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Osprey Archeon 30 – Backpack Review

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I first came across the Osprey Archeon backpack range at the ISPO show in Munich in January 2020. A core theme of the show was sustainability, and - Osprey being Osprey - they were front and centre of that theme. The Archeon backpack range…
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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…
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9 Of The Best Wild Camping Spots In The UK

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This top wild camping locations post was written during lockdown in COVID times, and may be updated from time to time to reflect up to date information.  If you're looking for the UK's best places for wild camping, you've come to the right…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Skiing Packing List

What To Pack For A Ski Trip: The Ultimate Packing List

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** Updated November 2021 ** If you're new to skiing, packing for your first trip can be daunting. There are so many bits of kit to remember, from staying warm on the slopes to being comfortable during the all important apres ski. When…
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Austrian Après: The Best Songs You’ll Hear In The Bars

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Last updated: March 2024 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…
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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…
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My Two-Week Dream Itinerary To Hawaii

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Hawaii itinerary 14 days - let's go. 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…