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2015 – 6 continents – A Year In Travel
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2015 – 6 continents – A Year In Travel

6 continents, 56 flights, 23 countries: 2015 Reflecting on the travel year feels surreal. It’s refreshing to take a moment to step back from the action  – research, adventures, experiences – and to indulge in my personalised story of 2015. This year, I traveled to and explored 6 continents and 23 countries. Saying it out … Continue reading

Arctic Svalbard – Polar Wildlife
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Arctic Svalbard – Polar Wildlife

Spending a fortnight in the Arctic, midway between the North Pole and continental Norway, is an unforgettable experience. The main motivation for the 1,000 or so visitors who board an expedition ship each summer, to journey into uncharted territory on the High Arctic seas, is the wildlife; namely, the polar bears. During my 11-day voyage, … Continue reading

‘Top of the World’ Arctic – Longyearbyen Svalbard
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‘Top of the World’ Arctic – Longyearbyen Svalbard

Today, I excitedly awoke to explore Longyearbyen and its remote wilderness treats. I arrived last night after sunset at midnight – though the sky never actually darkens – and was still awake for sunrise at 2am. The Svalbard ‘city’ is laden with superlatives. It’s called ‘The top of the world.’ Home to the world’s northernmost … Continue reading