A competitor takes part in the fourth stage of the first edition of the Marathon des Sables Peru

The rise of the ultra marathon: why 26.2 miles is no longer enough

Completing 26.2 miles no longer draws the same awe from friends, colleagues and relatives – step forward the ultra marathon.

18 Feb 2020

5 reasons why Oman should be your next adventure travel destination

Perched on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman might seem an unlikely adventure travel destination. In contrast to most…

19 Dec 2019
View from the crater rim of Erta Ale - one of the most active volancoes in the world - into the active, red glowing lava lake. Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia, only some kilometers from the border to Eritrea.

Ethiopia: the land of lava and third century churches

For those who can tolerate rough sleeping and a touch of vertigo Northern Ethiopia offers a delightful remedy to the excesses of modern tourism from Danakil to the mountains of Tigray

The rise of the running holiday

From a Nepalese running trek to a race around a Swiss mountain, running holidays are growing in appeal

From capital to coast: the Mombasa-Nairobi railway

Kenya’s old colonial railway gets a Chinese revamp that catapults travellers from Nairobi to Mombasa in a matter of hours