Day 7: Wild Places In The Canary Islands

Virtual escapism is a great thing and there are some really creative initiatives changing our concept of adventure at the moment. Museums are adding more virtual tours to their collections; theatres are streaming performances live to our homes; and destinations usually trampled by tourists are putting more content than ever online so we can explore…

Day 3: What Does The Great Outdoors Mean To You?

With all the talk of boundaries, bans and social distancing I’m starting to view the outdoors in the most literal sense of the word: Just being outside. Over the years I’ve been extremely privileged to find myself in some of the most remote places on the planet. From the summit of cradle mountain in Tasmania…

The Wonderful Wait: A Train Journey Across Sicily

As someone who tends to gravitate towards European cities for their architecture and history, I rarely find myself truly in the wilderness of a country on this continent. It’s a travel mishap that I’ve recognised and want to address. Although sometimes I do accidentally find myself in the most wonderful of countrysides without even really…

A Walk On Mondello’s Wildside in Capo Gallo Nature Reserve

As the footpath disappeared completely into boulders the size of compact Italian Fiats, only my gaze could continue to trace the tiny slither of land towards the peninsula’s vertiginous point. Mondello, once a sleepy fishing village, now has a burgeoning restaurant scene for Palermitans wanting to escape the city heat. Convenient and local with great…