The American naturalist John Burroughs once said, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put together.” More than a century later, we’re rediscovering what Burroughs already knew about the importance of the outdoors and mental health. With all the stigmas that surround the term ‘mental health’, it’s important […]
We’re halfway through January, and by now the anticipation of a new year would have started to wear off. Supposedly it is by this point that many people would have already quit their resolutions for the new year. If you’re anything like me, the time off over Christmas gives the illusion that I have ample […]
With Mt Snowdon literally on our doorstep, it seemed only right to pay its summit a visit on a trip to Snowdonia National Park. But with a dizzying array of paths to choose from, we went on the advice of our B&B hosts and chose the Rhyd Ddu path to the summit. And it was […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Newbie hikers, here’s everything you need to find the right hiking boots that will leave you walking on cloud nine along the trails. If you haven’t worn hiking boots before, it can be an odd sensation. With the snug fit around your ankle and in some cases, the heavy weight, not to mention the mountains […]