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July 2017

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4 day Faro Itinerary: Exploring and Beaching

Faro, in the far south of Portugal, is often overlooked by the many many tourists that fly into its sunny airport in favour of the tourist resorts along the coast. With cheap flights, a chilled nightlife and a whole load of Portuguese culture, in addition to numerous beaches within a short ferry or train ride, Faro is one to add to your list of summer destinations. We had a full 4 days in the Algarve’s capital, getting a very early flight from Bristol and arriving at our hostel by  ...

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Ultimate Kit List for the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Peru

The Salkantay trek, along one of the many Inka Trails takes you through some incredible scenery as you head up over 4600m to the saddle of Peru’s second highest mountain. The trek is a must do if you are in Peru and are fit enough. It’s not too difficult but in all it is about 79km of walking over 5 days over mountain passes, through jungle and in deep gorges, all at altitude which can affect you in all sorts of ways. DRINK WATER and you will be ok! The easiest day is actually  ...

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Wild Swimming in Waterfall Country

In true British fashion we’d planned on an afternoon climbing, but the weatherman decided we needed rain and scuppered those plans. What better thing is there to do on a rainy day than an activity that involves getting wet. With Marla in tow, surfing wasn’t an option but a walkies combined with a wild swim? Perfect, especially considering we were less than an hours drive from Ystradfellte and our bikinis were conveniently in our bags. If you’ve never been to the  ...

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Why Ordinary People need Extraordinary Adventures

You don’t need to be an Arctic explorer, a Himalayan mountain guide or have sailed single handed across the Atlantic to have an adventure. In fact, if you’re not one of these people (an Average Joe, if you will!) then you probably need adventure more than you know. For us mere mortals, an adventure can be anything that requires us to commit to take a leap. Something that pushes us out of our happy place and teaches us more about ourselves and the world around us. 5 Reasons to  ...

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The Ultimate Welsh Road Trip: the A470

The A470 stretches from Cardiff in the south to Conwy in the North, referred to as the Cardiff to Glan Conwy trunk road or the route 66 of Wales it really is a trip to add to your bucket list. The constant change of scenery and places of interest, no matter your choice of adventure, could occupy you for weeks. Not everyone has weeks to spare however, so we’ve outlined our ideal itinerary for a 5 day road trip along the 186miles. We’ve thrown in a few suggestions for longer stays  ...

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Our 2017 Summer Bucketlist

Every year we try and put together a list of things we want to do before the nights draw in and the urge to hibernate becomes too strong to resist. we never manage to tick off everything but we give it a good go! With Joe spending 4 weeks of the summer working in Peru and us both heading out to Chamonix in August it’s looking like an adventurous and exciting summer all round. Go Surfing Climb at the beach Post work evening picnic wild swim Roadtrip somewhere we’ve never been  ...

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