We’re old enough to have made a lot of decisions in our lives. Two of those involved stepping away from our daily routines into the wide world of travel.
Unfortunately, despite coining Gross Domestic Happiness and living traffic-light-free, Bhutan does exist in a bit of a flight path black hole.
A defining moment in the humid Amazon jungle: trudging along a muddy path below the towering canopy, our guide suddenly stops beside a tree.
What is it about putting one foot in front of the other that has thinkers, singers, actors and average Joe’s so enamoured?
Our taxi pulls up outside some rusty wrought iron gates. Inside is one of Nepal’s philanthropic success stories: a tiny business that’s slowly changing the lives of local women.
The Aurora Borealis is one of the earth’s most incredible phenomena. Standing in a forest hushed with snow as the sky dances in technicolour above you… there’s no other experience like it.
Hear that? The mountains are calling. More specifically, the high-altitude peaks of Everest Base Camp, Annapurna and Kilimanjaro are calling.
It’s such an obvious truism that it hardly seems worth measuring at all: does travel make you happy?