bucket list

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

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

WALKING ON A GLACIER: COLUMBIA ICEFIELD GLACIER ADVENTURE

You can’t ride along a famous road that takes you through 100 glaciers and not take some time to see one of them in a bit more detail, and so we’d checked into a lodge for a couple of nights to give us an opportunity to tick off walking on a glacier from our bucket

MY FAVOURITE EXPERIENCES OF 2016

It’s time for something that has become an annual tradition at the end of the year here on Splodz Blogz – a roundup style end of series special of some of my highlights, my favourite experiences of the last 12 months. On Mam Tor for one of my favourite day hikes of the year. I’ve

A Casual Walk Up at the O2

Seeing a city from as high up as possible is definitely becoming a tradition in tourist attractions these days. New York has the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, and London has the Eye and the Shard. There is definite beauty in feeling like you are stood above everything else, looking down at tiny

Snorkelling with Sharks at SEA LIFE Blackpool

A little while ago I received an invitation to attend the opening of a new exhibit at SEA LIFE Blackpool, the seafront aquarium that’s part of the Merlin Group and has a number of sites across the UK. They were launching something called “Jurassic Seas”, an area within the centre dedicated to really really old creatures. Despite

In the Shark Tank | Weekly Vlog 13

What has been your highlight of the week? I think it’s fair to say that mine this week was getting into the shark tank over at the Sea Life centre in Blackpool. Yes, in the fish tank. With a wetsuit on. It was awesome! My week started with me already in Blackpool (as my vlogs currently

Some Goals and Challenges for 2015 – An Update

I know everyone else has already posted their updates and new goals and challenges for the coming year, but over the last few years I’ve come to realise that there is so much going on in January and so many ideas floating around that it is impossible for me to set meaningful goals on the first

My Favourite Experiences of 2015

As promised earlier in the week, and following the trend that is quite unsurprising at this particular time of year, I have been looking through my diary and blog and reminiscing about what I’ve been up to in the last 12 months. I have had a pretty good year, I must say. It’s been jam packed full

Bucket List 10 Year Anniversary

One of the things that seems to define me at the moment is that rather long and in fact ever expanding bucket list that I have. And that’s ok, I don’t mind that. I quite like it when people ask me about it, and I like it even more when people say that one or

Postcards: Where You’ve Been and What You’ve Seen

One of my favourite features in Lonely Planet magazine is the one that appears right at the start, which includes lots of images taken by readers. Lots of magazines do this – photography magazines, travel magazines, hiking magazines; it’s all about drawing the reader in with some beautiful imagery but also with the “you too” idea – these aren’t official