HOW TO: Find yourself on a map

February 27, 2013 § 1 Comment

Survival expert Rich Johnson gives us a map-reading masterclass.

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HOW TO: Orient yourself by the stars

February 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

If you’re stranded in the dark, your best resource is the night sky above you. Rich Johnson explains how to use the stars to guide you home.

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A year in the Spanish outdoors

January 14, 2013 § 1 Comment

No matter where I live in the world, I’ll always have a huge soft spot for Spain. It’s a treasure trove of unspoilt beauty spots and offers an amazing range of outdoor activities to suit all seasons, from gentle walks in summer to extreme skiing in winter. Here’s my favourite destinations for a year of outdoor love.

SPRING: HIKING IN THE PYRENEES
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HOW TO: Ten top tips for better skiing

December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I am beyond excited about January. Four days in Verbier followed swiftly by a week in Val Thorens means I can finally stop pretending that riding my bike really fast down hills feels a bit like skiing and actually SKI!

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This year I am mega keen to get out of what ski mags call the ‘intermediate rut’ – when you feel like you could do a red run blindfold but moguls still make you feel like you might die. Luckily as well as putting in a lot of hard work there are handy hints and pointers that will really help you if you’re feeling like your slicing has come to a standstill – try concentrating on one or two each session and you’ll soon be flying down yellow runs and bitching about snail-paced beginners.

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HOW TO: Manage your money when travelling

December 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Travelling will give you an incredible insight into new cultures and people. It’ll give you a tan, an open mind and permanent wanderlust. But it can also leave you in debt or stranded without money, if you aren’t careful. Here’s how to sort money, plan costs and figure out international money transfer so you can get on with the important things, like moonlit beach parties and turning a lovely shade of brown.

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HOW TO: stay safe and healthy on travel adventures

November 22, 2012 § 3 Comments

If you’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, it’s easy to forget about health and safety in the excitement of planning bungee jumps or deciding how many pairs of flip flops to pack. But it’s worth sorting out the less thrilling bits of your holiday well in advance, as a few quick precautions can save you from such unsavory mishaps as holiday illness or injury abroad. Make sure you’re properly prepared and protect yourself for your next big adventure with our guide.

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m having a very cute Halloween obsessing slightly over this unbelievably cute owl pumpkin from lovely blog Girl About Bath.

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