Guide to Golan Heights

My holiday to Israel feels like a distant memory, and I am very much behind on all the things I want to write about it. A busy work schedule, a couple of little adventures to Wales and Dartmoor, my 30th birthday, a second job to make some extra cash and a lot of time in…

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Jerusalem Highlights

  Israel had always been a place of intrigue for me, and not always for good reasons. This tiny country is often in the news, and I wanted to understand the political issues but my curiosity also came from what I had heard about the nature and landscapes. However, Jerusalem specifically had never been on my…

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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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Goals for 2017

After a really tough year back in 2012, I started making goals at the beginning of each January for the year ahead. Each month, I meet up with a friend, and we look at our goals and see what we’ve achieved, what is ongoing, and what is still left to work on.   I have…

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Day trip from Stuttgart to Triberg

It might seem counterintuitive to spend a whole day outside of Stuttgart when I’m in the area for little more than 48 hours. However, the Black Forest had always been a place of intrigue, and it seemed silly not to pay a quick visit while I was in Southern Germany. After some research, I decided…

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Surprise Trip – The Big Reveal

Well I’m here at the secret location and delighted by my surprise. As I headed to the airport, not even knowing which terminal I was flying from, the suspense was giving me the jitters. Would I soon be sipping coffee in an Italian espresso bar? Or would I be validating any of the mixed reviews…

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