Longer read Warning: this post contains some frustration at bad public transport, mixed in with hitchhiking optimism It’s got to be one of the most ancient ways of humans getting around. However, up until this past week, I’d really only hitchhiked once, on the outskirts of Banff National Park. I was with my mum andContinue reading “Speaking French in Iceland: why and how to hitchhike”
Quick read A year later than planned, and without so much as a ferry booked, a train seat reserved or a dorm space earmarked, I started planning this week in earnest to go backpacking. I must have been saving and saving and saving for years? Wrong. Well, right, but the money I did save hasContinue reading “Begin at the beginning”
Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day, as I’m sure many of you are aware. But did you know that its beginnings date back as early as 1908? I didn’t! There is a different theme to each year’s International Women’s Day, and this year’s is #ChoosetoChallenge, because with challenge comes change. That’s definitely the spiritContinue reading “Empowering women around the world”
The area of the Cairngorms in northeast Scotland is not an unknown wilderness. Five of the UK’s six highest mountains are all in the park so to say it’s very well-trodden by walkers, tourists, walking tourists is a vast understatement. Not that you’d want to go walking if you could be there right now. RightContinue reading “A photographic journey into The Cairngorms”
I arrived back in England last week following more than five weeks adventuring in Scotland, and I’m slowly getting back to the indoors groove again. And on the theme of going slow… In the past week you may have read in the news about a project called Slow Ways. It was started by self-described guerillaContinue reading “Slow ways over highways”
There are always two sides to every story. Take the ‘news’ today that a few restaurants in the South West have left the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, complaining of overcrowding Monday – Wednesday and empty tables the rest of the week. That’s fair enough. But from my perspective, it’s a fantastic offer andContinue reading “In My Travel Opinion: Staycationing in Scotland”
This bear is a grizzly bear that was supposed to be a polar bear. Perhaps I should explain. We made an adventurous plan last year for our September trip to Alaska. We would go way up north to the Inupiaq village of Kaktovik on Barter Island. Each autumn, polar bears gather there, awaiting the iceContinue reading “Alaska: a tale of two bears”
Two days of slow travel that will stay with me for a long time.
The day we got lost in one of the most special gobsmacking places on the planet.
Ski Sunday is on, there’s a new champion at Kitzbühel and the Winter Olympics are around the corner. The ski season is well under way and if you want some serious snow, now’s the time to plan your winter holiday. Not sure where to go? Whether it’s a short break or a week long adventureContinue reading “My pick of the pistes: ski resorts in Europe”