Phoebe helps Visit Wales launch global trends for 2020

November 7, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

The outdoors. It’s everything that’s not ‘indoors’, so it should be something open and accessible to all kinds of visitors. In fact, outdoor experts have found that the outdoors hasn’t always been enjoyed to its full advantage by women. In 2020, that’s set to change as more women are embracing the benefits and dispelling stereotypical … Read More

Phoebe is Travel Blogger of the Year 2019

October 31, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

We are delighted to announce that Phoebe has been named as Travel Blogger of the Year 2019 in the AITO Travel Media Awards, sponsored by Travel PR. At a ceremony in London, on October 15, 2019, Phoebe was presented with the award – for her Wander Woman Blog that she had written for the past … Read More

Episode 4 of Wander Woman – now live!

October 21, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Episode 4 of Phoebe’s Wander Woman Podcast – ‘Walk the walk, talk the talk…’ is now available to listen to online or download for free. In her monthly, audio travel magazine she takes you to off-the-beaten track places, reveals wild spaces in unlikely destinations, discovers the world’s best wildlife encounters and meets the unsung heroes behind … Read More

Night Vision Success!

October 20, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Phoebe is pleased to report that on 10th October, 2019 she and her co-conspirator in adventure – Dr John Pike – successfully completed their Night Vision Challenge – a 300mile, nocturnal kayak around Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to raise money and awareness for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance (for whom John is an emergency doctor). … Read More

Phoebe on the BBC – Why do we love to camp?

October 19, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

From instant messaging, to online shopping and even smart fridges, we live in a connected age where all of life’s essentials can be obtained at the click of a button. So why do so many people ditch the trappings of modern life and head off into the countryside with a tent? In her latest project … Read More

Phoebe launches sustainable clothing store

October 14, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Are you a Wander Woman – or know one in your life? Do you fancy wearing a killer t-shirt and helping support Phoebe’s work to take young, underprivileged young people to Antarctica on a carbon negative expedition. Well, now you can… Phoebe has launched a store selling a range of t-shirts and tote bags that … Read More

A Very British Safari

October 8, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Think safari and you can’t help but see the pound signs flash before your eyes as you imagine all the money you’ll have to spend on a trip to Africa – but there’s another way – right here in Britain, thanks to our very varied terrain. From coast to forest, riverside to wetlands, mountain to … Read More

I would like to thank…

October 7, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

It’s that time in the travel industry year – award season! And we are pleased to announce that Phoebe has been shortlisted for five. The first is for Specialist Travel Writer of the Year, for her writing about wildlife conservation. Some pieces of her work that were considered are – Re-wilding Australia, Saving Nepal’s Vultures, … Read More

Take me to the river…

October 3, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

“I’m going to ask you to keep your head torches switched off,” my guide Tony stated as our little boat slowly drifted towards what I hoped, in the darkness of predawn, was a stable river bank. It was a little after 5am and the only light came from the pinpricks of the stars. So begins … Read More

And she’s off: Night Vision Challenge

September 29, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Phoebe has, this evening – Sunday, September 29, 2019 – set off on her 300-mile night kayak with her friend and co-conspirator in adventure Dr John Pike. They left from Benson in Oxfordshire bound to follow an anti-clockwise route around the waterways that make up the entire patch that Thames Valley Air Ambulance (who John … Read More