Uluru – Climbing on the Furniture in the Outback

Would anybody entering the home of a stranger, however gracious, climb over their prized sofa; especially if they provided logical reasons why we shouldn’t? Witnessing people climbing up Uluru, walking past, and completely ignoring the information point which provides ample reasons why not to do so, this seems a suitable analogy. I have to admit, I believed that climbing of …

Postcards from Everest Base Camp; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

The last time I stood at the new Everest Base Camp was over a decade ago and the scene was very different. The majority of expeditions were still populated by climbers, commercial guiding was in its infancy and yet a small fabric city was still located on the glacial moraine. There always seemed to be plenty of activity, climbers carefully …

Postcard from the French Pyrénéan Peaks

These Pyrénéan mountains may not be the highest and the weather may not have been pleasant on my recent visit to the French Pyrénées but scenes like this remain breathtaking. Taking a short drive down the Val d’Azun from the village of Arrens-Marsous and the mountains will soon be surrounding the visitor. I love mountains, they have always felt like my …

Pick-Pocket Proof Pants™ – P^cubed ® Travel Pants

Innovative is probably not a word normally associated with a pair of trousers except maybe in the fashion world. The P^Cubed Travel Pants manufactured by Clothing Arts however certainly deserve this description with many features which will not be found on any other similar product. To prove it several are patented, another word not usually associated with pants! I have …

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Meteora, Greece – Mystical monastic city in the clouds

Meteora has held a special place in my imagination for as long as I can remember, having seen pictures of it in a now defunct travel magazine. It was whilst sitting in a dentist’s waiting room as a child, the article pictures blew my young mind, capturing my imagination, taking my thoughts off the current situation and leaving a burning …

Adrenaline and Adventure Travel in the Midi-Pyrénées

Mountains are my paradise The mountain environment has always been my favourite, there are few views more awe-inspiring than a beautiful conical summit. The Aveyron is an ideal adventure travel destination, with plenty of adrenalin fuelled activities on offer. Mountain scenery is extremely varied however, from an endless vista of high altitude snow topped peaks, huge steep-sided gorges or lush …

Travel Art

“An adventure is possible in your own backyard if you have an adventurous spirit” Taking part in a great social media chat regarding adventure travel gave rise to a number of issues. To some this type of travel seems to be synonymous with high risk and adrenalin sports. The truth is it is a phrase coined to group a number …