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

5 Best Winter Wild Camp Spots

January 30, 2017By Phoebe SmithGuides

When temperatures start to plummet and the threat of frost and snow lingers in the air, most people pack away the tent. But not me… Hoarfrost coated my tent like an alien exo-skeleton, criss-crossing the green nylon in a web of ice. At the foot of my porch door my hiking boots sat, frozen to … Read More

Kit List: What’s in my Go Bag?

January 30, 2017By Phoebe SmithGuides

Always packed and ready for an adventure by the front door – pack your Go Bag, watch the weather and remove any excuses to keep you from heading out for a wild night… I’ll never forget the first time I was packing for a solo wild camp. My living room floor was covered in every … Read More

Wild Camping: The basics

January 30, 2017By Phoebe SmithGuides

Want to leave the paid-for pitches of a campsite behind to try something a little more wild? Here’s what you need to know first… There are few experiences that can rival the excitement and the freedom of sleeping in a wild place. With fresh air filling your lungs, the grass as your mattress and the … Read More