Adventure Travel

Why Travel?

Frontier | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Travel is one of the most common interests listed on CVs, dating sites, and the web is full of travel inspiration, pictures and tips. If you are reading this, you are likely to have the travel bug. But where does this urge to travel come from? Are we running away from our environment? If so, what are we hoping to find?

Swimming With Sharks - Who Wants to Join Me?

Catherine Capon | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Photographs by Joe Platko Before this year, I had never (knowingly) shared the water with a shark. In fact, I will admit that I was one of those peop...

Balancing the Buzz: Vinyasa With a Touch of Adventure

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

There are a variety of different yoga holidays and retreats to choose from; each tailored to the kind of experience you seek (e.g detox, wellbeing, relaxing) and what kind of adventure you want to have with it (e.g skiing, surfing, diving).

Six Animals With Bad Reputations

Catherine Capon | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Man-eating sharks, venomous giant lizards and snakes that can swallow a human whole; these don't sound like the type of animals you want to be on the same continent with, let alone getting within a few metres of. However, in 2015, I've made it my mission to meet some of the most 'deadly' creatures on our planet to see whether they deserve their scary reputations.

A Taste of the Sweet Life

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

Between June and October each year, thousands of sun-seekers from across the globe make their way through the infamous windy roads of Italy's iconic Southern Coastline and it's certainly no mystery as to why.

Why I'm So Glad I Quit My Life...

Louise Jackson | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

I think I am supposed to sell you an aspirational dream of my life. You are meant to look at me and my photographs of many exotic destinations and browse them like you would a catalogue, taking mental notes of all the things you quite like. Maybe I could even set up a glamorous instagram with sickening sunset shots.

72 Hours of Skye

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

Steeped in history as rich as the green of the landscape itself, the patriotic setting is enough to stir wanderlust in even the most travel-averse. If you're looking to escape the city and get some fresh air with a punch of perspective but only have a long weekend to do it - the land of Braveheart is calling.

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

'Hakuna Matata - No worries, for the rest of your days' 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...