Followers of my travels will know of my love of mountains, if I’m not hiking I’m probably planning, so I thought I’d share my top seven ambitious climbs; a bucket list if you will. While I’ve not yet climbed the below, perhaps this list will provide you with a little inspiration to mount (ha) an adventure of your own.
There is something special about floating along the water, immersed in one’s surroundings with a feeling of near insignificance. Kayaking gives you a unique perspective, allowing you to get up-close to wildlife and places which may otherwise be beyond reach. Paddling can be both relaxing and invigorating making it an ideal activity to get into. So here is a list of some awesome places to go kayaking.
The world is full of well-known and amazing buildings which attract hordes of visitors, but, for a small community, it’s the decaying, abandoned, and unknown which lure their fascination; This is the world of ‘urbex’, or urban exploration. It’s a world that I, along with Dan and Macca will be delving back into over a weekend in Hungary.
After publishing the story ‘Extreme Pints of the UK’, which looked at the UK’s most geographically extreme pubs it didn’t go un-noticed that the home nation of Wales didn’t get a look in. It turns out that no pub in Wales can claim to be to be located at one of the UK’s most extreme points. But not wanting to ignore this integral part of the UK, here is a dedicated list of the most extreme pubs in Wales. Iechyd da!
Every ski season hordes of visitors descend on some of Europe’s most popular ski reports. France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland are synonymous with ‘winter ski holiday’ but with their huge popularity these can get crowded and don’t come cheap. So if you are after something a little different, perhaps unusual, or simply want more value, then check out our first installment of alternative places where you can ski, and snowboard of course.
Adventurers have long been drawn to geographical extremes. Reaching the highest, northernmost or southernmost points on any given bit of land makes for a prized accomplishment. But surly once you’re there you may want a pint to celebrate your achievement. These are the pubs located on the extremities of the United Kingdom, and perhaps a worthy challenge to try and visit as many as you can.
The world is full of well-known and amazing buildings which attract hordes of visitors, but, for a small community it’s the decaying, abandoned, and unknown which lure their fascination; This is the world of ‘urbex’, or urban exploration. It’s a world that I, along with Dan and Macca will be delving into over a weekend in Belgium.
If you’re after some organised fun then perhaps there is no better way to fuel your need to adventure than to book yourself onto the iconic Caminito Del Rey walkway in Southern Spain. Once dubbed, ‘ The World’s Most Dangerous Walkway’ following five deaths in the late 90’s, The Kings Pathway has been restored and now welcomes over 86,000 visitors a year.
Occasionally in life I’ve been told to go to Hell. I’m sure they all meant I should visit a small town of Hel which lies at the end of a 35km peninsular in the Baltic Sea. Taking their suggestion to heart, I’ve booked a cheap flight for Friday 13th with the intention of walking the entire length of the peninsula, to Hel; but will I make it back?
For the past 40 years the spa town of Tskaltubo has been slipping into anonymity. The chances are that if you have caught wind of this town, you’re either an urban explorer or a mature Soviet patron, two different ends of the spectrums that aren’t often said in the same sentence.
While the three peak challenge makes for popular discussion amongst British hikers, often forgotten is that in fact there is a fourth peak. At 850 meters Slieve Donard marks the highest point of Northern Ireland, and although Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scarfell Pike get all the attention, we head over Irish Sea to acquaint ourselves with this often overlooked mountain.
New Orleans or NOLA as it’s also known, needs little introduction. Recently celebrating 300 years since its founding by the French in 1718, but this is only one party amongst many. The city’s vibrant atmosphere is well documented so whilst I may have missed Mardi Gras, does that mean I’ve missed the party?