My mind often wanders to places I want to visit. Places I’d rather be. Places I must return to. To some extent it keeps me sane, yet on the other hand it drives me insufferably mad. There is so much out there, beyond the urban fracas and drive for promotion and bigger paychecks. What grinds me most isn’t the fact that I haven’t seen it all, but that I may never do so.
There’s a whole lot of evil in the world, and the news is a depressing affair, but away from this dismal darkness remains vast light and beauty. True wilderness still exists. Incredible hinterlands, where nature rules, free from the destructive scalpel of mankind, are still abundant – one such place is the Italian Dolomites. Here, humans are mere ants among giants.