Travel in the time of the Delta variant is a tricky proposition, and leads us, once again, to the merits of the great outdoors. Trekking solo while hauling a heavy pack has its place, but those who value a great meal and a comfortable bed after a day spent hiking through the wilds of some of the most beautiful spots in Europe may be more drawn to the guided excursions organized by the Maremma Safari Club.

It’s the brainchild of Rudston Steward, who has called Tuscany home ever since he moved to Siena in 2001 to work on a farm. He’s been drawn to nature since childhood, a significant portion of which he spent in South Africa.