach.

15 Weird af Things (And Places) to Eat in Japan


November 2016
Checking out loads of totally bonkers food you can eat in Japan (if the delicious sushi, sashimi, yakitori, ramen, katsu and udon isn’t for you).

Satisfy Your Hunger in Kyoto, Japan


January 2017
Five amazing places to eat in Kyoto, Japan – yum!

Spicing Things Up at Cinnamon Soho


December 2016
A review of Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Soho.

Foodie Hotspots in Osaka


November 2016
Five uber-delicious places to eat in Osaka, Japan.

Plastic Bags Littering UK Beaches Have Halved


November 2016
Just over a year after the 5p plastic bag tax was introduced in the UK as a means of reducing plastic pollution, the number of plastic bags on our beaches has almost halved.

13 Best Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan


November 2016
Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, is full of temples. Like, bursting with them. The city has over 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines. If I’d been left to my own devices, I wouldn’t have had a clue where to start. Luckily, the crew at The Dragon Trip took me under their wing to show me the city’s best bits.

Reinventing Adventure Travel, One Continent At A Time


November 2016
Interview with Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures.

Get the Par-Tea Started


October 2016
From traditional to tipsy, a roundup of afternoon teas to suit everyone.

12 Things You Need To Know About Pandas


September 2016
Awesome facts about pandas. Just because.

The Weirdest Things Ever Found on British Beaches


September 2016
Roundup of the weirdest things found along the British coastline. #6 is just BIZARRE!

Unique Artificial Reefs


September 2016
You wouldn’t believe some of the things sunk in the ocean to create artificial coral reefs!

Must See Borneo


September 2016
When I visited the beautiful island of Borneo several years ago, I was won over by what can only be described as a nature lover’s paradise.

Opening the Door on Cuba


With the USA relaxing travel restrictions to Cuba, exploring the idea that the quirks of this island nation might be lost forever.

Fab South African Fare


August 2016
Indulgence on the Thames’ North Bank.

12 Things You Need to Know About Tigers


July 2016
Cool facts about tiger for International Tiger Day. You’re welcome.

Why Sharks Are Not Scary AF


July 2016
The definitive guide to why sharks are nowhere near the brutal human-nibblers you’ve seen in Jaws.

How You Can Help Sharks Now


July 2016
Picking the brains of some of the world’s leading shark experts.

Interview with Lizzie Carr


June 2016
Interview with the first person ever to paddleboard the length of England via its canals and rivers.

Playing the Game at Neighbourhood


June 2016
Post-Olympics, are Stratford’s restaurants medal-worthy?

7 Ways to Help Bees


May 2016
Trying my hand at urban beekeeping (!) and learning how we can protect the UK’s bees.

Visit Rye, East Sussex


Recommendations for one of my favourite places: the harbour town of Rye in East Sussex.

Hang Out with Elephants Without Hurting Them


April 2016
Tips to make sure animal welfare is at the heart of any elephant experiences on holiday.

Things Every Scuba Diving Virgin Should Know


March 2016
For those new to diving, here are some things you should know…

7 Ways to Protect the Ocean


March 2016
A few things everyone can do in their daily lives to help marine conservation.

Pristine Scuba Diving Spots


January 2016
Of the many dive sites I’ve been lucky enough to visit, here are three best dive spots doing particularly interesting things for conservation.

The Un-Still Life


January 2016
Diving in Grenada: from underwater cadavers to wrecks large and small, rebreather try-outs and the intriguing concept of scuba yoga.

Wedding Celebrations


August 2015
My first ever foray into Caribbean diving, which took me to Grand Cayman (but not to the renowned Kittiwake wreck).

Dangers and Delights at Aliwal


April 2015
My diving trip to the Aliwal Shoal in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, offered even more drama than I’d bargained for…!

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