Lost Paradise is the contradictory cross between bush doof and hippy retreat offering laughing yoga and talks on nutrition, sustainability, social justice and indigenous culture. Continue reading Abroad: Lost Paradise Festival, Australia
We spend a day on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island and have a look around amid intellectual debate at the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas. Continue reading Abroad: Cockatoo Island, Sydney
A rare encounter with a stranger at a bookshop reminds us to appreciate the acts of kindness that give us moments of unexpected beauty in life. Continue reading All The Light We Cannot See
Craggy peaks juxtapose with chocolate box villages and majestic millpond lakes – it’s easy to see why The Lake District has claimed so many hearts. Continue reading Home: The Lake District, Cumbria
We take refuge from the snow in a beautiful hideaway nestled safely in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park at the heart of Tasmania. Continue reading Abroad: Pumphouse Point, Tasmania
We road-trip around the best spots in Australia’s southern-most island state. Continue reading Abroad: Tasmania, Australia
We visit the perfect place to read in; to think in; to wander in and to wonder in. Continue reading Abroad: Bubble Tent Australia
Rarely out of view on the horizon at and around both of the homes I grew up in, the Brisons in a way feels like the closest thing to a guardian angel I have had all my life. Continue reading Home: The Brisons, Cornwall
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of returning home and repeating a route you have traversed more times than you can count. Continue reading Home: Botallack, Cornwall
It’s a rare treat to receive a postcard, especially one from home when you’re on the other side of the world. Continue reading The art of postcard
To experience Japan is to experience colours more brightly, sounds more deeply and tastes more intensely. Continue reading 15 reasons to visit Japan
In an age where iPhone ringtones are whirling around us in ever more remote locales, the ding of emails assaulting us at increasingly antisocial hours in the morning and the hum of other peoples’ choice of digital entertainment is getting louder around us, more and more of us are feeling nostalgic for the old ways. Continue reading Abroad: Brooman, New South Wales
To travel – that is to “make a journey, typically of some length” to quote The Oxford Dictionary – is an obvious pursuit for many of us. We call on seven masters of thought to explain why it is we should make the effort, year in and year out, to cover as much ground over this incredible planet as we can. Continue reading 7 reasons to travel according to philosophy
We should be striving for an active experience of the world around us. Continue reading Can travel save us from materialism?
Why do we yearn for what we once had so readily, and complained about, because we no longer have it? Continue reading Why is the grass always greener?
Welcome to Hireth, an aesthetically-driven travel blog exploring the true essence of home, homecoming and travelling within and without the British Isles. “Every traveller has a home of their own and they learn to appreciate it the more from their wandering” –– Charles Dickens. Continue reading Hireth