I love being next to the ocean. I love being on the ocean. But I have a mortal fear of being in the ocean. It’s dark and brooding. There are monsters, myths, and the shadows of unknown terrors. Of all those who go into it, slightly fewer come out of it. Victoria, British Columbia, has…

Rhine is a massive, 1033km long river, that begins at South Germany, passes via Switzerland, then goes along the French-German border and goes back into Germany and then heads into Netherlands and finally into the North Sea!. A portion of the river, 67km from 526km to 593km, from Rudeshiem/Bingen to Koblenz is protected as UNESCO…

I stumbled out of the khaki tent in my Batman pyjamas, sleep in my eyes, clutching my torch, urging my eyes to adjust to the darkness of the African bush. It’s 2am, and it’s my turn to watch over the camp, ensuring that no dangerous animal gets too close. I reach the fire that’s been…

We do all have our own ideas on what makes a place beautiful and worth visiting, and on what makes a trip memorable. In my opinion, unexpected adventures to hidden places are the best ones. Therefore, when my university friend Foni invited me to visit his village and its surroundings in the middle of Central…

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,…

Mauritius. Home of the Dodo. Home of dipping valleys. Home of the Sun. A small island bursting with vibrant life and beauty that shines across the bumpy, green land. Utopia. In the middle of a blissful week in a luxurious hotel, we decided to venture into this secluded island surrounded by the bright blue Indian…

As John Muir put it so succinctly “in every walk in nature one receives far more than he seeks.” People love being outside, enjoying what nature has to offer – simply being in the fresh air in your neighborhood park for a short while does wonders to lift your spirits, photographers, bird watchers, naturalists, hikers,…

Approach any experienced diver and mention to them the destination they dream about travelling to, their answer will very likely be Raja Ampat. If they haven’t as yet been there, it is surely number one on their bucket list. And if they have indeed indulged in those lush aqua waters, they’re no doubt fantasizing about…

The first lightning strike rips the sky in half and sends me running, shouting for my father. Fat tears drop down my eight-year old self’s face. I am frightened. Not for myself but for the rabbit and guinea pig I have at the bottom of the garden. “They must be so scared,” I wail at…

My favourite place on earth has no grey, sky-scraping and cold buildings, no noise, air or water pollution. All homes are built as self-sustaining eco-systems using bio mimicry and solar passive design. The place I speak of holds a long history of true magic where people are all loving, respectful and kind to one another,…