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‘Adventure,’ says Ed Stafford, the first person to walk the length of the Amazon, ‘is honest, humbling, tough, frustrating and unbelievably addictive.’ Adventure comes in many forms but when it strikes it’s hard to resist. In the early 20th century, Gertrude Bell mapped the Middle East after she had previously climbed Mont Blanc. More recently, Canadian author Will Ferguson hitch-hiked Japan following the cherry blossom sakura for his book Hokkaido Highway Blues. However you are calibrated for adventure, stepping even a little outside your comfort zone is enough to gain confidence in your capabilities.
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Lofoten Islands

When Gabriel Langlands felt that life in England was growing a little stale he set off on his motorbike for the Lofoten Islands of northern Norway above the Arctic Circle. He made it as far as the tip of the archipelago, the island of Røst. Each winter, Arctic cod (skrei) arrive to spawn in the surrounding seas, luring hundreds of fishing boats. It’s a tradition that goes back 5,000 years, the difference being that in 3000 BC the people would row over from the mainland to fish in the deadly winter seas.

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In the March issue… follow the coast of New South Wales south from Sydney on a Great Escape taking in art, wildlife and seaside dining; get a local's view of four less-visited neighbourhoods in Rome; discover craftsmanship and poetry in the cowboy country of northern Nevada; pick the right countries in which to find joy, adventure, passion or solitude; and much more