THE BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF RIO IS WORTH JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE FOR

6 -min. read Stanley Stewart faces his fears and tries out the marmite of experiential pastimes: hang-gliding. Understand the thrill and join him on his descent over the beautiful plains of Rio.

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PERFECTING YOUR SERVE: HOW KIWI TOUR OPERATORS ARE WOWING TRAVELLERS’ SOCKS OFF

3 -min. read Emma Love investigates how tour operators in New Zealand are thinking outside the box to avoid offering 'cookie-cutter' packages, and how they're making their travellers' unspoken desires a reality.

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BE GOOD: HOW SHARING COULD SAVE THE WORLD

4 -min. read Up to 50 per cent of the food we produce never gets eaten – an environmental catastrophe of epic proportions. James Davidson explores the solutions that prove (food) sharing is caring – including trailblazing app OLIO, dubbed the ‘Tinder for food’.

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HOW ACTIVISM BECAME UNAVOIDABLE

6 -min. read In an increasingly fraught political climate, how can hotels and the travel industry make a stand — and better embrace the causes that matter? James Davidson explores the trailblazing brands swapping avocado toast for considered and impactful activism.

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GOURMET AUSTRALIA

12 -min. read Far beyond ‘throwing a shrimp on the barbie’, Australia’s food and wine scene is blazing a trail by creating some of the most innovative chefs, restaurants and foodie concepts in the world. James Wilkinson dives into this exciting, fast-evolving movement.

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FORGET THE MILKY WAY: OTHER WORLDS ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

6 -min. read Forget life on Mars. Tangible, wanderlust-worthy destinations can also be found mere miles, not light years, away, promises James Davidson - from Bolivia's sublime salt flats to Lanzarote's volcanic national parks.

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: FIVE ALL-ACTION ADVENTURES TO HELP KICKSTART A HEALTHY 2018

3 -min. read As we approach the first chime of the New Year, the pounds pile on and the return to the dreaded gym looms ever closer. Emma Love enlightens us to the more fun alternatives by introducing five adventure holidays to help burn off the extra calories...

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WINTER WONDERLAND: FOUR HOTELS FOR FESTIVE, LAST-MINUTE GETAWAYS

4 -min. read We're right in the middle of winter festivities, which can only mean one thing: it's holiday o'clock. Emma Love picks out the showcase offerings of four getaways to help kindle our festive spirit.

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HOW TRAVEL SPELLED THE END OF GRIZZLY BEAR HUNTING IN BC

4 -min. read The story of how, using money raised from their guests, two activist bear-viewing companies spearheaded a successful campaign to end grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia.

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LOCAL IMMERSION DEFINED: THE UNDISCOVERED AHILYA FORT

4 -min. read Local culture doesn't get any more authentic than at the Ahilya Fort: learn the ins and outs of the place's undiscovered folklore, culture and the legacy of the legendary Queen of the Dhangar Malwa kingdom.

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FIVE WELLNESS RETREATS WHOSE DESIGN STEMS FROM TIMES GONE BY

5 -min. read Emma Love introduces us to five wellness retreats whose design has been shaped by local materials and cultural traditions.

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DOG SLEDDING ON THE SVALBARD ISLANDS

6 -min. read Stanley Stewart turns to man's best friend (and a hefty load of layers and equipment) for a ride of a lifetime in testing elements on the Svalbard Islands.

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THE INESCAPABLE RISE OF DESTINATION ART

8 -min. read Much like travel, the more fantastical and irrational one's experience with art, the better! James Davidson reports on art projects that are making travellers searching for that extra emotional pull come flocking.

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IS THIS THE NEW FACE OF CONSERVATION?

8 -min. read With a few exceptions, conservation has traditionally been seen as a man’s world. However, an emerging generation of determined African women are flipping the script and bringing new solutions to Africa’s conservation challenges. Diana Odero and Olivia Squire meet a few of these pioneers.

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SIX ARCHITECTURAL WORKS WITH ALIEN AMBITION

8 -min. read From underwater art installations to mountaintop museums; creative communities in the Arctic Circle to high rises bursting with greenery in Milan: today’s most audacious architects are taking a space age approach to design. Lisa Davidson takes us on a guide through the world’s most extreme architecture.

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LOST IN TRANSLATION? THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG VISUAL LANGUAGE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

7 -min. read Visual language: it's the brain-ache of high-end travel brands. James Davidson explores the importance of meaning and purpose behind a brand's aesthetic.

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BE GOOD: THE DESIGNER WHO’S CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE WASTE MATERIAL AT A TIME

4 -min. read Who knew used toilet paper could be transformed into decorative bowls? Dutch designer Nienke Hoovliet sets an inspirational example for us all by finding beauty in the contents of your dustbin.

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WE CAN BE HEROES

7 -min. read Juliet Kinsman spotlights the direct-action disruptors and forward-looking travel brands eschewing a softly-softly approach and asking travellers to get their hands dirty.

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DISCOVER THE UNSUNG FOOD SCENES THAT ARE TANATALISING CURIOUS PALATES

9 -min. read Today's food-loving travellers want more than steak frites – they're after heritage on a plate with contemporary flair. Discover the lesser-known culinary destinations that can deliver...

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BE GOOD: THE YOUNG CAMEROONIAN ENVIRONMENTALIST ON A VOYAGE OF CHANGE

4 -min. read Be Good is a series that uncovers travel projects that are not simply paying lip service to the growing importance of doing the right thing. First up is a man who's fighting against marine pollution by making ‘bottle boats’.

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