Natural navigation: an expert reveals how to read the weather on your next trip

The only living person to have both flown solo and sailed single-handed across the Atlantic, Tristan Gooley has led expeditions on five continents, using the landscape and weather to find his way around. Here he reveals the secret world of weather and how reading it can help you to become a natural navigator.

Following in the footsteps on Don Quixote on the vast plains of Castile-La Mancha, central Spain

On a quest to restore chivalry to the nation, Spain’s greatest literary hero, Don Quixote, roamed the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha. This stark landscape, with its dramatic plains and hidden caves, forms an inspiring backdrop to a new canon of stories.

How to explore Interlaken, Switzerland’s adventure capital

In this Swiss town nestled between glacier-fed lakes, exploring on the water, in the mountains or even in the air reveals a region rich in natural beauty — and it’s open to beginners and intrepid adventurers alike.

Meet the adventurer: mountaineer Vanessa O'Brien on her record-breaking climbs

The British-American explorer discusses conquering the Earth’s highest peaks and her voyage into Challenger Deep, the world’s deepest ocean trench.

Experts share their tips for exploring the UK by campervan this summer

From the best booking sites and resources to the UK’s most van-friendly touring regions, our guide to campervan travels is the perfect tool for anyone looking for a unique way to explore the country’s wilder corners.

Seven back-to-basics experiences in Greenland

The pristine Arctic wilderness of Greenland is an ideal destination for those craving communion with nature, from dog sled safaris to experiencing local traditions with an overnight igloo stay.

Stressed? Enjoy this relaxing flight through Europe’s skies

Take time out for a scenic, soothing flight across some of the continent's most beautiful places – courtesy of the National Geographic show Europe From Above. 

Five of north London’s most scenic walking routes

Whether it’s through parks, along canals or around leafy residential backstreets, exploring the capital on foot never gets old. These five routes showcase north London at its best.

How to plan a journey through the elemental landscape of Tohoku, Japan

Shaped by volcanic activity, coated in forests and squaring up to the Pacific Ocean, this region — once known as Japan’s ‘deep north’ — has a primal, frontier feel. Here’s how to plot an elemental adventure, journeying through fire, water, earth and wind.

Top five spiritual adventures in Tohoku, Japan

From hikes up sacred mountains to breathtaking views of cherry blossom, discover the natural beauty of this remote region on a slow-paced trip.

An alpine journey through Valais, where glaciers whisper and summits touch the sky

The Swiss canton of Valais is justly famous for its high altitude treks, alpine towns and wild natural beauty. With the Matterhorn ever present on the skyline, explore its sensational scenery on walks from Zermatt, Saas-Fee and the Aletsch Glacier.

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