Tag: Into The Wild

Fire Islands: Exploring Samoa’s Unruly Nature

My eyes closed, I can sense nature all around me. My lips form a knowing smile as a light breeze works its way over my body, blowing back my hair and exposing my face to the warmth of the…

Lake of Stars Festival

Since its beginnings in 2004, non-profit Lake of Stars Festival has garnered attention from an international crowd of festival goers, pulling a positive spotlight onto its host country…

The Humpback of the Sahara: Merzouga Camel Trekking

My clothes and I had a shower at midnight in the Sahara. Conscious of conserving precious water at our camp in the desert, I decided to combine my laundry and personal ablutions. I watched…

In Cold Pursuit

The walls of my dust-covered tent shook like a toy lost in the desolate landscape, while winds screamed like an angry dragon across endless black sands. The shriek brewed with my feelings of…

Making the Connection: Bonding with Wolves in California

I stand outside the fence and take a few deep breaths, trying to remember everything I have been told to prepare myself for what I am about to encounter. Once I enter, I must drop down low…

Survival in the Serengeti

It gets dark quickly in eastern Africa, as if a great vacuum cleaner is draining the sky of light. The acacia trees of the southern Serengeti become gently swaying silhouettes against an…

The Magnetism of Fiordland

Fiordland is a magnet to me: profoundly nurturing of the restless spirit and deeply satisfying to the eye. So much so, that I find myself drawn back time and again to drink in the majesty of…

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

As wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun…” ERNEST HEMINGWAY, ‘THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO’ Just below Stella Point, the first of Mount…

Island of the Fire Gods

It’s one thing to drink organic single origin tea from some far-off land. But it’s another to drink the brew of freshly plucked leaves, only feet from the plantation in which they grew.…

Going Walkabout in Sydney’s Blue Mountains

The term 'walkabout' is synonymous with Australia in many travellers' imaginations. It's not surprising, then, to find a proliferation of activities identifying themselves as such, from…

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