Travel

A FOOD TOUR OF THE FOREST OF DEAN

I don’t know about you, but a travel experience for me isn’t complete without sampling at least one example of local cuisine. Thankfully the organisers of the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley bloggers weekend agree with me, and with a whole host of restaurants, cafes and food producers on their books, I was very

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

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

EXPLORING VANCOUVER ISLAND, PART TWO

Part one can be found here. Port Hardy and Port McNeill We did think we would take the dirt road directly from Gold River over to the north-west part of Vancouver Island, but after chatting to the guys in the information centre in Gold River we decided to give it a miss; apparently it was

EXPLORING VANCOUVER ISLAND, PART ONE

One recurring topic of conversation as we met people throughout our trip was: “Did you go over to Vancouver Island before you headed into the US?”. Well, no, we didn’t. To be completely honest we didn’t exactly appreciate what a lovely little island it is until we looked after being asked the same question several

THE ZARTUSACAN VIDEO SERIES

It might have taken us many months to go through all the footage and put this together, but I am super excited to announce that we have now launched our Zartusacan video series! If you like road trips, travel, motorbikes, the USA or Canada (or just us!), you should definitely check them out. Episode one is live now

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

THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY

Riding the Icefields Parkway was on our original list of roads to experience. It appears on several lists of the best motorcycling roads in North America (and soon to be included on mine, coming soon!), taking travellers between Jasper and Banff (Lake Louise) through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Standing by an amazing river along the Icefields

RIDING THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE

From Calgary we headed west towards the mountains and picked up the 40, a beautiful sweeping mountain pass that was just lovely to ride. We met a couple of British bikers on Polaris Slingshots and chatted about touring before turning north towards Banff. We saw some deer type animals who were malting, losing their fluffy

THE STRAIGHT ROAD TO CALGARY

After spending the morning and most of the afternoon in Glacier National Park, we still had 200 miles to ride along the road to Calgary. We had an appointment at Blackfoot Motorcycles the following morning and so had booked a hotel on the outskirts of the city for that night; at least we had a

One Hour Outside November 2016 | Week 2 Update

Two weeks into November already – the time is FLYING by! I’ve been very fortunate to have a week off work this week, which has given me the freedom to take my One Hour Outside challenge a little further afield. But we’ve also had some horrible weather here – it’s turned very cold and has been quite

Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park

Shivering with cold, soaked through to the skin and dripping water all over the floor, I asked the lady behind the counter in A&W for whatever was their most popular meal. I was so cold and wet that I had lost any ability to make basic decisions, and the happy lady and her work experience