Welcome to our blog page. Below are descriptions of some of our most exciting adventures worldwide, written by professional travel writer, Sharron. Read about our amazing adventures whilst wilderness trekking in Greenland, Chilean Patagonia and Arctic Sweden. Follow us as we take on challenges such as the Inca Trail in Peru, an eight day trek through Ethiopia's Simien Mountains, and climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Travel with us as we describe a Moto tour to a Cambodian temple hidden deep in the jungle, a journey on the world-famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, and a jeep tour across the otherworldly Bolivian Altiplano. Learn about our experiences of winter photography in the Lofoten Islands of Norway, Southern Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Skye and the Hebrides, the Scottish Highlands, and Orkney. Join us on our phototour to the Canary Islands to witness and photograph the truly amazing night skies. We provide lots of useful information about many of the world's top treks and trails, and some of the best travel photography locations. We warmly welcome your comments and queries!

58° North: An Orcadian Odyssey

June 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
The Orkney Islands, an archipelago anchored just several kilometres off John O’Groats in the far north of Scotland, have a total population of about 20,000. In all, there are some 70 islands, only 21 of which are inhabited, covering 974 square kilometres. These shards of emerald scattered across a silver sea, are the very epitome of a palimpsest of...
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Postcards from the Edge: Photographing the Faroe Islands

September 16, 2019  •  1 Comment
It was many moons ago when listening to the BBC Shipping Forecast in my native Cornwall, that I first heard mention of the Faroe Islands. Although I guessed that they must have been somewhere up in the North Atlantic, I’m not ashamed to admit that I knew absolutely nothing about them; after all, few people had back then. It was only after this tiny...
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Highlands and Islands: A Scottish Photographic Odyssey

September 06, 2019  •  2 Comments
Book your 2021 Skye Photo our here! In February of this year, we made a long-anticipated phototour to the Scottish Highlands, a sparsely populated mountainous region which encompasses the northwest of the country and the Hebridean Islands, a diverse and enchanted archipelago that include Skye and Lewis and Harris. Overall, we could not have been m...
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A Stellar Time in the Canary Islands: An Astrophotography Tour of Tenerife and La Palma

August 28, 2019  •  1 Comment
Book your 2020 astro photo tour to the Canaries here! The Canaries, a group of seven sub-tropical volcanic islands looming up out of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Saharan West Africa, have acquired something of an unfortunate reputation for being tacky winter sun holiday destinations, with soulless hotels, cheap restaurants and seedy bars sq...
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Four days in a Volcanic Wilderness: Trekking the Laugavegur Trail, Iceland

November 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
‘In loving memory of Ido Keinan, who passed away in a blizzard, so close to the safe hut nearby, yet so far.’ These sobering words, etched onto a small stone plaque embedded in a cairn, mark the place where, in 2004, a 25-year old man perished. The memorial is situated on a bleak, wind-blasted mountainside devoid of vegetation, where glaring white...
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Wild at Heart: A trek through Sarek National Park, Europe’s last great wilderness

October 31, 2018  •  3 Comments
Night is mustering in the hills and the first stars begin to wink in the purple grey firmament when a large vixen suddenly appears just a few metres from our tent. She’s totally unperturbed by our presence, eyeing me blatantly as she casually marks her territory. My blood runs cold. I’m convinced that this beast is recceing our camp, intending to r...
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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  •  3 Comments
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  •  4 Comments
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  •  1 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  •  1 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  •  1 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
An Autumn Trek in Arctic Sweden: The Kungsleden Trail from Saltoluokta to Kvikkjokk 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...
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