Exploring the Beara Peninsula – A wild experience

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 is part of the Wild Atlantic Way, a road network that travels along the coast roads of Western Ireland. I was so impressed with my visit there that I would recommend anyone travelling to Ireland to dedicate some time exploring the Beara Peninsula. View from our wild camp The Wild Camp…

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

This has to be one of the best experiences of my life. I can’t give it any higher praise than that. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park now comes with hefty price tag, but if you’re willing to part with your hard earned cash you won’t be disappointed. Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is located in North Western Rwanda. This protected area is home to 10 groups of mountain gorillas, all of varying sizes. Each gorilla…

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Helvellyn – The Best Lake District Hike

This year I’ve done some great hikes in far reaching places. In japan we hiked to the top of a volcano so we could snowboard back down and in Ethiopia we hiked in the Simien mountains with Gelada monkeys. However, the best hike of the year so far has to be a hike that was a lot closer to home. Just a (relatively) short drive up the road, Helvellyn has to be the best Lake District Hike. Ullswater…

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Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike

Have you ever thought about a Grand Canyon rim to rim hike? I’ll admit that for my first visit to the Grand Canyon that thought hadn’t crossed my mind. For my first visit I wanted to see the Grand Canyon in all it’s glory and I figured the best view was from the air. So in 2012, during my first visit to the Grand Canyon National Park I splashed the cash and did a helicopter ride. It was…

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22 Reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan

I first went to Kyrgyzstan in October 2015 and absolutely loved it. I raved about it so much to my friends and family that some of them even booked trips there! In 2018 I got to go back, not once but twice and I fell in love with it even more. So, I thought it was only right that I should share some of my ramblings about why you too, should visit Kyrgyzstan.  Since I emote visually this…

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A guide to hiking Pen Y Fan – 3 routes up Southern Britain’s highest peak

Let me start by explaining how to pronounce it! If you’re not from Wales you’d be mistaken into thinking that it is pronounced pennyfan. But that’s one sure way to get a chuckle from the locals. Actually, you won’t go far wrong if you try pen-er-van. Right, now that’s sorted let’s talk about the hikes. At 886m Pen y Fan literally means the top peak and there are several routes that can take you to the top. It is…

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