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20 Things to do in the Brecon Beacons that aren’t Pen Y Fan

The Brecon Beacons. They’re lush and green and most people who visit focus on getting to the top of the rolling hills that we brits like to call mountains. It’s not just about the mountains though, there are plenty of places to visit and buckets of fun to be had without walking uphill for a few hours. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do that. In fact we’re great advocates of walking in beautiful places around here but should your legs get tired or the weather not  ...

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Cycling 5000km across New Zealand – Interview with an Adventurous Couple

We recently published a post about Adventuring as a couple and why it’s such a great thing to do. We caught up with Adventurous couple Daniel Mulley and Frances Taylor to hear all about their 5000km Cylce trip across New Zealand and how their adventures have impacted them. We think they’re pretty awesome! Frances is purple and Daniel is Blue to make it a bit easier to tell who’s saying what! enjoy! Hi Guys! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves? My name is Frances Taylor.  ...

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Hiking the Great Wall of China – Interview with Emma Lewis

We’ve been catching up with Emma Lewis from Hip2Trek, a Yorkshire lass with an awesome recovery story to tell. Hi Emma, Can you introduce yourself to our readers? I’m Emma, I live in Yorkshire with my family and when I’m not out walking I help run our IT company, write my blog or very occasionally work as a film extra. My adventures involve walking, trekking, hiking and just getting outside really. I also recently took part in a charity trek on the Great Wall of China.  ...

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Kayaking the Abel Tasman

Kayaking the Abel Tasman has got to be one of the highlights of our south Island tour, it’s up there with the Routeburn Track and a random, crazy night in a backpackers hostel just outside of Hokitika. If you enjoy beautiful coastline, wildlife, waking up on a stunning beach or slow paced adventure then you need to add this to your New Zealand bucket list; Let’s face it, we all have one. When you’ve been once, the list gets even longer! We booked a 4 day park start kayak  ...

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Cycling Scotland with Jayne Thompson

Hi Jayne, Would you introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Jayne, I live in Wimbledon and I have been a software developer for the last 10 years. I’m currently semi-retired, having quit my job back in May to go on a solo 12 week bikepacking tour of the Scottish Hebrides. I love to challenge myself and enjoy hiking, running and cycling; basically anything that gets me outdoors and away from a computer screen. I’m also a bit of a bookworm and am addicted to reading about  ...

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You need to spend 24 Hours in Annecy, France.

With the crystal clear waters of Lake Annecy, the chilled vibe of the lake shore and the charm of the old town, it really is a spot to add to your bucket list, even if just one a day. After 10 days in the mountains, we made our way down for a change of scenery and a spot of relaxation but it would also make the most amazing base for a longer break, exploring the local hills, hiring bikes to circumnavigate the lake and relaxing on the beach. Here’s what we got up to in 24hrs, with some  ...

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5 days on the Inca Trail; The Salkantay trek to Matchu Picchu

Despite popular belief, there is more than one Inca Trail. In fact there are hundreds. The Incas spread far and wide around South America and the central point for many of them was Matchu Picchu and the mountain city that developed there. No one really knows why Matchu Picchu exists, how it was actually built or why it is where it is but most Inca roads lead to it. Many believe it was a pilgrimage for Incas to travel to it in order to worship, pay homage to the gods and/or Inca kings. Day1  ...

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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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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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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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