Looking back: An Arctic Adventure

It’s Friday night and I’m curled up in my toasty warm flat, listening to the wind and rain outside. Despite the imperfect weather, I’d rather be outside. It has been 2 weeks since my wonderful wild camping weekend in the Cotswolds, and as the memory slowly fades, I’m reflecting on some of the best times…

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Walk Wild Weekend

They say that in life, the magic happens when you’re out of your comfort zone. I am sure this is true –  sleeping up a Cotswolds hill in the sub-zero January winter was anything but comfortable, but it has sparked something in me that I can’t ignore. I spent the weekend on a trip led…

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Mental health and adventure

Last week, I was in a bit of a dark and difficult place. My mental health has been a struggle for many years, and while it is usually well managed with medication, a change in dosage combined with external triggers caused a bit of a nasty blip in what had been quite a stable period.…

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My top 5 countries for outdoor adventure

It is no secret to anyone who reads my blog that I am at my happiest when I am just a tiny speck on a monumental landscape. The great outdoors and all of the experiences it offers, is what makes me feel most alive. I have been lucky enough to have explored some parts of…

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Jungle hacks: 9 tips for surviving a multi day trek.

My recent trip into the Sumatran jungle was truly life-changing. As a nature-lover, my eyes were opened wide to the beauty of the rainforest and all of the wonders that it’s unique ecosystems hold. From being surrounded by apes, insects, birds and an abundance of plant life to being exposed to the effects of extensive…

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What to expect on a six day jungle trek in Sumatra

The Sumatran jungle may just be one of my favourite places on earth. There are astonishing moments of awe and there are gut wrenching challenges when you spend 6 days in the massive expanse of land that is the rainforest, but there are no negatives, as all the parts come together to create an experience…

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Orangutans in Sumatra

My first two days in Bukit Lawang have made me feel so emotional in a way that is hard to describe. I can’t imagine a place more suited to my interests and passions and all the things that make me feel alive. My introduction to Indonesia was somewhat stressful. As I arrived off the plane…

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