Adventure Travel

The Move

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

By the time I flew home, I was in talks with a newspaper editor in Nairobi and had six weeks to plan my move: five months, one week and one day after R and I had first met. The nearness of my impending departure, this time with a veiled sense of permanence hanging over it, hit my mum a little more.

Ten Skills for Independent Travellers

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My advice: explain your plan to your friends and family and they may well support you in ways that you would never have expected. The best way to "let go" is to read some Buddhist texts, especially those by the Dalai Lama, as letting go is at the core of their faith. And learn how to meditate.

Ten Lessons You Will Learn Travelling Solo

Chloe Gunning | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

You are guaranteed to meet some amazing people while travelling. Everyone is far more willing to strike up a conversation with strangers. I met a few special people who, after just a few days, I felt like I had known for years and years.

Win A GoPro HERO 4 Silver Edition

Huffington Post | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

To celebrate the MINI ALL4 Racing Team as they prepare to trek across South America and go all out to land their fourth win in a row at the Dakar Rall...

Ten Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want to Travel the World in 2015

Chloe Gunning | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Tech
Chloe Gunning

As everyone heads back to work this week, it's the obvious time to start planning your next holiday. Here are some Instagram accounts that will definitely inspire you.

Win A GoPro Camera

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Tech

To celebrate the MINI ALL4 Racing Team as they prepare to trek across South America and go all out to land their fourth win in a row at the Dakar Rall...

Start Your Engines, Win The Ultimate Rally Experience

Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech

Here’s your chance to sample the axle-grinding, wheel-churning exhilaration of the world’s toughest rally, as guests of the MINI ALL4 Racing T...

My Three Top Travel Secrets From A Tour of New Zealand

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

From the completely bizarre Lost Gypsy Caravan in The Catlins or Wellington's free outdoor concert in the beautiful Botanic Garden, to the spine-chilling glow worm trails in Waitomo Caves, there are so many undiscovered secrets for the first time New Zealand traveller.

Five Amazing Experiences From a Trip to Costa Rica

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Costa Rica is one of the greenest destinations in the world. For first time travellers, it's an overwhelming arrest of the senses; unbelievable sights, a breathtaking backdrop, and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with some of the most incredible creatures on earth.

Don't Worry, About a Thing... A Day In Belizian 'Paradise'

Chloe Gunning | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I travelled to the Belizian island of Caye Caulker by water taxi from Belize City. Many people said this would be one of the highlights of my entire tour down Central America. It's a paradise island, next-door to the island Madonna sang about in La Isla Bonita.

Introducing 'The Toughest Mountain Bike Race on Earth'...

Alfie Pearce-Higgins | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alfie Pearce-Higgins

1,000km can seem like a long way in a car let alone on a bicycle. Add that it is unsupported, off-road mountain biking in temperatures as high as 40C and we're talking about a serious endurance challenge.

I'll Only Be 5000 Miles Away...

Chloe Gunning | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

A few weeks ago I left the UK to set off on a three month adventure. I left behind a job in the music industry which I'd found creative and exciting, but often very stressful. I spent one year managing pop artists and the year before working with stars from The X Factor. The day I boarded my flight to Mexico, I felt a million miles away from it all.

This Is the Cutest Thing You Will See Today

Chloe Gunning | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

It's a strange life - after burying the eggs, she then heads back to the ocean and is unlikely to ever see her offspring. The turtle nesting season runs from May to October with each female laying around 100 eggs.

Why I Love Travelling Solo... And You Should Too

Chloe Gunning | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I love going on holiday with friends. If I'm going to lie on a beach and eat and drink myself into oblivion for a week, there's no better company. But when it comes to travelling and really seeing the world, I think solo is the way to go.

10 Things to Do in the Dordogne

Andrea Magrath | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Everyone knows Paris. Many daydream of Provence. And the Côte d'Azur is widely known and coveted as the playground of the rich and famous. But have you heard of the Dordogne Valley?

Ten Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Jane Anderson | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Just because you're going on honeymoon doesn't mean you have to stick to the tried and tested "romantic" destinations for newlyweds. Here are 10 alternative honeymoons that will be sure to get your hearts racing...

Why, Oh Why Al Ain?

Haris Suleman | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

We decided to extend our stay by one day in Cairo to be able to go to the Pyramids. The next morning we departed for Aswan, which was our departure airport for customs and we needed to buy enough Avgas (aviation gasoline) to cross the Arabian Desert on our way to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, where we have some dear friends that we were staying with.

Change of Plans

Haris Suleman | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our trip is now well underway and we are a third of the way into this adventure. Things had been going well, maybe too well...

Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Today's generation of honeymooners is very different. Typically, they have co-habited for many years and enjoyed a string of exotic holidays. So it's no surprise that many are looking for a different kind of thrill.

10 Unforgettable Views to Add to Your Bucket-List

Madison Taylor | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

The summer break, especially for university students, is a time to travel and to tick off a few things on your bucket list. Obviously though, as students, our budgets are tight and often in-disposable so an affordable holiday to Zante is usually the only obtainable option. But there is no harm in dreaming of many possibilities right?...

Around the World in 30 Days

Haris Suleman | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

As many teenagers are getting ready for the long summer holiday, I am preparing for the biggest adventure of my life; to break the world record by flying round the world in a single-engine plane in just thirty days...

Apps For A Travel Adventure - Without Leaving Your Desk

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you work in an office, no matter how much you love your job, when summer hits, it can be tempting to want to escape beyond the four walls of your c...

The 1977 Everest Expedition Sums Up Why I Love New Zealanders

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin O'Donnell

This is what I love about New Zealanders, even with the odds stacked against them nothing would stop them a fair go at the world highest mountain. They didn't reach the top but writing off their effort would be like watching a man with no legs get to the twenty fifth mile of a marathon and not being impressed...

Volunteer Stories: Teaching, Diving and Wildlife in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Madagascar is a place like no other. I never knew much about it until I stumbled over the Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife and Diving project on the Frontier website. I don't really know why I chose that project, it just happened. Next thing I knew I was on the plane to Nosy Be.

What a Rough Journey Across America Has Taught Me About Happiness

Rachel McCarthy | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel McCarthy

I don't presume my beliefs about happiness are universal truths applicable to everyone -- I think we each need to find our own way. But perhaps others can relate to these three lessons and perhaps they are helpful to those of us looking to be happier.