Archive for: For The Explorer

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A Walk in the Woods

"You lift your head, you’re on your way, but really just to be walking, to be out of doors. That’s it, that’s all, and you’re there." - Frédéric Gros, A Philosophy of Walking It often takes a little shake-up for us to notice the l...

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The Victoria Falls. Fierce, Fervent and, Yes, Flowing.

Sometimes in life it is desirable to be overwhelmed. To be so overpowered by something that you find yourself like a shaky-legged new-born calf trying to find your bearings. Unsure, uneasy, and out of control. It’s this feeling that you ...

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Paddling Into the Wild

There is a scene in the film Into the Wild, when Emile Hirsh (playing Christopher McCandless) jumps into a canoe and heads down the Colorado River, riding bubbling rapids through Mexico to the Gulf of California. He goes with no training...

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The Call of the Sky | A Helicopter Ride over Victoria Falls

“He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all.” ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull It's amazing how natural it feels to be a bird. Perhaps it has to do with being sc...

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Where Angels Fear to Tread

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ...

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The Heavenliness of the Devil’s Pool

A pool at the edge of the world called from afar. Travellers called it the Devil’s Pool and showed off their photographs of the brilliant sight every time the words “bucket list” came up in conversation. The Devil’s Pool… an intimidatin...

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What To Pack For Your River Safari

Royal Chundu is unique in that it is part safari destination, part river voyage. When it comes to packing for your stay here on the Zambezi, it's a good idea to remember this, to remember the safari hat as much as the waterproof raincoat...

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Why Travel Is Good For You

Header image: A game-viewing microlight flight with Batoka Sky | Image above: Devil's Pool, Zambia "Certainly travel is more than the seeing of sights, it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." - Miriam ...

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Magic In The Moonlight

“The world may or may not be without purpose. But it's not totally without some kind of magic." - Magic in the Moonlight, Woody Allen The Lunar Rainbow Sometimes nature likes to present us with the odd magic trick. Just to remind us o...

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