Travel & Adventure

Seaside Campsites For The Perfect Family Holiday

When it comes to a family holiday, most kids want nothing more than to be close to a beach and if happy kids means happy mum and dad, choosing a coastal location for your holiday is a surefire route to success. Nothing says a family holiday like days spent at...
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A Cosy Weekend Break With Hoe Grange Holidays in The Peak District

We arrive at Hoe Grange on a beautiful bright and clear winters morning Our visit Saturday 17th December – Sunday 18th December From £100 per night 2 night minimum stay Find out more about Hoe Grange Holidays Pod Amenities Full bathroom including a double-sized shower and heated towel rail Double sofa bed Contemporary kitchenette with hob, microwave, sink,...
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Do Something Different! Try Stand Up Paddleboarding With Psyched Paddleboarding

We’ve loved the look of Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) for some time, and I must admit to having one (disastrous!) attempt at it myself a couple of years ago. In my defense it was freezing cold, my back injury was at it’s worst and it was in a lake full...
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Scaling Snowdon Via The South Ridge - Outdoor Bloggers Weekend 2016

Mr CWS arrives and we set off on our adventure straight from work on Friday evening, arriving at Llyn Gwynant campsite in Snowdonia around 8:30pm. The moon is almost full and we head to where the Outdoor Bloggers group are camped. I can just make out the imposing shapes of...
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Hayfield to Kinder Downfall 14.6km Circular Peak District Walk

  Walk Details Kinder Downfall from Hayfield, circular route, see it here. Hard/challenging 14.6km / 9 miles 695m 7.26 Hours On Friday evening we leave work, and in less than an hour we’re pulling up at  Hayfield Campsite in the High Peak.  I’ve been wanting to walk Kinder Scout since reading a friends blog article about it...
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Our Acorn Adventure Camping Holiday in the Ardèche, France

Picture gallery Where we went Acorn Family Adventure Holidays, Ardèche, South of France Saturday 6th – Sunday 14th August 2016 £399 Adult £349 Kids, All Inclusive Find out more There’s nothing quite as satisfying as setting your out of office email responder, so late on Friday afternoon, as I set mine, my head is immediately in...
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Why I Decided To Ditch My Tent and Book The Bucket List Holiday of a Lifetime

We all make plans, set ourselves goals and have places we want to see and things we want to do some day. I’m one of life’s butterflies, flitting happily from one thing to another, endlessly fascinated and enthralled and eager to see, do and experience as much as I possibly...
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Surfing, Glamping and a Weekend of Fun at Surf Snowdonia, Wales

The summer was grudgingly underway and just before the school holidays, we were invited to visit Surf Snowdonia, for a weekend of surfing and glamping. A weekend of glamping and surfing In the middle of the mountains? Heck yeah! Our stay Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July 2016 surfsnowdonia.co.uk The location Surf Snowdonia is in...
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The Summer Holiday Hot List

Summer is here, and we’ve been shopping for our August adventure holiday. We found heaps of awesome things, so whether you’re heading for the beach, off on an active adventure or camping closer to home, there’s something just for you! Bluestar Creative Fruit U Type Pillow Office Nap Pillow Plane Train...
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Kayaking at Astbury Mere Cheshire with Peak Pursuits

This was the first weekend in many months that we’d planned to spend at home, mainly so I could catch up on some feature writing. After working all Saturday morning however, by midday I needed some outdoors time, and so I promptly decided I wanted to go kayaking (not that...
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Superglamp Log Cabins - Adorable Tiny Homes!

What Is It? Outdoor ‘tiny houses’ from Superglamp Cabins sleep up to 4 adults Includes a kitchen, table, storage and en-suite shower room Outdoor space with BBQ area and optional hot tub Can be adapted and built to your specific specification Planning permission not needed What Did We Think? The best way to describe Superglamp, is to say...
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A Last Minute Marrakech Mini Break

We usually love winter, because it means going on our annual snowboarding holiday, but this year, hitting the slopes wasn’t an option. After working all the way through Christmas and the new year, I needed some down time, so I headed online to see if I could find a mini...
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Our Perfect Family Holiday

We’re an unconventional family that’s for sure, but we’re bound together by love. Not just soppy, sentimental family love, but a mutual love that we share for the great outdoors, wildlife, snowboarding, exploring, adventure….and anything that get’s us up and active! Relaxing in the Maldives after a dive There’s just the 3...
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American Tourister Lock 'n' Roll Spinner Luggage - Review

What We Tested American Tourister Lock ‘n’ Roll Spinner Suitcase in Sunshine Yellow Available in 3 sizes 55cm small case (cabin baggage) £109.00 69cm medium case £129.00 75cm large case £139.00 7 bright funky colours to choose from 5 year warranty I do like to travel with decent luggage, and as someone who loves colour and likes to...
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16 Fun Facts You Need To Know Before Hitting The Slopes For The First Time

Are you about to embark on your first ever ski or snowboarding holiday? Perhaps you’re considering a snow holiday for the first time? Read on! High above the clouds in Sestriere, Italy I’ve been snowboarding for 15 years now, racking up some 17 snow holidays in the process, despite coming to it...
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The Year In Pictures - Looking Back at 2015

As we reach the Christmas holidays and another year comes to an end, I decided to take a look back at some of my favourite nature and landscape photographs from 2015. As an amateur photographer and a lover of the outdoors, nothing makes me happier than capturing beautiful images of the...
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Destination Dublin For the Perfect Weekend Break (Sponsored Video)

When it comes to choosing a destination for a weekend away, keeping a go-to list of potential destinations can be a real help. Each time I visit somewhere new, I assign the experience to a category, ranging from ‘let’s never speak/think of this place again’ to ‘let’s sell the house...
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Woodland Retreat Super Pods at Fell End Cumbria

Fell End Super Pods in the Lake District Our Stay Woodland Retreats at Fell End Holiday Park, Milnthorpe, Cumbria pureleisuregroup.com 16th – 18th October 2015 About Fell End Woodland Retreats In March of this year, we stayed at Fell End Holiday Park in glamping pods and had a fabulous time, so when we found out about their new Forest Retreat Super Pods and...
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Black Diamond Backcountry Skiing - Forging A Balance

I’ve recently been writing about how much I love snowboarding in Whistler, Canada and with the changing of the season, my head is well and truly in mountain mode. Sadly, we have no plans to snowboard this year as I give my back time to heal properly, but I can’t help...
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10 Reasons Why Whistler Blackcomb in Canada is Awesome

I’ve been snowboarding for about 15 years now, and I go to the mountains every year, and have been known to take as many as 3 snowboarding trips in one season; no mean feat on a basic holiday allowance! I’ve been all over Europe, but time and time again, I’m...
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