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There isn’t only one way to be an adventurer

Anna McNuff didn’t plan to be an adventurer. In fact as a young adult, and the daughter of two Olympians, she embraced the competitive rowing; every training session set, every month timetabled [...]

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Riding through Mallorca

“Coffee and pastry stop twenty minutes away,” comes a Spanish voice behind me. My thighs are burning and I’m straining for breath, pushing down on the pedals with every last ounce of energy I’ve [...]

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Make tracks in Avignon

There is something timelessly romantic about a long weekend in Provence. But just as I love the South of France, so too do I hold a special place in my heart for long, fast train journeys, [...]

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Top five places to eat in Seville

Never mind the Alcazar and the Giralda… when you take a break somewhere like the Andalusian city of Seville, one of the main attractions is good food. But, like many wonderful places, this [...]

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Travel tips for St Lucia (Caribbean)

Situated only 200 miles north of Venezuela, between the islands of St Vincent, Barbados and Martinique, this 238 square mile tropical haven is small, diverse and unforgettable. Saint Lucia’s Best [...]

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Senegalese wrestling and ginger juice? Not your average bootcamp

It’s Monday morning and I’m smashing gloved fists against boxing pads held aloft by a Herculean Personal Trainer. “One two three, roll!” He yells, as I misexecute yet another set of punches. I’m [...]

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Quadrathlon anyone?

It is 9am when we set off our bikes, beginning with a steep climb out of the resort grounds. Our eyes are set on hotel fitness instructor and our race guide for today, Keon, a man hewn out of [...]

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Dancing on ice in Norway

As a downhill skier, I’ve often made fun of the dancing action – think: Michael Jackson’s ‘moonwalk’ – required by these unstable, skinny skies, and yet here I am, years later, [...]

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Riding the yoga wave

Most travellers know that the North African town of Taghazout (pr. Tarrazoot) is virtually synonymous with surfing. Well-informed hipsters have been riding waves in these Moroccan shores since [...]

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In a sea of contradictions

Turn on a Church radio station in Malta and you can listen to the Rosary, or The Horoscope, and Miley Cyrus within minutes of each other. To us it might seem strange, yet this is typical of this [...]

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