Canyoning in Coniston, Adventure - Lake District

Canyoning & Gorge Scrambling In Coniston

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I think of myself as pretty adventurous. Someone who will try anything once. Before June, I'd never been canyoning (also called canyoneering or gorge scrambling). I've done a skydive. I've been white water rafting. I did rock jumping less…
Damforth Yachting, overlooking Lake Malawi

Danforth Yachting: A Fantastic Lakeside Lodge On Lake Malawi

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Our last night in Malawi was spent at Danforth Yachting, a delightful water sports lodge in Cape McClear, right on the shores of Lake Malawi. After the eco-paradise of Mumbo Island, I didn't think anywhere else could match the back to nature…
Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi, Africa

Mumbo Island: Lake Malawi's Ecotourism Paradise

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There are certain places in the world that have to visit at least once. Then there are other places in the world that visit once and don't want anyone else to discover. Mumbo Island is one of those places. Situated at the Southern end of…
Mvuu Lodge over the Shire River - Malawi

On Safari In Liwonde National Park

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As I started writing this post, I began to count how many times I'd been on safari. Twice in South Africa, three times in Zimbabwe, and once in Kenya. I'm very lucky to have been on so many great safaris, but you could forgive me for thinking…
Pulteney Bridge in Bath - Staycation

A Weekend Staycation In Bath

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Out of all the major cities and towns in the UK, Bath has always eluded my travel path. Always driven past and never through, I vowed that 2016 would be the year that I finally visited the historic city, and crossed it off my to-do list. I…
Upper Slaughter Manor in the Cotswolds

A 24 Hour Road Trip Through The Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds is a part of the country I've never visited, so at the end of 2015 I thought it was about time I explored this medieval part of England. I booked a weekend break with Travelzoo before Christmas, which included a one-night…
Basque Country, pintxos cooking class

Bringing The Basque Country To Your Home: A Pintxos Cooking Class

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"How do you make mayonnaise?", asked Íñigo, our chef for the evening. I racked my brain. The last time I read the ingredients of a mayonnaise jar was when I was very hungover and bored at some point in 2007. "Eggs", I said proudly,…
Things to do in the Basque Country, Spain

15 Things You Need To Experience In The Basque Country

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Whilst most British travellers flock to the South East of Spain for a spot of sunshine, it is well worth checking out the Northern province of the Basque Country. Renowned for its fierce independence, great surf, architecture, incredible…
Walindi Plantation Dive Resort - Papua New Guinea

Walindi Plantation Resort: The Best Dive Accommodation In Kimbe Bay

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Every now and again I come across a place that gives something extra, something a little different. Walindi Plantation Resort in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea provided exactly that. When you walk into any regular hotel, you are normally…
A geyser cloud following eruption in Iceland

Iceland's Golden Circle: Greenhouses, Geysers & Geology

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I'm going to throw it out there right away - there are many similarities between Reykjavik, Iceland, and Queenstown, New Zealand. As I was coming into land over the snow covered lava fields of Iceland, there was a certain excitement and trepidation…