What does nature have to do with wellbeing? With the rates of depression doubling during the pandemic, both mental health awareness and action feel important now more than ever. However, the theme of this year’s mental health awareness week may be surprising to some: what does connecting with nature have to do with mental health?... Continue Reading →
10 things I learnt on my first running adventure
Autumn is my favourite time of year. The colours are beautiful, the midges are gone, and you don’t have to get up at a ridiculous o’clock to watch the sunrise. Of course, on the horizon stands the looming darkness of Winter and so it feels all the more important to get out and stock up... Continue Reading →
Annapurna Diaries LIVE
Well, not live, exactly. But captured in video, which is more alive than words on a page. Here are 3 months of travel condensed into 3 minutes: Enjoyed watching this? Read the blog!
Annapurna Diaries (Part Two)
Continuing on from Annapurna Diaries part one... Manang is the great gateway to the Himalayas, the end of the road, the last touchstone with civilisation before heading forth into the land of snows. Before making a decision about whether or not to take on the pass we had a few issues to attend to -... Continue Reading →
Annapurna Diaries (Part One)
Annapurna. The Goddess of the Harvest. This majestic mountain mastiff is circumnavigated by a 230 km trek that climbs a total height of 4656m from the starting point in Besisahar to the pass at Thorung La, teetering on the brink of the Tibetan Plateau. Often voted the best long-distance hike in the world, in Nepal... Continue Reading →
The Better Half of the North Coast 500
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Cycling touring is like an incessant itch that is only saited when doing the following: cycling touring, reminiscing about cycle touring or planning the next cycle tour. After my 2016... Continue Reading →
2019: Your Year of Microadventure?
"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure" - William Feather In 2017, I made the only New Years resolution I have ever kept, with a couple of caveats. To go on a microadventure at least once a month for the whole year. Originally the definition... Continue Reading →
A New Country, A New Adventure
The first thing, before anything, is the wall of heat. It seeps through the door to smother you, seduce you, before you even leave that flying thing you arrived in. So unlike anything you're used to. An exotic lover coming to greet you. Air, with the weight and presence of a heavy secret. I pretend... Continue Reading →
How to Become an Everyday Adventurer
At some point in my life, people started referring to me as ‘the adventurous one’. They started saying things like ‘I wish I could do what you do’ and ‘I could never do something like that’. If you have uttered these words before, then I ask you to suspend judgement and think again. How did... Continue Reading →
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