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On the trail on mountain gorillas in Uganda

Some of the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas can be found in Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda and it’s been our writer Lee Hubbard’s life long dream to see them. Last month he flew to Uganda to track and watch these beautiful rare creatures in their natural habitat. Here he tells us about the his journey to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the heart-stopping moment he finally got to see them….

Castles, captains and cliffs: enjoying the craic in Ireland

Last month our writer Lee went on a trip organised by Discover Ireland, Stena Line and the Paddywagon Tours to help celebrate ‘The Gathering 2013’ – a year-long celebration of all things Irish. So they set off crossing the sea from the UK by ferry and started their journey in Dublin before taking a bus tour through some of the country’s main sites (on what could have possibly been Ireland’s one sunny weekend of the year)…

In BIG pictures: Burano island, Venetian Lagoon

When we took a trip to Venice last summer there was one place we had heard so much about but we just didn’t have the time to see. It maybe a small island, but Burano with its canals, colourful houses and traditional way of life, has a pretty big reputation. Thankfully for us our writer Lee had the time to venture a little further into the Ventian Lagoon earlier this year…