Robert Redford – venerable actor, horse whisperer, Wild West outlaw and wise, wise sage – was asked to give advice to aspiring filmmakers. His answer? Real Life Experiences.
Bring out the bucket list: here are six destinations that are gonna be hot, hot, hot in 2016.
It’s an idea so crazy that only the most intrepid of travellers would dare attempt it. A non-stop, no-holds-barred 365-day journey that spans almost the entire globe.
In November we asked our travellers for their best travel snaps. Period. And once again they blew us away.
Maybe you’ve heard of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of the best-selling novel Americanah. Maybe you haven’t. If it’s the latter, listen up, because she is fabulous and wonderful and well worth having on your to-read list.
We have seen the images, the news reports, the desperate cries for help. The situation in Syria has been described by the UN as “the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our times”. And with more people displaced globally now than any time since World War II, the situation is looking bleak.
Bottled water is an easy habit to get into, but one that makes absolutely no sense when you sit down and think about it.
Going deeper underground: subway stations that will make you think “wow that’s a really cool subway station!”
Taking the subway’s not usually a memorable experience, unless it’s for the wrong reasons: The dawning horror that you’ve taken the wrong train and getting to the airport in time is now a beautiful distant dream. The realisation that unless you’re a high-level cryptographer you’re not going to decipher the labyrinthine map and find your destination. The unforgettable experience of being smushed up against someone’s armpit in an oven-like carriage; someone who sees showering as a suggestion rather than a necessity.
Call us biased, but we’re pretty fond of this recent customer complaint from one Intrepid traveller from England. We did our best, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to keep us from feeling the full wrath of Rebecca Gadsby. What can we say? You can’t win them all…