LONELY PLANET / FRENCH POLYNESIA: ANAA

January 2020

One of the South Pacific's most incredible destinations is the quiet, unspoiled island of Anaa, part of French Polynesia. As the island begins opening for international visitors, take a look at the 'must do' activities Anaa has to offer.



GEOGRAPHICAL / SPOTLIGHT: NEW ZEALAND

November 2019

The anniversary of Captain Cook's landing in New Zealand has been seen as an opportunity to re-evaluate the country’s relationship with a man who, with a strike of his pen, defined the way many New Zealanders see themselves today.

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GEOGRAPHICAL / NEW ZEALAND: PAPAROA TRACK, THE 10TH 'GREAT WALK'

October 2019

Commemorating a mining tragedy that shocked the nation a decade ago, New Zealand’s rugged West Coast will soon be home to the Paparoa track, the first new ‘Great Walk’ in over 25 years. Chris Fitch takes a walk through a region that’s turning grief into opportunity.


GEOGRAPHICAL / ULURU: TREADING ON HISTORY

September 2019

From October 2019, tourists are no longer be able to climb Uluru. Chris Fitch heads to the sacred site to discover what this means for Aboriginal people and visitors alike.


LONELY PLANET / NEW ZEALAND: PAPAROA TRACK

July 2019

New Zealand's Paparoa track offers a unique opportunity to explore the West Coast, one of the country's most unspoiled and unexplored wildernesses.


BLOOMBERG / WELLINGTON: NEW NAMES LIFT MAORI CULTURE

April 2019

A new policy in Wellington aims to revitalize the indigenous Māori language. First up: giving new, non-colonial names to sites around town.


GEOGRAPHICAL / ARIZONA: LAND OF MANY VOICES [PDF]

February 2019

Chris Fitch takes a road trip through the Grand Canyon state to meet the eclectic landscapes and people who inhabit this southern corner of the United States





GEOGRAPHICAL / ICELAND: TAMING TURBULENCE [PDF]

November 2018

Iceland’s unique geological past enables the country to power itself on almost 100 per cent renewable energy, creating economic opportunities for the island’s inhabitants. It’s also had a lasting impact upon Icelandic culture and lifestyles


GEOGRAPHICAL / ESWATINI: CRAFTING A FUTURE

September 2018

The small southern African nation of Eswatini has a rich history of handicrafts, and is populated by modern artisans. Can this cultural heritage help the country formerly known as Swaziland overcome contemporary challenges?

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GEOGRAPHICAL / GALÁPAGOS: BACK FROM THE BRINK

July 2018

After decades battling environmental crises that threaten to rob the Galápagos Islands of their unique biodiversity, the restoration of giant tortoises is a success story worth celebrating. But more conservation challenges still await the iconic archipelago

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GEOGRAPHICAL / NORTHERN TERRITORY: STATE OF THE ART [PDF]

January 2018

The Northern Territory is home to the richest Aboriginal culture in Australia, with more than half the territory owned by indigenous communities. Chris Fitch heads to the territory’s ‘Top End‘ to see how traditional practices and lifestyles are being adapted for the 21st century


GEOGRAPHICAL / HUNGARY: DOWN THE DANUBE

November 2017

Earlier this year, a group of packrafters set out on an epic endeavour to paddle across Europe, navigating their way from Ireland all the way to the distant Black Sea. Chris Fitch joined them as they made their way through Slovakia and northern Hungary

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GEOGRAPHICAL / GREECE: BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS

July 2017

In the far north of Greece is the little known and staggeringly beautiful region of Zagori. Chris Fitch visits the stone forests and dramatic gorges of a once strategically crucial land

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GEOGRAPHICAL / GIBRALTAR: BORDERLINE BLUES

June 2017

As the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar's historic 1967 sovereignty referendum approaches, what is the emerging Gibraltarian identity in the wake of Brexit? Chris Fitch reports

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GEOGRAPHICAL / JAFFA: THE RESILIENT CORNER [PDF]

April 2017

Tel Aviv’s Jaffa district has a long and tumultuous history. Yet, as Chris Fitch discovers, its ancient heritage is finding new ways to hold out against the threat of modern development

GEOGRAPHICAL / GEORGIA: OFF THE BEATEN PATH

November 2016

A long-term scouting project kicked off this year, to create the first Transcaucasian hiking trail across Georgia and Armenia. Chris Fitch hitched a ride to observe how such an ambitious undertaking can be achieved in this remote and mountainous region

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GEOGRAPHICAL / BASQUE: SERVING THE COMMUNITY

February 2016

In southwest France, Chris Fitch finds himself seduced by a unique cultural identity that preserves its heritage with a stubborn yet admirable passion

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GEOGRAPHICAL / PAUL THEROUX: OTHER PEOPLES' STORIES [PDF]

November 2015

Paul Theroux’s travel writing has made him a household name across the globe. After decades of escaping from America, he has at last turned his unflinching gaze on his own country. And, as Chris Fitch discovers, his writing remains focused on what has always fascinated him – other people


GEOGRAPHICAL / DEVON: A RAIL RUNS THROUGH IT

October 2015

This month, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walk takes Chris Fitch along a sea-battered stretch of South Devon

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