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

Gone but not forgotten!

September 28, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

This month Phoebe put in an appearance… back on Trail magazine’s cover. On the front of the October issue, Phoebe can be seen scrambling along the edges of An Teallach in the Fisherfield Forest in Scotland’s North-West Highlands. Just goes to show, you can take the girl off the mountain magazine, but you can never … Read More

Masters of our Minds

September 27, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

In the last month Phoebe has been exploring ways to help us be more mindful in our travels – from camping trips to the perfect destinations to slow down and live in the moment. As Sleep Storyteller-in-Residence at Calm, she finds herself increasingly trying to notice everything when she travels on assignment. Back in the … Read More

Rewilding Australia

August 29, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Think of Australia and a flood of images spring to mind. From the vast expanse of the Red Centre, with Uluru as its crowning glory, to great swathes of bushland, clear, fish-filled seas fringed with deserted beaches, and ancient rainforests alive with birdsong, everything points to this being a wild, untouched country. So begins Phoebe’s … Read More

Bears, bears and more bears…

August 29, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

This month Phoebe’s launched a new Sleep Story on Calm called ‘Into the Canadian Wilderness’ lulling listeners to sleep as they join her on a journey along the beautiful and pristine waterways around British Columbia’s northern reaches. It’s narrated by fan favourite Erik Braa and the blog about the story behind the sleep will be … Read More

Wander Woman Podcast – Episode 3 – live!

August 10, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Episode 3 of Phoebe’s Wander Woman Podcast – ‘Have you ever been enchanted?’ 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 conservation efforts … Read More

Join Phoebe at Birdfair!

August 9, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

Next Friday, August 16th the wildlife lover’s Glastonbury returns, and Phoebe is thrilled to be speaking at 1pm in the Harrier Lecture Theatre at 1pm. Her presentation is called Wild(life) swimming and sleeping, and in it she will share her top places for ultimate wildlife experiences, both on land, in trees and underwater and explain how … Read More

The best gear for the polar regions

August 9, 2019By Phoebe SmithGuides, News

Planning to go to the Arctic to watch the Northern Lights? Or maybe you’ve signed up for an expedition cruise to Antarctica? It can be difficult to know what to pack. That’s why Phoebe decided to dedicate this month’s ‘Gear Guru’ section, in Wanderlust magazine, to the topic. From exploring the Arctic’s icy tundra to watching … Read More

New Sleep Story – The Blue Train

August 9, 2019By Phoebe SmithNews

All aboard! Phoebe’s latest Sleep Story for the Calm App is now live. This time she takes you from Cape Town to Pretoria on what is often called ‘The Window to the Soul of Africa’. It’s narrated by one of Phoebe’s favourite’s – Erik Braa. You can, of course, read about the story behind the … Read More