Adventure

After 35 years away, Mark Palmer returned home to New Zealand and built the best sheep farm outpost we’ve ever seen. (And we’ve seen at least two.)

Ever wanted to move to the bush, with nothing but trees and creeks (and the occasional fire) for company? Do we have the place for you.

The river trip to top all river trips, on a DIY raft. 

Storm chaser Mike Olbinski captures the Rapture – aka America’s hurricane season – in all its terrifying beauty. 

A Hut at 4000 Feet

Thursday March 16, 2017

This glacier-strapped cabin is making us want to throw our computer out the window and head for the hills.

This may well be the most rustic-looking hut we’ve ever seen. But where on Earth is it? 

It took two years to make this seven-minute, 20-terabyte time-lapse film of the Scandinavian countryside. Our review: worth every second.

Sylvan Huts

Thursday February 16, 2017

Imagining Scandinavia as a toadstool-riddled glade where travellers can rest in sylvan hollows might seem like a gross stereotype. It might also be correct.

Need to drown out the noise of the world? This 10-hour-long recording of a Norwegian icebreaker doing its slow, ASMR-inducing thing should do the trick.

Jumping into the Cave of Swallows

Thursday February 09, 2017

This vertigo-inducing pit – the largest in the world – takes more than a full hour to descend by rope. And much less time if you just fling yourself off.