Trying ski touring in Crans Montana, Switzerland

Crans Montana have made their corner of the Swiss Alps into the perfect adventure playground for beginner ski tourers. I strapped on skins and tried their mapped trails for all abilities. Trying ski touring in Crans Montana, Switzerland I’ve always…

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Hiking At Altitude: Altitude Sickness and Altitude Sickness Remedies

Hiking in high mountain passes is one of the most awe-inspiring adventures on earth, but the rarified air in the highest peaks on the planet can take a toll. Be prepared of the effects of trekking above 2,400 metres with…

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Nine of the best active trips to plan for 2019

Make 2019 the year you learn a new skill or master a new sport in a gorgeous landscape. My top nine best active trips to book in 2019 are all the inspiration you’ll need to go hiking in high mountains,…

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Competition: Win a female fit Osprey Tempest rucksack

To celebrate International Women’s Day I’m giving away an Osprey Tempest rucksack designed to perfectly fit female bodies and ideal for everyday adventures.   WIN AN OSPREY TEMPEST BACKPACK Not all backpacks are created equal. And they shouldn’t be –…

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Places to stay: Hartley Dyke Barn, Kent

Welcome to Hartley Dyke Barn. This airy hideaway is one of Kent and Sussex Cottages’ special places to stay, and it makes the perfect base for exploring the wild landscapes of the South East. Hartley Dyke Barn Review When the…

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Plan the ultimate American outdoor road trip with Visit the USA

Sponsored Post: America is the ultimate outdoor destination, and Visit the USA have made it even easier to plan your next adventure with their new USA Trip Planner. Find out how I created the dream #WanderlustWish road trip around Utah,…

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Climbing For Beginners: Why you should hit the wall

Guest blogger Charlotte Clark on the delights and perils of rock climbing for beginners, and why this is the perfect confidence-building sport for women of all abilities. CLIMBING FOR BEGINNERS I should start this post by confessing that I’m not…

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The secret joys of skinny dipping

Why naked swimming is one of the best ways to feel part of nature and better about your body. Let’s go skinny dipping! The secret joys of skinny dipping Have you ever swum completely naked – no swimsuit, no wetsuit,…

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Video: my health and beauty essentials for travel

Hello! Want to see me pull some really weird faces and sniff Sudocrem? Watch my new video – my essential travel health and beauty bits and bobs for international travel. Take a speedy look inside my rucksack at my must-packs…

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The girl’s guide to skiing in Les Carroz, France

Welcome to Les Carroz, a pretty, food-mad ski resort that makes the perfect base for exploring the Grand Massif, as well as cutting your ski touring teeth and eating your body weight in cheese. My guide to skiing and ski…

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Ten of the best weekend getaways in Britain

One of the questions I get asked the most often? “Where shall we escape to for a weekend in the UK?” Big adventures and wild camping trips are all very well, but sometimes you want to up sticks, leave the…

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Review: Dryrobe short sleeve Advance robe

Winter swims and cold water surfs, I no longer fear you! I’ve been testing out Dryrobe’s Advance robe, £110, perfect for changing after surfs and keeping the chill at bay after a dip. Dryrobe review: Advance short sleeve Product description:…

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Multi-day hiking tips | how to plan for self-sufficient treks

Jake Thompsett of JT Expeditions shares his five top tips for planning and packing for self-supported multi-day hiking trips. HOW TO PLAN A MULTI-DAY HIKING TRIP 1. Get your admin sorted: Organising everything carefully both in advance and when you’re hiking…

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Ten British outdoor adventures to plan this year

I think it’s finally safe to say it – spring is here! Time to emerge from hibernation and start planning a summer of outdoor adventures. There’s no need to hop on a plane to go somewhere wild and wonderful –…

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Nine little adventures in the Norwegian fjords

Little adventures in and around gorgeous Geiranger in Norway’s western fjords, from my travels there with P&O Cruises. Just watch out for the trolls… Nine Norwegian fjords adventures Norway’s fjords have rightly been an adventurer’s mecca for centuries. This is…

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Weekend adventures: big adventures, little time

Think work will get in the way of dreaming big? Not if you pick one of these seven epic weekend adventures, all of which fit into just a few days and require little or no annual leave. Pack a bag,…

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