Author Jo Payne

I'm Jo. I love to travel and share my experiences. I'm a keen wildlife photographer both above and below water, a qualified scuba diver and a lover of the outdoors.

Overseas Spotlight : Marsa Alam, Egypt


For thousands of tourists, Egypt has long been a prime holiday destination – sunny, sandy and full of glorious beaches, the attraction is obvious. As a diver, I go to Egypt for what lies beneath the waves of the Red Sea. In short, an abundance of marine life largely unparalleled by few other places on Earth. Perhaps the most enticing thing about Egypt is that it is largely accessible for everyone. A large budget and a second student loan are not required. In recent times, the price of a package holiday to Egypt has plummeted – The country’s role in the Arab Spring combined with ongoing…