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How to plan a road trip using Colorado’s wild backcountry byways

The western US state is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness and vibrant local communities, all threaded together by a series of scenic and historic byways. Plan the ultimate road trip through its open spaces with our guide to the best routes — plus, tips on protecting local biodiversity as you go. 
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Interview: Kumi Aizawa on how Tohoku survived the 2011 tsunami and came out stronger than ever

After a tsunami wreaked havoc on northeastern Japan, Kumi Aiwaza dedicated her life to rebuilding the region. Here, she talks about the rebirth of the place she once called home, the generous and enduring spirit of the local people and the Michinoku Coastal Trail, which winds along Tohoku’s coastline for 600 miles
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A guide to visiting the Swiss region of Nendaz in every season

While mountainous Nendaz in the southwestern canton of Valais is well-equipped for an exciting range of winter activities, it also has a lot to offer all year round, from gentle hikes with the entire family to more adventurous treks.
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Seven ways to experience Nova Scotia, Canada's rugged eastern province

From driving along one of world’s most scenic highways to whale-watching, hiking between hemlocks or discovering quaint fishing villages, here’s what to do in this thrilling maritime province. 

How to spend a weekend in Fort William and Glencoe

In the shadow of Ben Nevis, the town of Fort William and the nearby valley of Glencoe offer a rugged springboard for outdoors adventures, with hiking, biking and Highland history all in easy reach.

Explorers and writers share their favourite winter walks in the UK

Harsh winter weather needn't mean we retreat indoors — and as these authors and explorers prove, you don't have to venture far to experience true adventure. Here, they reveal their favourite UK landscapes for bracing winter walks.
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Seven adventures to try in the Azores, from hiking to whale watching

Portugal’s Atlantic archipelago of nine volcanic islands are made for adventures. Explore the waters on bracing dives, spot sea life on seasonal safaris, and test out adrenaline sports including paragliding and canyoning.

Walking in the footsteps of pilgrims on Israel's new Yam le Yam trail

Following Israel’s long-distance Yam le Yam (‘sea to sea’) hike from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee is to undertake a journey through the ages, crossing Biblical valleys, past sacred mountains and Crusader landmarks — and to be welcomed into remote Druze villages where life continues much as it has done for millennia.

Pilgrimages and peaks: how to find the right hike for you in Japan

Walk Japan CEO Paul Christie — a resident of Japan for two decades — has explored Japan from its spectacular coasts to its dramatic volcanic interior, and shares five of his all-time favourite rambles.
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Nature of Skåne

With 249 miles of coastline, more than 100 lakes, two meandering rivers and brooding forests, Sweden’s untamed southernmost province is a natural playground. This spirit-raising destination is a haven for anyone looking to reconnect with nature. From hiking long-distance trails and kayaking in the Baltic Sea to climbing rocky peninsulas and joining a forest-bathing retreat, outdoor adventures abound.
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Tohoku: how to spend 48 hours in Japan's wild northern region

Tōhoku feels wonderfully adrift from 21st century Japan, with misty lakes in place of megacities and hidden springs instead of highways.  

Why travel in 2020? To reconnect with nature in an increasingly urbanised world

Hikers, bikers and nature-lovers should head to these three destinations in 2020 — each is set to unveil a range of new trails and attractions designed to make the most of the great outdoors.
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A hidden world deep within the Bornean jungle

Bario is a little corner of Borneo relatively unaffected by modern, Western influences. This community of villages is home to the Kelabit people, a largely self-sufficient tribe who will welcome you wholeheartedly into their homes — and their jungle.

A road trip on Chile's wild new Route of Parks

A road trip along Chile’s new Route of Parks takes travellers to the ends of earth. The brainchild of a visionary conservationist, this is a journey that snakes through 17 national parks, showcasing one of our planet’s most extensive wild frontiers.

Best of the west: five ways to explore West Sweden's coastline

West Sweden has a wealth of activities for the adventurous, from island cycling to coastal hiking.
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Oita: Where the water rises

The Japanese region of Oita on the island of Kyushu is renowned for its hot springs, Far more than just natural baths, however, they’re places of healing and of community, linking the generations, from old to young.

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