Scotland, a country with wild landscapes, majestic mountains, unspoilt white sand beaches and undeniable beauty around every bend. Scotland has these places in abundance; however there is one area that captured my imagination like no other, Assynt. Assynt is a sparsely populated area in the North West Highlands packed with allure. The mountains are otherworldly,…

The island of Chiloé in South Chile will be marked in my memories forever. When I applied to the English Open Doors program in Chile, I didn’t realize that the program would give me some of the best times of my life. Run by the government of Chile and the United Nations, English Open Doors…

He’s speedier than I thought. “Hurry! You have to be quick”, my guide, Kwatampola Benson, whispers excitedly to us. I don’t have much time to ponder about the primates rapidity. We crash through the jungle in hot pursuit – six of us in a line behind Benson – skating across slippery terrain. The forest floor…

The island of Borneo is a tropical paradise full of lush green jungles, a wide variety of wildlife, friendly local people and is one of the last remaining refuges of the critically endangered Bornean Orangutan. This is the reason it is my favourite place on Earth.Being able to travel to Borneo and volunteer with orangutans…

I believe that if you have been exposed to nature as a child, the awe and wonder of it can be readily reawakened within you as an adult. Despite eight consecutive years of city living, this is exactly what happened to me when I started a new job in the winter of 2015. A meaningful…

The waves are gentle as the hands of a child, lifting the boat up and passing her softly from palm to palm. The others have pitched a tent on the island, but our two boat men sleep in the cabin below me, and I am on the cabin’s roof. I have been struggling to sleep…

I was in Thailand for the Christmas holidays. One week in, my family and I went on an adventure into the jungle on a kayak through the high trees and above us was a clear blue sky. The water was turquoise and clean. Some of the only truly clean water that I had ever seen, truly…

Quickly, I heard a call from my brother from the other side of the beach telling me to get into the water. As I walked on the beach, studying the water, I could hardly see anything at first, it just looked like rocks and crystal, turquoise water. But as I dipped my head into the…

Morning Sun The huge, sun-tanned cliffs loomed over me as we traipsed over the soft, golden sand. We being my Mother, the dog and I, out on a morning walk, down at the beach. I unwrapped my jumper with a content sigh as the sun peeked around the creamy white clouds. I took a deep…

My favourite place is close to where I live. It is the most beautiful place in the world full of nature. The boat rocked from side to side and sea foam tickled my face. My sister was trailing her fingers through the freezing cold foaming sea water. My brother was complaining about the cold to…