Travel

I love those moments in coffee when the whole supply chain comes together. In this case I found myself in a hot, off-grid Chinese noodle bar in downtown Nairobi squeezed round a table with Brian Gakunga, farmer and owner of Kiriga estate, Jack from the...

You know you’re in Africa when a man comes round to your table during dinner with a tick list of animals that they’ll come and wake you up for should they appear at the watering hole outside your bedroom window during the night. I’ve put...

The weather has been a bit all over the place this trip – it’s usually unheard of to have rain at this time of year in Kenya but we’ve had on and off showers since we arrived on Saturday. Of course the Kenyans think that...

Nairobi. A lovely guide named Joe picked us up at dawn in a Toyota van with a roof that opened up and Leah, Amy and I drove north out of the city to the Nairobi National Park. Founded in 1946, this 175 square km park is...

Bolivia, landlocked, high blown and so often overlooked and forgotten. And yet it is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary countries in the world. For starters it isn’t really a country in the European sense of a homogenous nation state at all. The long running...

Scottish kayaker Amber Maslen gives us the lowdown on white water training, good coffee and the World Cup...

We walk through the tall palms with torches, scanning the undergrowth for frogs, spiders and snakes. Our 12 year old son Tom is in his element, eagerly pushing ahead in the hope of spotting the ever-elusive red-eyed tree frog. I’m terrified that he is more...

On April 17th friends Leo Carew and Matt Hay are destined for the ice-bound coast of Greenland where they've lined up a serious adventure. The plan? Climb as many unclimbed mountains as the conditions, their skills and energy allow (they've identified a dozen in total)...

There can’t be many airports in the world where they sell you canisters of oxygen in the arrivals lounge but then at almost 13,500 feet above sea level flying into Bolivia’s El Alto international airport was never going to be a straight forward experience. As...

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