Daniel Allen

Daniel Allen

Based in London, award-winning writer and photographer Daniel Allen has journeyed widely across the globe. His work has featured in numerous publications, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, National Geographic, Discovery Channel Magazine, Geographical, CNN Travel and Esquire.

Latest from Daniel Allen

How the return of humpback whales to Canada’s Salish Sea is boosting tourism and conservation

Humpback whales are making a comeback to the Salish Sea off Vancouver in western Canada, helping the region’s wider natural and cultural revitalisation.

Humpback whales are making a comeback to the Salish Sea off Vancouver in western Canada, helping the region’s wider natural and cultural revitalisation.

16 Jan 2022 - 7:15AM
Canada’s bison conservation success story is also partly about a rejuvenation of First Nation culture

Bison once roamed in their millions across the Canadian prairies. Beginning at a national park in the province of Alberta, their return is reviving both nature and cultural traditions.

Bison once roamed in their millions across the Canadian prairies. Beginning at a national park in the province of Alberta, their return is reviving both nature and cultural traditions.

26 Nov 2021 - 5:15AM
In Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains, lions and wolves prowl and humans make honey

Home to the rare black-maned forest lion and the even rarer Ethiopian wolf, the Bale Mountain National Park deserves to be better known than it is.

Home to the rare black-maned forest lion and the even rarer Ethiopian wolf, the Bale Mountain National Park deserves to be better known than it is.

18 Feb 2020 - 8:31PM
On the trail of southern Norway’s Arctic foxes, back from the brink

The iconic Scandinavian animal, which was extinct for two decades, is once again leaving pawprints across Hardangervidda National Park.

The iconic Scandinavian animal, which was extinct for two decades, is once again leaving pawprints across Hardangervidda National Park.

18 Nov 2019 - 2:28PM
Why this Zambia game park is different: African wild dog packs, scarce elsewhere

Having been wiped out as pests in other parts of the continent, African wild dogs – sociable but fierce canines that hunt in packs –are making a recovery in South Luangwa National Park.

Having been wiped out as pests in other parts of the continent, African wild dogs – sociable but fierce canines that hunt in packs –are making a recovery in South Luangwa National Park.

22 Oct 2018 - 10:25AM
India’s party capital Goa is also a haven of classical music and Catholic churches

In addition to sun-kissed beaches and a thriving party scene, Goa boasts a fascinating cultural, religious and architectural heritage, which is well worth listening to

In addition to sun-kissed beaches and a thriving party scene, Goa boasts a fascinating cultural, religious and architectural heritage, which is well worth listening to

3 May 2018 - 4:04PM
Rwandan national park’s recovery a success story for conservation and tourism

The Akagera park suffered grievously in civil war of early 1990s but has earned back its ‘Big Five’ credentials to become a focus of national pride for Rwandans and a hot-ticket destination for tourists

The Akagera park suffered grievously in civil war of early 1990s but has earned back its ‘Big Five’ credentials to become a focus of national pride for Rwandans and a hot-ticket destination for tourists

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How to hike Costa Rica’s pristine Osa Peninsula

An initiative to involve locals in the Central American country in the tourism business is enriching the visitor experience and contributing to the economic well-being in an area of biodiverse rainforest

An initiative to involve locals in the Central American country in the tourism business is enriching the visitor experience and contributing to the economic well-being in an area of biodiverse rainforest

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
See a rare West African conservation success story

Shifting mindsets have allowed people living around Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta – and visitors – to get the most of its lush, life-giving environment

Shifting mindsets have allowed people living around Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta – and visitors – to get the most of its lush, life-giving environment

30 Sep 2016 - 4:27PM
How tourism could change Antarctica, our last wilderness

Human activity on Earth’s frozen continent has never been higher. What effect will a rise in visits by holidaymakers, including Chinese, and scientific researchers have on the polar region? Will the fears of environmentalists be borne out?

Human activity on Earth’s frozen continent has never been higher. What effect will a rise in visits by holidaymakers, including Chinese, and scientific researchers have on the polar region? Will the fears of environmentalists be borne out?

28 Nov 2017 - 10:49AM
Old Delhi's crumbling Mughal mansions restored to former glory

Beneath the dirt and grime, the dilapidated havelis of Old Delhi, once the epicentre of India's Mughal dynasty, offer fleeting glimpses of a glorious past, writes Daniel Allen

Beneath the dirt and grime, the dilapidated havelis of Old Delhi, once the epicentre of India's Mughal dynasty, offer fleeting glimpses of a glorious past, writes Daniel Allen

7 May 2016 - 11:43PM
Do you want to film a snow cat? Ladakh's the place to see snow leopards

For the people of Ladakh in northern India, the 'grey ghost', as they call the snow leopard, has turned from cattle-killing menace to income-generating cohabiter, writes Daniel Allen.

For the people of Ladakh in northern India, the 'grey ghost', as they call the snow leopard, has turned from cattle-killing menace to income-generating cohabiter, writes Daniel Allen.

9 Jan 2016 - 11:18PM
Russia's Golden Ring offers spectacular window on nation's past

A world away from nearby Moscow, crescent of historic villages, towns and cities are where the Russian nation was born centuries ago.

A world away from nearby Moscow, crescent of historic villages, towns and cities are where the Russian nation was born centuries ago.

1 Aug 2015 - 10:43PM
Jordan homestays embrace sustainable tourism

From ancient olive trees to instinctive hospitality, Jordanians are using their natural resources to cultivate a sustainable tourist industry. 

From ancient olive trees to instinctive hospitality, Jordanians are using their natural resources to cultivate a sustainable tourist industry. 

27 Jun 2015 - 10:10PM
How green rooftops and vertical gardens are transforming London

From green roofs to a living bridge, London is introducing nature to the concrete jungle in unorthodox ways.

From green roofs to a living bridge, London is introducing nature to the concrete jungle in unorthodox ways.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:07PM
Russian Karelia looks to the past and future

People in Russia's Karelia republic, divided from their kin in Finnish Karelia, are struggling to preserve and promote their culture and heritage.

 

People in Russia's Karelia republic, divided from their kin in Finnish Karelia, are struggling to preserve and promote their culture and heritage.

 

28 Feb 2015 - 11:40PM
How long-tail boats keep southern Thailand afloat

The long-tail boat is a ubiquitous sight on the beaches of Krabi and Phuket. The boatbuilders' flair for improvisation has kept both a traditional art and the local economy afloat. Words and pictures by Daniel Allen.

The long-tail boat is a ubiquitous sight on the beaches of Krabi and Phuket. The boatbuilders' flair for improvisation has kept both a traditional art and the local economy afloat. Words and pictures by Daniel Allen.

31 Jan 2015 - 11:35PM
See Greenland by dog sled: a holiday close to nature

With climate change transforming their frozen homeland, the Inuit of Greenland are giving up on hunting to chase tourist dollars instead. Words and pictures by Daniel Allen.

With climate change transforming their frozen homeland, the Inuit of Greenland are giving up on hunting to chase tourist dollars instead. Words and pictures by Daniel Allen.

6 Dec 2014 - 11:10PM
Game's afoot

Southern Africa's safari camps supply luxurious adventure while helping the 'big five' species stay alive. Story and photography Daniel Allen.

Southern Africa's safari camps supply luxurious adventure while helping the 'big five' species stay alive. Story and photography Daniel Allen.

9 May 2014 - 1:53AM
Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

Its distance from the tourist trail affords visitors to the Myanmese city of Bagan a wonderfully private perspective on one of the world’s most beautiful historic sites.

Its distance from the tourist trail affords visitors to the Myanmese city of Bagan a wonderfully private perspective on one of the world’s most beautiful historic sites.

15 Apr 2015 - 3:50PM
5 Apr 2014 - 10:43PM
10 things to do in Busan

Whether you crave beautiful beaches, ancient temples or anchovy sushi, the city has it covered, writes Daniel Allen.

Whether you crave beautiful beaches, ancient temples or anchovy sushi, the city has it covered, writes Daniel Allen.

15 Apr 2015 - 3:22PM
The Great Gatsby is inspiring luxury sector to satisfy a global fascination with art deco

'Celebrating flamboyance, frivolity and forward-thinking, the art-deco period is one of the most exciting eras of design', writes Daniel Allen.

'Celebrating flamboyance, frivolity and forward-thinking, the art-deco period is one of the most exciting eras of design', writes Daniel Allen.

3 Apr 2017 - 10:44AM
All aboard the Andean express

Running from capital to coast, Ecuador's luxury trains fulfil the dreams of a long-departed president. Words and pictures by Daniel Allen.

Running from capital to coast, Ecuador's luxury trains fulfil the dreams of a long-departed president. Words and pictures by Daniel Allen.

16 Nov 2013 - 10:30PM
Hot springs and heavenly hikes in Japan's Kumano region

Spiritual temples, exhilarating treks and hot springs ... exploring Japan’s Kumano region on foot is good for the body and spirit, writes Daniel Allen.

Spiritual temples, exhilarating treks and hot springs ... exploring Japan’s Kumano region on foot is good for the body and spirit, writes Daniel Allen.

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