Barranco Beach

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Barranco Beach, situated in the Algarve close to the town of Sagres. This is an amazing place to visit for many reasons; one being that there is a semi permanent hippie community on the beach. Who are a very  friendly and welcoming people, sharing there stories fire and beer with us on our escapade. The beach is amazing just like many of the beaches in the Algarve, although like others this one has not been touched by tourism or anything of that matter. As such there are no facilities at all apart a compost toilet, there isn’t even a road! Having said that […]

Planning a road trip escapade – The day before

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Escapade escapade ˈɛskəpeɪd,ˌɛskəˈpeɪd noun an act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure. “he told of their escapade with a ‘borrowed’ truck” The planning stage – What’s this? Well this one is easy, we didn’t plan anything, the ferry, the route absolutely nothing! Well that’s not strictly true the plan was to help a friend from the Mongol Rally move house from Lisbon to Amsterdam. Apart from this nothing was planned not even a ferry crossing, where we would be staying, nothing! This trip was in fact so spontaneous that I called my ‘boss’ up Saturday morning and told him I […]

Conquer Earth – Travel and Adventure

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Welcome to Conquer Earth a project that I am working with to help inspire adventure, travel and general wanderlust. This the first of many videos to come  check out the channel for many more adventures, travels and how to have your own adventures.

A to Z Challenge: Tomorrow it begins!

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Tomorrow everything kicks off with the A to Z Challenge. A to Z Challenge is a blogging challenge. I will be posting every day (apart from Sundays for the Challenge) about place in the world that is more hidden or off the beaten track, saying this there is no set theme so all the posts will be following the line of rest of this website and could be on absolutely anything travel or adventure related. I have to say some of the places we are going to be visiting just make me what to grab my bag and catch the next […]

The A to Z Challenge

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I have decided to take on the A to Z challenge in April 2016. During April I, along with over a thousand plus other bloggers will be posting to our blogs with a post that begins with every letter of the alphabet. I will of course be posting on mainly travel and adventure topics as always but I am going to through a few spanners in as well. I hope you enjoy all the posts throughout April. However in the mean time have a look around the website.

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Travelling Cheap: Accommodation

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Accommodation Accommodation, transport and visas, are some of the most expensive costs when travelling, as travellers we are always counting money to try and get the cheapest deals on all of the above. In this section we are looking in to cheap accommodation around Europe in particular but generally at ways of finding cheap places to stay where ever in the world you may be travelling. Camping Camping is by far one of the cheapest accommodation options as it’s usually FREE if you are wild camping or there may be a small charge which can differ depending where you are. […]

The end for 2015, the adventures of 2016

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The end is nigh for 2015, however 2016 is now here! Looking back at pictures, postcards and bits of film, it has been an interesting year to say the least. There have been many adventures, some big changes and I have met some amazing people. It has been a year of enlightenment, a year I would like to call the light bulb year! I have personally found that thing that makes me really itch and what to get up and go. Yes you might have guessed this blog is very much involved in that idea. Well the Mongol Rally to start […]

Adventure Travel is good for your Mental Health

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So I found this interesting article on mental health whilst searching in the bottomless pit that is the internet. This article was found and written on Getupandgo’s blog, an Adventure Travel company based in India. Most of the things that mention in this post I know can relate to especially on the Mongol Rally. What do you think? Leave a comment below. LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND It doesn’t happen when you start packing, or when you stay up half the night before your trip trying to answer emails and take out the trash. But once you board the plane, train […]

Explore huh, What is it good for? Absolutely everyone!

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The RGS Explore 2015, in the Royal Geographical Society London. A weekend of workshops, lectures  and meeting fellow adventurers and scientists. I had the pleasure of meeting the man who first inspired me to explore. Nicholas Crane’s Map Man series is what I like to call the start of my adventurous spirit and for me starting to collect maps. The 2 seasons follow Nic, as he follows the maps that changed the way in which we see Britain. Explore! I highly recommend RGS Explore 2015 to anyone who what’s to go an expedition, adventure, scientific research or all three! The weekend […]

Dartmoor Walking Festival

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As a Walking Group Leader and Dartmoor Guide I’ve been out on Dartmoor quite a lot along with hundreds of thousands of others, it’s a big place after all. It occurred to me earlier this year that Dartmoor has no walking festival which is a shame, considering the vast treks and paths, history and archaeology. Well for 2016 that’s changed: introducing the first Dartmoor Walking Festival! The festival is being organised by myself and Simon Dell the owner of Moorland Guides. We have had a pretty busy leading up this point, but we nearly have everything covered. I say everything we […]