Green travel: how to plan eco-friendly adventures

Now that more of us than ever are travelling far and wide and transport is responsible for 22 percent of the globe’s emissions, it’s high time we all took steps to make our adventures a little more eco-friendly. These ten…

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Diary of a road trip around Cape Breton, Canada

I’ve long been meaning to write down the story of the most magical road trip I’ve ever taken. Cape Breton is an island at the tippy top of Nova Scotia with an iconic 185 mile coastal loop road to help…

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Going solo: how to travel alone and find adventure buddies

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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Snow adventures for non-skiiers

There are plenty of ways to explore spotless winter landscapes that don’t involve hurtling downhill on skis or a snowboard. In my latest column for The Independent’s travel pages I’ve got some great ideas for adventuring in snow – how…

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How to: make American s’mores by the campfire

My brilliant friend Bobby Downs taught me how to make all-American s’mores when we went hiking in the Catskills, so I asked him to write down this extreme(ly delicious) way of toasting marshmallows over a fire.

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