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  • Fistral Beach, Cornwall

    Newquay: Hitting the waves

    The surf might be up, but I’m more concerned about staying up. Standing composed on a narrow strip of foam firing across tumultuous waters is tough. I’m having more success… Read More»

  • Orca mother and calf.

    Western Australia: Orca hotspot

    Malc, our Aussie skipper — with forearms as golden as barbecued chicken — is going through the boat’s safety briefing: “There’s a whistle on your life jacket if you need… Read More»

  • Ancient cave dwellings in Matera.

    Matera: Welcome to Sassiwood

    There’s a film crew in town. A cavalcade of trucks packed with wires, cameras and other bits of kit dwarfs Matera’s Via Madonna della Virtu, a road that runs a… Read More»

  • Jebel Akhdar, Oman.

    Oman: The Green Mountain

    ‘The harder the life,’ wrote legendary desert explorer Wilfred Thesiger, ‘the finer the person.’ Ensconced in a new Toyota Land Cruiser, air-conditioning on full, my companions and I can hardly… Read More»

  • Plokstine Missile Base

    Lithuania: Plokstine Missile Base

    As expensive white elephants go, the Plokstine Missile Base in Lithuania’s Žemaitija National Park takes some beating. The base was built deep in the forest in absolute secrecy and from… Read More»

 

Fistral Beach, Cornwall

United Kingdom

Newquay: Hitting the waves

The surf might be up, but I’m more concerned about… Read More»

Orca mother and calf.

Australia

Western Australia: Orca hotspot

Malc, our Aussie skipper — with forearms as golden as… Read More»

Ancient cave dwellings in Matera.

Italy

Matera: Welcome to Sassiwood

There’s a film crew in town. A cavalcade of trucks… Read More»

Jebel Akhdar, Oman.

Oman

Oman: The Green Mountain

‘The harder the life,’ wrote legendary desert explorer Wilfred Thesiger,… Read More»

Plokstine Missile Base

Lithuania

Lithuania: Plokstine Missile Base

As expensive white elephants go, the Plokstine Missile Base in… Read More»

Big Bend Manatee Viewing Center

USA

Florida: Manatee spotting

The Big Bend Power Station, near Tampa is, even by… Read More»

Flowers in the memorial garden at the genocide memorial centre.

Rwanda

Rwanda: Let there be light

The sky turns black and thunder roars overhead. The people… Read More»

Lake Onega, Karelia

Russia

Karelia: Land of a thousand lakes

Stepping out into the chill wind of a Karelian winter's… Read More»

330 North Wabash, Chicago.

USA

Chicago: Sky high

‘Less is more’ was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's mantra.… Read More»

Arriving at Feynan Eco Lodge

Digital Nomad

Dana Valley: Sunsets and stargazing

A remote Jordanian eco-lodge offers the chance to meet the… Read More»