Brecon Beacons Waterfalls

This is a guide to visiting the Brecon Beacons waterfalls in South Wales. The Brecon Beacons is a National Park in South Wales which was established in 1957. The park covers 519 square miles and consists of four main areas - The Black Mountain, Fforest Fawr, The Central Beacons and The Black Mountains. (Yes Black Mountain and Black Mountains - very confusing!) The Brecon Beacons comprises mostly of grassy moorland, interspersed with forestry plantations. The park is known for…

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The Best things to do in Merthyr Tydfil (by a local!)
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The Best things to do in Merthyr Tydfil (by a local!)

This is a comprehensive list of all the best things to do in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. I describe top activities on offer, from mountain biking and rock climbing, to castle tours and whisky tasting. All costs, locations and a downloadable map are included. Merthyr Tydfil is an Iron Heritage town in the South Wales valleys. It was once the largest town in Wales, with a workforce built solely on industry. However, in recent years Merthyr has reinvented itself…

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Things to do in Georgia (country)

In this travel guide I outline the best things to do in Georgia by discussing 7 top Georgia destinations.Travel to Georgia (the country, not the state) is a must for anyone who likes big mountains, a varied history and great wine.  You know the saying good things come in small packages? Well this is definitely true for the little Caucasian country of Georgia. Ever since my first visit to Georgia in 2015 it has remained one of my…

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Ireland Road Trip Planner: The Perfect Budget Itinerary

In this Ireland road trip planner, I provide all the information needed to enjoy an epic 28 day adventure around the Emerald Isle. I suggest which route to take, what activities to enjoy and which places to stay for every day of the trip. If you're wondering how to plan a trip in Ireland then look no further - I've put the hard work in so you don't have to! This Ireland road trip itinerary is suitable for…

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Craft Breweries Around the World

Updated for 2020! Craft breweries around the world includes brewery reviews from Asia, Europe and the Americas. There’s something so enjoyable about having a beer at the end of a good hike or after a busy day of sightseeing. For me, sampling new beer has become as big a part of travelling as trying new foods. Food, beer and exploring all seem to sit happily hand in hand with each other. For this reason I felt it was…

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12 Amazing Alternative Adventures

Are you looking to try something different? Need some inspiration to find an exciting experience? As a long term traveller I frequently get asked what are the best alternative adventures I've had, so I thought it was about time I shared some of them with you. In this post I describe 12 amazing adventures that I have enjoyed since I became an overland adventure tour leader in 2013. Some are quite active while others are more relaxing, but…

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Galway one day itinerary

In this post I provide the perfect itinerary if you have one day in Galway. I describe activities to enjoy, places to eat and where to stay. Galway is a harbour city in the West of Ireland, located where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. A great Galway one day itinerary would involve taking a free walking tour of the historical city centre, exploring Galway City Museum, walking the promenade to Salthill and listening to local Irish…

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Exploring the Beara Peninsula: Dursey Island Walk

A guide to exploring Dursey Island in County Cork. I explain what you can expect on the Dursey Island walk. The Beara Peninsula is the hidden gem of south-west Ireland. With big competition from the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, this peninsula tends to get overlooked. It's part of the Wild Atlantic Way, an epic road network that travels along the coastal roads of Western Ireland. I was so impressed with my visit there that I would recommend…

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Helvellyn via Striding Edge – The Best Lake District Hike

A guide to Hiking Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge from Patterdale village. This Helvellyn hike is arguably one of the best hikes in the Lake District. In 2019 I enjoyed some great hikes in far reaching places. In japan I hiked to the top of a volcano so I could snowboard back down and in Ethiopia I hiked in the Simien mountains with Gelada monkeys. However, the best hike of the Summer was a lot closer…

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Pen Y Fan Routes: A hiking guide by a local!

This is a guide to hiking Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales. In this article I explain all you need to know about the 3 best Pen y Fan routes. IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR 2020 - construction at the Neuadd reservoirs makes getting to the start of the horseshoe trail a little trickier! Pen Y Fan hike - A Great Brecon Beacons Walk Let me start by explaining how to pronounce it! If you’re not from…

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