Hidden places around the world to explore when we can travel again

Hidden places around the world to explore when we can travel again

With the world off limits, Sarah Baxter celebrates places that rarely appear on the travel map – and urges us to look beyond the obvious  When I wrote a book called Hidden Places, I wasn’t expecting the concept of hiding to be quite so on-trend… Right now, being secreted away somewhere remote and special seems […]
In a shrinking world, I’ve found inspiration closer to home

In a shrinking world, I’ve found inspiration closer to home

If you would rather listen to Kate reading her article, use the audio player below I recently reread Cider with Rosie, Laurie Lee’s poetic memoir of a childhood growing up in rural Gloucestershire in the years immediately after the First World War. The world he...
After coronavirus, we must rethink the way we fly around the world

After coronavirus, we must rethink the way we fly around the world

I’ve been flung to the summits of ferocious Pacific rollers, survived paragliding crashes in the Andes, and outrun packs of angry street dogs in Brazil’s favelas.  I’ve scraped through with just a few bumps, bites and bruises, the occasional broken bone and a couple...
Nature reclaims the world as coronavirus cuts pollution

Nature reclaims the world as coronavirus cuts pollution

In the UK, according to the Carbon Trust, travel makes up around 33 per cent of the average British person’s carbon footprint. With a drastic drop in commuters and school runs already under way, the impact will be substantial. Similar declines are soon expected in the...
The ships still seeking safe harbour while the world shuts down

The ships still seeking safe harbour while the world shuts down

As the cruise industry closes down for at least a month, to play its part in the global fight against coronavirus, there are plenty of passengers still left on board, wondering what next? Some cruise ships have had an easier return to port than others, but today,...