Rambling Around – Parks, Forests and Hills in and around London

I crave a bit of nature and outdoorsy-ness on a regular basis and that can be quite difficult to find when you live in the capital. If you are just passing through London you may only discover Hyde Park or Regents Park where London Zoo is! Don't get me started on zoos though... I'll never … Continue reading Rambling Around – Parks, Forests and Hills in and around London

Quilotoa Crater – A Wobbly Walk

One of the most beautiful places I visited in Ecuador was Quilotoa. A tiny village with a small population consisting mainly of farmers and a few people working in tourism. Quilotoa has a few B&B's and a few little shops flogging alpaca gear but that's about it! Incredibly cold (at least it was in June … Continue reading Quilotoa Crater – A Wobbly Walk

Walking the Colca Canyon without a Guide

A trip to the Colca Canyon is a once in a lifetime experience. The second deepest canyon in the world at 11,488 feet deep (after the Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet, China) and more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA it is quite an impressive sight. There are many organised trips … Continue reading Walking the Colca Canyon without a Guide

Packing for Patagonia

I recently went on a 9 day trek in the Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. You can read more about it here. It's hard to know what you'll really need for a trip like this but I can tell you what I brought and the equipment and food we had for 3 … Continue reading Packing for Patagonia

Trekking in Torres del Paine

A visit to Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, is high on most people's lists for what to do in Patagonia. Finding information on how to do it without a guide isn't too easy - I hope this is a good comprehensive overview and helps a few of you out. You … Continue reading Trekking in Torres del Paine