Despite living abroad twice in my life I’ve never actually traveled that much and I’ve only visited 11 countries (3 of which I lived in). I’m always day dreaming of exploring far away places like Australia, New Zealand or South America but I haven’t even begun fully exploring the United Kingdom yet – which is crazy considering it is literally right on my door step. After recently … Continue reading Micro-Adventures: My Wish List
In May this year, news broke that a 22 year old Mexican woman from the Tarahumara tribe ran a 50km (31 mile) ultramarathon equipped with nothing other than a pair of sandals made from recycled tires. Moreover with no professional training María Lorena Ramírez beat 500 other runners to the finishing line. For years there has been intrigue surrounding the Tarahumara tribe and in 2009 … Continue reading Born to run in the Copper Canyons
I ummed and ahed for a good few days to find the perfect way to describe the wonder of forests; and I simply couldn’t do it justice. But I know of someone who could: ” Every time I enter one of the last wild places of this earth, I feel I am walking into a vast, hallowed cathedral. I enter timelessness, mystery, the unknown, where … Continue reading Best Forests To Visit In The UK
The mountains offer escapism and rejuvenation from daily life. Ideally everyone could have the best of both worlds – the beauty of the countryside but the convenience of a town. When you’ve had a busy day and want nothing more than to climb a big hill, music can be the next best thing to turn to. Here’s my top 50 favourite songs to listen to … Continue reading Back to the Mountains Playlist
As I sit here on my sofa with a sore bum and tired legs I’m already thinking about when I can hop back on a snowboard. I’ve wanted to try Snowboarding for years, rather shamefully after watching Chalet Girl for the first time as a teenage girl. When I turned 24 earlier this month I decided to treat myself to a lesson at the Snowdome in … Continue reading Learning how to Snowboard
One day I’d love to move to a small village in the middle of nowhere. Close enough to a town for dinners out and cinema nights but far away enough to see the stars at night and enjoy peaceful quiet. In the spirit of this I thought I’d do a list of remote cabins that just took my breath away: Lake O’Hara, The Rocky Mountains, … Continue reading Cabin Fever!
When my partner introduced me to running he gave me a piece of advice: ‘when you get tired don’t stop, just shuffle’. Little did I know that this technique had an epic backstory and originated on the other side of the world back in the early 1980s. Cliff young, one of the most unknown yet influential ultramarathon runners coined this technique and it has since … Continue reading The Legend of the ‘Young-Shuffle’
National Parks conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the world. As well as making wilderness more accessible for the public, national parks also preserve habitats for a varied range of native plants and wildlife. Currently over 12 percent of the world’s land surface is protected by the borders of national parks and nature reserves. They help detract from pollution in more … Continue reading Top 8 National Parks in the World!
Without wanting to sound like a pretentious twit – there’s a Norwegian proverb which says ‘Only one who wanders, finds a new path’. To date, I’ve only hiked in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Wales) and while there are plenty of places left to explore I’d like my next adventure to be slightly further afield. My experience of Hiking is on British terrain which … Continue reading Top 5 Europe Trails on My Bucket List
There are so many good quotes out there that perfectly sum up nature. Which is your favourite? “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir “I … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes About Nature
Growing up I always thought that running was just something you did to lose weight and this mentality had a huge affect on my approach to hitting the trail. After constantly hearing about this mythical ‘runners high’ I was determined to break through the barrier and become a runner – and while I wouldn’t yet feel comfortable branding myself as a runner, I can proudly say … Continue reading 5 Benefits Running Has on Your Mind