No Excuses for Getting Outdoors – Win a Trespass Waterproof!

Let’s face it, if you want to get outdoors in the UK, the one piece of absolutely vital gear you need is a waterproof coat. Even on the brightest and warmest of days in the British summer, you are wise to stuff a waterproof jacket into your pack, you know, just in case. But you

After a Weekend with Instagram Stories

My favourite social network at the moment has changed again… last week the Facebook-owned photo sharing platform announced the Instagram Stories, a new feature that allows users to share all the moments of their day, not just the ones that turn out perfect enough to include on their profile feed. My first thought, like many

Too Hot to Hike in Bike Jeans. Canyonlands and Arches National Park.

As we got off the bikes and started to wander towards the Delicate Arch viewpoint in Arches National Park, a Park Ranger asked us if we were okay and what we were planning. She’d spotted the motorbike boots, jeans and the fact we were carrying our bike jackets. It was 35 degrees and only 10am,

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 32 #SplodzWPC

Something a bit different for you this week, to hopefully encourage you to get outside and see what cool snaps you can get while out and about…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 32 Theme: Through the Fence This is the fence at the top of the hill near where I live. The sky might have been a bit

A Weekend for Fellow Outdoor Bloggers

This is a post for all my fellow bloggers out there… those of you who love getting outdoors so much that you choose to do it as much as you can, and then write about it. Whatever your chosen outdoors activity, and whether you do this in your “spare time” like me, or manage to

Rural Utah and Goblin Valley State Park

I absolutely loved the ride from Bryce Canyon to Green River, it was exactly the kind of scenery I had imagined we’d discover on this road trip – winding roads around hills, along rivers and across plains, farmland, ranches, little villages and towns, and miles and miles of traffic free road. Perfect. Riding in Utah.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah really does spoil the traveller with the number of National Parks and amazing views it offers. I mean, every State does in its own way, but Utah just seems to have a plethora of weird and wonderful places to explore. And so we wasted no time in heading from Zion National Park over to

Vlogging Update

Oooo a video? It’s been a while. Don’t get too excited, it’s only a very short update. Watch… Sadly I came to the conclusion just before we went on our trip that I just don’t have the time for weekly vlogging. Boooooo! What with working full time, wanting to write better blog posts, and all

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 31 #SplodzWPC

Is it small, or is it far away? You decide in this week’s photo challenge theme…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 31 Theme: Small    I’m not sure that Guy Martin has ever been described as “small” before, but here he is, tiny in the middle of this photograph of Brayford Pool, Lincoln,

Zion National Park – Where It All Started

Two years ago we rode through Zion National Park as part of our Wild West tour with Eagle Rider. There was no time to stop and admire the view or explore the park, it was simply on our route to Bryce, but we fell in love with the park from that short and winding red

A Ride Through Monument Valley

Like so much scenery around this part of the USA, Monument Valley is one of those places that you will have seen in the movies and in magazines even if you’ve never set foot in the area. The famous red landscape has appeared in countless films, including lots of Westerns such as Stagecoach and The

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 30 #SplodzWPC

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week’s “bite to eat” theme – some of the interpretations were not what I was expecting at all, loving that you all come up with something different. This week, something to encourage you to look down…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 30 Theme: From Above  I decided to