Places to stay: Skye Wilderness Safaris and hiking the Trotternish Ridge

Hiking the Trotternish ridge, eating like kings, sleeping under the stars and getting very wet socks with Skye Wilderness Safaris. Skye Wilderness Safaris review: hiking…

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Horse riding across Dartmoor

Giddyingup on a ride across Dartmoor on a gorgeous quarter horse called Fred. I met a proper cowboy and everything. Then I wrote about it…

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Mary goes cycling in Catalonia

My wonderful and bike-mad mate Mary Spender took a five day cycle trip through Catalonia. Here’s her diary from her time exploring this beautiful part…

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Wild swimming around the world

In my third travel column for The Independent I’ve rounded up some of the world’s most beautiful and unusual swimming spots, from Thai waterfalls (modelled…

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Riding around the Black Mountains

Abergavenny to Hay on Wye and back with the dream cycling team. We took pony selfies, conquered the Gospel Pass and ate our weight in…

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My active travel column in The Independent

For my second adventure column for the The Independent I’ve hunted out incredible trips combining active travel with wildlife encounters, from swimming with whale sharks…

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#TaketoThailand to win a luxury escape

Moped adventures along the coast, diving with rainbow-coloured fish off Koh Tao, exploring bustling Bangkok… Thailand is definitely one of my all-time favourite countries to…

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Learning to sail in the British Virgin Islands

In May I took to the turquoise waves of the Caribbean with the lovely lot from Girls For Sail for a week of dolphin spotting,…

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Exploring the coast with Dorset Tea

All the delights of the Dorset coast: cosy canvas woodland homes, foraging for seaweed and cuppas on the beach with the lovely lot at Dorset…

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Seal snorkelling on Scilly with Jeep and #Renegadeswanted

For the first of my adventures with Jeep to celebrate their Renegades Wanted campaign Jake and I went snorkelling with seals on the gorgeous Isles…

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Best beaches for surfing in Cornwall

In need of some vitamin-Sea? Grab your board and head to glorious Cornwall. Golden shorelines and great swell are synonymous with England’s furthest-flung county –…

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Sailor style in the Caribbean

Hello sailor! I spent a week learning the ropes (hah!) of yachting in the British Virgin Islands with Girls For Sail and this is what…

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Five favourites from Sicily

I’ve got big love for this incredible little island, a cultural and historical hodgepodge of beautiful places to swim, hike and explore. Plus, Sicilians eat…

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Multisensory discovery in Granada

Amex insider Alex Zane travels to Granada to hunt out all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures that this incredible Spanish city has to…

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On the hunt for Poldark’s Cornwall

Hooked on Poldark? Me too. And last week I spent a swashbuckling few days hunting out the gorgeous filming locations from the show on the…

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Urban outdoor adventures

Fancy swimming in the shadow of Kings Cross, hiking in the skies of New York or surfing in the middle of Munich? It’s all possible…

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