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Why you should choose an adventure travel trip

Travel pushes our boundaries as we discover new places, cultures, and adventures. But many of us stay within the city limits when we travel. We stick within a small radius of tourist-friendly activities, content to travel, without really adventuring. That’s a mistake. Outdoor adventure travel is an exciting way to become better at your favourite activities, experience unique places and…

Discovering idyllic Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

Located right on the waterfront of Lake Como, in the Italian region known as Lombardy, idyllic Bellagio is a maze of red-roofed and green-shuttered buildings, steep stone staircases, lush cypress groves and rhododendron-scented gardens all flanked by a waterfront collection of bobbing boats. It’s a place that’s impossible not to fall in love with. Our guest blogger Sonal Sarin, an ex-Googler, mother of…

Beautiful places of Italy – discovering Cinque Terre

The remarkable folded coastline of the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) stretches between the beach resort of Levanto and the port of La Spezia. It encompasses five impossibly beautiful tiny villages – Monterosso,Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – which are spectacularly wedged into a series of coves between sheer cliffs – their comparative isolation, and the eye-wateringly dramatic nature of their positions, makes Cinque Terre the scenic highlight of…

Ice climbing in Alberta, Canada – braving the almost impossible

We all have a favourite superhero (especially if you’re a young-at-heart man approaching middle age, like me), but Spider-Man is certainly up there with the best-loved of all the planet-saving characters many of us have grown up with. At some point we’ve probably all wanted to be able to climb up the side of a building, sticking to it like…

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Lee Hubbard

Lee mostly spent his formative years as a junior Spielberg wannabe, devouring movies in front of a cinema screen, but then a “year out” after graduating turned into a not-too-shabby six years of working, travelling and volunteering across the globe and thus a change of career beckoned. Attempting to satisfy his curiosity and passion for discovery both at home and…

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Scott Balaam

Scott started his travelling life back in 1999, when he headed off on a solo jaunt to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with just a backpack, a camera and a spirit for adventure. After that, the travel bug bit hard and now he is always seeking to head off somewhere new. Over the years he has…

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Chile

Chile is a long, narrow sliver of land filled located right at the edge of the South American continent. Unlike some other countries in South America, it’s relatively affluent and non-corrupt, and bar a couple of blips, boasts a long tradition of political stability. Travelling here….

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