The coast is compelling because it feels virtually beyond humanity.
Andrew Bain specialises in adventures and can usually be found walking, cycling or paddling in empty corners of the world.
Take a ride on one of the most naturally beautiful of the 22 routes on the New Zealand Cycle Trail network.
Come for a condensed Queenstown-type experience, but also for Wanaka's own brand of natural beauty.
Sighting the Northern Lights is worth the wait and the cold.
So much of the enjoyment of hiking is dependent on how little gear you can carry, but there are some items you simply shouldn't walk without.
Matera in Italy is the third-oldest continually inhabited settlement in the world.
Tasting the cucina povera (poor kitchen) cuisine of Italy's Basilicata is no hardship.
Feel the former Eastern Bloc shrug off its dour image in the Latvian capital city, where a demure facade gives way to a place of surprising life and energy.
Looking for an adrenaline-rush on your next Asia trip? Here are the top 10 things to get the blood racing.
Flat terrain, ancient castles and picturesque lakes and forests: Few cycling routes offer as much as the Baltics.
It's just what you need at the end of a long day's trekking in the heat - cool refreshments sourced by someone else.
New walking trails and national parks open up exciting new territory at home and abroad.
Napoleon Bonaparte described Vilnius as the Jerusalem of the North.
This city has a secret: it's not all skyscrapers, food and commerce. In fact, it is composed of around 70 per cent green space.
It's hard to go wrong with these stunning subjects.