Coastal Walking In Dorset

5 Of The Best Outdoor Activities In Dorset

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This is a sponsored post, created in collaboration with Lyme Bay Holidays. If your idea of a holiday is strapping on some walking boots and heading up a mountain, or perhaps taking to the seas with a fishing rod in tow, then Lyme Bay Holidays…
Wild camping in the Lake District - Place Fell

9 Of The Best Wild Camping Spots In The UK

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This best UK wild camping locations post is written before the end of lockdown, and may be updated from time to time to reflect up to date information.  As the country emerges from lockdown, all eyes will be on travel and holidays. But…
Simon Heyes - UK Hiking BloggerAdventure Bagging

Reflections On Travel & Life From The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Have you ever read the Alchemist? It tells the magical story of an Andalusian shepherd boy called Santiago, who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure, following his dreams and life's path, and to find what he's searching for right…
Camping At Home - Best Garden Tents

6 Of The Best Tents For Garden Camping

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You've seen the trends splashed all over Facebook and Instagram. Parents digging out their old tents, and having a microadventure at home by camping in the garden. But what if you don't have a tent, or don't trust that old mothballed tent…
Schengen Visa - Post-Brexit Travel To Germany

Travelling To Germany Post-Brexit: Do You Need A Schengen Visa ?

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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with AXA. My first trip of 2020 was to Germany, and back to my old haunt of Munich. I love Germany. The different beer, the food, the mountains, and their pragmatic, efficient approach to everything. My…
Austrian Apres Ski Songs - Austria Ski Resorts

Austrian Après: The Best Songs You’ll Hear In The Bars

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No country quite does apres like Austria. French resorts usually have a DJ set and live bands playing the usual tunes, and yeah it's fun, but it's no different to what you would hear back in the UK. Austrian apres ski is completely different.…
Ski Instructor Course Training In Japan

Tips For Starting A Career As A Ski instructor

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Chasing an endless winter and earning a crust as a ski instructor is surely the definition of 'living the dream'. To most, the thought of working multiple seasons in the mountains is nothing short of a pipe dream, but it might not be as hard…
Hiking trails around Na Pali, Hawaii

My Two-Week Dream Itinerary To Hawaii

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The lush, steep mountain sides of Hawaii. The surf. The hula skirts. Hawaii 5-0. There are plenty of associations we make with Hawaii. For me, the TV series LOST really put Hawaii on the map. Filmed on location in Hawaii between 2003 and…
Schermerbahn lift, Obergurgl, Austria

8 Of The Best Snow Sure Ski Resorts In Austria

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This ski season is now upon us! I'm gearing up for my 21st ski trip, and cannot wait to get back on the powder. This year I'll be heading back to Austria, a country I've not skied in since 2015. Austria has a lot of plus points: generally…
Escape Room London - Lady Chastity's Reserve, Farringdon

Escape Room Review: Lady Chastity’s Reserve, Farringdon

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London has it's fair share of sordid stories from times gone by. Jack The Ripper, the Great Plague, the Great Fire Of London to name but a few. There were also hidden bars, gangs and brothels. My latest escape room adventure played on…