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…

View Post

Itching to learn to ski this winter? The Alps is the perfect place to give riding the white stuff a try, and SnowTrex‘s guide to the best beginner-friendly resorts in France will help you pick the perfect base for a…

View Post

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…

View Post

The great outdoors is an extremely beautiful place – but it can also be pretty inhospitable. Any adventurer worth their Himalayan rock salt should prepare for the worst by carrying the gear that could save lives in a pinch. From…

View Post

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…

View Post

They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, napping in hammocks and toasting the sunset at a remote surf camp is definitely a salve for the stresses of daily life. Never caught a wave before?…

View Post

Where you do you want to sleep tonight? How about a floating den, your very own lighthouse or a treehouse surrounded by friendly monkeys? They’re all on my list of amazingly quirky places to stay around the world, chosen for…

View Post

The wild land at the end of Britain is one of my favourite places in the world. Cornwall’s dazzling coastline and green valleys are ripe for exploring, but I’m also captivated by its fishing villages, artist communities and flourishing food…

View Post

Hello intrepid travellers! In my latest video I’m talking you through my favourite bits of kit for international travel – this is the gear I’ve had for years and always chuck in my bag wherever I’m travelling.

View Post

We’re all going on a summer holiday – pack your bags with these travel-friendly treats, including my go-to carry-on suitcase, comfy flats, sporty sunglasses and the best smelling insect repellent ever.   Summer travel favourites Delsey Caumartin suitcase, £149 from…

View Post

Last autumn I travelled to the cloud forests of Mexico with H+I Adventures to mountain bike in the Sierra Norte and write up the story for Outdoor Enthusiast magazine. You can read about my two-wheeled adventures in the new summer…

View Post

Last autumn I travelled to the cloud forests of Mexico with H+I Adventures to mountain bike in the Sierra Norte and write up the story for Outdoor Enthusiast magazine. You can read about my two-wheeled adventures in the new summer…

View Post

Tales from a wonderful week cycling in the vineyards and wandering in the forested mountains of Maribor, Slovenia. We drank blueberry brandy, rafted in style and made friends with a small skunk.

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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,…

View Post

Ah, Finland! Land of 190,000 lakes, endless empty forests, the occasional moose and really nice cinnamon buns. I made a video of my favourite little adventures from my last trip to this Nordic wonder, and rounded up six of the…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

The inspiring and intrepid Philippa Cox quit her job, packed her panniers and set off for an epic 5,000 mile bike journey from Nordkapp, the most northern point of Norway, to Tarifa, the southernmost point of Spain. She told me…

View Post

Ever dreamed of soaring over mountains and pine forests and wished for wings? Paragliding over St Anton (whilst precariously holding onto a GoPro for your viewing benefit) is as close to flying as I’ve ever been.

View Post

Drama, danger, romance, passion – the wild coasts, moors and mines of Cornwall fuel the beating heart of Poldark. As a new series of the swashbuckling drama begins on the BBC, I’ve written a guide to Poldark’s Cornwall for BBC…

View Post

Fancy a chukka? Try a spot of polo at the gorgeous Cirencester Park Polo Club with a day at their academy. Perfect rounded off with a stay at the cosy and charming Kings Head Hotel in the heart of the…

View Post

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…

View Post

Lazy days with friends in southern Crete, a quiet oasis of unchanged mountain villages, astonishingly limpid seas, proper Greek tavernas and plenty of cats to cuddle. Between all the nothing we were busy doing I shot a little video of…

View Post

Captivated by David Attenborough’s explorations of the place he calls “the most magical thing I ever saw in my life”? I was too. The Great Barrier Reef, a 2,000km stretch of coral that hugs almost the whole length of Queensland’s…

View Post

Cumbria, you’re a bit of all right. Here are my favourite walks, wild swims, campsites and cycle routes in the land of lofty fells and deep blue waters, plus a stay at the Beech Hill Hotel on the banks of…

View Post

My favourite things from a very chilled out week on the Greek island of Santorini, a volcanic haven in the deep blue Aegean Sea (basically a list of all the stuff I did when I wasn’t sitting in the sunshine…

View Post

Three hours south of Perth you’ll find the beautiful winery and surf mecca of Margaret River. Wave-chaser Karina Kold explored the rolling breaks and hidden vineyards of this Western Australian gem and wrote a little guide to her favourite places…

View Post

There are plenty of ways to explore spotless winter landscapes that don’t involve hurtling downhill on skis or a snowboard. In my latest column for The Independent’s travel pages I’ve got some great ideas for adventuring in snow – how…

View Post