William Gray

Travel writer and photographer

Voted in the Press Gazette’s top five travel journalists, William Gray has been an author, travel writer and photographer for over 20 years - specialising in wildlife, family and adventure travel.

After studying zoology at Durham University he was commissioned to write his first book: Coral Reefs & Islands – The Natural History of a Threatened Paradise and he’s been trying to find ways to keep travelling to the world’s wild places ever since. Author of Wildlife Travel and the award-winning Travel with Kids guidebooks, William is also a contributing editor for Wanderlust magazine and has written for numerous publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, National Geographic Traveller, Condé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

A professional photographer, his images are represented by AWL Images, Getty and others. Find out more at www.william-gray.co.uk

Six Ways to Plan a Family Holiday in Spain - and Avoid the Crowded Costas

Mainstream media were quick to focus on the proposal that women should have a £3000 budget and a choice of birth places and carers. The Times describes this as women being "handed £3000 by the NHS," a scenario which seems as unlikely as its tone seems dismissive of women's abilities to think straight if presented with such quantities of money.
25/02/2016 10:49 GMT

Can a Professionally Designed Garden Add Value to Your Home?

Capability Brown's legacy lies at the heart of our passion for gardens. Outdoor spaces enrich our lives - whether it's a family garden to engage children with the real world, a water garden to attract wildlife or a 'garden room' in which to escape, relax and entertain.
04/01/2016 17:06 GMT

Where to Find Snow This Winter

Daffodils may be blooming here in the UK, but that doesn't mean you have to pack away your down jackets and snow boots just yet. There are plenty of destinations where the white stuff is guaranteed, from high-altitude ski resorts in the Alps and log cabins in Lapland to more far-flung 'chillspots' like Greenland and Antarctica. Read on for eight guaranteed winter wonderlands...
22/12/2015 11:17 GMT

How to Join The Hunt and Plan a Family Safari

If watching David Attenborough's The Hunt on BBC has inspired your children, why not consider taking them on a family safari next year? Although Africa has its fair share of challenges when it comes to travel, it also has several destinations that are ideal for families. Our twins were just four when we first took them to South Africa.
01/12/2015 15:01 GMT

How to Hunt Down the Best Family Wildlife Holidays

If you (and your children) have always dreamed of seeing some of these iconic predators in the wild, there is now a surprising choice of accessible - and safe - family wildlife holidays available. Here are four of the best places to go.
02/11/2015 11:12 GMT

Six Holidays for Whinge-Free Toddlers

What's the best way to keep toddlers happy on holiday? With their newfound mobility, pent-up energy and growing sense of adventure, tots can make family travel particularly stressful.
27/07/2015 11:34 BST

Cornwall with Teenagers

How do you keep a 'family holiday love affair' with Cornwall going when your children become teenagers? Try these ideas for making Cornwall cool for big kids this summer.
07/05/2015 22:28 BST

Six Unforgettable Family Holidays

The stuff that memories are made of: Arriving at Delhi Airport and making our way to the railway station was like being launched into a real-life version of Mario Karts - our taxi lurched through the city amid a maelstrom of fumes and horn blasts, black and yellow tuk-tuks swarming around us like angry bees.
27/02/2015 12:27 GMT

How to Book a Last Minute Family Christmas Getaway

Christmas is coming, but it's not too late to wrap up a festive break for family and friends. If you can't face the thought of party hats and board games with the in-laws, how about getting away for a last-minute holiday.
02/12/2014 12:10 GMT

Good Heavens Above: The Best Northern Lights Holidays for 2014/2015

After all the recent hype over the northern lights, NASA announced back in June 2014 that the sun's polarity had finally flipped and we were beyond the peak of the current Solar Maximum - a period of supercharged solar activity that usually occurs every 11 years and serves as a catalyst for spectacular northern lights displays.
26/09/2014 15:48 BST

Is This the Sportiest Resort in the Alps?

Anyone familiar with Wii Sports Resort will instantly feel at home in Tignes. The French alpine resort could almost have been the inspiration for the video game where just about every sport and leisure activity is available in one purpose-built, picture-perfect resort.
08/09/2014 14:45 BST

Why Brazil Scores Highly for a Family Holiday

Admit it: football pitches all look the same, whether you're at Anfield or in the Amazon. And we've seen that backdrop of Copacabana Beach behind Gary Lineker umpteen times now. But while the World Cup might be giving us a blinkered view of Brazil, a well-planned family holiday to this huge country will open your eyes to an extraordinary range of natural wonders...
02/07/2014 13:37 BST

How to Escape the Crowds in Cornwall This Summer

Families love Cornish beach-beauties like Kynance Cove and Porthcurno, while Summerleaze (at Bude), Watergate Bay and Sennen Cove always score highly for ease-of-access, child-friendly facilities, beach lifeguards and places to eat.
17/06/2014 14:38 BST