Why wait until January 1st to make a resolution to follow your dreams? There is no time like the present. Sail Around The World Why would a 49-year old man swap a good job working at a bank in Sydney for eleven gruelling months at sea? This is a questionContinue Reading

Fly-fishing is an accessible, and surprisingly adventurous, sport for all, says John Kelley. The saying goes that “if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. For those new to fishing it may beContinue Reading

Cycling has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years, with older generations taking the lead. Here we talk to some experts in their field about everything you need to know. Cycling is not just for the young and, to be fair, it has not been for someContinue Reading

Socks are a classic example of a piece of clothing that you take completely for granted. When they work well you have warm, dry feet that remain blister-free no matter how arduous the terrain or how long the walk. And while socks that claim to deliver this Holy Trinity areContinue Reading

CALIBRE talks to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston about making history, changing lives and what really gets under his skin. There’s no shortage of great achievements accomplished by humankind; whether it’s Roald Amundsen and his expedition to the South Pole, or Edmund Hillary scaling Mount Everest. In their achievements, each of theseContinue Reading

A walking holiday in Snowdonia offers far more than a pleasant stroll in the hills, says Josh Stephenson. Without wanting to toot my proverbial horn, I’ve always considered myself pretty good at walking, in fact, I would go as far as to say I’ve mastered it. From the age ofContinue Reading

Here we look at two examples of the fine art of gunmaking, each defined by the divide between man and machine. Gunmaking is a finely crafted and honed art form that, for generation after generation, has been subject to improvements, refinements and fettling, in terms of both artistry and technologicalContinue Reading

The allure of shooting the fastest gamebird in Britain is as high as ever and Britain’s red grouse provide some of the most exciting sport a game shot can have, says Gordon Robinson of the Royal Berkshire Sporting Agency. “The red grouse, or just simply ‘grouse’, as they are generallyContinue Reading

Carlton Boyce spends a week with a £70,000 VW California campervan, and channels his inner Wallace and Grommet. I’m a bit of a Johnny-come-lately by the standards of most motoring journalists. Now celebrating my tenth year of reviewing and writing about cars, even I sometimes feel a little jaded. Yes,Continue Reading