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

‘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

Bilbao – Basque Country Beauty
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Bilbao – Basque Country Beauty

First things first – this is not the Spain in which I grew up holidaying. Take all the preconceived notions: flashes of TV show ‘Benidorm’ and the droves of Brits in all-inclusive resorts swilling beer, cocktails with umbrellas and karaoke bars, and consign them firmly to memory. Bilbao is an entirely unexpected jewel of the … Continue reading