Adventure Travel

The 1977 Everest Expedition Sums Up Why I Love New Zealanders

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

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 17.03.2014 | 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.

Coming Back to Reality...

DJ Lora | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
DJ Lora

Despite not being able to shower for 7 days, missing my gorgeous bed and having to wear the same clothes for several days in a row. Taking on Kilimanjaro was without a doubt, one of the most incredible expeditions I have ever done in my life.  

Wild Camping Part One

Andy Torbet | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Torbet

One of the simplest, most accessible and most rewarding adventures we can have is Wild Camping. Anyone, regardless of age and ability, can have a go at this and it needn't require great long hike into the remote wilds of the Scottish Highland.

Cure Your Wanderlust: Three Things You Can Do Right Now To Set Your Travel Plans in Motion

Frontier | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world is a big place so you have to begin somewhere. Think about an area, a country or a place that has caught your attention in the past and lingered in your imagination. Now don't think of anything else and set your mind on going there.

4000 Miles Driving Around Europe, in a Wheelchair, in Less Than a Month

Tori Elliott | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tori Elliott

My name is Tori, I'm fiercely independent and I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2 at 18 months old. I'm now living my life, exactly as I choose to. Having a neuromuscular condition doesn't control my life; I've just found different ways of climbing over those hurdles.

And So the Kilimanjaro training continues... One month to go!

DJ Lora | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
DJ Lora

And so our training for the big Mount Kilimanjaro climb has begun. As you can imagine, our combination of careers means it's not that easy to get together on a regular basis to train. Having said that, I do know that everyone is prepping as much as possible.

Two Hours in the Life of an Atlantic Rower

Dan Howie | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

Since setting off in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge nearly seven weeks ago, we have been rowing continuously in two-hour shifts - essentially our lives have been Eat. Sleep. Row. Repeat. for almost two months. The only time this ceased was when a violent storm during the first ten days of the crossing meant we were unable to row at all.

Flying Into the Final Quarter

Dan Howie | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

We have been busy gobbling up the nautical miles - and they tasted good! The end now feels like it's in sight, as the first crew has crossed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge finish line to win the race in 41 days, two hours and 38 minutes. Huge congratulations to Locura Rows the Atlantic!

What Happens When You Believe That Anything Is Possible?

Max De Lucia | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Max De Lucia

I have always believed that anything is possible and that if you really want something, you'll find a way to make it happen. It's this very belief that made me think it would be a good idea to attempt to get around the world in 14 days.

Book Review: My Outdoor Life by Ray Mears

Robert Bradley | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

We all have them don't we; stolen moments of fantasy! Where we imagine doing something out of our comfort zone and turning our lives into one great big adventure! These tend to find me on the London underground, on my depressingly dull way home from work. How many of us rarely step out of that cotton wool world we've created for ourselves?

Four Indispensable Items for Travel in China

Jane Mountain | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

Travelling in China can be a bumpy road. There have been days when Stephen and I just look at each other in astonishment: this is what cycle touring is all about!

One Day I Flew Away...

Gina Lyons | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

One of my 30 things before I'm 30 was to fly in a helicopter and this Saturday, in Chichester (I didn't know where it was either) I did it. And it was everything I wanted it to be.

Poles Apart

Conor Mills | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Conor Mills

Not to be trumped by the third heir to the throne, I too am in the process of organising a return trip to Greenland and to the Arctic. Unexpectedly, the Greenlandic Tourist Board has kindly invited me back in December to celebrate Christmas in the capital city of Nuuk with the locals.

Tall Girl in China

Jane Mountain | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

In China, we are Foreign Tourists, with a capital FT. There is no way to disguise it, to pretend we belong here, to go unnoticed in a crowd. Still, we are surprised by how rare the sight of a non-Asian tourist is on the streets of Beijing. So much so, that after a few days, we start to do as the Chinese do, and gape openly at any white people we see.

Get Fit for Your Next Surf Holiday

Nicky Kelly | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Kelly

So you have booked a surf holiday and really want to get the most out of it. With just a couple of months to go you may be wondering what you can do on dry land that will help you in the water. Well there's plenty you can do!

Budding Artists and Fledgling Gastronomes: Refine Your Art This Year | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I'm picking up on a new trend that's seen hundreds of holidaymakers satisfied: by immersing themselves in a new field for a fortnight, many leave with a new skill to use when they get home.

The Scott Expedition

Temujin Doran | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Temujin Doran

I'm the videographer attached to the Scott Expedition - the first attempt in over 100 years to complete Captain Scott's ill-fated last journey; to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

It's Caravan Life, But Not as We know It

Chris Mayhew | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Mayhew

I have more than a few fond memories of caravan holidays as a child. I was regularly taken back to nature by my grandparents as we endured seven nights of being rocked to sleep by the wind and seven mornings of trudging off to the shower blocks in our pyjamas.

Our Favourite Places: Hungary

Jane Mountain | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

Hungary, a country that is known for her magnificent capital city and not much else. But we soon discovered that Hungary is far more than just Budapest.

Why Volunteering Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Frontier | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Leaving the country to volunteer becomes a chance to turn a difficult situation into a positive; commencing a new, enriching and potentially life changing experience.

Our Favourite Places: Slovenia

Jane Mountain | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

In the winter there is skiing. In the summer, you can take a cable car to the top and hike through the alpine meadows, admire the wildflowers, throw snowballs at your friends, and visit the herder's settlements to view their unique wooden huts.

The bicycle and Beirut

Lucy Knight | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Knight

'Helmets? Who is in favour?' Sitting with a group of young cyclists in an Achrafieh apartment, this is a moot point. Surely helmets are always a must? Well, as the phrase here very often goes - 'this is Lebanon'.

Part Three: The Fine Line Between Life and Death - Selfishness

Adrian Hayes | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Sport
Adrian Hayes

Across the world, mountaineers, adventurers and explorers continue in increasing numbers to pit themselves against nature, push the boundaries of possibilities and, when successful, enjoy the sheer exhilaration of conquering and achieving a major goal. It is a raw and empowering feeling that is hard to compare in our increasingly sanitized, consumerist and materialistic society.