Choose this year’s most pioneering woman in travel

July 1, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Phoebe has been nominated by the editors of Telegraph Travel for the Everywoman in Travel Awards’ Pioneer in Travel 2019. This is ‘a special recognition award to honour a female travel pioneer whose wanderlust has inspired others to broaden their travel horizons’. Phoebe has been chosen for her travel articles, broadcasts and charity challenges from which … Read More

Phoebe and Cerys head to the roof of Wales

June 30, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Back in February half-term Phoebe took Cerys to climb Snowdon in North Wales as (despite being a proud Welsh woman) the Catatonia front woman and BBC Radio 6 and 2 presenter had never stepped foot on its highest peak. Kitting Cerys and the kids out at Cotswold Outdoor (thanks guys) pre-trip Phoebe joined them for … Read More

Wander Woman Episode 2 – Now Live

June 14, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Episode 2 of Phoebe’s Wander Woman Podcast is now available to listen to and download. 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 conservation efforts and grills a travel celebrity every month. Episode … Read More

Why we all need the right to sleep wild

June 13, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

In May 2019 Phoebe heard about a scheme being piloted to charge people to wild camp in some of the UK’s National Parks. It was done quietly, without much hoopla, under the guise of ‘opening up’ our protected outdoor spaces for more people. Of course by doing this the opposite was actually true. That’s because … Read More

Easter Island Blog – Now live on Calm

June 13, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

So you’ve been lulled to sleep by Phoebe’s Exploring Easter Island ‘Sleep Story’ on the Calm app – now read about the adventure behind it in her article Amid the Moai. As part of her ongoing role as Sleep Storyteller-in-Residence, every month she writes a blog for telling an otherwise untold story about her … Read More

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