While Finland is best known as a destination to see the Northern Lights, this amazing country offers many other exciting winter activity opportunities to try out such as snow shoeing, river floating, cross country skiing and igloo building.
Excitement was an understatement! I was finally about to embark on a trip to see the spectacular northern lights for myself, an experience that has been on my bucket list ever since I first heard of this phenomenon.
With a 21 month old at home reviving my admiration of Beatrix Potter and the release of the new Peter Rabbit movie this year, I was delighted to introduce this new 6 night self-guided literary walking tour of the English Lake District. Also the inspiration for writers like Wordworth, Ransome and dozens of other artists and poets, the Lake District is a place of incredible natural beauty, idyllic and exhilarating in equal measure.
I first read about the concept of fluctuating morality while studying industrial psychology at University. It was explained that human beliefs, once ingrained in a childhood, are difficult to change individually. However morality and generally accepted ideas of what is right and wrong do tend to fluctuate with the times as new ideas and concepts are adopted. This is why older people are often considered more behind the times or more conservative as they continue to cling to the beliefs and values that they learnt as children.
Great examples of fluctuating moral standards include slavery. 150 years ago this concept was widely condoned and accepted while the very idea is considered abhorrent today. Consider female suffrage, 100 years ago women were starving and dying for their right to vote while for most girls in Western society at least, their entitled expectation of this right is very rarely even questioned.
Which brings us to the topic of the National Geographic magazine... First founded in 1888 the magazine has been a primary source of information on culture and the wonders of the world for over 100 years, inspiring hundreds and thousands of young people’s desires to travel and explore.