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Making the Most of Local Trails

I feel it is very important to explore where you live, and this year so far I have been making an effort to make use of the many local trails that I can find close to my own home. Lincolnshire may not be the most obvious choice for hiking, people tend to head to more well-known

My Favourite Lunch Time Salads

Not doing the Lyke Wake Walk in June seems to have been the catalyst for me breaking a lot of good habits. I’ve done very little exercise, have done no meal planning, have stopped making my morning smoothies, and have been buying my lunch from the local shop rather than preparing it at home. It’s

Medical ID on your iPhone

I think it is fair to say that all of us would like to think that if you were involved in an emergency situation that rendered us somewhat incapable for a period, a decent human being passing by would do their best to help you in your time of need. One of the things that

Get Outside with Ordnance Survey

I am really loving the number of campaigns that have been launched recently to encourage us all to get outdoors more. I spotted this one over on twitter thanks to some fab photos from Sean Conway of him whizzing around Southampton on a motorised sofa. Yes, sofa. I did ask him to bring it on

What’s in your Bag? Femfresh Wipes

This is a post about feminine care when travelling… just saying in case any of my readers would prefer not to read about that kind of thing! When I go on holiday on my motorbike I use this incredibly useful BarBagEvo handlebar bag by Wunderlich. It was a birthday present from LincsGeek (via Nippy Normans

Our Ultimate North American Road Trip

Does anyone have any experience of flying their motorbikes half way around the world, riding several thousand miles on them for a few weeks, and then flying them home again? After a lot of dreaming, and a few discussions with our employer, LincsGeek and I are going to have a bit of an adventure. It’s

Splodz Blogz Wild Summer Photo Contest

I am very pleased to announce a new photo contest here on Splodz Blogz, one that I hope will appeal to your wild side this summer. As part of their wild summer campaign, I have teamed up with Wild Things Publishing to launch the Splodz Blogz Wild Summer Photo Contest – to encourage you to

The Wild Summer Handbook

What are your plans for the summer months? I hope you’re planning lots of time outdoors, enjoying what the world beyond your front door has to offer. Lots of walking, cycling, exploring, nature watching, micro adventures, open water swimming… what else? If you’ve not already made plans (or even if you have), it’s not too

#MobileTravelChallenge Round-up and Winner

Over the last couple of weeks you’ve been taking part in my Mobile Travel Challenge online photography exhibition, sharing your images of a special, secluded or secret place you’ve found while out and about over on twitter and instagram using #MobileTravelChallenge. Thanks so much to everyone who has taken part, it’s been really fun seeing your

Holiday Heaven – My Trip of a Lifetime

How do you know when you are on the trip of a lifetime? How do you know when you are in “holiday heaven”? This time last year, give or take a week, I returned home from what I described prior departure as the trip of my lifetime. A year later I know for sure that it was

Review: Flight001 Spacepak from Bear & Bear

Despite loving travel and touring, and having no problem living out of a bag for a few days at a time, I find packing incredibly stressful. That stress is multiplied when I’m packing to go off on my motorbike for a few days. With very limited space, how am I supposed to choose what to

The View from the Shard

Having seen New York from the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (both stunning and well worth doing if you’re ever in the Big Apple), I have been very keen to see what London looks like from one of its newest tourist attractions, the View from the Shard. Designed by Master Architect Renzo