A Scottish Retreat

A couple of weeks ago I spent a wonderful weekend in a Victorian hunting lodge in the Scottish countryside, on a weekend wellness retreat, with a lovely group of ladies. Now I must admit this is the first retreat I’ve been on and there was a little uncertainty sitting...

The House Sitting Lifestyle

Just as I’ve become a hiker in my sixties so I’ve also become a house sitter - both are things I never saw myself doing when I looked into my future during my earlier years. In my 20s, 30s and even 40s I’d thought my future was pretty much mapped out - children grow...

Travel Mentoring

I don't think it's any secret that I love to travel. My favourite topic of conversation is travel in all its different forms and I'd be quite happy to just drop everything at any time and take off for distant lands. And I think at this stage I'd be quite happy and...

The People We Meet

As the time gets closer to me heading off on my trip to walk the length of Hadrian's Wall and do some wild walking in the windswept Orkney Islands, I can't help but sometimes ask myself why I travel as much as I do. Why on earth do I feel compelled to wander far from...

Everest Base Camp Trek – what to take.

I wrote a version of this blog post a few years ago but I’ve had a few people quizzing me lately on what to take on an Everest Base Camp trek so I thought I’d update it a bit. We’re all very different when we travel and we all have different things that we consider...

Travel – A Matter of Perspective

A recent conversation on Facebook with a fellow travel addict raised the issue of how we all see things so very differently, how different destinations, different landscapes, different activities appeal to different people and how what one traveller may consider a...

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