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An Outdoorsy Weekend in the Black Forest in Freiburg, Germany


Famed for its environmentally friendly credentials and quaint old town, Freiburg is also an ideal place for a laid-back, active weekend in the Black Forest, as I soon discovered.

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Clowning Around in Booking.com’s New Ad: One Mission

On Friday I discovered that myself and my husband would be featured in Booking.com’s latest ad, One Mission, which celebrates all hotels and experiences around the world, through the eyes of its employees.

I’m excited that the footage of us was featured, as it showcases some of Iceland’s most breathtaking and otherworldly landscapes. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing on here all the destinations we explored and tips to make the most of your trip to Iceland, but for now, sit back and find some inspiration in the ad above!

 

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Beginner’s Essential Equipment for Climbing and Bouldering

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With the days getting darker and winter setting in, now is the perfect opportunity to learn to climb or boulder. Indoor climbing gyms offer the perfect opportunity to nail basic techniques and gain confidence – just in time for the advent of outdoor climbing in the spring.

Before hitting the crags though, there’s just a few things every climber needs to get started. Take a look below to make a start on your climber’s kit. Continue reading

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Getting a Green Thumb with The Conservation Volunteers

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One of the perks of my job is that once a year I get to take a day off work for volunteering. This time I was particularly lucky to take the opportunity to volunteer at the Lavender Pond Nature Park with The Conservation Volunteers.

I used to live quite close to this area, and for years I would gaze with intrigue into its gates, wondering what lay behind the old pumphouse and how to access those bridges on the pond. So when the opportunity to finally quell my curiosity arose, I pulled on my boots, tied up the hair and pulled on a pair of garden gloves, ready to get stuck in. Continue reading

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Getting the dirt on….

….finding the right hiking boots.

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