A variety of cetaceans are present in Madeiran waters, including Bottlenose Dolphins, Short-finned Pilot Whales, Common Dolphins and Sperm Whales. However, one species that is attracting scientific interest, and which is present around Madeira each year, is the Bryde’s (pronounced ‘brood-ess’) Whale.

After a long day’s wildlife watching it’s always good to return to some superb gastronomic pleasures. Chris Stewart, author of Driving over Lemons, and Alpujarran resident, describes the pleasures of eating in the restaurant at Las Chimeneas, in the beautiful Sierra Nevadan foothills on our 'Spain: The Sierra Nevada & Alhambra Palace' holiday...

In Part 1 of this article Gwen wrote about North Island. Here she continues her exploration of New Zealand with a trip to South Island where she encounters albatrosses and fur seals, and she visits Kaikoura, home to some of the best whale watching on the planet.

If you like dragonflies, and want to see something a bit exotic, try Sardinia. The second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia has a wide range of habitats which are home to a surprisingly varied plant and animal life – and, like most islands, it has a few surprises up its sleeve!

Magnificent scenery, whales, giant tree ferns and glaciers – New Zealand has a great deal to offer the nature enthusiast. Naturetrek's operations manager for New Zealand, Gwen Owen, describes some of the best scenery and wildlife on offer in the country's spectacular North Island.

We’ve been nominated ‘Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company’ in the prestigious 2020 British Travel Awards. All voters will be entered into an official prize draw to win a Rhine or Danube cruise! Please click here to vote.