Green travel: how to plan eco-friendly adventures

Now that more of us than ever are travelling far and wide and transport is responsible for 22 percent of the globe’s emissions, it’s high time we all took steps to make our adventures a little more eco-friendly. These ten…

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Eight of the world’s coolest yoga retreats

Is it time to escape from real life and get working on your downward dog? From sumptuous private Greek islands to cosy Cornwall and off-grid hippie Costa Rican havens, I’ve picked eight of the world’s coolest yoga camps and best…

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Diary of a road trip around Cape Breton, Canada

I’ve long been meaning to write down the story of the most magical road trip I’ve ever taken. Cape Breton is an island at the tippy top of Nova Scotia with an iconic 185 mile coastal loop road to help…

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How to travel healthy, fit and happy

Hey, rolling stone. Planning your next jet-setting adventure? Check my guide before you go for tips on staying fit and healthy on the go, my health packing list and a checklist of essentials to tick off before you travel.  …

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The winter bucket list for active travellers

Winter is coming – but don’t let the end of summer stop you exploring far and wild. Embrace the chill and get outside one of the ultimate cold weather adventures from my winter travel bucket list from a ski expedition aboard…

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My guide to island hopping in the Scottish Hebrides

Shrouded in myths and mists in equal measure and home to gorgeous beaches, magical camping spots and, I would argue, the tastiest whiskey in the world, the archipelagos of the inner and outer Hebrides are one of the dreamiest places…

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Adventurous Sweden – a Stockholm Country Break in Sörmland

Hej hej (that’s hello) from Sörmland! I spent the loveliest long weekend in this gorgeous corner of Sweden. Just a quick hop from Stockholm, it’s the perfect place for an adventurous escape. Plan your own dream #Stockholmcountrybreak with my favourite…

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The active girl’s guide to Aruba

Get active on Aruba, the Caribbean ‘One happy island’ that is far more adventurous than its paradisical beaches and chilled-out vibe might make it seem. My active guide to Aruba includes the best places to stay, play and explore. ‘One…

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High altitude mountain adventures to challenge you

Ready to get high? A high-altitude mountain trek makes for the ultimate adventurous challenge. Multi-day hill hikes can be physically tough, but they always come with an amazing reward for your efforts – the pure joy of reaching a summit…

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The girl’s guide to skiing in Le Grand-Bornand, France

Thinking of booking a last-minute escape to the snow? I loved laid-back, charming Le Grand-Bornand in the French Alps. And don’t be fooled by its quaint beauty, this ski village is also home to plenty of adrenaline-fuelled winter adventures –…

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The active girl’s guide to Cuba

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The active girl’s guide to Edmonton, Alberta

Welcome to Edmonton. This vibrant city in the heart of Alberta is more than just a great base for exploring the Rockies – it’s also an adventurous capital in its own right, full of outdoor activities to try and cosy…

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Video: A voyage along the coast of Greenland

They say when you’ve seen the world, there’s always Greenland. Mighty glaciers, Inuit hunters, the Northern Lights, polar bears on the kill – this is the story of my voyage around is magical ice-clad land with Quark Expeditions. You can…

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Journey North – an Arctic adventure in Greenland

They say when you’ve seen the world, there’s always Greenland. Mighty glaciers, Inuit hunters, the Northern Lights, polar bears on the kill – this vast Arctic tundra is astonishing in both its emptiness and its ancient traditions. Read the story…

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The outdoorsy girl’s guide to Bristol

I was so proud to see that my beloved Bristol was named one of the top cities to visit in 2017 by Rough Guides. They reckoned that “Bristol stands as a shining example of one of the UK’s most forward-thinking,…

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Scottish island hopping aboard the Bessie Ellen

This spring I sailed away aboard the Bessie Ellen, one of the last of Britain’s traditional trading ketches still to sail our seas, to write a story for Coast magazine. The Bessie Ellen spends her summers wandering where the wind…

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