How to use a storm kettle

If you’re as much of a fan as I am of going off on adventures down rivers in wooden canoes, Famous Five Style (lashings of ginger beer optional), you may have used a storm kettle before. If you haven’t, it’s…

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Wanderlust Blog of the Week

The Girl Outdoors is Wanderlust magazine‘s blog of the week! And they’ve published the Girl’s Guide to surviving the Amazon on their website, which is very nice of them. We feel special.

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Photoblog: a day on Dartmoor

Some days I love my job.

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Surfspiration: desk based wanderlust

I’m not going surfing for another two weeks, so in the meantime I am going to stare at this periodically.

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Five amazing must-surf spots

I think it may be time to accept the sad inevitability of it being winter. again

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Lazy Sunday afternoons with The Simple Things

Gorgeous new magazine The Simple Things is my new obsession. Gentle, friendly and different to other brash, consumerist and advertising heavy publications, The Simple Things concentrates, as the name suggests, on simple, lovely stuff: herb gardening, apple picking, coffee savouring,…

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How to: go glamping

Leaky tents, muddy fields and tepid baked beans do not a happy weekend of camping make, but tend to be the inevitable reality. Luckily, the discerningly stylish outdoorsy enthusiast can now enjoy the great outdoors without getting her designer Hunter…

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Secret Outdoors London

Urban paradises are made all the more beautiful by their incongruous surroundings. When I’m in London I can’t go more than a few days without feeling like I need a break from traffic, people, and air so dirty it makes…

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The Beauty of Barbour

This is a little bit of a love letter to the jackets that I once eschewed as being worn only by fashion victims and the queen but now adore. It took me a few years of pretending I wasn’t going…

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How to: pack for a trip to the Amazon jungle

After sustaining more than 70 mosquito bites on one leg in the depths of the Bolivian Amazon, I feel authorized to advise on these matters, and so I present you with a handy little guide to packing for South America…

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How to: take a girls-only road trip

The phrase “road trip”, in true Kerouackian style, always conjures up images of wide-open spaces and the freedom to roam. Whilst a driving adventure with a motley crew of mates is always a great idea, what can be even better…

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A little outdoors inspiration

The lovely Elizabeth Grant rounds up some fun and easy ways to get outdoors this summer.

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The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz, Part 2

The finished product, after two hectic weeks spent painting rainbows on everything and trying not to let the orphanage kids get too messy. A space for them to play.

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The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz

Our volunteer team has been working with Bolivian orphans in La Paz for more than two months now, and as well as running workshops with the children on everything from breakdancing to knitting, we’ve started our final project at the…

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Places to stay: La Senda Verde animal refuge

Last weekend we stayed in one of the loveliest places in the world.

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The Best of La Paz

I’ve lived in La Paz for six weeks now and am finally getting used to the insane traffic, bustling fruit markets and lung-burning altitude. When you can finally breathe properly, you realise that the highest city in the world is…

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