Welcome to this blog page which details accounts of some of our most exciting adventures worldwide. From wilderness trekking in Greenland to climbing Africa's highest mountain; from a Moto tour to a Cambodian temple or a winter road trip round Iceland, read all this and more on our adventure travel blog. We warmly welcome your comments and queries!

Kartennow post a Dre (Postcards from Home): Photographing West Cornwall in Spring

June 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
There’s a dialect saying in Cornwall, ‘ee dusn’t knaw Cornwall that only Cornwall knaws’, which broadly means that someone who has never left Cornwall doesn’t really know the place. This might seem somewhat paradoxical, but being a Cornish exile I can vouch for this. And even more so since I took up landscape photography and returned to my homeland...
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The Coolest Place on Earth: Winter Photography in Southern Iceland

March 07, 2018  •  2 Comments
Iceland, a geological wonderland of rumbling volcanoes, gushing geysers, pristine black-sand beaches, epic waterfalls, stunning mountains and picture-postcard glaciers, currently graces the pages of scores of glossy travel magazines. As the playground de jour for social media users, it’s right up there as one of the must-see destinations on every t...
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'Off-Grid' in Arctic Sweden: Trekking the Dag Hammarskjöldleden

December 15, 2017  •  1 Comment
The Call of the Wild: Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaise (19 km) Last September (2016) we visited Arctic Sweden for the first time, trekking part of the 425 kilometre Kungsleden Trail. We were so impressed by the raw beauty and tranquillity of this unspoilt region that we made a decision to return the following autumn. Twelve months later we are back in Kir...
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Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia: Sojourn in Svaneti

November 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
We begin our final trek in Svaneti in the north west of Georgia, famous for its medieval stone towers which each stand sentinel over a cluster of balconied houses enclosed by defensive walls. The Svans are an ethnic subgroup of the Georgians and have their own unwritten language. Alluvial gold was once won from the mountain streams around Mestia by...
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Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia: Journey across the Chaukhi Massif

November 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
My eighteen kilo rucksack feels like a dead weight as I heave it onto my back in the remote village of Djuta (Juta) which is at an elevation over 2,000 metres at the end of a long dirt road that winds its way up the Sno Valley. This is an outpost of one branch of the Kevsur people who migrated here from further east and is built at the junction of...
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Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia: Tbilisi and the Sights around Stepantsminda

November 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Georgia on my Mind ‘I’ve been drinking all day!’ exclaimed the chain-smoking taxi driver sticking his head out of the window to draw deeply on his third cigarette, ‘You know, Georgia is the land and home of the best wine in the world!’ We soon discovered that there was no reason to doubt this, but also that this inebriated taxi man who had collecte...
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‘The Chess Set of the Gods’: Trekking in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia

April 25, 2017  •  2 Comments
Day One: Africa’s ‘Grand Canyon’ I catch my breath as I peer over the edge of the terrifying precipice upon which I am standing that plunges vertically downwards for over a kilometre. To the north wave upon wave of sienna-brown peaks, pinnacles and spires are illuminated by great shafts of light radiating down from a bank of broken flint-grey clou...
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The Kingdom of Cod: Winter in Norway’s Lofoten Islands

February 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The coccyx-shaped Lofoten archipelago defiantly juts out into the frigid waters of the Norwegian Sea. Situated north of the Arctic Circle, winter in this chain of mountainous islands rising straight out of the roiling ocean like an impenetrable wall of rock is utterly spellbinding, an otherworldly wonderland of frosted glass etched against constant...
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An Autumn Trek in Arctic Sweden: The Kungsleden Trail from Saltoluokta to Kvikkjokk

September 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
In the far reaches of Northern Europe there is a land of cold rushing rivers, vast forests and snow-capped mountains. A wild and timeless land where huge herds of reindeer roam and the Northern Lights electrify star-studded skies. This land is called Sápmi, ancient homeland of the People of the Sun and Wind, the indigenous Sámi Nation, who are also...
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‘España Verde’: Spain’s Green and Pleasant Wonderland

July 28, 2016  •  1 Comment
The cliffs of craggy limestone tower over our convertible as we power our way up through a deep gorge carved by the Cares River that is taking us into the heart of the Picos de Europa National Park, a 647 square kilometre wonderland that straddles Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León. This does not feel like Spain, that parched and arid land so...
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‘Nature’s Coliseum’: Exploring the Cirque de Gavarnie, Pyrenees Mountains

July 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
A Five Star View The modest two-starred Hôtel des Cimes in Gavarnie is a world away from the flea-ridden Pyrenean hostelries described by Hilaire Belloc who travelled through the region at the turn of the twentieth century. It’s most certainly not The Ritz, but our first floor ensuite room has a five star view up the valley to the Cirque de Gavarni...
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The Journey to 'Middle Land' Narsarsuaq, Greenland: Or There and Back Again

October 11, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Our flight from Reykjavík to Narsarsuaq Airport took us spell-bindingly low over the immense Greenland ice cap and then down a narrow valley hemmed in by jagged snow covered mountains. Below lay Mellem Landet (Middle Land), a 30 km long and 6 km wide rocky peninsula pincered between two enormous glaciers containing vast volumes of water frozen aeon...
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The Stuff of Sagas: Trekking Erik the Red’s Land, Greenland

October 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The Vanished World of the Vikings The boat that had carried us the short hop across the icy turquoise waters from Narsarsuaq recedes across the fjord leaving a faint white wake as it weaves its way amid huge icebergs. It’s so quiet, the sound of its engine humming like an angry hornet takes ages to fade. We have alighted at the sleepy sheep farming...
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Through a Net, Dimly: Wilderness Trekking in Klosterdalen, Tasermiut Fjord, Greenland

September 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The New Patagonia It’s early afternoon, late July, when our rib boat glides out of Nanortalik harbour. Located on an island of the same name, the southernmost town in Greenland (population about 1,300), rather worryingly means in Greenlandic, ‘place where polar bears meet’. Our boatman assures us that the chances of spotting a polar bear anywhere i...
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The World's Scariest Hike? El Caminito del Rey, Andalucía, Spain

June 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Bliss is an evening in the limestone hills of Andalucía, when the heat of the day has ebbed and the landscape is bathed in the rich tones of the sinking sun. It’s mid-May and I’m sitting under a carob tree at a quiet finca in El Chorro northwest of Málaga sipping a bottle of chilled Giatenejo, a divine, locally brewed craft ale. I let my thoughts d...
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