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The Camino Diaries: Day One Updates

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The sky was tinged with purple streaks and the clouds were hanging low when we set off for our Camino pilgrimage this morning. It was barely dawn but we knew we needed an early start before the summer heat set in. Just as the doors of the albergue opened, we took our first step onto [...]

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The Camino Diaries: Why I’m Walking 300km

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This week, I’m off on a new adventure: I’m walking 310 km (192 miles) across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago. I had learned about the Camino on my first trip to Spain almost eight years ago, and ever since then, I’ve dreamt of walking it. We’ve lived in southern Spain on and off for about four years [...]

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Staying in a Yurt in the Spanish Countryside

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Last weekend, we found magic in the Spanish countryside. It was a whimsical, spirited  place — a place of fairies, myths and dreams. I knew we’d found somewhere special the minute we arrived. It made my heart smile all weekend. We slept under the stars in our yurt, frolicked in the pool, cooked and drank with our [...]

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Holy Week in Granada: A Time of Mourning

A life-size figure of Jesus Christ

The atmosphere is solemn and the mood that hangs in the air is somber. Pointy-hood  wearing nazarenos (penitents) are walking slowly through the streets, looming tall and dressed in red, their hoods masking their faces and dark robes flowing along to the movement of their bare feet. Elegant women wearing black lace veils and high heels [...]

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Montseny: A nature escape near Barcelona

*While we’re out and about in Micronesia and Riviera Maya respectively, our editorial assistant Erin Ridley is here to share her stories from a recent trip to Montseny in Spain. Several months ago, I packed up my bags and set off for a trip to Spain’s Montseny Natural Park. “What’s that?” you say. And you [...]

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Spain Wins Euro 2012 – As Seen on the Streets of Granada

At the main square of Puerta Real

Just last night, tens of thousands of people transformed downtown Granada into a sea of red and yellow, flooding the boulevards with their national flags, after the Spanish national football team won the European Championship 2012. This was Spain’s second consecutive European championship in a row, along with the 2010 World Cup. No team has [...]

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Walking the Camino de Santiago: See You on the Way

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**We’re now publishing full feature articles from WildJunket Magazine here! To kickstart the series, here is an inspiring piece from our contributing editor Candace Rardon, on her experience walking the Camino de Santiago. Stretching 500 miles from the French Pyrenees to the coast of Galicia, the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail across northwest Spain is the ultimate [...]

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Into the Blue: Sea Kayaking in the Mediterranean Sea

// It’s only 10am, but the temperature has already risen to a balmy 28degrees. Luckily we’re paddling in the open sea – a few splashes of sea water immediately cool me down. Here in the Mediterranean, the weather is as beautiful as the shimmering coastline. It’s hard to believe that just an hour earlier, we [...]

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Photoblog: Hot Air Ballooning Over the Spanish Pyrenees

// Dawn in the Pyrenees is quite a magical sight to behold: the sky striated in streaks of red and blue, with the sun slowly peeking through the wispy clouds against a backdrop of imposing mountains. By sunrise, the mountains beneath us are blanketed in gold with the occasional patches of white snow and clusters [...]

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Flying Over 3 Countries at a time in the Pyrenees

On board a light aircraft, we glide through the skies of the Pyrenees, drinking in an impressive view of the mountainous region. There’s not a speck of cloud in the skies and temperatures are at a balmy 28 degrees Celsius. Under the sun’s rays, the mountainscape that surrounds us look …

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Biking in the Pyrenees: from Spain to France and back

It’s not everyday that I get to cross a country’s borders within a matter of minutes. Here in the Pyrenees, Spain and France are separated by an invisible border that can be easily crossed on two wheels. Led by an experienced biking guide, Jaume, we weave through cobblestoned alleys of charming …

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Canyoning along Freser River in the Spanish Pyrenees

Standing on a steep rock face that stands 5m above the Freser River, I’m about to jump into the chilly waters.  Nothing quite as intimidating as the heights I’d experienced while coasteering in Wales or skydiving in Costa Brava – but like every first attempt, I’m slightly nervous. Looking down …

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Highlights of the Pyrenees: From the Mountains Through the Rivers to the Sea

Over the past week in the Spanish Pyrenees, we canyoned down rivers, biked through golden meadows, kayaked off the coast, hiked on volcanoes and even flew over the mountains on a hot air balloon. My head is still reeling from the adrenaline-packed adventures and my eyes swirling from the visual …

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The Real Story: One Week of Adventure in the Pyrenees, Spain

I’ve just left Iceland for the snowy slopes of the Pyrenees in Northern Spain. As much as I’m reluctant to leave the glaciers and volcanoes behind, the Pyrenees is calling out to me with the promise of more adventures, good food and quirky corners to be discovered. This is a part of Spain that I’ve [...]

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World’s Most Unearthly Landscapes

Eerie, dramatic and enigmatic: certain landscapes on Earth can be so unworldly, they’re reminscent of scenes from outer space. Many of these hotspots have been sculpted by the hands of Mother Nature, moulded into intriguing destinations that have captivated the imagination of modern-day travelers. While space travel still seems to …

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