Tags archives: nature

5 reasons to go to the Lake District

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The Lake District is England's largest National Park and, for me, one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. Home to both William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter no trip to the UK could be complete without a stop off here. But if you need any more convincing here are my 5 reasons why you should go to the Lakes: photo by Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk [...]

Hitra, Norway - no country for old men

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Have you ever felt the need of travelling to Goa or Bali to get that one piece of experience that changes your life? What if I told you that a tiny island in Norway can possibly inspire you to as much or maybe more than those exotic destinations. The island of Hitra was probably the most awe-inspiring and romantic place I have ever been to. On the sec[...]

Watching the Milky Way

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A few weeks ago Kathrine has posted a great video of a photographer and filmmaker called Terje Sorgjerd, who specializes in making time-lapse videos of stunning landscapes. His first video on the Northern Lights brought in almost 3 million viewers on Vimeo and while that one is absolutely stunning, I even prefer the second time-lapse video he made of the Mil[...]

Semuc Champey: a picture-perfect oasis

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Blue water fountains, beautiful flowers, colourful butterflies and singing birds - that‘s how I've always imagined paradise. And one day, my idea of paradise became reality. I had been in Guatemala for about a month when we decided to take a trip to Semuc Champey - a natural resort with lots of stunning pools and ponds. photo via trek earth The turquoi[...]

Colombia - Hanging with the Natives

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One time, in Colombia, while drinking cheap beer and philosophing on sidewalks, I met a guy named Francisco, who was from a tribe called Wiwa. The Wiwa live far up in the Sierra Nevada and Francisco invited me to come and meet his family and people in his village. I don't often get offered to hang out with mountain tribes, so clearly I jumped at the chance. [...]

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