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August 2017

Adventure, Travel

5 reasons you need a campervan

We’ve had a few ‘camper-vans’ over the years; there was the Citroen berlingo (car) with the platform in the back and blankets for curtains, the Peugeot expert with a similar platform that collided with another van before it could be used to its full potential and not forgetting the estate car that had a bit of plywood, some fairy lights and a cargo net thrown in so we didn’t have to use a tent. This time though, we did it properly. With a bit of research and a cringe  ...

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Adventure, Inspire, Interview

Munro Bagging – An Interview with ‘an outdoor family’

Happy Weekend friends! we’re back from the alps and settling back into normality reluctantly. We have an amazing interview for you today, we caught up with ‘An Outdoor Family’ to hear about their recent Munro challenge. It’s inspiring on so many levels, we jut had to share it with you! Hello! Can you introduce yourselves? We’re a family based in Perthshire who love getting out and spending time outdoors. Stacey Wilcox – job is online retail, loves the mountains and  ...

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Inspire, Interview

Cycling through cold, wind and rain – interview with Gareth Mate

 Continuing our series of interviews with everyday people who push their own boundaries through adventure, we caught up with Gareth Mate to find out a bit about his life. Hi Gareth! Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Gareth. I’m an Englishman, originally from the Peak District, Staffordshire, UK, now living in the Netherlands. I’m a teacher, who teaches and inspires young adults to achieve their potential, develop confidence, in the hope of being the best they can be.  ...

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Adventure, Advice

5 reasons you need to adventure with your partner

You may have heard people refer to canoes as ‘divorce boats’. We get that. There’s nothing that brings out your true feelings like being sat somewhere a bit terrifying and having to work as a team to make sure you navigate your way safely. It’s frustrating when the boat doesn’t do what you want because your partner is ‘doing it wrong’, add this to tiredness and fear and you’ve got an argument waiting to happen!  Mountain walking is another  ...

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Adventure, Inspire, Interview

Swimming for Mind, Body and Soul

To kickstart our new series of interviews, we caught up with Emilie Ricketts to hear all about a challenge she set for herself this year.   Hi Emilie! Tell us a bit about yourself? I live in Glasbury on Wye; I’m from the area but have worked in different locations around the UK. I currently work in Brecon as a technical manger for a mail order company. The pastimes which I enjoy the most and which make me feel alive are clay pigeon shooting, swimming and the theatre. You recently  ...

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Adventure, Travel

Lake Titicaca: The Floating Islands

In the shallows of the lake, reeds grow tall. Teaming with life below the surface, on it a select few have made their livelihood and their home. A short excursion from the Peruvian side of Titicaca (around 2hrs) you will come across the inspiring floating islands of Lake Titicaca. Around 100 islands exist with people working and living on them. Many have adapted to accommodate tourists but it is evident that they are still used as homes for many. The islands themselves range in size, the  ...

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