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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…
Westbeach Daredevil Jacket - Red - ReviewAdventure Bagging

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…
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LifeSaver Liberty Bottle Review

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When the guys from LifeSaver got in touch and asked me to review their Liberty water filtration bottle, I gladly obliged, as it is one bit of kit i'm missing from my wild camping / backpacking gear arsenal. The LifeSaver Liberty bottle is…
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SunGod Ski Goggles - A Video Review Of The Vanguards

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SunGod have launched a new pair of ski goggles - the Vanguards! I've been waiting on my customised pair arriving in the post, so when they finally got delivered on Saturday, I thought I'd do a little video to unbox them, show you what they…
Gwel-an-Treth - Unique House - Sennen, Cornwall

14 Unique Places To Stay In Cornwall

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Cornwall is one of my favourite areas of the UK. I've visited Cornwall every year since I was 8 years old, and absolutely love the Cornish surf vibe. There some incredible hotels and Airbnb accommodation in Cornwall, but with such a rich…
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Becoming A Dad: My Biggest Adventure So Far

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On 15th September, 2018, I became a dad for the first time. It sounds odd, but you'd think I would have been preparing for that moment for the last 9 months. But let me tell you, despite all the reading, all the classes, all the waiting,…