The walk can be a killer. The hills are steep and you get sweaty. There are stinging nettles and thick brush to scramble through. First you hear an unfamiliar call. Then you see them. Big black blobs in the distance.
Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate this year's theme Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures we asked the ladies in the Peregrine office a couple of questions about some of their most inspiring journeys. From trekking to Everest to road tripping through the USA the Peregrine girls are a very well-travelled bunch!
What’s been your most adventurous holiday to date?
A lot of people visit the wonderful western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. But on the other side there is also a treasure-trove to be discovered. This comes in the form of the northernmost parts of the Weddell Sea, the Engine Room of Icebergs, and its associated islands.
This is an area entwined with two of continent’s greatest sagas of history and exploration.
The silver screen has immortalised many destinations across the globe, from the lost island paradise in The Beach to the iconic bridge from the World War II classic - The Bridge on the River Kwai.
With Oscars buz z in the air, what better reason to add a destination to your wishlist than to visit some of the unique and iconic places that have inspired filmmakers and movie-goers for decades!
Here are our top 5 iconic movie destinations:
1. Gorillas in the Mist – Rwanda
Located on the dramatically beautiful coastline of Southern Alaska, step inside a world shaped by glaciers, earthquakes and ocean storms. Kenai Fjords National Park plays host to some of the most beautiful glacier landscape in the world, brimming with wildlife and glittering glacier ice, it is a magnificent sight to behold.
Take a journey around some of Mother Nature’s most wonderful creations on a tour of five of America’s greatest national parks:
1. Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Think big; towering geysers, wild grizzly bears and spectacular prismatic springs, all nestled between grand mountain ranges and alpine lakes. Yellowstone is a spectacular feat of nature.
For lovers of the great outdoors, the Canadian Rockies is somewhat of a paradise. It's a playground for people who are looking to breathe in some fresh air, try something adventurous or simply stand in awe of some of the world's most spectacular sights.
To get you acquainted, we've compiled a list of interesting facts about the Canadian Rockies and the many wonderful parks that you'll find there:
On November 30 the seventh Antarctic Ice Marathon will take place at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains. This year is also the 100 year anniversary of man reaching the South Pole.
To mark the occasion, we spoke to Tristan Miller, who spent the whole of 2010 following the marathon circuit. He ran a race every week in a different country. So that's 52 marathons in 52 weeks, 42 countries on 7 continents. Exhausted yet?
We all know there's nothing quite like packing up the kids, bikes, boogie boards and cricket bats for a trip to the beach during summer. But it's not until you've taken a wrong turn, the kids start fighting or you leave the dog at the service station that you remember how much effort it can be.
So why not try something different and take a family trip where all the hard work is done for you. It shouldn't just be the kids who get to kick back and enjoy the ride. Create some memories together and save your sanity at the same time!
The Southwest has some of the most striking scenery in the world. Peregrine copywriter Erin Aldersea gives you the facts and highlights four unmissable national parks:
How to get there
To get started on the path to the great national parks it’s best to fly into Las Vegas. From Vegas it’s only a short drive to start the loop of these great national parks.
Our stunning photo of the week was taken by Madeline Stocks at Blyde River Canyon in South Africa. Set against the Greater Drakensberg Escarpment, it encompasses an area boasting some of the most dramatic scenery in South Africa.
Here's a few facts about this incredible part of the world:
The romance! The beauty! The breathtaking majesty of it all! Michael Armstrong took our imge of the week of this camel ride near Merzouga, Morocco.
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Trip of the week: Moroccan Caravan
Get your running shoes on and try a race with a difference. Around the world there are some fascinating, interesting and unusual races happening all the time. So get fit, raise money and make some memories along the way.
Visiting Iceland? Why not be a part of Mi?næturhlaup, otherwise known as the Midnight Run? It kicks off at 10:00pm with 3 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 10 kilometre options.