Places

UNDERNEATH THE ASH CLOUDS

Cartophilia: a student and adventurer spent decades creating the first map of the rocks that underpin Iceland. The geologist John Maclennan retraces his steps read more »
  • THE LONGEST SKI-RUN IN THE WORLD

    And when your 70th birthday is approaching, it feels even longer. The novelist Justin Cartwright faces his fears in the Vallée Blanche read more »
  • WHEN IN...HAVANA

    Going Native: Stephen Gibbs on how to eat, drink and dance like the Cubans—and make the most of Hemingway’s old haunts read more »
  • MIKE ATHERTON'S SEVEN WONDERS

    The former England cricket captain speaks to Justin Cartwright about life beyond the boundary, from trips down the River Cam to the top of the Khyber Pass read more »
  • ESCAPE FROM BEHIND ENEMY LINES

    Cartophilia: in the second world war, Allied airmen carried maps printed on fabric—by the makers of Monopoly. Rebecca Willis tells their story read more »
  • THE ROCK OF AGES PAST

    The hills of southern Turkey are scattered with temples that are two or three times as old as Stonehenge. Philip Marsden goes on a walk in search of the meaning in ancient stones read more »
  • A PILE OF WONDER

    Where the Wild Things Are: it’s a fungus, it dwells in droppings, and it looks great. Richard Fortey gets down and dirty with Pilobolus read more »