The Best Brecon Beacons Walks – 10 Routes With Epic Views

In this guide I describe 10 of the best Brecon Beacons walks. I provide a brief outline of each hike, including distance, difficulty and starting location. The Brecon Beacons National Park is located in South Wales and is made up of four different areas. These sections of the park are known as the Central Beacons, Fforest Fawr, the Black Mountain and the Black Mountains. Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Geopark. A dedicated National Park since 1957, the Beacons are…

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Brecon Beacons Waterfalls – 5 Walks In Waterfall Country

This is a guide to visiting the Brecon Beacons waterfalls in South Wales. Discover 5 easy walking trails and choose which one is right for you. 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…

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Thorong La Pass Trek

Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trail, Nepal. In this post I describe what you can expect when trekking from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass. When we did this hike we’d heard a lot of things about the pass from other hikers. Differing accounts of what time to leave and how long it would take. It was difficult to know what to believe. So as someone who has independently trekked…

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Visit Paricutin Volcano, Mexico

This is a guide to help intrepid travellers who want to visit Paricutin volcano in western Mexico. I remember researching this Mexican volcano before my first visit in 2014 and finding very little information. Several tours later, I decided to compile this comprehensive guide. Ah mighty Mexico! The land of tacos and Tequila. For many holidaymakers a trip to Mexico will consist of an all inclusive trip to Cancun. However this is a country with so much more…

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Travellers Hiking Guide: Ice Lake Manang Trek

Ice Lake in Manang valley is one of the best side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit. In this guide I provide a detailed trail description, trail stats and information on where to stay after completing the Ice Lake trek. The Best Annapurna Circuit Side Hike - Ice Lake, Manang The Annapurna Circuit is a classic long distance hike set in the heart of the Himalayas. The start and finish points vary, as does the amount of time taken…

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The Dhaulagiri Trek, Nepal

This is the most comprehensive guide to a Dhaulagiri trek from Larjung. The climax of this Annapurna region side hike is a viewpoint of Dhaulagiri Icefall. Dhaulagiri mountain is the seventh highest mountain in the world. At 8167m it is the highest peak in the world that stands entirely in one country, that country being Nepal. The name is derived from Sanskrit and means white beautiful mountain. I have to admit it is a fine looking mountain! Pouring down…

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The Fairy Meadows Trek

This is a guide to visiting Fairy Meadows in Pakistan. In this post I describe all you need to know to enjoy a Fairy Meadows trek.  Fairy Meadows is advertised as Pakistan’s most beautiful place. As the name suggests, it's a meadow and is nestled in the Pakistani Himalayas. With spectacular views of the Karakoram range in one direction and of Nanga Parbat in the other, it’s easy to see why it’s been given this accolade. In this…

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How to hike Rakaposhi Base Camp

This is a complete guide to hiking Rakaposhi Base Camp, Pakistan. I provide information on 3 different ways to hike Rakaposhi and beyond to Diran Base Camp. I explain when to visit and where to stay, and provide a detailed trail description. Rakaposhi peak is a mountain in the Karakoram Range that stretches up to 7788m. Rakaposhi Base Camp at 3500m is located at the base of Rakaposhi peak, alongside Minapin glacier. Trekkers can hike to base camp…

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Exploring The Beara Peninsula: Dursey Island Loop 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. It's part of the Wild Atlantic Way, an epic road network that travels along the coastal roads of Western Ireland. With big competition from the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, this peninsula tends to get overlooked. I was so impressed with my visit there that I would recommend…

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How difficult is Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda?

Spending time with mountain gorillas in the wild has to be one of the best experiences of my life. I can’t give it any higher praise than that. But just how difficult is gorilla trekking in Rwanda? In this post I describe what you can expect on a trek to see these fabulous animals. Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is located in North Western Rwanda. This protected area is home to 10 groups of mountain gorillas,…

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