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Watch a young sperm whale dive in the winter seas off Norway

Andreas B. Heide, a free-diver and captain of the research vessel Barba captured this remarkably intimate footage of a young male sperm whale diving off the coast of Norway. Read the accompanying article here. 

52 of the best flight-free weekend escapes

This year, interest in flight-free trips is rising as many travellers recalibrate their approach to travel after an imposed hiatus. But turning to rails, roads and waterways for transport doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a short getaway. From wild island escapes in Wales to eco adventures in Copehagen, we bring you 52 of the best weekend escapes — all without getting on an airplane.
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Life in the rapids: globetrotting sportsman Antonio Trani on making river rafting a lifestyle in Southern Italy

Antonio Trani rafted some the world’s major rivers before returning to his Italian hometown near Pollino National Park, founding rafting tour operator River Tribe and offering multi-day adventures in southern Italy’s largest protected wilderness.
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Life on the water: how to spend two weeks boating between the Cyclades

For crowd-free islands, Naxos and the Minor Cyclades have been fiercely guarded by those in the know. Slowly though, travellers are catching onto their electric blue seas, powder-soft sands, scented hiking trails and sleepy villages. Hire a boat and sail between them — before the secret’s well and truly out.
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Discover the sea trails of the Baltic region of Blekinge, Sweden

During a visit to Skåne, take a detour to the neighbouring Blekinge archipelago, which invites adventure-lovers to hop from island to island, seek out rare wildlife and explore long-distance walking trails.
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Hiking, paddling and outdoors cooking: discover forest bathing in Sweden’s Skåne region

Switch off and strike out to the serene forests of this southern province, where you can join tours combining mindfulness and nature.

Changing tides: redefining Sydney's iconic waterfronts

Australia’s largest city is built around ocean inlets, beaches and an iconic harbour, but changing economic and environmental tides are shifting the shape of its landscape.

On the water: eight must-try activities in Sydney

Take to the water in Australia's largest city, savouring the charms of its inlets, islands and harbour on these eight adventurous tours — from scuba diving to whale watching and kayaking at sunrise.
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Top seven French destinations to explore on a boating holiday

From strolling around quaint medieval towns and dining on the exquisite local cuisine, to exploring verdant waterside valleys, here are the best places for a boat trip in France.

Zambia: From Hell to High Water

The rise of the charity challenge continues unabated and is no longer the preserve of walks, treks and marathons. How about taking on Zambia's mighty Zambezi, rafting by day besides crocs and hippos, and wild camping by night beneath endless African skies?

Sweden: Sea kayaking

Through the clear, green water, I could see a crab scuttling along the seabed, doing a sideways slalom between the pebbles and seaweed. A salty breeze whipped up little ruffles on the surface of the water in Marstrand harbour, while the sun drifted in and out of the clouds
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John Kretschmer: Sailing through the wilderness

Author, expeditioner and sailing guru John Kretschmer has circumnavigated the world several times in various vessels. He’s survived challenging ocean crossings, a narrow escape from a coup in Yemen, and an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize

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