Adventure Travel

A Letter for Your Journey

Susan Leigh | Posted 27.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 16.03.2015 | 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 16.03.2015 | 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 16.03.2015 | 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 12.03.2015 | 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 12.03.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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.

Five Countries You Should Visit in 2015

Claire Michael | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

By visiting these places before they become popular you'll have the rare opportunity to enjoy them before they become overly commercial and lose some of their charm. Get your trips booked and see these beautiful countries while they're still at their best.

Eight Fun Suggestions for Your Global Mini-Escape

Adele Barlow | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

While I refuse to advocate running away to the beach, Goa, Thailand, or other places filled with long-term backpackers trying to delay growing up, I have seen that when you're trying to build a strategy for your life, it can be helpful to step out of your typical daily routine for a bit, without necessarily going all Eat Pray Love about it.

24 Hours In Havana, Cuba

Chloe Gunning | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I don't know how many people had suggested Cuba when I was planning my travels last year. There was a lot of talk about the country going through a period of change. Many said that the old charm was gradually disappearing.

The Move

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 24.03.2015 | 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 24.03.2015 | 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 16.03.2015 | 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 07.03.2015 | 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.