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Cape Horn: The southernmost tip of South America

There’s an icy wind blowing in from the west, rain is driving hard against my waterproofs threatening to find a way in ... In front of me it’s just ocean – all the way to the ice of the South Pole.

Channelling my inner gaucho

I am channelling my inner gaucho – sitting relaxed, and slightly slouched on the back of a dark brown criollo gelding. The reins are held in just one hand, there is a sheepskin on the saddle for a comfier ride and the morning sun is blazing overhead.

Champagne and Sabres

Sabreing is a French tradition dating back to the time of Napoleon, when the Hussards used it to show off their skill on horseback and to celebrate their victories.

Chewing Your Way to Health at Viva Mayr in Austria

Tiny food portions, colonic irrigation, a strict regime of herbal teas and Epsom salts – it’s hardly high on most people’s holiday lists. But Viva Mayr in Austria attracts clients from all over the world, celebrities included, to experience

Custer's Last Stand – What should I Feel?

I don’t know what to feel. It’s a bright June day and I am at the Little Big Horn standing on the hill where Custer made his last stand. The sun is warm on my back, a gentle breeze tussles my hair, pale yellow butterflies dance

Corncrakes calling on North Uist

They sound a bit like the noise you make when running your finger along the teeth of a plastic comb… it’s an odd, but very distinctive sound for a bird. We’re talking corncrakes.

Cycling, with a little help, in Tirol!

E-biking is all the best bits of cycling - only even better. And Tirol is so pretty it’s almost a cliché. It’s a perfect picture postcard of forests wafting pine perfume into the air, mountains towering protectively over the valleys,

Channel Four's Amazing Spaces at Swallowtail Hill

Swallowtail Hill is a family run farm in the Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 40 acres of wildflower meadow and woodland are managed purely for conservation and offer the perfect setting for glamping holidays

Considerate Hotelier awards announced this week

The 2010/11 winners of the seven categories of the prestigious annual Considerate Hoteliers Association ‘Hotel of the Year Awards’ – celebrating the best in environmental, sustainable and socially responsible

Car Free Walks – the Website for ‘Green’ Walkers

Car Free Walks is a website for environmentally friendly walkers. The site is building a database of UK walks that can be reached using public transport. This provides information for people who want to reduce their environmental

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