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Paul Steele from Northern England, UK has taken on a zestful appetite for travel, adventure and challenges. From the hills and mountains of his home country to heights and trails around the globe he looks to see what will test him but also what will bring him learning, sights and experiences. Delighting in encouraging others to take on exciting goals. Having watched the sunrise from the top of Kilimanjaro and trekked in the Andes high on Mt Aconcagua he works hard at his dreams to see and feel all he can wherever he can place his feet. Every country or place is a learning experience, the sights, the people, cultures and the history. You can follow him on all his journeys at his blog BaldHiker.com
and on the go on Twitter @paul_steele

Entries by Paul Steele

Britain! Glorious Britain (Videos)

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 9:36 AM

Travelling the world throughout the last couple of years I could quite often forget the beautiful country I reside in and use as home base so to speak. Britain, home to me, but a place one can see why millions visit each year. A diverse land of history and landscapes...

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Picture Perfect: Anthony Tilghman (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 9:39 PM

Who we are, how are we feeling, what are we doing, where are we going -- photography can reflect all of this, and much more. This is precisely why visual social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and the Fancy are so popular. Because they they tell stories, and give us...

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Azerbaijan Focuses On The Future

(3) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 10:01 AM

The last time I travelled to Azerbaijan, I said I wanted to see so much more. The Spring celebrations were in full swing and the capital, Baku, was about to host the Eurovision Song Contest. I had explored Baku and its vicinity, so rich in culture and history....

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The Eden Valley: There's More to Cumbria Than the Lake District (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 7:00 AM

I must admit that I have been very nomadic in my life. Coming from Oldham in northwest England, I had a natural start with hills and mountains, but, due to both work and pleasure, I have found myself moving around. Lately, however, I have found myself more static -- well,...

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Cyprus Reveals Itself To Those Who Walk (PHOTOS)

(16) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 7:40 AM

Earlier this year I travelled to a place better known for sea, sand and unrest than for hiking, but what I found on Cyprus was one of the perfect place to explore on foot.

Away from the madness of the tourist traps and the crowded beaches, Cyprus reveals itself....

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Your Photo in the Fantastic FOTO8 Summershow - Last Chance!

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 1:34 PM

The FOTO8 Summershow 2012, the UK's only open-entry, annual photography show is centred around the premise that our photographs can provide compelling and powerful ways of seeing the world and create debate over what makes a great photograph.

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Images from crumbling Syria to...

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Discovering The Mysterious Charms Of Azerbaijan (PHOTOS)

(19) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 8:00 AM

After landing in Baku, I discovered one thing straight away: Azerbaijan is an incredibly hospitable country. This realization put a bounce in my step as I considered the days of discovery ahead.

Azerbaijan is surrounded by a diverse range of countries, from Iran in the South to Russia in the...

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Brecqhou: A Private Channel Island Opens To The Public

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 7:00 AM

The beautiful Island of Sark in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, itself part of The Channel Islands, has a little neighbor just off its shore that has been hidden from the public eye for many years. The private island of Brecqhou has now been opened to the...

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A Song Of Iceland And Fire (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Iceland boasts a singular landscape punctuated by hot spas, geysers, mountains, glacial lakes and rivers. Outside of Reykjavik, where two thirds of the island nation's 320,000 citizens live, sits nearly 40,000 square miles of pure nature waiting to be discovered. In the summer, the sun keeps this country...

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Awed By Uluru (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 6:33 AM

Rising over a thousand feet straight up from the flat red desert of central Australia stands Uluru, a sandstone megalith that embodies the history, mystery and culture of the Outback. To see it first hand -- I can tell you-- is a spectacular treat.

The sun spends its day...

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Photographic Dreams Of The Wild Do Come True

(5) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 6:00 PM

I love my travel and I love my photography. On a personal level, I always try to experience the best of both. Seeing the world with different eyes and a renewed sense of wonder...

There are many different ways to travel and so are there many ways to explore places...

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Tenerife -- Explore Beauty Beyond the Beaches

(3) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 10:50 AM

Away from the beaches, away from the pool and away from the bars. Tenerife has so much to offer those that want to get out and hike or see nature in very unique ways. All on one Spanish island. All these hikes, climbs, activities and experiences are only...

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Rise of the Female Geek

(142) Comments | Posted May 13, 2011 | 9:09 PM

This is the latest post in our series, TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

We agree with the words of author Nina Krebs: "A woman with drive and commitment to make something happen doesn't do well...

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Guernsey - A Walker's Paradise (PHOTOS)

(12) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 8:40 AM

Guernsey, in the English Channel, sits 30 miles from the north coast of France and 70 miles from the south coast of England, self-governing but maintaining its loyalty to the British Crown.

After spending a few days there, I quickly found out that this was a remarkable hiking...

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The Wonder of Norway From Above (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted March 21, 2011 | 9:25 AM

On my last post I showed my experience of a variety of adventures during a winter visit around Norway from bottom to top. Well, another man who has been over there recently is Professor Brian Cox, who incidentally comes from the same town as me:

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Norway In Winter - All Wrapped Up (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(16) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 3:54 PM

Norway in winter may sound cold and bland to many people but as I have found this February it is very far removed from that with a whole wealth of activity, exploration and experiences to be found there.

Thanks to a social media competition 'Norway, Your Way' by...

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Live the Kilimanjaro Dream Before the Glaciers Disappear

(6) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 5:25 PM

The debate rages on as to why the iconic glaciers atop the highest freestanding mountain in the world are disappearing. Some say climate change, some say human intervention stripping away at the unique rain forest surrounding its base. The truth of the matter is that the glaciers upon Kilimanjaro's summit...

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