Welcome to this blog page which details accounts of some of our most exciting adventures worldwide. From wilderness trekking in Greenland to climbing Africa's highest mountain; from a Moto tour to a Cambodian temple or a winter road trip round Iceland, read all this and more on our adventure travel blog!

To the Roof of Africa: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, via the 7-day Machame-Mweka Route

January 04, 2015
Day One: The March to Machame Through the dusty, chipped windscreen of the minibus, I get my first good look at snow clad Kilimanjaro soaring high into an azure blue sky...
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Close Encounters of the Ngorongoro Kind: A Tanzanian Safari

December 10, 2014
The cloud on the western horizon turns tandoori-red as our Toyota Landcruiser labours up a winding dusty road through dense cloud forests of acacia garlanded with Spanish...
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Tomb Raider for a Day! A Moto Trip from Siem Reap to the Beng Mealea Temple, Cambodia

October 16, 2014
Heaven on Earth Angkor Wat is a name that has summoned up adventure, excitement and mystery for me ever since I first thumbed through my childhood atlas. The largest temp...
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Monsoon Madness! Five days trekking from Sandakphu to Phalut in the Eastern Himalaya

October 14, 2014
Day One: Walking in the Rain I step into a room with a cement washed floor. Faded and dusty, age curled posters depicting blooming rhododendrons, conifer forests, red pan...
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A Pair of ‘Mad Swivel-eyed Cloons’? A 22km hike in the Dunkerron Mountains, Kerry, Ireland

August 12, 2014
We haven't long left our car by the bridge over the Owenroe River to tackle the Cloon Horseshoe, a tough circuit in the Dunkerron Mountains of County Kerry, when a Land R...
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The Magic and Majesty of the Mangertons: A Two Day Mountain Trek in County Kerry, Ireland

July 31, 2014
Misty Mountain Hop The smell of summer flowers, damp earth and wood smoke waft in through the open window of our B&B. It’s early morning and we’re preparing our kit for a...
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A Wild Altantic West: Exploring Three Islands off County Mayo, Ireland

July 16, 2014
The Melancholy and Majesty of Inishark It’s a typical Irish summer’s day: rain is pouring from a leaden sky and lashing against the car windscreen as we head for Roonagh...
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‘P-p-picture a penguin…’: A journey to Tierra del Fuego, Chile

December 10, 2013
Throughout a spell in my childhood they appeared on the TV almost nightly, advertising a chocolate covered biscuit which we were exhorted to ‘p-p-pick up’ when we were a...
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Paine is Pure Pleasure: The ‘W’ route, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

December 04, 2013
The Eighth Wonder of the World Through the cracked windscreen of our mini bus, the Paine massif, an eastern spur of the Andes, rises dramatically above the Patagonian ste...
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Delectable Donegal: Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Northwest

November 27, 2013
Donegal is a magical corner of northwest Ireland: remote, not on the way to anywhere, a land of wide open spaces and big skies. Brian Friel's Donegal, a place of jagged c...
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Sky-high in Bolivia: A three day jeep tour across the Altiplano

August 02, 2013
The White World of the Salar I'm convinced I can hear gunshots as I'm rudely jolted awake just after sunrise. For one moment panic floods through me until I hear the out...
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The Lost City of the Incas: Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

August 01, 2013
Hitting the Trail The scene before my eyes is one of frenetic activity. Kit bags lie gaping open on plastic sheeting, with gas stoves, kettles, cartons of eggs, vegetable...
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The Mountain that Eats Men: A Journey into the Mines of Cerro Rico, Potosí, Bolivia

July 30, 2013
The 'Monstrous Babylon' I can scarcely believe my eyes when I peer into the gloom of the small store before me. Amid the clutter on the floor are several plastic bags mar...
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Hiking to the Summit of Thabana Ntlenyana, Lesotho, ‘The Kingdom in the Sky’

October 16, 2012
Sallying Forth up the Sani Pass... Getting to the tiny landlocked Kingdom of Lesotho from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa is no easy matter. It entails a drive up the infam...
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