Adventure & Discovery

Courtesy of Churchill Wild – photo by Ian Johnson Nanuk

If the colour white could be described as a feeling it would be pure calm. When I embarked on this journey, which started on a nine-seater plane flying over the Arctic to remote Seal River Heritage Lodge on Canada’s Hudson Bay, I didn’t imagine that I would feel calm – rather the opposite. But the pure perfection of those first flurries of snow announcing winter and the pristine fur of the polar bears who call this region home offers immediate respite. White is a quiet colour and so are the polar bears, their paws designed to glide effortlessly and quietly across the Arctic tundra on which I find myself.

Hotel Marqués De Riscal

Want to escape the ordinary? If you're looking for something a little less 'been there, done that', book yourselves a getaway at these quirky stays. 

The Rickshaw Run

Consider youselves a thrill-seeking couple? Not content to spend your (whole) holiday chilling out? We've found some amazing adventures to add to your bucket-list – as if it's not full enough already!

The majestic Northern Lights appear in a range of colours

When I look back on a life full of extraordinary travel experiences, witnessing the Northern Lights in Iceland will probably be at the top of my list.

A tough trek through unforgiving jungle was totally worth it to see Uganda’s mountain gorillas in action

The words ‘impenetrable forest’ conjure up images of a dense undergrowth; a kaleidoscope of greens, vines and vegetation intertwined so densely it takes a machete to cut a path. This is exactly what met me at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, as I embarked on a six-hour round trek in search of the region’s famous mountain gorillas. 

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