Happy Birthday to Freya Stark, born on January 31, 1893. In this extract taken from her book The Zodiac Arch, she recounts a hazardous trip across the Atlantic Ocean
Welcome to the ‘Interzone’
In an extract taken from Alistair Carr’s new book The Nomad’s Path, Carr describes the events leading up to his discovery of Manga, one of Africa’s most wild, unexplored and remote regions.
Perhaps not your idea of a romantic break, but for their honeymoon in 1880 Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Osbourne spent the summer squatting in California’s Napa Valley.