Adventure Travel

Three Top Tips on How to Plan an Adventure

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Hi. I'm Laura and I conducted a fairly shambolic four day run a few months back which featured much crying (by me), zero planning (me again), a lot of beauty (by nature) and a heroic ending (by which I mean, 'I made it without dying'). Clearly, I am a woman to be sought out for advice so I'm laying down a few golden rules that I found helped me in planning my adventure.

Travel Is..: What I Experienced On My Solo Quest To Southeast Asia.

Lucy Wilson | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Travel is being independent and going along with my gut instincts. It's about trusting and building a relationship with myself. Travel is about finding myself as a person.

My Run Across Deserts and Mountains

Jamie Ramsay | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Ramsay

In my last blog I gave and overview of why I decided to change my environment and seek a temporary life on the road running from Vancouver, Canada, to...

Leaving the City to Run the World - Literally

Jamie Ramsay | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Ramsay

On April fool's day 2014, I made a decision. A big decision that may change the course my life. I have spent the last 12 years working in London for...

A Short Walk Home

Edward Lloyd Owen | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
Edward Lloyd Owen

It's been an extraordinary experience; difficult, hot, cold, lonely, funny, emotional and mentally and physically exhausting in a way I couldn't have imagined. But crucially also hugely rewarding, not just for myself, but also in the raising of the money for Walking With The Wounded, which I hope will only increase (£18k to date). And, thankfully, only truly scary once or twice...

Why Young People Should Travel

Jess Readett | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

So whilst you do not need a gap yaah, a grand in the bank or a rich relative in every corner of the globe to travel the world, you do need the guts and drive to take your chance. Perhaps the question is not why young people should travel, but rather, why not?

Lost on the Isle of Skye

Danny Bent | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bent

Thoughts of dying on the mountains fizzed through my mind. We'd been up here for 10 hours now and although the sun barely set this North we knew that if it got any lower the temperatures would plummet. Looking around at the cliff faces that dominated the small amount of visions we had I began to panic and once the gang saw that in my eyes I saw it spread to them too.

Raising Awareness vs. Doing the Thing for the Thing Itself (Cycling the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route)

Libby Blanchard | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Sport
Libby Blanchard

For fun. For strength. To center myself within this world. To feel alive, to feel rain on my face and to sleep under the light of distant stars. To marvel at sunrises and fields of wildflowers. For the experience itself.

Travelling Solo With A Physical Disfigurement

Lucy Wilson | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

After the experience of travelling solo to Thailand, my confidence has grown enormously. If one culture can accept me as a "normal" person, I have to make every other person treat me in the same way. I feel as though my confidence now shows people that my burns do not bother me, and therefore they shouldn't bother them.

Nis: Travels in the Real Serbia

Zorica Loncar | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zorica Loncar

Serbia is still insufficiently known country in terms of tourism and the first associations related to it are usually great nightlife of the capital and the world-famous Exit festival. However, if you decide to look deeper you'll find more fascinating gems that wait to be discovered by more travelers.

15 Travel Mantras That Disney Films Have Taught Us 

Frontier | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

'Hakuna Matata - No worries, for the rest of your days'....is not the only lesson colourfully brought into our life by Disney. Here are 15 more flurries of positivity we can live by, to give us the perseverance to keep pushing on: because everybody needs a little pick-me-up sometimes!

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 5

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Blog 5: Sleeping on Antarctica On the 100th anniversary of Shackleton's famous Endurance expedition, British writer Jonathan Thompson and photograph...

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 4

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Thompson

Antarctica is the coldest, harshest, most remote continent on the planet. And that makes it perfect for a number of extreme and adventure sports.

Heli-skiing Costs £300. Is It Worth It?

Mark Hodson | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Heli-skiing is the ultimate indulgence for the adventurous skier. It's potentially dangerous, it can be hard work and it's expensive: £300 per person for a single drop. It's also banned in most European countries. Switzerland is an exception.

Why There's Much More to Dubai Than Just a Pretty Skyline

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

As we took the sea of sand dunes one by one, we desperately clung to the sides while trying to stop the sand flying into our eyes, as we rushed at the speed of the gazelles that were giving us chase in the desert.

100 Miles From Nowhere (Preview)

Alice Charles | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Armchair adventurers will get a kick out of this new show on Animal Planet, 100 Miles From Nowhere. As will sadists. Three men, Matt Galland, Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson travel to some of the world's remotest spots, trekking some 100 miles in just four days.

A Letter for Your Journey

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

A gap year provides many wonderful opportunities, beyond those that may have initially anticipated. Yes, there is the freedom to travel wherever he wants, to literally be able to turn left or right as the mood takes, but a trip like this offers much more than that.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 3

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Blog 3: Tourism in Antarctica On the 100th anniversary of Shackleton's famous Endurance expedition, British writer Jonathan Thompson and photographe...

Oman for Adventure Lovers

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Unlike the cities of its closest neighbour United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman hasn't quite let go of its exotic past just yet. If you're expecting the glitz and glam of Dubai or the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi, you'll be disillusioned.

The Unbearable Kindness of Strangers

Chloe Palmer | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

I have been travelling for just over six months and haven't put finger to keyboard for the whole time beyond the weekly reassuring email home. The good English girl that is still left in me feels like I should apologise for being so slack and not meeting expectations.

Adventure 78° North in Spitsbergen

Kerry Christiani | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

Named after its characteristic pointed peaks, Spitsbergen is riven with fjords, covered in two thirds ice and buckled with mountains bare of vegetation. Beyond the main settlement of Longyearbyen lie epic landscapes and wildlife ripe for the discovery.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Here three of the world's great oceans - the Atlantic, Southern and Pacific - all clash head on, squabbling for supremacy. One of Shackleton's companions, a young Irishman named Felix Rooney, described it as "so rough, the ship would roll the milk out of your tea."

Five Films to Inspire Travelling

Frontier | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Frontier

This list of films might just help to spark that passion for travelling you never knew existed, or even just give you some ideas for potential destinations. In either case, watching films for research can't be a bad thing

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Thompson

ailing the Endurance down the curving arm of the Antarctic Peninsula, Shackleton planned to disembark with six handpicked men and attempt a death-defying 1,800 mile trek across the Great White Continent on foot: through the South Pole and straight out the other side until they hit the frozen coast again.

Dangers of Solo Female Travel - A Response

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

If I've learned one thing while travelling solo, it's that the majority of people are good, honest and helpful. I've actually felt less safe in areas of my home city of London than places people would often be nervous about visiting like Honduras or Brazil.