Special places to Stay: The Yan at Broadrayne, Grasmere, The Lake District

Special places to stay: The Yan at Broadrayne, Grasmere Searching for the a cosy bolthole for your next hiking adventure in the Lake District? Meet…

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The best wild swimming spots in Wales

Fancy a dip? Grab your swimsuit and seek out my seven favourite wild swimming spots in Wales. From tranquil river swims to huge marine pools,…

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Ten bits of kit that could save your life in the great outdoors

The great outdoors is an extremely beautiful place – but it can also be pretty inhospitable. Any adventurer worth their salt should take a leaf…

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Winter adventures in Kitzbühel – my favourite snowy activities and spots in the Austrian Alps

Searching for a real winter wonderland? Pack your ski boots and head to the wonderful Alpine town of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Tyrol. After a…

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12 of the best active and sports swimsuits for women

Whether you’re surfing, swimming or just jumping into the pool, you’re going to need something sturdy and supportive to wear by the water. I’ve tried…

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Places to stay: Têt Rouge Resort, St Lucia

Review of Têt Rouge Resort, St Lucia When is a resort not a resort? When it’s Têt Rouge, a wonderful little cluster of rooms on…

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Places to stay: Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, Dominica

Review of Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, Dominica Welcome to Dominica. They call this verdant slice of the Caribbean the ‘nature island’ for its…

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My bucket list adventures for 2023

Haven’t been much further than your front door since 2020? This coming year is set to be a better one for travellers. Whether you’re raring…

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Ten outdoors challenges for 2023

I don’t massively subscribe to the ‘new year, new you’ bollocks that gets bandied about every January but I do believe in setting myself a…

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The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2022

Glad tidings of comfort and joy! My outdoor, adventure and travel-themed Christmas gift guide is here to help you find the perfect present for the…

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Arctic Adventure: What it’s like to join the Fjällräven Polar expedition

This is the story of a 300km journey across the wilderness from Norway to Sweden as part of the Fjällräven Polar 2019 expedition, crossing the…

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Places to stay: Coastal Cottage Ceredigion, Wales

Review: Coastal Cottage Ceredigion, West Wales Feeling like a planning an escape to the simple country life now that the nights have drawn in and…

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Places to stay: Author’s Escape, North Devon

Review: Author’s Escape coastal cabin, North Devon The name says it all – this cosy cabin was once the country home of a famed children’s…

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The best bothies in Britain for adventure

Ten of the best bothies in Britain to stay in on your next adventure Feeling the urge to escape to the great outdoors? Nights out…

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Finding the Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Pura Vida: chilled-out travels through Costa Rica I’m sitting in the prow of a little fishing boat and the night sky above me is sprinkled…

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11 bucketlist landscapes to travel to once in your life

Dreaming of ‘land, lots of land, and the starry skies above’, to borrow from Bing Crosby? Journey to one of the wildest, weirdest and most…

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