Off the Grid

Breaking the Ice: Discovering Siberia’s Lake Baikal

Jay Tindall | July 6, 2017

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.

Hidden Islands of Indonesia

Travelogues | July 4, 2017

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

Remote Lands | March 31, 2016

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 of fascinating Kazakhstan.

Eternal Flames: the Fire Dancers of Papua New Guinea

Rick Lunt | October 13, 2015

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

Jay Tindall | May 26, 2015

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

Jay Tindall | October 13, 2014

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

5 Amazing, Out-of-the-Way Asian Islands

Remote Lands | February 17, 2014

There is nothing quite like an island escape to help you unwind, your stresses melting into the powdery white sand as you gaze upon a calm emerald ocean. And when it comes to breathtaking island destinations in Asia, there is, quite literally, an archipelago of hotspots to choose from…

Six Really Remote Lands in Asia

Remote Lands | September 10, 2013

Thanks to the relatively recent arrival of urbanisation, most Asian countries are home to huge areas that are pretty much untouched by the modern world, places where life goes on much as it has for centuries…