Tag Archives | Outdoors

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…

Table Top Dancing in A Soulful Way

This is Table Mountain, Cape Town. One of Africa’s most iconic landmarks, one of Africa’s […]

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Sirens in the Silence – Italy Walking

Italy Walking The stillness surrounds, save for the scrunch and soft thump of my boots […]

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The Greatest Memorial to Love: Driving the Great Ocean Road

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. I was lost, it was wet and […]

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Tea in China

Facing the Dragon: China Now And Then

Climbing the Dragon’s Spine, China It curved and clawed away from me as I stared […]

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The Caped Crusader, South Africa

Tomorrow, I’m heading to Africa. (Although it will probably be today by the time you […]

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Children in Burma or Myanmar

In Burma, Everything’s Golden

Is it Burma or Myanmar? I arrived under cover of darkness. Deep, night, darkness. I […]

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And From The Fire…Kyushu, Japan

Amid the smoke, the fire, and the ferocious turquoise bubbles in this part of Kyushu, […]

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Coast in Pembrokeshire

A Short Break in Pembrokeshire: A Blueprint

Hot on the heels from my own short break in Pembrokeshire, here, as promised, is […]

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dragon backbone guilin

Walking the Dragon’s Backbone, China

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. Let’s leave aside the […]

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Cow on fields in Pembrokeshire

Tooty Down for a Cwtch – And Other Welsh Words of Love

Cwtch, Pembrokeshire To the uninitiated, cwtch does not sound like a pleasant word. For those […]

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Beer Can Regatta Crocodile

Darwin’s Beer Can Regatta

Spain has the Tomatina, Britain has cheese-rolling and Texas has rodeo. Step forward Australia, with […]

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Buffalo and Yacht Hong Kong

The Beach with the Buffalo, Hong Kong

Lantau, Hong Kong On Lantau Island at the mouth of the Pearl River, the buffalo […]

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Climbing the dragon’s back in Hong Kong

Climbing the dragon’s back route in Hong Kong w @CathayPacificUK On The Road… Zoom…These pics […]

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Photo on the Go: The Dragon’s Back on the in Longji, China

The Dragon’s Back on the in Longji, China On The Road… Zoom…These pics come straight […]

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Photo on the Go: Emerging from my overnight @Dragonair flight to a Hong Kong slowly shedding its mist… @instaweatherpro

Emerging from my overnight @Dragonair flight to a Hong Kong slowly shedding its mist… @instaweatherpro […]

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Photo on the Go: Sticky and spicy even late at night. A parasol lit by a lantern. @instaweatherpro #myanmar(burma)

Sticky and spicy even late at night. A parasol lit by a lantern. @instaweatherpro #myanmar(burma) […]

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Playa Maya beach with boat

Sunday Soothing – The Shores of Playa Maya

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…

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Dawn over Kakadu

Kakadu Park: Smoke, Art & Crocodiles

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.

The word…

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Breathing In the Atlas Mountains

Sometimes I dream that I am falling. Apparently, everyone does. But more often than that…

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A Walk In the Bavarian Clouds

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

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