0 Have your say Who hasn’t had an island dream during a busy day, when the idyll of a remote white sand beach surrounded by sparkling waters and the sounds of nature gives that vision of escape? And what better way to imbibe all the wonderful wildness and adventure of an island than to islandeer – to circumnavigate its outer edge, using wit and skill to traverse the frontier between land and sea. Who hasn’t had an island dream during a busy day, when the idyll of a remote white sand beach surrounded by sparkling waters and the sounds of nature gives that vision of escape? And what better way to imbibe all the wonderful wildness and adventure of an island than to islandeer – to circumnavigate its outer edge, using wit and skill to traverse the frontier between land and sea.I have dreamed of islandeering my whole life, and for over 30 years travelled the globe seeking islands to walk, cycle or swim around. Then several years ago, during a … [Read more...] about Why Scotland’s islands are the best in the world
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Published 7:18 pm PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 Adrian Todd Zuniga Adrian Todd Zuniga Photo: Michael Young Photo: Michael Young Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 Adrian Todd Zuniga Adrian Todd Zuniga Photo: Michael Young Meet the speakers, authors at the fifth annual festival 1 / 19 Back to Gallery Schedule subject to change. See baybookfest.org for any updates. Atia Abawi • Human Face: Literature That Brings Human Rights To Life (1:30 p.m., May 4, Magnes Museum) • War Zone: Coming of Age in Times of Conflict (2:15 p.m., May 5, Florence Schwimley Little Theater) Camille Acker • Ache, Rage, Rise: Portraits of Race and Gender in Short Fiction (3:15 … [Read more...] about Meet the speakers, authors at the fifth annual festival
Published 7:11 pm PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Message from Founder and Executive Director of the Bay Area Book Festival Cherilyn Parsons 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Dear friends, Welcome to the Fifth Anniversary edition of the Bay Area Book Festival! “Actual Facts. Real Conversation. Slow Food for the Mind.” We’ve used this tagline to describe the festival this year. The fast food that passes as public discourse today — tweets, listicles and sound bites — creates a dumbed-down, polarized society. There’s enormous value and pleasure in long-form work, a book, that explores an idea thoroughly. For an intelligent community like the Bay Area, books are vital nourishment. Books also matter for social progress. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” woke the world to the dangers of pesticides and ushered in the modern environmental … [Read more...] about Message from Founder and Executive Director of the Bay Area Book Festival Cherilyn Parsons
The big, the bad, the bold, and the beautiful Climbers often use the words “magical,” “majestic,” and “monstrous” to describe the sea cliffs of the British Isles. Here, the exposure above the Atlantic’s dark, ferocious waters, the taste of the sea air, the cry of the gulls, and the feeling of isolation conspire to overwhelm the senses. The British Isles have a vast, diverse coastline stretching to over 8,000 miles, with 30-plus rock types, including limestone, granite, gneiss, quartzite, dolerite, sandstone, and pyroclastic breccia. On these walls, you’ll find more than 10,000 routes, with opportunities to climb sport, traditional, and deep-water solo—often all at the same venue. Take the limestone cliffs of Swanage in sunny south England. Infinite Gravity (F8a+; 5.13c) in Blackers Hole, Ocean Boulevard (E3 5b; 5.10d) on Boulder Ruckle, and Freeborn Man (6c S1; 5.11b) at Conner Cove represent, respectively, the crème de la … [Read more...] about Photo Essay: The Best of the British Isle’s Endless Sea Cliffs
Accommodation : Hotels Lux Hotel CollectionName: Soneva FushiRelated: Lux Hotel Collection, MaldivesLocation: MaldivesThe Maldives is one of those places that is so beautiful that your accommodation needs to be something special. But must add to the experience of staying here, not detract; so, oceanfront, understated but stunningly beautiful in its own right and the Soneva Fushi resort ticks all those boxes and more.Our Travel Auctions Sort BypopularlatestendingLux Hotel Collection Special OfferSoneva Fushi is a member of our Lux Hotel Collection which means that when you book a room via our luxury travel concierge you get brilliant extra benefits at no extra cost.Our exclusive benefits at Soneva Fushi are a complimentary early check in and late check out (subject to hotel availability), free upgrade to next room category (subject to hotel availability). A Daily Buffet breakfast for up to two in room guests, as well as an $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized … [Read more...] about Hotel Review: Soneva Fushi, The Best In The Maldives?