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Trekking the ‘Granite Kingdom’: A Five-Day Circuit of the West Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall

June 13, 2021 - The powder-blue sky is full of screaming gulls and cawing crows. Amid the aerial melee, two circling buzzards are mewing...
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58° North: An Orcadian Odyssey

June 27, 2020 - The Orkney Islands, an archipelago anchored just several kilometres off John O’Groats in the far north of Scotland, have...
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A Stellar Time in the Canary Islands: An Astrophotography Tour of Tenerife and La Palma

August 28, 2019 - Book your 2020 astro photo tour to the Canaries here! The Canaries, a group of seven sub-tropical volcanic islands loom...
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Kartennow post a Dre (Postcards from Home): Photographing West Cornwall in Spring

June 17, 2018 - There’s a dialect saying in Cornwall, ‘ee dusn’t knaw Cornwall that only Cornwall knaws’, which broadly means that someo...
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Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia: Sojourn in Svaneti

November 20, 2017 - We begin our final trek in Svaneti in the north west of Georgia, famous for its medieval stone towers which each stand s...
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‘The Chess Set of the Gods’: Trekking in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia

April 25, 2017 - Day One: Africa’s ‘Grand Canyon’ I catch my breath as I peer over the edge of the terrifying precipice upon which I am...
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An Autumn Trek in Arctic Sweden: The Kungsleden Trail from Saltoluokta to Kvikkjokk

September 30, 2016 - An Autumn Trek in Arctic Sweden: The Kungsleden Trail from Saltoluokta to Kvikkjokk In the far reaches of Northern Euro...
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‘Nature’s Coliseum’: Exploring the Cirque de Gavarnie, Pyrenees Mountains

July 05, 2016 - A Five Star View The modest two-starred Hôtel des Cimes in Gavarnie is a world away from the flea-ridden Pyrenean hostel...
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Land of Fire and Ice: A Winter Road Trip Round Iceland

February 06, 2015 - The First Taste of Iceland The sky above Mount Esja begins to turn candy floss pink as the setting sun slides behind a t...
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Two Tickets to Ride! A Journey through time on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India

December 10, 2014 - Without warning, our jeep judders to a halt to avoid colliding with an old man with a sack slung across his back who has...
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Close Encounters of the Ngorongoro Kind: A Tanzanian Safari

December 10, 2014 - The cloud on the western horizon turns tandoori-red as our Toyota Landcruiser labours up a winding dusty road through de...
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Tomb Raider for a Day! A Moto Trip from Siem Reap to the Beng Mealea Temple, Cambodia

October 16, 2014 - Heaven on Earth Angkor Wat is a name that has summoned up adventure, excitement and mystery for me ever since I first th...
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Mission Iguazú: Journey to a Rainforest Wonderland

May 01, 2014 - There’s a Storm Coming Saffron yellow butterflies the size of my fist drift past as I take another sip of Malbec on the...
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The Mountain that Eats Men: A Journey into the Mines of Cerro Rico, Potosí, Bolivia

July 30, 2013 - The 'Monstrous Babylon' I can scarcely believe my eyes when I peer into the gloom of the small store before me. Amid the...
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