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  • Roman bridge, Aosta Valley

    Italy: Gaming the Alps

    I’ve always been suspicious of treasure hunts. They are — to borrow some science words — a closed system. There’s a predetermined path, the end already decided. There’s no real… Read More»

  • Beluga whale, Canada. Image: Getty

    Manitoba: Snorkelling with beluga whales

    Far north, on Hudson Bay, on the edge of the edge of the world in Churchill, Manitoba, some 3,000 snowy white beluga whales gather at the mouth of the Churchill… Read More»

  • Tasman Lake

    Mount Cook: Glacier lake kayaking

    As we push the kayaks out onto the eerily milky-blue water, Charlie Hobbs drops quite the bombshell: “Twenty-five years ago, this lake didn’t exist.” Read More»

  • Paraglider, Verbier. Image: Getty Images/Hemis.fr RM

    Verbier: Paragliding

    "Do you want to go paragliding tomorrow?" I think the question took me by surprise. A morning on the slopes of Verbier was being rewarded with fuel at the piste… Read More»

  • Malpaís Güímar, Tenerife

    Tenerife: Volcano walking

    “This is pumice,” says our unfailingly energetic guide, Narya. “It’s so light you can pick up a big boulder and look like the strongest person alive.” Read More»

 

Roman bridge, Aosta Valley

Italy

Italy: Gaming the Alps

I’ve always been suspicious of treasure hunts. They are —… Read More»

Beluga whale, Canada. Image: Getty

Canada

Manitoba: Snorkelling with beluga whales

Far north, on Hudson Bay, on the edge of the… Read More»

Tasman Lake

New Zealand

Mount Cook: Glacier lake kayaking

As we push the kayaks out onto the eerily milky-blue… Read More»

Paraglider, Verbier. Image: Getty Images/Hemis.fr RM

Switzerland

Verbier: Paragliding

"Do you want to go paragliding tomorrow?" I think the… Read More»

Malpaís Güímar, Tenerife

Spain

Tenerife: Volcano walking

“This is pumice,” says our unfailingly energetic guide, Narya. “It’s… Read More»

Château de Montségur

France

Montségur: Walking with the Cathars

I close my eyes and imagine it is March 1244… Read More»

Cathedral Square, Vilnius

Lithuania

Vilnius: Baroque beauty

After two straight days of dismal, rain-filled skies, the sun… Read More»

Walking with elephants - Jabu, Morula and Thembi the elephants

Botswana

Botswana: Walking with elephants

Jabulani is tall, dark and handsome with long, lean legs… Read More»

Hainich National Park

Germany

Germany: Wild cats in Hainich

As I stroll through the forest in eastern Germany, I… Read More»

St Lawrence River, Montreal.

Canada

Montreal: River surfing

Paddling out, it quickly becomes clear that this is no… Read More»