Aside from the North Pole, the “little town of Bethlehem” is probably the most Christmas-y place on earth. The birthplace of Jesus Christ is only a bus or taxi ride away from the Old City of Jerusalem within the West Bank. But before making the journey, there are some essential things to know. Here’s how to visit Bethlehem during the Christmas season. Continue Reading →
Everyone tells you that hiking Peru’s Inca Trail “isn’t that bad.” I believe ‘moderate fitness’ is the requirement listed on most travel websites.
Well, I’m here to tell you the real story: they’re lying.
Hiking the trail to Machu Picchu was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Continue Reading →
Last winter, I travelled up north to the Yukon Territory in Canada. This far north, the air is rarified indeed and the truly stunning landscape takes your breath every time you step outside or catch a glimpse of it through an open window. The air is frosty, but the people are toasty and so welcoming that it soon warms the cockles and biggest danger isn’t frost bite: it’s that once you set foot in the Yukon, you may never want to leave.
And what’s one of the best ways to winter activities in the Yukon? Dog sledding, of course! Continue Reading →
Behind all questionable decisions, there’s usually a bottle of wine. Or in this case – two. One night, over a glass of cabernet, I decided to celebrate my 42nd birthday by running 42km. Did I mention there was wine involved in this decision? Luckily, my good friend was enthusiastic about joining me. But I was … Continue Reading →