Anyone for Everest? Base Camp Here We Come!

While I am not one for making New Year’s Resolutions, I do like to step into a New Year with a goal in sight, and after much deliberation we have decided that 2014 is going to be the year in which we cross ‘Climb Everest Base Camp’ off our ever-growing bucket list! It has been…

Trekking to Everest Base Camp – Yet Another Bucket List Adventure!

After successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2012, I honestly thought that I would never attempt to climb another mountain again. Don’t get me wrong, it was an amazing ‘life-changing’ experience, but it was also one of the hardest things I have ever done, and the thought of sleeping mountainside in minus temperatures for a…

One of The Best Things About Travel Is…

Meeting new people… and we have met some of the most amazing people on your journeys around the world.  Old, young, rich, poor, black, white and every beautiful shade in between, the world is full of wonderful people, and here are just some that made our trips truly special…

New Holiday Trends – Swapping Sun, Sea and Sand for ‘Something Special’

Holidays:  An extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling – Oxford Dictionary The holiday season may be drawing to an end in not-so-sunny Europe, but for many, now the holiday season really gets going with the newest and latest holiday trends. Cycling Holidays, Photography Holidays, Volunteer Holidays,…

Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes – Which One is Right for You?

When we booked our Kilimanjaro Climb, I was surprised to learn just how many routes there are to the ‘Roof of Africa’ – and that this magical mountain offers six different passageways to cater for every age, every fitness level, and every budget. Everyone who attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro has one goal in mind…

Next Stop… Namibia

Anyone who follows our blog will know that we have a bucket list of countries we want to visit as long as the Great Wall of China, but if there is one destination we are desperate to explore, it is the vast and beautiful land of Namibia. With the magnificent red dunes of Sossusvlei, the…

Climb Kilimanjaro for Charity in 2013

If you dream of scaling Africa’s highest mountain, but need a reason to motivate yourself to do so, why not climb Kilimanjaro for your favourite charity in 2013, and share your amazing experience with those less fortunate. Many well-known charitable organisations offer Kilimanjaro climbs, but they quite often charge a fixed ‘donation’ or set a…

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 2 Machame Gate

When a lifelong dream becomes a reality, I believe that one of the best ways to preserve those precious memories is to put the experience down in words. A diary, a notepad, or in this case, a blog, are great tools for remembering, sharing and reliving those highs and lows that come with an extreme…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – We Did It!

We have dreamed about it for years, we have talked about it for months, and now I am very happy (and quite proud!) to say we have done it, “it” being of course – the conquering of Mount Kilimanjaro!   Tougher, higher and more beautiful than we had ever imagined, Kilimanjaro, and Tanzania in general,…