Category: Adventure Travel

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

A handful of us got up early this morning in order to see sunrise from Sarangkot, the highest point of Pokhara. On a good day, you can see Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world and among the world’s most dangerous to climb. (From Pokhara itself, you can see Pokhara II, III and […]

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Today has been an eventful one. It began promptly with a 5.30am get up; not ideal since I only got to bed at 1.30am, frustrated by the internet connection, and still needing to catch up on sleep from the flight to Kathmandu, but there was no way I was about to miss what warranted such […]

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Our guide for the duration of our time in Nepal is Rabhindra, but he tells us we can call him Robin for short. He informs us about his country and its 125 ethnic groups as our bus trundles through Kathmandu, a city which has seen a 60% rise in its population in just the last […]

Helicopter skiing in Iceland

Helicopter skiing in Iceland

Ever fancied helicopter skiing in Iceland? This is adventure heli-skiing at its best: thousands of never before skied peaks with vertical descents of up to 4500ft. Arctic Heli Skiing is operated by Bergmenn Mountain Guides on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland; they are Iceland’s only UIAGM-IFMGA certified mountain guides. Join the professionals for a […]

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

I landed in Kathmandu this morning to join leg 8 of the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 expedition. The expedition commenced on 23rd August 2013 from Land Rover’s base in Solihull, Birmingham and will finish – all being well – on 15th October 2013 in Mumbai, home of Tata Motors Ltd. which acquired Land Rover […]

Hiking to Preikestolen, Norway

Hiking to Preikestolen, Norway

The iconic Preikestolen – also known as Pulpit Rock – rises over 600 metres above Norway’s Lysefjord. Take the hike and enjoy the spectacular views from the top. From the closest car park, the hike takes around 3 to 4 hours. It is not recommended that you tackle this in Winter or Spring as the […]

Getting close to 5 iconic wildlife species

Getting close to 5 iconic wildlife species

Whether you’re a photographer wanting that special shot or simply have always yearned to look a gorilla in the eye, getting close to wildlife is one of the reasons some of us travel the world. Of course there is never a guarantee of being able to get close to any wild creature in its own […]

Top 5 places to see leopard

Top 5 places to see leopard

The elusive leopard is often a target for many a game viewer when heading to Africa. Sadly we still can’t guarantee you’ll see one but if you want to give yourself the absolute best chance then these properties certainly offer that, not least because of their amazing guides and trackers who have the eyesight of […]

Google Treks: revolutionising travel as we know it?

Google Treks: revolutionising travel as we know it?

Google Treks is the latest extension from Google Maps and Google StreetView; it is a project that stitches together web tours of destinations all over the world, whether it be the Grand Canyon or the Galapagos. Follow highlighted routes and explore areas followed along the same path as the team that filmed them – a […]

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

The puritans out there would probably turn their nose up at a safari lodge or camp with a spa – but surely a safari is about connecting with the wilderness… really feeling it? The word spa suggests something a little more formal than what most luxury safari camps and lodges have, and as soon as […]

The top 5 terrifying ski runs in Europe

The top 5 terrifying ski runs in Europe

This is a lighthearted look at five of the most extreme and dangerous ski runs in Europe. Many have tried and many have failed. Brave or brainless, depending on which side of the fence you sit, you canʼt deny the nerve and skill of the skiers who attempt to get to the end of these […]

Are you in on Africa's big secret?

Are you in on Africa’s big secret?

In most African countries there is a ‘secret season’, sometimes called the low season, except it’s not really a low season – the wildlife is still there, often the birds are more beautiful, the vegetation is lush and the flowers are out; in short, low or secret season (usually between November and April in most […]

See Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles up close and personal

See Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles up close and personal

Bringing together some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in Australia and boasting the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End. Bring your bathers and “swim with the crocs”, jump on their “fishing for crocs” platform and smile for the camera while holding […]

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Have you a head for heights? Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction – EdgeWalk – has adventure lovers taking a walk outside the CN Tower… around the circumference of the roof! Every year between the months of May and October tourists can strap themselves in and lean out over the city – just above the 360 […]

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun will occur later this year and another in 2015. This is a not-to-be-missed experience that should be everyone’s “must do” list. The fact that there is intense interest in the eclipse experience already, means that the cruise lines are putting on extra ships, and tour operators are coming up with […]

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The 4 best eco-lodges to go gorilla watching

The mountain gorilla has become an icon of eco-tourism and of conservation. In the last 30 years since we saw David Attenborough being surrounded by our giant cousins, many documentaries have told their story. Silverbacks have even knuckle-walked across the silver screen in Gorillas in the Mist . These are four great eco-lodges from where you can experience them […]

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