Sailor style in the Caribbean

Hello sailor! I spent a week learning the ropes (hah!) of yachting in the British Virgin Islands with Girls For Sail and this is what…

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Surfing and camping at Caswell Bay

An evening microadventure in the waves and under canvas for BBC Countryfile Magazine with Visit Swansea Bay. Read the full article at Countryfile.com

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Review: The Casio G-Shock G-LIDE 8900 watch

Intrepid TV director Ben Anderson reviews Casio’s hardwearing unisex G-LIDE watch 8900 sports watch.

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Five favourites from Sicily

I’ve got big love for this incredible little island, a cultural and historical hodgepodge of beautiful places to swim, hike and explore. Plus, Sicilians eat…

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Multisensory discovery in Granada

Amex insider Alex Zane travels to Granada to hunt out all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures that this incredible Spanish city has to…

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The cheat’s hygiene guide to camping and festivals

Just FYI, I love it when people suggest ideas for new blog posts. So with thanks to Jessica Renz, here’s my hygiene guide to camping…

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Perfect picnic picks for spring

This weather is insane, isn’t it? I hope you are all brown by now. Since all I want to do is be outdoors, preferably with…

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Competition: Get cycling and win a foldable city bike

Ready for a summer of cycling? Win a foldable Danish Tern city bike with Inntravel and Yorkshire Life, just in time for the Tour De…

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Adidas launch the new Terrex Boost trail shoe

Adidas launched an awesome new trail shoe, designed for mountain runners and urban explorers. And then they threw a nice party for it.

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Coastal rowing in Aberdovey

Sticking my oar in with a row on the glorious Welsh coast. My arms hurt a lot but I think I’m addicted.

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Places to stay: cottage fun at Tanners Hatch

Another year, another mad birthday in the woods with my friends. This year we rented the rather wonderful Tanners Hatch in Surrey and played woodland…

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Competition: win a Berghaus rucksack full of goodies with Visit Wales

Have you packed for Wales? Win a Berghaus rucksack full of outdoorsy goodies (including a sports camcorder) from Visit Wales to help you escape on…

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On the hunt for Poldark’s Cornwall

Hooked on Poldark? Me too. And last week I spent a swashbuckling few days hunting out the gorgeous filming locations from the show on the…

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Spring things in Cornwall

Messing about in the gardens of the gorgeous Rose In Vale, in St Agnes, in cosy layers and the prettiest stompy boots ever.

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Hardworking staples from Engelbert Strauss

Engelbert Strauss make durable and comfortable work and outdoor clothing that’s less for lumberjack-wannabes like me and more for, you know, actual lumberjacks. Anyway, they…

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The best summer outdoor footwear for every sport

Weather you’re planning a season of rock climbing or rock pooling, it’s worth investing now in the right kicks for all your sunshiny adventures. Cotswold…

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