Why bog shoes are a game-changer

June 7, 2019By Phoebe SmithBlog

Phoebe was in Estonia last month for The Times. While there, the tourist board made a short video about experiencing a traffic jam – the Estonian Way. It’s well worth a look to see a behind the scenes glance of Phoebe in action and – more importantly – the spectacular bog scenery in Kõnnu Suursoo. … Read More

Celebrating Wander Woman Katherine Routledge

June 5, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Phoebe is always keen to share the stories of fellow Wander Women and was utterly captivated in Easter Island when she uncovered the story of British Victorian lady Katherine Routledge. It was her tireless interviewing of Rapa Nui elders that allow anthropologists and archeologists to know as much as they do about the culture that … Read More

Catching a scUber

May 29, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Phoebe has just visited Australia covering an exclusive world first for the Telegraph. Arriving in Heron Island in south Queensland she was the first British journalist to experience a submarine trip to visit the reef. She shared the scUber (a partnership between the state in Australia and the ride share company Uber) with pilot Erica … Read More

Phoebe announced as official Scouts Adventurer

May 29, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Phoebe is thrilled to announce that she is now an official Scouts Adventurer. For years she has been working tirelessly to get more people into the outdoors and now, with the might of the 600,000 strong Scouts (in the UK alone) behind her she will be able to reach more young people and show them … Read More

Tracking Puma in Patagonia

May 10, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Last November Phoebe set out in search of the Patagonian puma, an endangered big cat that is often illegally killed by gauchos – hired by farmers who want to prevent them from hunting their sheep. But the thing is sheep are introduced, before Europeans took them there the pumas would have lived on guanaco who … Read More

Two brand new Sleep Stories

May 8, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Phoebe has penned two brand new Sleep Stories for the Calm app sure to help you doze off into a restful night’s slumber. The first is about exploring Chile’s Easter Island, a place Phoebe fell in love with on her recent visit. The second gives you the chance to experience what it’s like to float … Read More

Wander Woman Podcast – is now live!

May 5, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Phoebe is thrilled to announce that her Wander Woman Podcast – an audio travel magazine – is now available to download. Join her for life on the road where 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 conservation efforts … Read More

Phoebe’s Country Life

April 15, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

This week Phoebe has – somehow! – been featured in Country Life magazine as the Frontispiece. Founded in 1897, Country Life is one of Britain’s oldest magazines and the Frontispiece – once called ‘Girls in Pearls’ is known as the ‘the most famous page in publishing’. Phoebe joins the ranks of The Queen, Princesses and … Read More

Learning to let go

January 12, 2018By Phoebe SmithBlog

This story is all about ice skating. But, really, it’s about a whole lot more… There’s a photograph of me at my dad’s house taken when I was 12-years-old. I’m wearing a Jurassic Park T-Shirt and purple jeans (my fashion sense was well-developed even back then, you see) and a pair of hired white ice … Read More

The Kindness of Strangers

June 4, 2017By Phoebe SmithBlog

Cycle commuting was something I looked forward to, giving me space and time to think. But, one evening, that all changed… “Are you ok?” Her words rang around in my head for several seconds while I tried desperately to make sense of them. It had all happened so very quickly. One minute I’d been riding … Read More