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Three Ways to Survive a Winter Hike
October 16, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comments yet
Photo from Flickr by IamNotUnique

Photo from Flickr by IamNotUnique

Although it might be the case that the majority of hiking routes available to you in the UK diminishes over the winter period due to health and safety, if you really want to pursue your passion for hiking, you’ll always be able to put on your boots and backpack, and get out into the wild.

 

Though this might be true, it’s also the case that walking in the wild outdoors during the winter here in the Great British Isles is not the safest thing to do in the world, and therefore, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to write this short guide of some of the best ways to keep safe and healthy if you’re going out hiking over the winter this year.

 

Knowing What to Wear

It might be obvious, but a crucial component of keeping safe on a winter hike comes down to what you wear and what you take with you. The rule of thumb here is to wear whatever you can to keep warm and dry. This ultimately means packing that third pair of thermal socks, and it certainly means that you should pack the second waterproof in your rucksack, as it’s almost a certainty that your first will soak through. If you need high quality outdoor clothing, an online retailer like Regatta will be a great place to start.

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The Top 5 Souvenirs for Backpackers
October 16, 2014 – 11:00 am | No Comment
The Top 5 Souvenirs for Backpackers

To avoid returning home minus a fully functional back and with shoulders resembling a weightlifters, these are the items you should be buying.

The Ultimate Backpacker’s List of Essentials
September 19, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment
The Ultimate Backpacker’s List of Essentials

Traditionally a niche way to travel, backpacking’s popularity has grown exponentially over the last few years, thanks to its exciting mixture of flexibility, economy and freedom.

Scuba Diving In Tenerife
September 15, 2014 – 2:46 pm | No Comment
Scuba Diving In Tenerife

European destinations like Tenerife offer the perfect combination of great weather, budget options for accommodation and lots to see underwater.

Three reasons to fall In Love With San Sebastian
September 15, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment
Three reasons to fall In Love With San Sebastian

At the heart of the Basque region in northern Spain lies the coastal city of San Sebastian. All at once charming, trendy, lively and laidback, San Seb.

Colorado and the battle to legalize pot
July 12, 2014 – 3:14 pm | No Comment
Colorado and the battle to legalize pot

To help clear things up, we explain the main arguments of both legalization activists and prohibition supporters, so you can make up your own mind.

5 Best Hemp Products for Travelers
June 30, 2014 – 6:49 pm | One Comment
5 Best Hemp Products for Travelers

That said there are a few items that come in really handy and are well worth making space for. Here are 5 hemp based products that all travelers should make space for in their backpack:

Keep Your Costs Down: 5 Tips to do Asia on the Cheap
June 30, 2014 – 6:11 pm | No Comment
Keep Your Costs Down: 5 Tips to do Asia on the Cheap

cutting expenses, saving on accommodations and food, and earning money along the way, you’ll be a step ahead and ready to keep your costs down.

To Do, or Not to Do: Drug Use Abroad
June 27, 2014 – 4:44 pm | No Comment
To Do, or Not to Do: Drug Use Abroad

Walking down the street I hear a whisper “weed, weed, coke-a, what you need” There are endless amounts of times I have heard this from taxis tuk tuk’s beach sellers, and randoms of all sorts while out at festivals or traveling.

The many faces of Amsterdam
June 27, 2014 – 2:30 pm | No Comment
The many faces of Amsterdam

Getting the ferry overnight means minimum accommodation costs and maximum time in your destination of choice

Should all us travelers be wearing hemp?
May 2, 2014 – 5:52 pm | No Comment
Should all us travelers be wearing hemp?

For one thing, Hemp as a fiber protects your skin by naturally filtering out UV light, so on days when you forget your sun cream you’re still covered

5 Benefits of Marihuana Legalization and Cons of Its Current Prohibition
April 18, 2014 – 11:12 am | No Comment
5 Benefits of Marihuana Legalization and Cons of Its Current Prohibition

let us take a look at some of the benefits of legalizing Marihuana in your country. These reasons could easily convince or at least compel any sensible person to think on similar lines of legalising cannabis across their territories.

Keeping Healthy when Backpacking
March 25, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment
Keeping Healthy when Backpacking

No matter where you are, or who you’re with, however, ill-health can quickly turn a dream holiday into something unpleasant.

Why pick Croatia for your next holiday?
January 7, 2014 – 11:40 am | No Comment
Why pick Croatia for your next holiday?

If you’re toying with the idea of visiting Croatia but aren’t quite convinced, read on to find out why it’s worth adding to your holiday hit list.

Getting To Know Tenerife
January 3, 2014 – 5:02 pm | No Comment
Getting To Know Tenerife

The isle of eternal spring, the largest island of the Canary Islands and a popular get-away location for many western holiday makers makes holidays for easter 2014 in Tenerife an ideal choice!