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5 WAYS TO TEST YOUR METTLE IN SCOTLAND’S WINTER

5 WAYS TO TEST YOUR METTLE IN SCOTLAND'S WINTER

Scotland’s always held a special place in my heart ever since Mum and Dad first took my sister and I there for our school holidays. Distant memories of wind, rain and midges have long since faded, leaving the majesty and magnificence […]

HOW TO RUN UP A VOLCANO

HOW TO RUN UP A VOLCANO

Verdant rolling hills are charming and good-looking. Colossal vertiginous mountain ranges are majestic by their sheer magnitude but my funky biscuit in my world of geographical pointy wonders are mighty steaming volcanoes. Dotted along the major fault lines of the […]

GETTING TO KNOW THE STANS

GETTING TO KNOW THE STANS

  We hadn’t proposed to drive through The Stans when we first planned our Best Life adventure, but an unexpected 3,500km diversion around our Iranian visa issues, gave us one of the best parts of our overland adventure. It was a great reminder that arriving with […]

CAMPING & CRAZINESS IN KYRGYZSTAN

CAMPING & CRAZINESS IN KYRGYZSTAN

Kyrgyzstan is a place that boggles the mind – or, my mind, at least. On one hand, there are whispers of the familiar: tall sandwich loaves which tower over their flat bread brothers; supermarkets which are in fact super, not dingy pantries with […]

EXIT INTERVIEWS: BEST OF INDIA

EXIT INTERVIEWS: BEST OF INDIA

BEN SOUTHALL 5 words/phrases that describe India:  eclectic, friendly, curious, diverse, hectic What seems to make the people of India happy? When you’re in the company of Indian’s, especially those you’re meeting for the first time, it’s really hard to tell […]