Seealpsee Swiss Alps Mountain ViewsAdventure Bagging

Introducing Appenzell - Home To Some Of Most Scenic Alpine Scenery In The Swiss Alps

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There are - truly - a few places I've visited where I've REALLY wanted to come back and shout about my experience and share it with you all. But there are very few that, despite wanting to tell you all about it, I also want to keep it a secret. Hiking…
Simon Heyes - travel bloggerAdventure Bagging

An Update On Life & Social Media

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Hi everyone, hope you're keeping well! Apologies for the silent treatment of late. This blog has had to take a back seat of late, which I'm a little sad about, but hopefully after reading this post you'll appreciate why :) Important…
Osprey Talon 22 Mens Backpack ReviewAdventure Bagging

Osprey Talon 22 Backpack - Review

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As you may have seen from my last backpack blog post, I am a bit of a backpack whore. I have many different bags, for many different purposes, and love everyone. And I especially love Osprey packs. I've used them on 6-month round the world…
Lake District Walking In AprilAdventure Bagging

What To Pack For A Lake District Walking Holiday

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The Lake District is my favourite place in the UK to hike. Situated in the North West of England, and around a 2 hour drive from Manchester, the Lake District is Englands's largest National Park, and second largest in the UK. Filled with…
Beach view - Oxwich Bay hotelAdventure Bagging

Review: The Oxwich Bay Hotel, South Wales

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I spent most of my life believing - with some certainty - that the now demolished Ponsmere Hotel in Perranporth was the closest hotel to a beach in the UK. It was called the 'hotel on the beach', after all. A few have come close, but none…
Is Instagram and Social Media Ruining Humanity?Adventure Bagging

Are Instagram & Social Media Ruining Humanity?

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It's very, very rare I write rants on this blog, but this one is long overdue. A couple of years ago I wrote a post about why my blog and social media had been pretty quiet. The main reason for that post - in summary - was due to how false…
Alpe d'Huez - Skiing - Simon HeyesAdventure Bagging

A Long Weekend Skiing In Alpe d'Huez

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This years ski holiday saw me venture to the sunny* slopes of Alpe d'Huez, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. Up until last year, I have skied for at least once a week, every year since 2002. Aside from getting married, a big…