Category Archives: culture

Top 10 outdoors and travel magazines

September 25, 2014 § Leave a reply

What’s your next adventure going to be? Give yourself a heavy dose of inspiration with a read of one of my ten favourite outdoors and travel magazines, in no particular order. I do like the smell of print in the morning.


Continue reading

Outdoor musts in Leeds and Yorkshire

January 31, 2013 § Leave a reply

Despite my love affair with the outdoor beauties of the West Country, there’s so much exciting stuff kicking off up North this year that I am tempted to up sticks and move to the dales. In the meantime, outdoor girl Sarah Oxley has written us this fantastic guide to the best fresh air events in Leeds and Yorkshire.


Continue reading

European Outdoor Film Tour

November 18, 2012 § Leave a reply

I don’t know when I was last this excited about going to the movies. Nine of the coolest European extreme sports films are on tour across the continent. Get tickets now.

William Hereford: new photography crush

October 8, 2012 § Leave a reply

One of the advantages of working for a photography magazine is that when I’m not out on Dartmoor actually taking pictures (of ponies), I get to spend rainy autumn afternoons inside searching for beautiful outdoor photographs instead. These beautiful shots by William Hereford include some of my favourite things ever – campfires, muddy boots, coast walks, cliff jumping.

Continue reading

Lake Titicaca

July 19, 2012 § 2 Replies

Definitely one of the most magical places I have visited in the world is the Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca. The Incas knew it as the birthplace of the sun, and it’s easy to see why – the sunset over the Chicana ruins, which look over to the border of Peru across the lake is the most breathtaking sight, a seamless transition from pink sky to merging layers of clouds, mountains and sea, dotted with black islands.

Continue reading

The Best of La Paz

June 8, 2012 § 2 Replies

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 a treasure trove of fascinating places to eat, drink and be merry. Here are my favourites.

Continue reading

Top 5 luxury experiences in Europe

April 10, 2012 § Leave a reply

A truly memorable holiday has several important ingredients – superb luxury accommodation, opportunities for fine dining in sumptuous surroundings and unique and interesting attractions. Here The Girl Outdoors rounds up five gorgeous European destinations that offer a remarkable experience for those seeking a touch of grandeur and an opportunity for adventure, relaxation and revitalisation.

Continue reading

A video full of outdoor love

January 13, 2012 § Leave a reply

Pure unadulterated fresh air based bliss in one little music video: Keep your head up, by Ben Howard. Possibly the best waterslide in the world. I suggest watching it when you feel a little bit sad.

Outdoors inspiration

October 5, 2011 § Leave a reply

I found this quote today. It makes me want to go live in a cave.

The greater the suffering, the greater the pleasure. That is nature’s payback to riders for the homage they pay her by suffering. Velvet pillows, safari parks, sunglasses; people have become woolly mice. They still have bodies that can walk for five days and four nights through a desert of snow, without food, but they accept praise for having taken a one-hour bicycle ride. ‘Good for you’. Instead of expressing their gratitude for the rain by getting wet, people walk around with umbrellas. Nature is an old lady with few friends these days, and those who wish to make use of her charms, she rewards passionately.

- The Rider, Tim Krabbé

Top 10 songs about being outdoors

January 27, 2011 § 2 Replies

One of my favourite things in the whole world: cycling along a canal to a field full of clover, lying down and watching the clouds drift, sharing an MP3 player with someone else and listening to any of these. If you have Spotify you can listen.


Continue reading