Blogging Goals 2018

I am thrilled to be writing a post on my blogging goals for 2018. I’m writing this piece in the hope of winning The Golden Ticket to The Bloggers Retreat, a 3 day getaway in rural Somerset run by Twins That Travel and The Travel Hack where bloggers will get together to grow their skillset, learning from…

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New Years Eve Outdoors

What do you think when you think about New Year’s Eve? Perhaps it conjures up images of battling the crowds in Central London, waiting around in the cold for several hours while guzzling tinnies of Red Stripe, trying in vain to find a pub that will let you use their toilets, losing your friends as…

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17 Things I Learned in 2017

I didn’t manage to get a 2017 round up post in by the end of last year, but I enjoyed reading other people’s posts and decided I couldn’t let a whole year go by without sharing some thoughts. It was a good year for adventure, and I found myself doing new things, meeting new people…

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Goals for 2018

Every day is a chance for a fresh start, but there’s something about a new year that gets me all excited about new goals, ambitions and lifestyle changes. I don’t like the word ‘resolution’ as it conjures thoughts of fad diets and failure, but every year I take stock of what I hope to achieve…

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Alternative Gifts for Adventurers

Maybe you’re looking for the perfect thing to buy your adventurous loved one this Christmas, or maybe you’re an adventurer yourself wondering what to put on your list. While the great outdoors can be enjoyed with very little gear, a lot of us who like to spend time out in nature have accumulated an awful…

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5 Reasons to base your Loch Ness visit in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s most famous bodies of water, owing to the one we all like to call Nessie. There are plenty of towns and villages around its 56.4 square kilometres, but I heard about Fort Augustus on a recommendation. I didn’t know what to expect, but it surpassed anything I had imagined.…

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Climbing Slieve Donard

I have always loved the Northern Irish accent, but beyond history, politics and ‘The Troubles’, I didn’t know much about Northern Ireland. But when I won a 2 night stay there through The Yes Tribe (who I have talked about before in this post), it was the perfect opportunity to see what Ulster had to…

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Wild Camping Tips for Newbies

There are some great resources out there from seasoned wild campers that will help you get out of the concrete box you live in, and spend a night under the stars. From Al Humphries to Phoebe Smith to Anna McNuff, there is a growing movement encouraging anyone who will listen to escape the mundane and…

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as an Adventurer

Adventurers are bloody cool. Whether I’m looking at someone who has just done their first solo wild camp or someone who has crossed Antarctica, I always take away some inspiration from the people around me. I recently wrote this post about becoming a true adventurer and the things I want to achieve to make me…

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Hiking Bath – The Skyline Walk

What do you think of when you think of the city of Bath? The Romans? Jane Austen? Lads on a stag do? The city has a lot to offer, from culture, history and architecture to food, nightlife and shopping. As cities go, Bath is pretty special. The Royal Crescent is an iconic landmark, having featured…

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