In mid-2014, a volcano in Iceland started rumbling. On August 29th 2014, I shrieked aloud in excitement in front of a dozen uninterested elderly ladies because it had finally started erupting. Well, the volcano hadn’t. But its magma was oozing out of a fissure not too far away. It oozed and poured and fountained for… More My best souvenir: lava!
One thing that people ask sometimes about travelling all your own is: When you’re a solo traveller, how do you get photos of yourself? A couple of years ago, Buzzfeed published an article called We Asked 17 Travel Pros For Their Best Advice on Traveling Solo And Here’s What They Said and I realised this… More How to… get photos of yourself when travelling alone
A little under a year and a half ago, I became a qualified archery instructor. It’s still the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me and the qualification I’m most proud of. I did it through Girlguiding, who ran an adults-only camp at Foxlease, their Training and Activity Centre in the New… More I’m a qualified archery instructor!
Today’s Useful Travel Items brings you a small mundane electronic I carried my own body weight in plugs and wires for years. Every year I seemed to have something else to take everywhere, with a chunky cable and a good old British plug, which is easily four times the size of any other plug on… More Useful Travel Items: multi-USB chargers
Every year, between Christmas and New Year, my friend Tom and I go on an adventure to the beach. I guess the beach isn’t a rule but it always has been the beach. This year we went to Charmouth. If you watched Broadchurch, Broadchurch itself is everywhere from Bridport to Lyme Regis, so Charmouth is part… More Two Bears Get Lost in Dorset
This feels like such a lazy post to start a well-intentioned year. First and foremost, I want my blog views to keep increasing. I’m seeing people on Twitter saying “I want [x] monthly views and [y] monthly visitors” and I’d be screaming in excitement if I got 10% of that but – I have more readers… More My plans for 2018
I told you about this earlier in the year but now it’s finished & published and you can buy it if you want (please do – it’s good, I promise!) It’s called Minus Twelve: An Arctic Adventure and it’s the story of my journey from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, to Kiruna, to Narvik, Harstad, up to… More I wrote a book!!
I sat down this week and had a look at my travel statistics for 2017. 46 nights away from home 18 different beds 4 nights under canvas 5 nights in a campervan 7 countries 5 sovereign states (as permitted by Pointless) 4 different currencies spent 5 overnight trips to London 5 day/evening trips to London 3 visits to the London… More 2017 in travel
I’ve been away six times this year – which isn’t bad for someone who’s working full time in two jobs, running three youth groups and has written a book this year (more on that later in the month). So December’s photoset is pictures from each trip, looking back at where I’ve been in 2017. Tromsø,… More Photoset: my 2017 travels
I like travelling. I like, in theory, scrapbooking. But when I look at other people’s pages, I just can’t figure out where they get the time, the embellishments and the imagination. I have an over-huge 12×12 scrapbook downstairs with a page, or occasional double-page spread, on interesting places I’ve been but they’re so so plain. I’ve… More Simple travel scrapbooking