For a city girl with a near-constant feeling of claustrophobia, the wide-open, barely inhabited Canadian Arctic was the antidote... Katie Palmer shares her experience at the northernmost lodge on earth: Arctic Watch.
Innovative startups may have caused a storm in a lot of areas in the travel industry, but until recently few have thought to rethink suitcases. Emma Tucker fills us in on startups and hotels who are working to fill this potential goldmine of a gap in the market, and to make schlepping our stuff from A to B that little bit easier.
Our fellow pioneers at the 2017 Conservation Lab gathered several leading thinkers in the African conservation sector to discuss the difficulties and opportunities surrounding the funding shortfall in conservation. The panel outlined five areas worthy of exploration for conservationists, travel brands and the two working in tandem – read the full report here.
Experience is the new luxury and the open sea can offer unrivalled experiential extravagance – waking to new horizons each morning can inspire and rouse. Millennials have set sail, and the cruise industry is on a new course…
We all love our food…but we don’t all live and breathe it like Melissa Hemsley. Katie Palmer caught up her with just before her Wellness Workshop at the Kitchen Table at MATTER 2017. See what she has to say here. You're in for a treat, although not the super-sugary kind...
Stanley Stewart examines the behavioural trends of the wildlife on the Galapágos Islands. Transfixed by the coquettish behaviour of two blue-footed boobies on the North Seymour Island, he contemplates the two questions as old as time itself: Will they? Or won't they?
Meet Taylor Conroy: he is a Canadian firefighter turned real-estate agent turned social entrepreneur with the most eclectic of stories, and with dreams that prove he has no intention of throwing in the do-gooder towel any time soon.
Plastics are one of the biggest environmental threats – predictions are that if nothing changes by 2025 there will be one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in the ocean. So how can the travel industry help?
Fitness can change your body, but for today's MATTER speaker and founder of ConBody, Coss Marte, fitness has changed his entire life for the better – as well as the life of many other ex-convicts like him.
'The Iceman' himself took to the stage at MATTER today to enlighten PUREists as to how we can harness the power of the cold for the good of our health. Katie Palmer chatted with Hof to get the low-down on his 'Wim Hof Method' – and find out why he believes anyone is capable of performing such impressive feats.
Identikit hotel room pieces are no longer enough. Hotels everywhere are ditching the safe option for everything from bespoke designs and unconventional pieces to a charmingly hodge-podge mix of contemporary furniture and lighting mixed with vintage pieces.
D. H. Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams are just three of the writers and artists who've cited New Mexico as their inspiration – Stanley Stewart hikes the Santa Fe Trail in search of the 'Faraway'.
Social enterprises are emerging as a potent force for change. #CookForSyria founder Serena Guen reflects on her realisation that no business or individual is too small to make an impact – and what this means for the travel industry.
The Extraordinary Adventure Club isn’t a ‘travel brand’ per se; rather, founder Calum Morrison's vision is to use travel as one facet of a comprehensive personal development programme. Ahead of his talk at MATTER this September, Katie Palmer caught up with him to find out more.
Local markets are a hive of culture, and Latin America is no exception. From Ecuador to Argentina, we've plucked out the most happening spots to get a taste of the destination and do some souvenir shopping to boot...