Sea stack climbing in Donegal brings a whole new definition to the term ‘rock-hopping’. Together with our guide, Iain Miller of Unique Ascents, we paddled around the Atlantic coast in search of sea cliffs and stacks with tricky routes, some of which have yet to receive a first ascent. While exploring parts of Donegal few […]
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A land of jagged seascapes and mountains concealed in mist, Donegal is a place where adventure can be found around every twisting road. While many tourists flock to the buzz of Dublin or Kerry’s natural wonders, Ireland’s most northerly county promises an array of adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities – minus the crowds. Take a Hike The […]
Short on time but wanting big adventures? Eager to jam as many adrenaline-pumping activities as possible into one trip? Then take a gander at the Carpathian mountains in Romania; adventure can be found in the air on its steep limestone cliffs, hidden in its dense forested mountains, or even underground in its plethora of cave […]
The Sentieri Degli Dei is one of the most popular trails on the Amalfi Coast due to its continuous breathtaking views (and the fact it only has one flight of stairs). Known as ‘Path of the Gods’ in English, this trail offers an eye-boggling array of vineyards perched perilously close to cliffs; weird and wonderful […]
The Amalfi Coast is more than a haunt for celebrities and culture vultures – its rugged, beautiful landscape is just waiting for adventurous travellers to explore. Fresh from exploring its limestone cliffs and azure waters, check out my recommendations for adrenaline-pumping activities to try when discovering the Amalfi Coast.
Lapland is more than just Santa Claus’s hometown – it’s also a mecca for winter adventure sports, particularly ice climbing. Fresh from my trip with Bliss Adventure/Much Better Adventures, I discovered some of the freshest, powdery snow and excellent ice walls in Europe.
The Tongariro Crossing is one of New Zealand’s designated Great Walks, and commonly listed as one of the ‘must-see’ destinations to visit in the North Island. With its volcanic alpine landscape and sulfur lakes, it is little wonder Peter Jackson chose it as the location of Mt Doom for the Lord of the Rings films.
Only 33 miles from Lake Wanaka lies the Rob Roy Glacier Track, one of the most scenic (and achievable!) hiking trails in this region of the South Island. With waterfalls, rock cliffs, meandering river landscapes, all ending with a spectacular glacial view at the end of the trail, it is easy to get distracted […]
After spending the past few weeks sharing all of my adventures in Canada, I am back to talking about New Zealand, and what better place to return to than Milford Sound? Tagged as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, Milford Sound’s rainforest-covered peaks and dramatic waterfalls attract nearly one million visitors a year. While […]
Do David Attenborough documentaries leave you wishing for your own Blue Planet adventure? Then I would suggest heading to the northern coast of Vancouver Island, where I spent several days on a kayak tour in search of whales, dolphins and bears. Our group spent mornings sipping coffee and watching orcas glide past the beach, and […]