Prior to my week snowboarding in Belle Plagne, I had never been snowboarding before, and wasn’t sure what to expect. After asking various snowboarding friends, checking websites and speaking with store staff and imparting me with loads of information, I found myself discovering even more tips and tricks along the way. Listed below are some of the top pieces of advice I collated about learning to snowboard – feel free to post your own tips in the comments below!
For the past few weeks you might have heard whisperings of a strange new phenomenon on the internet. Mentions of #champing hashtags on Twitter, random pictures on Facebook, and arguments on various newspaper websites as to whether ‘champing’ is just another term for ‘glamping’ have gradually popped up. If you aren’t curious or excited about it you probably should, because it is a great and inexpensive idea that helps promote the outdoors and heritage at once.
With all the talk of the 'dirtbag lifestyle', outdoor gear can be eye-wateringly steep price tags. If you only have a limited budget, I've got recommendations on few key items to splurge on to keep you outdoors for longer.
Easily one of the most popular destinations in the world, Macchu Picchu is one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips. So obviously it is important to choose the right trek that will meet your expectations and time-frame (not to mention your hard-earned cash). Discover the different surprises that each trek to Macchu Picchu offers hikers.
Bum bags: protector of all travel documents and money, or target for thieves? When deciding whether to wear a bum bag/fanny pack while travelling, it pays to consider the following tips.
In addition to rucksacks, tents and sleeping bags, hiking boots are another investment of time and money towards any good collection of kit. Buy the right pair and regularly maintain them, and they will last years. Listed below are some helpful instructions and tips to properly clean hiking boots and ensure they will last for walks to come.
Choosing the right sleeping bag for your trip is arguably one of the hardest decisions to make for any globetrotting journey. With so many different choices out there, and all the technical jargon used by the retailers, it easily turns your anticipation for the big trip into a headache. To help ease the strain of finding the right bag, take a look at some of the tips and explanations below.
Possessing more UNESCO heritage sites than any other country and the infamous Himalaya range, it is obvious why Nepal is such a popular destination for backpackers. However its combination of various altitudes and seasonal weather makes deciding what to pack almost as difficult as deciding what sites to visit! Listed below is a packing guide for one of the most popular times to visit Nepal, its dry season, between September and November.
Occasionally I contribute blog articles to Go! Girl Guides, a creator of travel guidebooks specifically tailored for women. One of the most frequently asked questions I received when I worked in outdoors stores was how to protect your luggage when travelling. Just follow the link below….
There was once a time when running was simply running. You bought standard trainers from the local shoe store in town, and then ran your daily route. However decades of scientific research and studies have produced a myriad of running shoes ranging from super-chunky high-tops to little more than strappy leather sandals. To help those new to running understand the mires of terminology out there, here is a quick guide to the three most popular types and shoe styles of running out there today.