Off the Grid

The Furious Road to Yemen

In the arid season of Salalah in Oman, there are no pastoral wadis or natural greenery around the beaches, but there is Highway 47 leading all the way to Yemen.

Breaking the Ice: Discovering Siberia’s Lake Baikal

Baikal is the deepest and purest lake on the planet, a frozen sea in the heart of Siberia and an adventurer’s icy paradise of driving, helicopters, and dog sleds. From the Old Believers to the Buryat bone crushers, its shores and islands are sacred to those who call Baikal home.

Cutting the Cord: Finding Peace in the Mongolian Altai

Flying over vast, rolling steppe for three and a half hours without seeing anything so much as a village, let alone a city, is a powerful reminder that Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country on the planet.

Hidden Islands of Indonesia

Large, diverse, and enchanting, hidden gems abound in Indonesia, and many are overlooked in favor of the usual Ubud, Lombok, and Komodo.

Off the Grid in Kazakhstan

For intrepid explorers looking for rugged scenery, unchartered waters, adventure, thrills and spills, there is no better place to go off the grid and into the wild than on the diverse terrains…

Eternal Flames: the Fire Dancers of Papua New Guinea

In Baining culture the Fire Dance is performed on various special occasions, including the birth of new children in the village, remembering the dead, as well as being a coming of age ceremony for young men entering adulthood.

Face to Face with the Tribes of Phongsali

Phongsali in Northern Laos is beautiful and fascinating, as are the people I was lucky enough to meet here. They gave me an extraordinary insight into their lives, leaving me with exceptional experiences and vivid memories.

Zipping Through Southern Laos

I was headed to Southern Laos, where I would spend time gazing at exquisite waterfalls, zip-lining and abseiling through the lush jungle.