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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Sit Down, Pants Off: Getting Washed Clean Of Volcanic Mud In Colombia

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People often ask me what my funniest travel story is. It's difficult to pin point one, because there have been many...like, MANY...and I have the crows feet to prove it :) But one story always sticks out in my mind because it happened…
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Westbeach Daredevil Jacket Review

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[This product was gifted from Westbeach, however all views below are my own. Happy reading!] When Westbeach got in touch with me, I have to confess, I'd never heard of the brand. No surprise, given they are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I've…