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Talking Point: Racing Extinction

Baby and nature

Talking Point: Racing Extinction In the last couple of weeks, two very different film projects have jolted me with messages of hope and despair, and made me reassess some family habits for the first time in a rather long while. It’s good to know art can do that… for there is some serious work to be done. [...]

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Segway Tour Catalonia Style

Segway Tour Catalonia Ever ridden a Segway? They’re not as easy as they look you know. But once you’ve mastered one you can easily strike out across miles of countryside, forest track, and yes, river. Without putting in much effort. I took to the hills of Sant Llorenc del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park in [...]

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7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona

Cycling on the Delta Llobjegat, Costa Barcelona

7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona Looking for a city break with a gateway into the countryside? Then bag yourself some cheap flights to Barcelona. While the city itself is one of the busiest in Europe, it’s just a short hop to the Costa Barcelona, a green province with a wide network of nature [...]

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Miracle Gardens Dubai… 45 million flowers in a desert

Dubai Miracle Garden Dubailand

Miracle Gardens Dubai – truly a desert miracle Was there ever a garden that was more aptly named? The Miracle Gardens Dubai are one of freshest and most eye catching attractions in the United Arab Emirates. Roughly 45 million flowers; shaped, sculpted, watered and guarded to an inch of their lives. If you like flowers, you’ll [...]

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Vall de Nuria – A Playground for Families

Sledging at Vall de Nuria

Vall de Nuria – A Playground for Families In the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, tucked into a valley inaccessible by car, is a year round mountain playground. You’ll know you are close to Vall de Nuria when you hear the squeals of laughter. And the toot toot of the colourful little train, the only [...]

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Love, Loneliness & Light: Sunset Piste Basher Ride

Our very own Piste Basher ride at sunset La Molina

Love, Loneliness & Light: Sunset Piste Basher Ride Skiing in the Catalan Pyrenees brought the opportunity for novel excursion – a night time piste basher ride. Skiers and boarders can spend the day carving up the snow, and then personally supervise their mashed up runs being rejuvenated. It’s not often you find yourself at the [...]

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A storming time in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Old Town in Storm

Who’s up for a storming time in Dubrovnik? I’m not a foul weather person. Simple as that. Well, not quite. You see it’s not that I don’t like foul weather, it’s more that I don’t like the thought of it. It sends me into a panic, especially if I think we might all get caught [...]

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Getting Kids Outdoors: The Photo Wander Wonder

Photographing Autumn

Getting Kids Outdoors: The Photo Wander Wonder My series of experiments in getting the kids out more continues on a beautiful autumn day in the English Lake District. We find ourselves in the perfect spot for getting a family dose of nature but the kids are unenthused and we’re all stuck sitting in a car. I know [...]

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Getting Kids Outdoors: The Poetry Walk

Autumn Poem by Hannah

Kids Outdoors: The Poetry Walk Sometimes getting kids outdoors is about seizing an opportunity. From time to time moments present themselves, openings you instinctively know could lead outdoors. But they don’t always come at convenient times. Still, if we’re serious about putting nature first maybe we should prioritise them, interrupt the ‘important stuff’ we’re doing [...]

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Kids, this House is Closed. Get Outside!

Kids, this House is Closed. Get Outside! My recent grand nature manifesto was full of big words, grand ideas and noble intentions about getting our kids more connected with nature. But how do you actually get kids outdoors? In an attempt to turn my call to action into action, I’ve been trying some little experiments to try [...]

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