How an Italian town changed a life

How an Italian town changed a life

to Say about an Italian town: “In the first days of my honeymoon, I traveled to central Italy to retrace the same steps my great-grandmother Filomena walked after her own nuptials, almost 100 years earlier.” Everywhere I went, I walked in her footsteps. She stepped on these same stones, past the Roman-era thermal baths, beyond […]

New 1.5m penguin super-colony spotted from space

Scientists have stumbled across a huge group of previously unknown Adélie penguin on the most northerly point of the Antarctic Peninsula. Numbering more than 1.5 million birds, they were first noticed when great patches of their poo, or guano, showed up in pictures taken from space. The animals are crammed on to a rocky archipelago […]

The tiny village hidden inside the Grand Canyon

The Native American village of Supai is the most remote village in the lower 48 states, and the only way to reach it is by helicopter or on foot. Off the beaten path Roughly 5.5 million tourists visit the Grand Canyon each year, but few realise that this vast abyss is home to a tiny […]

The islands of unbridled imagination

Creative surrender in the faroe Islands “When I conceded to their flow, the Faroe Islands showed me beauty in jaggedness, euphoria in unpredictability and reverence that comes with grandeur.” I had a death grip on the steering wheel. My fingers clutched it tightly as I nervously leaned forward in my seat, my right foot hovering […]

The Icelandic model who shears sheep

The Icelandic model Meet Heiða Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir, the sheep farmer and the Icelandic model who is fighting for her beautiful and remote corner of southern Iceland. At the end of the road The long, bumpy dirt and gravel road off Iceland’s main highway, an hour or so east of the seafront village of Vík, seems […]