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Q&A: Climbing every mountain in the Yorkshire Dales

Between lockdowns, I wrapped up a challenge that started nearly two years ago: climbing every mountain in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Just over a year ago, I was stood atop Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and the highest outside of Asia. It was my third – arguably fourth – peak of the … Read more

The travel that changed me: Nadine Matheson

Crime author Nadine Matheson tells us why a last-minute trip to Portugal changed her life forever Nadine Matheson is the author of The Jigsaw Man, a deliciously dark cat-and-mouse thriller that pits the best new detective in fiction against a truly menacing killer. Described as a ‘macabre love letter to South London’, the novel has … Read more

Mapped: 20 best trees in Britain

Take a vicarious breath of fresh air by touring the best trees in Britain Over the course of the last year, many of us have remembered just how much we depend on nature for quiet, everyday relief. Although some of us joke that when the pandemic is over, we’re “never going for a walk in … Read more

Which country has the cleanest air in the world?

The countries with the cleanest air in the world have been ranked in a new report. We take a look at the results The island nation of the Bahamas has the world’s cleanest air according to the latest World Air Quality Report by IQAir. The report ranks 98 countries by the level of fine particulate … Read more

Peril in the Pamir: borders and breakdowns (Part III)

Part III of the story of my near-death experience with severe altitude sickness in Tajikistan. Don’t miss Part I and Part II.   Eagle talons are surprisingly meditative in times of struggle. Despite still being delightfully unfit for travel, I was again bouncing in a shared jeep taxi in the Middle of Nowhere, Tajikistan. Fixating … Read more

Adventure travel books 2021: our top 10 picks

We share the best adventure travel books 2021 and explain why each should be on your reading list From a cross-country road trip in a hostile America to boundless sand dunes in remote China, our crop of adventure travel books 2021 have one thing in common: their journeys are more than just physical.  There are … Read more

Should travelers feel guilty about flying?

Flight shame is a common feeling—and aggression—for travelers worried about the climate. But should we feel guilty about flying? The answer is less black and white than you might think.   By now, you probably know flying is wretched for the environment. Carbon emissions from flights can be 2 to 20 times that of a … Read more

World’s most powerful passports 2021

Japan is the world’s most powerful passport for the third year running. We take a look at what else topped the list It feels a little masochistic to look at the world’s most powerful passports after a year of recurring lockdowns. However, as we’ve said before, we remain hopeful about the future of travel. We … Read more

England’s 100 most popular hiking trails

From the South Downs to Hadrian’s Wall, we explore England’s most popular hiking trails Whether you’re an experienced hiker in need of fresh ideas or a first-timer hoping to get outdoors more, our list of England’s most popular hiking trails offers a wealth of options. Home to over 100,000 trails, AllTrails is one of the world’s leading hiking … Read more