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The potholed road to paradise

The only reminder of last night’s adventure was the muddied cars that stood parked between me and my view of the ocean.  Incredibly, and overnight, with a little help from the sunshine, this landscape had transformed into a paradise beyond my expectations.

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The day I didn’t get shot on the line of control

Hearing gunfire echo around the valley reminded us that we were not in the Swiss Alps!We silently contemplated the prospect of spending a night in the woods, acknowledging that we were unlikely to all wake up in the morning.

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Stairway to the clouds – Mua Caves in Vietnam

Epic limestone karsts rise out of the green rice fields for miles around to give the landscape a middle-earth feel. The misty cloud that characterises the area further adds to the effect and creates a wonderful contrast with the brilliant green paddies below.

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Running Back to Childhood – Cederberg Mountains

There is a wish in the back of everyone’s mind. It is a wish to go back in time to a place where time means nothing. It is a yearning to be a child again, where responsibilities and worries have no hold on you. It is a desire for adventure; adventure in the great wilderness. And this small wish is stored in the back of everyone’s mind. It is there and it will always be.

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Outdoor London for the kids

“There are some activities that simply have to be done on a trip to London: seeing Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard is one such item, as is strolling across Tower Bridge and watching it open from the bank of the Thames River. Here are our tips on how to see it all – and keep the kids entertained!

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Season end? Val Thorens has snow to lend

As the snow across Europe begins to dissipate, a sudden urge to gets one’s fix of adrenaline and mountain pleasure kicks in

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Lost Yellowwoods of Limpopo

On a lone mountain in an outlying area of South Africa lies an almost forgotten grove of Yellowwood trees. The Thompson family have been advocating for the better protection of these trees. Climbing and measuring these revealed, to our knowledge, the tallest and second tallest indigenous trees in South Africa.

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A Bicycle, a Tent and a Toothbrush: Part 1

Covering roughly 225km from Gordon’s Bay to Barrydale, the first three days were characterised by some intense heat, a dash of wind here and there, wide road shoulders, expansive farmlands and the soothing waters of the Breede River

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Interlaken… the adventures between two lakes

007 adventures in this glorious winterous wonderland.

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