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canoeing adventure

Into the wild: canoeing 2,000 miles on the Yukon

The Yukon is North America’s longest free-flowing river: a vast waterway that meanders through the wilderness of northwestern Canada and Alaska to the Bering Sea. It’s also the hunting ground for traditional communities who draw from the river’s king salmon, now in rapid decline due to climate change. In summer 2016, London writer Adam Weymouth spent […]

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travel solo

The 12 best places to travel solo right now

Award-winning travel writer Jonathan Thompson presents the best destinations to go it alone in 2018   Travelling alone can be daunting – particularly for those who don’t like their own company. Read more: Solo travel fuels this major happiness habit But for the rest of us, it’s an incredible opportunity to embrace freedom from the daily […]

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being single

More Brits are choosing to travel alone than ever before

A new study suggests that more people than ever are choosing to strike out solo abroad. Travel website Expedia found that 25% of Brits are planning to holiday alone in 2018, for an average of 11 days. Read more: Unusual adventures for the thrill-seeker within Among people who had already travelled alone, 32% reported that […]

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Get happy! Beat your mid-30s slump and change your life

You know when people stop listening to new music? Turns out it’s just 33. That seems young for people to be like, “Nope, I’m good,” and head into, on average, 50 more years without seeing new horizons or having new adventures. Just in time for the mid-30s slump. Evolutionarily, I can see how this would […]

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Why the 30s are your power years

I’m always freaking out about life. In middle school I panicked about high school, college, my starting steps of my career, and so, of course, when I was in my late 20s, not having met a few of the key indicators that I was doing Good Enough, I started to panic. Does anyone know what […]

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The power of saying yes

Just when I thought I was getting too old to have those college-backpacker, life-changing experiences, I found myself samba dancing down the main street of a South American town, wearing only a skirt and sequinned bra top. Like a fool, I had promised myself that I would say yes to any opportunity that came my […]

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career break

“Why I quit my city job to train as a ski instructor”

Frankie Flower, 31, was firmly entrenched in the London rat race last year, when she suddenly decided she needed a change of scene. Having lived in the capital for nearly a decade, she decided to quit her corporate job and instead pursue a passion for skiing in the Canadian Rockies. Now six weeks into her […]

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solo travel

3 great places for solo travel in 2018

Solo travel is a brilliant way to build your confidence and meet new people; but it’s not without its drawbacks. A new study by Lonely Planet finds that safety concerns and the so-called ‘singles tax’ are two major barriers to people booking a trip alone. While it is ridiculous that travellers should have to pay a […]

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stress

Solo travel gets rid of a major stress trigger

People who haven’t travelled alone before tend to think of it as a stressful experience. They worry about how they’ll manage alone and whether they’ll be able to cope. The fact is, solo travel actually removes a huge source of stress: obligation. A close neighbour of expectation, we carry the weight of obligation around with […]

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12 countries in 12 months – the challenge you need in 2018

Remember last New Year’s? Slumped on the train back from your parents’ house with a throbbing hangover and overcast British skies whizzing by, you swore to yourself that 2017 would be ‘the one’. That this would be the year where you finally expanded your horizons and saw the world. But then life happened – again […]

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