A review of Solo: Backcountry adventuring in Aotearoa New Zealand.Hazel Phillips’ first-hand account of backcountry adventuring in Aotearoa ‘solo’ will inspire you to pull your big girl panties on, as well as tramping boots, and get exploring – though I must admit I devoured her

Walking the Ngā Tapuwae o Toi Trail near Whakatāne is an opportunity to learn about Toitehuatahi (Toi) acknowledged as the principal ancestor of many North Island tribes, including Ngāti Awa. The trail takes in Toi’s stronghold, Kapu-te-Rangi, one of the oldest pa sites in New

Intrepid traveler Sophie Merkens shares her experience of spending a European winter living in and working at a cave hostel in the Canary Islands.  I am woken before sunrise by the early bird hikers who are eager to set off. It’s still dark as I get up

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