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    We’re on the move

    So you may be questioning why we’ve been a little quiet lately, well the news is we are going to move home! After living on a third...

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    50 amazing facts about rainforests

    Rainforests believe it or not, are fundamental to our planet’s health. Pretty obvious right? Not only are rainforests home to more than half of the world’s species...

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    The most extreme destinations in the world

    Let us take you on a journey through some of the most extreme destinations in the world. See how much you really know about the world with...

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    Flying a Piper Warrior PA28

    For my last birthday Kate surprised me with what can only be described as the most amazing, right out there kind of present.. to fly a plane!...

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    Love Lock Bridge, Paris

    Who doesn’t love a little romance huh? – We ticked off visiting a Love Lock Bridge (Pont des Arts) whilst in Paris and even added our names...

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    Gamble in Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas! In 2012 39m people visited Las Vegas and we were two of them We managed to check this off our bucket list during our...

So you may be questioning why we’ve been a little quiet lately, well the news is we are going to move home! After living on a third floor apartment together for just over a year, we wanted a bit of a change and to make the most of the great outdoors… So this led us to look at a lovely cottage that plays host to over 70 acres of land!

Last Saturday we managed to get a last minute viewing and as soon as we arrived we fell in love. After having a look around and meeting the owners, we didn’t have much time to make our minds up as we knew someone had just viewed the cottage and it wouldn’t be long before someone put an offer in. We just looked at each other and the words “We’ll take” it rolled off our tongues without much thought. We followed our hearts and boy are we glad!

The lovely owners let us know all the walking routes we can take across the land and off we went exploring our new home…

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Rainforests believe it or not, are fundamental to our planet’s health. Pretty obvious right? Not only are rainforests home to more than half of the world’s species of flora and fauna, rainforests are also the source of about 40 percent of the planet’s oxygen supply! That’s a fact that I didn’t realise was so high. It’s sad to know that despite humans being so diverse and “life-giving” we still continue to destroy these beautiful natural habitats through deforestation.

Now I’m not going to start lecturing you on how we should stop our every day lives and chain ourselves to trees to try save them (although that could be an idea!) BUT it’s good to try spread some awareness about how extreme it’s becoming. After all, we are all avid travellers who love the world and what it gives back to us. Read More

Let us take you on a journey through some of the most extreme destinations in the world. See how much you really know about the world with these extreme facts!

Do you know where the world’s coldest place is? How about where the Sun never dips below the horizon, or the city that plays host to the tallest building in the world? Discover the world’s most extreme destinations in the infographic below.

These extreme destinations around the world take things to the next level and beyond… Read More

For my last birthday Kate surprised me with what can only be described as the most amazing, right out there kind of present.. to fly a plane! So now the weather has started to slowly improve in good old Blighty, it’s time I made the call and to book my flight experience! – A little nervous but so excited, I can’t wait!

I have chosen to fly in Brighton where we can make it a lovely trip away, get ourselves exploring and making the most of Brighton’s famous night life. The flight itself was an introductory lesson where I would be taught the basics of how to fly in a briefing room before I take to the skies – eek! As Kate got me this amazing thrill seeking gift, I felt a little saddened by the fact I’d be having the time of my life whilst she’s got her feet firmly on the ground below. I knew no matter how I described the experience it would never be the same as actually doing it for yourself… Read More

Who doesn’t love a little romance huh? – We ticked off visiting a Love Lock Bridge (Pont des Arts) whilst in Paris and even added our names to the forever growing collection of padlocks. Well in such a romantic city, we were never going to say no were we ;)

So what is a love lock I hear you say? A love lock is a padlock which lovers lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the persons names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolise unbreakable love.

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Viva Las Vegas! In 2012 39m people visited Las Vegas and we were two of them 8-) We managed to check this off our bucket list during our road trip around California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah in a rented RV. So let the fun commence, we had just come from Zion National Park so the nightlife, bright lights, and gambling had us buzzing with excitement!

So far we had been travelling around day by day with next to no itinerary, but knowing the places we wanted to check off our list. We arrived in Las Vegas at the start of the night, after battling to drive the 25 ft RV with the strongest side winds known to man (okay maybe it wasnt that strong, but with such a big vehicle we were battling the whole entire time to keep it on the straight and narrow! – eek!) So once we made it we found an RV park just a short walk from Downtown Las Vegas – Woohoo!

After walking around the casinos with our jaws dropped on the floor from amazement of us actually being here, we decided to take advantage of the cheap prices Vegas has on offer. A few Lobsters, pints and steaks later, we hit the district. After walking to the strip (yes we stupidly walked it) we were done for the night, on our way back we were greeted with a passed out homeless guy by the side of the road with the cops driving past not blinking an eyelid. (Are we in the safest area?! we are thinking to ourselves.. is this the usual for Vegas? Do we do anything to help?) Read More

Last Summer we agreed that we couldn’t really top the USA road trip, neither did we want to. We fancied something a little less intense but still a great adventure to somewhere new. After potentially looking at Croatia, we actually decided on Amsterdam and Paris – lots to see and do and all relatively cheap. The price between driving and flights wasn’t much in it, so we decided to drive, and get back to basics with camping :)

So we set off at around 10pm to head down to Dover, catch the ferry at gone 12am, reach Calais and then drive 230 miles straight to ‘Camping Zeeburg‘ where we pitched our tent next to the noisiest goats they had as pets at the campsite.. Little did we know they were going to be our personal alarm clock for the next week! BUT they did get us out of bed nice and early to make the most of our time in Amsterdam :D Read More

Following our post on how to poop in the woods, we thought we would share a topic which is a little more serious when camping, or out in the open – Hypothermia. Now as you are reading this you might be nice and snug in the warm, but when you adventure the outdoors you are set to experience all types of weather and should be prepared for the worst. (It’s always going to rain isn’t it? – Typical!)

It’s always colder in the mountains so no matter where you’re headed on your next backpacking adventure or what time of year it is, bring these cold fact with you. You never know, a quick read over these may in fact save your life (IF they actually do, let us know, but in all seriousness please take care out there!)

Remember hypothermia is deadly and unfortunately takes the lives of 600+ people a year so don’t take symptoms lightly! Read More

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