I spent a week in the city of the future – and I’m not sure it’s the future we want


Earlier this year I visited what has been dubbed “the world’s smartest city”. It offered a fascinating glimpse into the future - but I’m not sure it’s the future we want.

The beauty of feeling small and insignificant


I don’t recall feeling as small and insignificant as I did when we made it to the top of a mountain peak in South Greenland, and shimmering carpets of green descended down on us.

The art of letting go, and what we can learn from the East


It is impossible to think of East Asia in springtime without the iconic imagery of cherry trees in bloom. I explored their deeper cultural meaning during a recent trip to South Korea.

What I learned from confronting my smartphone habits


In the age of digital distraction, we regularly pick up our smartphone to do one thing, only to end up doing something else. How did we get here and what can we do about it?

What if we embraced our inner child more often?


In children, we see hope without cynicism. Curiosity without constraints. Love without the fear of heartbreak. Could we regain what slipped away from us on our path to adulthood? 

Norway mountains

How I became more at ease with travelling alone


Travelling alone is a joy, it’s a pain, and it’s often both at the same time. This is my story of how I learned to accept and appreciate the solitude that accompanies me on my travels.

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