MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE FOREST OF DEAN

As soon as I mentioned that I was heading sown to the Forest of Dean for an activities weekend, two friends tweeted me to ask if I would be going mountain biking. The place is pretty famous for the sport, and boasts a number of local world champions. The fact is I didn’t know if

A FOOD TOUR OF THE FOREST OF DEAN

I don’t know about you, but a travel experience for me isn’t complete without sampling at least one example of local cuisine. Thankfully the organisers of the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley bloggers weekend agree with me, and with a whole host of restaurants, cafes and food producers on their books, I was very

GETTING LOST IN NATURE AT PUZZLEWOOD

If you follow me on any kind of social media then you are sure to have noticed me use the #DeanWyeBloggers hashtag recently. A couple of weekends ago I was invited to join some fellow Outdoor Bloggers in the Forest of Dean for an activity weekend. I had planned to write just the one roundup

THE ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST DREAM | TOUCHING THE POLES

I have become somewhat known for the state of my bucket list. It’s the way I introduce myself at events, it gets mentioned when I see old friends or meet family for dinner, and tends to occupy my thoughts more often than not. The version here on my blog is in need of an update

A WET WALK FROM EDALE TO GETOUTSIDE

As someone who does most of her walking alone, I have taken this GetOutside Champion thing as an opportunity to be a little more sociable. Having come back from the launch event feeling inspired, I put out a call to my fellow Champions that simply said: “I’m going to head out for a walk from

RECIPE | COTTAGE PIE

Time for my monthly recipe, featuring some of my favourite comfort food perfect for after a day outside in the countryside. This month I’m sharing my recipe for Cottage Pie, a very British dish with beef mince, loads of veggies, and topped with mashed potato. Cottage Pie is one of those things that can be

WHALE WATCHING WITH EAGLE WING TOURS, VICTORIA

After hearing how whale watching off the coast of Vancouver Island was probably the best place in the world to go, and we were at exactly the right time of year to see some amazing animals, we decided we needed to end our road trip with a boat trip. We chose to book a tour

ONE HOUR OUTSIDE FEBRUARY 2017 | WEEK 4 & FINAL THOUGHTS

Who managed to spend One Hour Outside every day in February? Go on, be honest, if you spent at least one hour without a roof over your head each and every day in February you can have a big pat on the back. Nice one.  Me? Well, actually, no. Nearly; looking back at my diary

#SPLODZMARPC | DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE FOR MARCH

After the relative success of SplodzJanPC and SplodzFebPC, it’s now time for SplodzMarPC… I did think about having a break this month but when I asked twitter (because twitter always knows best) it was clear that wasn’t an option! So consider this your call to action – inspiration to take/share one photo a day every day in

EXPLORING VANCOUVER ISLAND, PART TWO

Part one can be found here. Port Hardy and Port McNeill We did think we would take the dirt road directly from Gold River over to the north-west part of Vancouver Island, but after chatting to the guys in the information centre in Gold River we decided to give it a miss; apparently it was

EXPLORING VANCOUVER ISLAND, PART ONE

One recurring topic of conversation as we met people throughout our trip was: “Did you go over to Vancouver Island before you headed into the US?”. Well, no, we didn’t. To be completely honest we didn’t exactly appreciate what a lovely little island it is until we looked after being asked the same question several

THE ZARTUSACAN VIDEO SERIES

It might have taken us many months to go through all the footage and put this together, but I am super excited to announce that we have now launched our Zartusacan video series! If you like road trips, travel, motorbikes, the USA or Canada (or just us!), you should definitely check them out. Episode one is live now