The Belonging Volume takes a planetary perspective to reflect on the significance of our existence and that of the intricate network of ecosystems we inhabit. It explores how intimate knowledge of nature can enable us to feel at home outdoors, and how finding wonder in our everyday lives can profoundly impact our worldview. It listens to the voices of the younger generation and ruminates on the concept of intergenerational equity, and it hears stories of collective action to tackle some of today’s most pressing issues. It inspires us to humbly step back from our anthropogenic view on the world so we may find belonging in nature and come home to ourselves.
Find Home Outdoors
Bushcrafter and outdoorsman Padraig Croke discusses how intimate knowledge of nature and wilderness skills can open us up to new ways of thinking and feeling that can enable us to find belonging outdoors.
The Nature of Belonging
In a changing world, is there the need to rethink the concept of “belonging” in nature? Are our current definitions of “native” and “invasive” sustainable, realistic or even correct?
Cultivating Planetary Perspective
Evaluating the importance of awe-inspiring experiences and planetary perspective in building a regenerative future for both people and the planet.
Raised by the Forest
Saga Mariah Sandberg grew up roaming the forests surrounding her family’s farm in Sweden. Her curious nature as a child is largely responsible for the remarkable works of art she produces today: authentic, beguiling, captivating beautifully curated celebrations of Sweden’s natural systems.
The Swedish love for nature runs deep. Spending time outdoors is both culturally and personally important to many, enabling people to stay grounded and rooted in themselves. Nature is valued as a place to feel restored, reconnected and "bara vara" (just be) – a place to find "ro för själ och sinne" (calm for the mind and soul).
Lend and Tend
Fostering community and providing the opportunity to spend more time outdoors and learn new skills through garden sharing.
Another Escape is a lifestyle journal for those who love the outdoors, telling stories of passionate people inspired by nature. We encourage people to connect with the natural world in meaningful ways so they may become active stewards of our planet.
In 2012, Another Escape founders, Rachel Taylor and Jody Daunton, came together to create a high-quality lifestyle publication that inspires a connection to nature, considered ways of living, environmental stewardship and a sense of fulfilment in our everyday lives. Through our love for storytelling, and working alongside our small team and a talented network of contributors, we have crafted a product for a community of outdoors people who are creative, curious and adventurous. We believe that if we can foster a meaningful relationship with nature then we may be best equipped and most motivated to offer stewardship to our planet, especially now, at a time when it so desperately needs it.