“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life, you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty” – Extract from Into The Wild, Jon Krakauer.
I have always enjoyed David Attenborough’s nature and wildlife series…who doesn’t love a bit of The Hunt, Planet Earth, Life On Earth – his distinctive calming voice teaching you about our beautiful planet?! So when I found out about his Great Barrier Reef series, especially having just returned from travelling up the coast of Queensland where I snorkelled the reef, I couldn’t wait to watch it.
Bill Bryson is my all-time favourite travel writer. His books, including Down Under, Neither Here Nor There, Notes from a Big Country and Made in America to name a few, are some of the funniest and most entertaining books I’ve read.
I have just been to see the new film Everest, and am so moved and inspired by it that I felt compelled to share it. Based on a true story, the film follows an expedition group of mountaineers as they attempt the climb to the summit.
I have done a lot of travelling in my time. And I have to admit, I never usually go for the good old guidebook option.
“…and those who do not travel read only a page” – St Augustine I’ve always loved reading but especially in the last few years and since I’ve come away from home.