A visit to the magical Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

Travel snaps and special spots from one of my favourite ever places – the Isles of Scilly, which Jake Little and I explored in proper Famous Five style. Just don’t call them the Scilly Isles, or the locals will know…

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Places to stay: Chapel House, Penzance

Need a dose of sea and serious calm? Head to Chapel House, a light-filled sanctuary in pretty Penzance that feels more stylish home from home than stuffy hotel. This lovely place to stay is the perfect base for hunting out…

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The surfer’s bucket list: 8 must-surf spots

Forget ticking off the biggest or the gnarliest breaks in the world – these to-die-for surf spots are as beautiful as they are unusual. I picked eight surf spots to put on your bucket list for Sports Cover Direct, from…

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Taking to the pistes of Hochsolden, Austria with Crystal Ski

Come over all James Bond with a trip to Hochsolden, a relaxed, ski-in, ski-out hamlet high above the hubbub of Solden in the Austrian Alps. I stayed at Crystal Ski’s Hotel Hochsolden and headed out to hit the pistes.

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Places to stay: Beach Retreats’ Harbourside Cottage, Boscastle

Magic is thick in the air in Boscastle, a picture-perfect fishing village hidden on the Cornish coast. And a stay in its heart at Beach Retreats’ wonderful Harbourside Cottage is the perfect way to discover its secrets.

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Extreme adventures around the world

Push your adrenaline levels to an all-time high with eight of the craziest extreme adventure experiences on the planet (I’ve ticked off three so far). There’s volcano bungee jumping, hair-raising cycling and cheese. Because all good lists include cheese.

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Six awesome active holidays for women

Hey lady. Where are you adventuring this summer? If you’re searching for an active break and the chance to meet a gaggle of new mates try one of these holidays designed just for girls, from learning wilderness skills in the…

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Going solo: how to travel alone and find adventure buddies

A few things have inspired me to put this post together. Firstly, lots of you are searching for topics like ‘how can I be more adventurous?’. Ah, the eternal question! Secondly, I had a lovely Facebook message from a reader,…

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How to: have an epic adventure in just a few weeks

If you fancy planning your own life-changing, globe-trotting journeys but worry work will get in the way of dreaming big, try one of these seven epic expeditions I’ve picked for Red Bull Adventures, all of which take just a week…

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Places to stay: National Trust’s Combe Park Lodge, Devon

If these crazy times make you want to run away to the woods, I hear you. For a little slice of peace and quiet I’d suggest holing up at totally charming Combe Park Lodge, one of the National Trust‘s beautiful…

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Karina goes surfing in Bali

Travel addict Karina Kold spent a week with Lapoint surf camp in the south of Bali, riding reef breaks and getting lost in the bohemian cultural hub of Ubud.

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Wild swimming at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Take a dip somewhere a little bit magic – the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Crystal clear icy water flows from the foot of the Cuillin mountains, forming lagoons and waterfalls that’ll both enchant you and give you serious brain…

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Four active adventures in Thailand

Thailand’s island paradises are heaven for lovers of lazy getaways, but there is a world of adventure awaiting you beyond the beaches, bars, and tourist hotspots. Seek out some adrenaline on your your Thai trip by kayaking through crystal clear…

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Places to stay: renting a campervan in Devon

Pete and I hit the road in a campervan named Alice for a weekend of surfing, bacon sandwiches and making friends with small ponies. Renting a campervan review: Surf adventures in Alice May I introduce you to the lovely Alice?…

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Best active road trips for The Independent

Dreaming of the road less travelled? Roaring down a ribbon of tarmac through wild open spaces is one of life’s great pleasures, and exploring by car is the perfect way to combine discovering a new place with active adventure. Try…

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Summer in St Anton Am Arlberg, Austria

A long weekend in one of my favourite places on the planet – St Anton in Austria, where wild flowers and pine trees cover the green hills, where the air is fresh and where the locals really like beer and…

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