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Polar bears in Svalbard.
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Traveller stories: Face to face with a polar bear

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It takes a moment before I can make sense of the sprawling shapes of red projected in front of me. The mottled mess of blue, red and purple colours seem to shift in my head and then it clicks – I’m looking at a giant ice map of Svalbard, the frozen archipelago off the northern […]

11/09/2018 / By / , , , , , / Post a Comment
Traveller enjoying views over Granada
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The maiden voyage: Stories from a first-time cruiser

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Stepping onto the gangplank my stomach churns with a sense of excited anticipation, but the crew’s beaming faces immediately help to settle any initial nerves. Our Peregrine guides, Rachida and Fatima, greet me warmly and I eagerly make my way into the ship’s main lounge. I set myself down next to a trio of chatty […]

18/07/2018 / By / , , , , , , , , / Post a Comment
A local couple hug in Botswana
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Botswana: A country full of hope

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Botswana is one of the most welcoming, hopeful and beautiful countries I’ve visited. The local people personify the country’s joyful spirit. You can see it in their faces and the convivial attitudes of our hosts. It’s easiest to illustrate this with contrasts drawn by the start of my journey. I began in Johannesburg. Driving through […]

22/05/2018 / By / , , / Post a Comment
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Why the best travels of my life started after 50

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Now that I’m older, life is short, so short, and so precious, and each moment is to be savored. Because of this I see and feel things differently.

28/04/2017 / By / , , / Post a Comment
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The spirit of adventure: how travel has changed for the Baby Boomer generation

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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.

13/04/2016 / By / , , , / Post a Comment