For a whole bunch of outdoor adventurers, the thrill of getting out into nature and walking, climbing, rafting, and skiing the landscape is the thrill of the authentic: farewell man-made rat-trap, goodbye digital realm, so long air-conditioned mediocrity. Continue reading at The Outbound.
The United Kingdom is a land of stories. Perhaps it’s the turbulent history combined with the islander’s instinct for a fireside tale that has cultivated such a rich creative tradition. From Beowulf to Harry Potter, tales of wonder and adventure have been threaded through the history of this country. So how about a tour of … More A Literary Map Of The United Kingdom
There’s nothing quite like outdoor sports for getting the dopamine pumping and cheering yourself up – but for a double hit of dopamine plus laughter, the British Isles could be the destination you seek. Those green fields and misty pastures tend to fill up with weekender sportspeople come rain or shine, and while you’ll be … More Redefine Your Definition of Outdoor Athletics with These Weird British Sports
Maps are great. Everyone loves a map. But there’s only so much a conventional map can achieve. A map of a national park can help you find your way around at ground level. It can help you plan your route before you go, and to make arrangements in case members of your party should become … More 8 Topographic Maps of the World’s Most Stunning National Parks
When you’re a kid, history lessons often mean learning an uninspiring series of dates and events. It’s only when you get outside for the occasional field trip that the past comes to life. As grown-ups, most people don’t need to bother with the dry old facts. Instead, a good, warts-and-all history book and the freedom … More Life Inside 7 Ancient Ruins
We’re not talking about transferring your domestic drinking skills abroad. This isn’t about getting your drunk on as fast as possible, or getting stuck into the habitual early-evening mood settler after a hard day’s work. We’re talking about cultural research. Really, really tasty cultural research. Continue reading at makemytrip.
Witnessing the diverse life of a bustling metropolis can be a truly inspiring pastime. The most interesting spots, however, are those through which the full spectrum of the city’s inhabitants might pass in just a few moments. Sometimes you can learn more about a place by standing still for a while than by hurrying from … More 10 Cities Around the World Captured “in a Split Second”
Miksang is the Tibetan word for “clear eye,” and it is this attitude of openness and non-judgment that can allow a mindful photographer to discover, express and share astonishing images in the world around them. Rather than capturing an unrepeatable moment or a polished composition, it is about becoming aware of the shape, texture and … More How to Feel like you’re Traveling even when you’re Not
You learn some pretty tough lessons in the wilderness, and that’s partly what backpacking is about – going beyond your safety zone and discovering something about yourself, your comrades and nature. But while you will inevitably become a more wizened traveller with every expedition, there will never be a time to turn your nose up … More 50 Wilderness Backpacking Tips You Need To Know