Tag: adventure

Colourful houses in Menorca

How to Spend a Week in Menorca

I have memories of Menorca. Pretty distant ones, but they’re happy ones, and revolve largely around the hotel swimming pool and sliding off pedalos into the bluest of seas, which seemed terrifyingly deep to me at the age of six or seven. Beyond that, really nothing. To get the chance […]

Boat on the Amazon

The What, Where, Why and How of Travelling the Amazon

What? We hardly have to say it, but it’s the biggest river in the world and its delta stretches over six countries and several million square miles. It’s also home to the most insane collection of wildlife, birdlife and perhaps most irritatingly insect life. Where? We travelled through it from […]

Petra by Night

Exploring Jordan, the Ancient Heart of the Middle East

Pete’s guide to what to see and do in Jordan, the Middle East’s safest country and ancient heartland…

Adventurous Chaps in Iceland

Exploring Iceland’s Hot River by Mountain Bike

‘This one here is where my friend fell in and burnt his leg’ said Uli. ‘He didn’t know how bad it was because it was so hot and he was wearing long trousers.’ Wonderful. We’d only just gone down into the geothermal ‘Hot River’ valley we were going to spend […]

Pete in Meribel

A Week Skiing in Meribel

Despite what Dr. Johnson may have said about London, there does come a point when it is necessary to leave. If only for a short period and for a good reason, (skiing is as good a reason as any!) it is necessary. Even if it is only to remind yourself […]

Going Back to My Roots in Israel

Having grown up with a Jewish grandmother, eating Matzo, learning Hebrew sayings and singing traditional songs I have always been fascinated by Israel. When a friend from university moved to Herzliya, just north of Tel Aviv, my friends and I jumped at the opportunity to visit him. I had no idea […]