Beautiful places are more crowded, but the world is getting better, not worse

Beautiful places are more crowded, but the world is getting better, not worse

The rise of social media means the world’s most beautiful places are becoming busier. Is this a bad thing, and does it mean we should think twice about visiting them? In this posts, I use data to argue these developments are part of a changing world that is getting better.

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Introduction to the Apennines – Part 4: Sirente-Velino

Introduction to the Apennines – Part 4: Sirente-Velino

Sirente-Velino has only regional park status, but don’t let this put you off. It’s easily the equal of the three surrounding massifs with national park status. There is great variety to be found here, from emerald-green paradise, to bare moonlike landscapes and dramatic cliff faces.

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Peak bagging the Cuillin ridge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Peak bagging the Cuillin ridge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Our aim was to climb as many of the 11 Munros on the main Cuillin ridge as we could in a series of day hikes, including the infamous Inaccessible Pinnacle, the only Munro that’s a technical rock climb. But the weather forecast was dreadful, and I knew from experience that would make a big difference on these peaks.

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An introduction to ExplorersWeb, the adventurers’ website on a new journey

An introduction to ExplorersWeb, the adventurers’ website on a new journey

ExplorersWeb has been one of the leading sources of news about adventurous expeditions for many years now. But as they say in the pub trade, it’s now under new management. This means that some important changes are taking place. There is a new team of editors and a new design, but this is just the start.

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