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This page gathers together travel blog posts from some of the best wild and open places in the world to celebrate the great outdoors. Take a deep breath and plunge right in to the fresh air…
Is it Burma or Myanmar? I arrived under cover of darkness. Deep, night, darkness. I […]
Amid the smoke, the fire, and the ferocious turquoise bubbles in this part of Kyushu, […]
Hot on the heels from my own short break in Pembrokeshire, here, as promised, is […]
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. Let’s leave aside the […]
Cwtch, Pembrokeshire To the uninitiated, cwtch does not sound like a pleasant word. For those […]
Spain has the Tomatina, Britain has cheese-rolling and Texas has rodeo. Step forward Australia, with […]
Lantau, Hong Kong On Lantau Island at the mouth of the Pearl River, the buffalo […]
Sometimes, you need to take the time to stop. To pause for breath. To fill your senses with everything that’s beautiful and to let the world’s cares, concerns and curmudgeonly characteristics sit sloppily in a pile to be dealt with tomorrow…
Kakadu. The sound is soft yet distinctive, like a bird call that rolls and unfolds across the willows and the reeds, the waters, the low and smoky air, to reach me on the scrunched and scorched soil. On the earth that is itself Kakadu.
Sometimes I dream that I am falling. Apparently, everyone does. But more often than that…
As a way of throwing money away this seemed to be a particularly pointless exercise. We were standing at the foot of the Tegelberg mountain
This summer, I was lucky enough to make a solo trip to Alaska. While this wasn’t my first
The view from where I’m sitting involves a stack of post-it notes, papers and files. Through the window, a limp and lifeless cloud suffocates the air, not shifting, not darkening. Nothing.
Right now I’m at the airport, dashing to repack and catch my flight. Shorts and…
At 3am I woke up. At 4am I gave up. For the last few hours, I’ve…
The sand I’m standing on is soft and bleached, the type that squeaks beneath your soles if you walk too fast.
There’s a moment when this seems like the most graceless activity imaginable. Spitting onto someone else’s property and clamping your teeth onto oversized rubber. Then there’s the waddle with the flippers (sorry fins) before a tumble over the edge of the boat into the water…
There are some things in life that I’m not very good at. Many, actually, but some of them are more obvious
Surfers have a reputation for being cool, laid back and sexy. I’m talking, of course, […]
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