This blog is written by James and Abby Cresswell who run GeoWorld Travel. The purpose of the blog is to share GeoWorld Travel’s trip diaries, which contain captioned photos and geological information about the sites we visit. Please see our main www.geoworldtravel.com website to view all of our itineraries, general information, and how to book on a tour.

About GeoWorld Travel

GeoWorld Travel offers carbon offset geology geotourism tours and day tours in Wales. We also sell places on polar expedition cruises. Most geotours are led by GeoWorld Travel’s founder James Cresswell, as small group road trips for between 4 and 12 participants. Many of our trips visit Geoparks, National Parks, and World Heritage Sites, and can be searched for by the geological features they visit. No prior geological knowledge is required on these trips, and they will appeal to everyone from beginners to experts alike. On a GeoWorld Travel trip the landscape is explained in an accessible way, and while the rocks, volcanoes, fossils and glaciers are the star attractions of the trips, there will also be stunning scenery accompanied by incredible wildlife and fascinating human stories.

About James and Abby

James Cresswell
James is the Director and founder of GeoWorld Travel, and personally guides most of GeoWorld Travel’s trips. He is a geologist, having gained his degree in Geology from the University of Bristol, and his Masters in Oceanography from the University of Southampton. Before setting up GeoWorld Travel James travelled to around 100 different countries and worked as the geologist guide aboard expedition cruise ships. Countries and areas he guided in, before establishing GeoWorld Travel include: Antarctica, Svalbard, Canada (Arctic and Rockies) Greenland, Russian Arctic & Geographical North Pole, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Caribbean, the South Pacific, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha. James’ passion for communicating geosciences began when he started his career working in the television documentary industry. He was the researcher on a Discovery Channel geological series, and was part of the BBC’s ‘Blue Planet’ series.

Abby Cresswell
Abby is both James’s wife and a qualified archaeologist. At GeoWorld Travel she manages the finances and hotel bookings. In addition to her work at GeoWorld Travel, Abby works as an IT Consultant in  the Heritage Sector. Abby gained a 1st in her MA (Hons) degree in Medieval History & Archaeology at the University of St Andrews, and she gained a distinction in her Masters in Landscape Archeology at the University of Bristol. From time to time she accompanies James on multi-day tours or day trips adding an extra dimension with archaeological guiding.