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Outdoors

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

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

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

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

30 Days Wild – Days 29-30 and some Motorcycling

One of the reasons I love to ride a motorbike is that when I do, I feel very close to the world through which I travel. There is a very special bond between a biker and nature. I’ve mentioned this before, but I liken motorcycling to meditation in some ways – just you, your own

Thames RIB Experience

What’s the best way to see London? Some say from the river is the best place, on a boat trip. Something I’ve done in other cities around the world, but never in my own capital city to my recollection. The other Saturday I changed that by going on a Thames RIB Experience – not your

30 Days Wild – Days 22-28

Day 22 – Monday In my lunch break today I tried to draw a pigeon in my little Moleskine. I don’t draw much any more and it really shows, my pencil strokes are nowhere near as smooth these days. Hopefully you can tell it’s a pigeon! Day 23 – Tuesday More television watching (which is

My #MobileTravelChallenge – Join in!

I love going on little travel adventures. And big ones. And when I do, I love to take photographs on my phone in an attempt to keep hold of the memories that each journey provides. My phone is forever tied to my hand and once I’ve stopped and taken in the view for myself, had