The Hide Safari Lodge, Hwange, Zimbabwe

, June 4, 2017

It’s easy to forget that there are still larger than life animals roaming parts of Africa, perhaps because viewing them requires an above-average travel commitment for those living beyond the African continent. … Read more

The Peech Hotel, Johannesburg

, April 10, 2017

In an era of accelerating tech entrepreneurship, it’s easy to forget the tenacity of founders in other sectors. It was only after booking in at The Peech Hotel in Johannesburg … Read more

Hamilton Lodge, Switzerland

, December 6, 2016

Tucked beside the mighty Aletsch Glacier, casting a small shadow over the Valais valley in Switzerland is Hamilton Lodge, a 19-bedroom spa-come-alpine retreat in a cosy village at 2000m above-sea-level. In respecting its … Read more

Camp Amalinda, Zimbabwe

, July 5, 2016

Drive through Matobo National Park on the main drag south-west out of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and you’ll hardly notice Camp Amalinda, which wraps itself around a collection of large granite boulders … Read more

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel, Scotland

, September 10, 2015

The experience of alighting from a train in the middle of the Scottish Highlands is unrivalled. As the train tracked through the snowy landscape, I drifted outbounds from Corrour Train … Read more

Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore

, May 22, 2015

Tucked away in the heart of the Caingorms, Badaguish Outdoor Centre offers accommodation in a secluded forest setting near Aviemore. Spacious chalet-style buildings are complemented by well equipped wigwams and … Read more

Springhill Farm Bunkhouse

, May 21, 2015

On a trip racing in Wales I stayed at Springhill Farm Bunkhouse with 25 mountain bikers from the University of Edinburgh.  The self-catered bunkhouse is part of a renovated cottage … Read more

Whitepod, Switzerland

, October 22, 2014

Tucked away in the south-west corner of Switzerland is Whitepod, a luxury eco-camp high in the Valais region of the Swiss Alps. At 1420m, the camp is within striking distance … Read more

Nebesa Lodge, Slovenia

, June 10, 2011

Nebesa is a boutique hotel consisting of eco friendly cabins that are inspired by the natural beauty of the Soča valley, right on the Italian border where the Mediterranean landscape of Slovenian meets it’s alpine mountains.

Reindeer Cottage, Aviemore

, March 2, 2011

Finding accommodation in Aviemore isn’t the easiest task. Nestled in the heart of Scotland’s Cairngorm mountain range, Reindeer Cottage is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore this wild part of the UK. The cottage is built from traditional, locally sourced stone that brings a warm cosiness to a remote location.

Preseli Venture Eco Lodge

, February 22, 2011

Founded in 1988 by Nick and Sophie Hurst, Preseli Venture eco lodge offers accommodation and activities to individuals and groups from a beautiful setting on the Pembrokeshire coast. The lodge is highly rated by outdoors enthusiasts and has a firm place in sustainable tourism, featured in The Guardian’s Green Travel List in 2010. Whether you are looking for a week away with the family, or a weekend retreat for yourself, Preseli Venture have fine tuned responsible adventure tourism in an impeccable part of the British Isles.