Phil Cornelius

The Spanish Pyrenees: fun for all seasons

The south-facing slopes of the Spanish Pyrenees are heaven for lovers of the great outdoors, with stunning scenery providing the backdrop for a wide range of adventurous activities all year round Read the guide

Tranquillity and solitude in Scotland's far northwest

The region of Assynt, in the highlands of Scotland, is pretty much a long way from anywhere - the perfect place for anyone in search of peace and perspective Read the guide

The polar bears of Churchill

Every year, as the ice freezes on Hudson Bay, polar bears gather near the town of Churchill in northern Canada. On my first day, I saw 10 or 12 of them – plus an abundance of other arctic wildlife Read the guide

Murmansk: urban life in the Arctic Circle

It's a 1,200-mile drive from Moscow to Murmansk – in winter, the ultimate Russian road trip. The reward is a city steeped in tradition, World War II history and haunting memories of the Cold War Read the guide

Uncool runnings: bobsleigh in Latvia

If you ever watched the film 'Cool Runnings' and wondered what bobsleigh was all about, head for Latvia. In Sigulda, an hour from Riga, you can climb aboard and experience a 5G force for yourself Read the guide