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Motorbike Tour of Europe – We Rode to Italy and Back

Having had a number of holidays on our motorbikes, including some touring, earlier on in the year we decided to go one step further and do a bit of credit card touring. For those of you who aren’t sure, this road trip style basically refers to a multi-day journey for which you don’t organise your

Lincoln Castle Revealed

Over the last year or more, Lincoln Castle has undergone a rather extensive transformation as millions of pounds have been spent on the buildings and grounds to restore and develop this incredibly important historical artefact and encourage lots more visitors to come and learn about what went on within its walls.  The grounds are now open to the public, which means

Looking Up

When you are wandering around town on your lunch break, are you guilty of concentrating on the floor or your smart phone rather than taking in the things around you? I know I am. Especially when I have a list of errands to run – I use an app on my phone as my list of chores

Six Outdoor Activities for November

Now that bonfire night has been and gone and we are being pushed into thinking about Christmas by the shops and television, you might be forgiven for thinking that all fun family activities have to be inside. The evenings might be dark but there are plenty of things you can do to enjoy the outdoors

Autumn Leaves

I love autumn colours. Oranges, browns, purples. Purples? Oh yes. Check out these autumn leaves! I took this snap at the end of last week on my phone when out walking, and loved the colour of the leaves (and how they matched my laces!). I’ve not manipulated the shot at all – no filters – just cropped

Review: Keela Belay Pro Jacket

It’s finally cold enough to write this blog post! (I say “finally” because I like proper seasons – none of this changeable stuff – bring on the winter!) I’ve had this jacket for ages but it’s so warm I’ve not wanted to wear it much. In the last few weeks, though, it has definitely proved its worth

Lyke Wake Walk – A Hiking Challenge

What happens when three outdoors loving bloggers get together for the weekend in the North Yorkshire Moors? A mammoth hike, that’s what! The Lyke Wake Walk is a 40 mile linear walk across the North Yorkshire Moors, taking hikers from Osmotherly on the west side to Ravenscar on the east. The traditional route is pretty

Joules Design A Welly Competition

Love the outdoors? Hate having wet feet? Don’t seem to be able to find the perfect pair of Wellington boots to match your personality? Here’s your chance…! Joules have launched a great competition inviting all budding designers, doodlers and wellington boot lovers to design some wellies. This is your chance to put your stamp on hundreds

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

I always imagined that when I got to tick off hot air ballooning from my bucket list, it would be over some (lovely) rolling green hills somewhere in the UK, on a random Saturday, and would be for some very special occasion that needed celebrating in a different kind of way.  But if there was just one place

Lyke Wake Walk Take Two

After postponing our attempt at the Lyke Wake Walk earlier in the summer, Jenni and I – and now also Allysse who has joined the team – are on our way up to the North Yorkshire Moors to give this thing another go. This weekend we will tackle that 40 mile linear route from Osmotherly to

Obergurgl: Summer and Winter

When you go travelling or on holiday, do you ever go back to the same place more than once? Do you prefer to holiday in a different place each time so you can scratch off more places from your world map, or do you know what you like and keep returning to the same resort,

Travelling Light: The Essentials

I’m starting to get the hang of the travelling light thing now, having been on a number of motorcycle trips in the last few years. I thought I’d start a bit of a mini series of posts here on Splodz Blogz featuring some tips for packing light and well when touring, and hope this will