Review: STM laptop backpack review

I’ve got a new rucksack! I tried out the rather nice-looking STM Drifter laptop backpack, £94.95, for size on camping trips and cycle rides.

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How music can improve your athletic performance

Are you a ‘headphones on, world off’ kind of exercise fan? If so, you’re not just staving off boredom – new research shows that dropping…

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Trying beginner Stand-Up Paddle board Yoga

I attempted to do the peaceful warrior on a stand up paddle board in central Bristol. And it was pretty awesome.

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The great #BestSummerEver bucket list!

Oh I do like making lists. So when Malibu got in touch and asked me to create a bucket list of all the adventures that…

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Best female travel accessories: my favourite picks

Where are you off gallivanting this summer? Whether you’re getting bug-bitten in the Peruvian jungle or city slicking on a Roman Holiday, make sure you…

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Beach bliss at Boardmasters 2014

What do you get if you mash up a rad festival vibe with one of the most beautiful places in the world? Yep, Boardmasters Festival,…

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Four alternatives to camping for festival goers

Off to a festival this month? There’s no need to slum it in a sea of sweaty tents – sleep in style in a bell…

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Review: Vivo Barefoot sandals review

Laugh in the face of flimsy flipflops with Vivo Barefoot‘s beaut new sandal, the Ulysses (£75), inspired by the ancient Tarahumara running tribe. Well if…

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How to: Cycle in a skirt without flashing everyone!

Do you like to ride your bike? Are you a lady (or indeed a man) who enjoys wearing skirts? This video is about to change…

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How to: get easy festival hair

Glastonbury may be over but never fear! There are plenty more opportunities to dance in mud with strange things in your barnet. Here are four…

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Competition: Win a Nikon Coolpix L310 camera with Duracell

I’m fresh back from Glastonbury (well, maybe fresh is not the word) with a very exciting competition indeed! Win yourself this lovely Nikon coolpix camera…

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Review: Merlin 23 litre backpack from Mountain Warehouse

Who said decent gear had to be expensive? This nifty Mountain Warehouse Merlin 23 litre backpack costs a pocket-friendly £16.99 and will see you proud…

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Wilderness survival: how to survive in the wilderness

My guide to Bear Grylls-style skills for the next time you get lost in the woods. Because, you know, your iPhone might not have any…

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City Cycling Safety – a guide to safe urban cycling

If you want to ride to work on your bike but find the idea dodging traffic, staying dry and negotiating roundabouts a little overwhelming, I’m…

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Places to stay: Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand

Heading to Thailand this summer? Avoid party islands Koh Samui and Koh Pha-Ngan and head instead to Koh Tao, their chilled out white-sand-and-jungle little brother.…

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Beginner sport climbing in Dorset

Getting a serious adrenaline rush climbing the beautiful cliffs and quarries of the Dorset coast. My hands are ruined and I can now tie a…

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