Get back to nature at Novanta90, a hotel high in the Tuscan hills that opens its doors for truffle hunting, wild swimming, hiking and seriously good food for a brief spell each summer.

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They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, napping in hammocks and toasting the sunset at a remote surf camp is definitely a salve for the stresses of daily life. Never caught a wave before?…

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Where you do you want to sleep tonight? How about a floating den, your very own lighthouse or a treehouse surrounded by friendly monkeys? They’re all on my list of amazingly quirky places to stay around the world, chosen for…

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The wild land at the end of Britain is one of my favourite places in the world. Cornwall’s dazzling coastline and green valleys are ripe for exploring, but I’m also captivated by its fishing villages, artist communities and flourishing food…

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Last autumn I travelled to the cloud forests of Mexico with H+I Adventures to mountain bike in the Sierra Norte and write up the story for Outdoor Enthusiast magazine. You can read about my two-wheeled adventures in the new summer…

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Last autumn I travelled to the cloud forests of Mexico with H+I Adventures to mountain bike in the Sierra Norte and write up the story for Outdoor Enthusiast magazine. You can read about my two-wheeled adventures in the new summer…

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If you’re looking to add a sense of excitement to your summer plans, head to Breckenridge, Colorado for a playground of outdoors activities against a glorious mountain backdrop.

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Welcome to heaven, by way of Devon. If you could dream up the perfect place to escape for a weekend with all your friends, it would definitely look rather like Higher Brownstone Farm, one of the National Trust‘s lovely collection…

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Want to ski somewhere a little different next winter? Head east to the mountains of Bulgaria. Bansko is not your average ski town, and fun, friendly Snomads is definitely not your average chalet.

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Tales from a wonderful week cycling in the vineyards and wandering in the forested mountains of Maribor, Slovenia. We drank blueberry brandy, rafted in style and made friends with a small skunk.

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Travel snaps and special spots from one of my favourite ever places – the Isles of Scilly, which Jake Little and I explored in proper Famous Five style. Just don’t call them the Scilly Isles, or the locals will know…

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Need a dose of sea and serious calm? Head to Chapel House, a light-filled sanctuary in pretty Penzance that feels more stylish home from home than stuffy hotel. This lovely place to stay is the perfect base for hunting out…

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Come over all James Bond with a trip to Hochsolden, a relaxed, ski-in, ski-out hamlet high above the hubbub of Solden in the Austrian Alps. I stayed at Crystal Ski’s Hotel Hochsolden and headed out to hit the pistes.

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Magic is thick in the air in Boscastle, a picture-perfect fishing village hidden on the Cornish coast. And a stay in its heart at Beach Retreats’ wonderful Harbourside Cottage is the perfect way to discover its secrets.

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Push your adrenaline levels to an all-time high with eight of the craziest extreme adventure experiences on the planet (I’ve ticked off three so far). There’s volcano bungee jumping, hair-raising cycling and cheese. Because all good lists include cheese.

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A few things have inspired me to put this post together. Firstly, lots of you are searching for topics like ‘how can I be more adventurous?’. Ah, the eternal question! Secondly, I had a lovely Facebook message from a reader,…

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If you fancy planning your own life-changing, globe-trotting journeys but worry work will get in the way of dreaming big, try one of these seven epic expeditions I’ve picked for Red Bull Adventures, all of which take just a week…

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If these crazy times make you want to run away to the woods, I hear you. For a little slice of peace and quiet I’d suggest holing up at totally charming Combe Park Lodge, one of the National Trust‘s beautiful…

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Take a dip somewhere a little bit magic – the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Crystal clear icy water flows from the foot of the Cuillin mountains, forming lagoons and waterfalls that’ll both enchant you and give you serious brain…

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Thailand’s island paradises are heaven for lovers of lazy getaways, but there is a world of adventure awaiting you beyond the beaches, bars, and tourist hotspots. Seek out some adrenaline on your your Thai trip by kayaking through crystal clear…

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Dreaming of the road less travelled? Roaring down a ribbon of Tarmac through wild open spaces is one of life’s great pleasures, and exploring by car is the perfect way to combine discovering a new place with active adventure. Try…

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A long weekend in one of my favourite places on the planet – St Anton in Austria, where wild flowers and pine trees cover the green hills, where the air is fresh and where the locals really like beer and…

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School’s out, A Level results are in and it’s the beginning of a whole new chapter for a fresh set of would-be travellers. Broaden your mind and boost your CV, whether it’s by volunteering, working abroad or hopping on a…

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Lazy days with friends in southern Crete, a quiet oasis of unchanged mountain villages, astonishingly limpid seas, proper Greek tavernas and plenty of cats to cuddle. Between all the nothing we were busy doing I shot a little video of…

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Captivated by David Attenborough’s explorations of the place he calls “the most magical thing I ever saw in my life”? I was too. The Great Barrier Reef, a 2,000km stretch of coral that hugs almost the whole length of Queensland’s…

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An escape to Westbrook Court, a characterful farmhouse B&B on the tip of the Brecon Beacons which makes the perfect cosy base from which to explore the glorious hills and bookish villages of the Black Mountains.

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Cumbria, you’re a bit of all right. Here are my favourite walks, wild swims, campsites and cycle routes in the land of lofty fells and deep blue waters, plus a stay at the Beech Hill Hotel on the banks of…

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One of the most magical places I have visited in the world is the Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca. The Incas knew it as the birthplace of the sun, and it’s easy to see why – the sunset…

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My favourite things from a very chilled out week on the Greek island of Santorini, a volcanic haven in the deep blue Aegean Sea (basically a list of all the stuff I did when I wasn’t sitting in the sunshine…

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