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Montenegro: 7 Great Big Reasons to Visit This Little Gem

7 Reasons to Visit Montenegro

Zdravo, fellow wanderers!

Those of you who’ve been following my meanderings on Instagram will know that I’ve just spent 18 days adventuring in Montenegro, hence the scarcity of posts these past few weeks. It’s funny I didn’t manage to create and post much over the course of that time, seeing as I was based out of a co-working space for much of it! For me though, immersion in a place I’m visiting is always key; it’s important to be mindful not just when at home, but when traveling too!

Anyway, without further ado, here are 7 reasons that I feel you should consider visiting Montenegro – a small country with a whole lot to offer! Read More

All About That Base: Betws-y-Coed, the Gateway to Snowdonia National Park

Destination - Wales, Snowdonia NP

After a very relaxed, restful week in England’s lovely Malvern Hills, Nick and I have returned to Wales for another few days, although this time to the fringes of Snowdonia NP.

What’s been on the ol’ adventure agenda for Wales, Part 2? Well, for Nick it’s been a training course in paddlesport journey leadership, while for me it’s been woodland wanders, waterfall ogling, and…the UK’s only alpine coaster?! Yes indeed!

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A Wild Wander in Wales: Walking in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Destination - Wales, the Brecon Beacons NP

It’s been just a little over two weeks since the start of our six-month-long work sabbatical, and our adventures have now truly begun in earnest! 

After a week and a bit of local wanderings in the Yorkshire/Lancashire area with my partner Nick, we headed down to Wales. Driving southwest for just shy of four hours, we arrived at the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the site of our first adventures further afield. 

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Canals, Bicycles, and Pancakes: A Short Break in the Netherlands

Hallo – Megan here! I recently made a solo trip to the Netherlands for a few days, and I’d love to share with you all a selection of highlights and suggestions from my first visit to the country. Perhaps you’ll feel inspired to book a long weekend off and explore somewhere new yourself!

Bicycles in Amsterdam

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Adventures in the Algarve, Portugal: Part 3

Hello again, and welcome to the last installment of my scribblings about a recent visit to Portugal’s sun- and surf-filled south, the Algarve. If you’re new to the site and happened to miss Part 1 and Part 2, no worries – I’ve added the links here.

As I said at the end of the last post, this time we’re headed west – out to the many gorgeous beaches of the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina.

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Adventures in the Algarve, Portugal: Part 2

Boa tarde, fellow adventurers.

Here, find the continuation of my recent wanderings in southwestern Portugal, in the region better known as the Algarve. If you happened to miss Part 1, no worries – here’s the link.
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Adventures in the Algarve, Portugal: Part 1

Olá, y’all!

My partner Nick and I recently returned to our neck of the woods after a week away exploring the Algarve, Portugal‘s southern most region. It was a fantastic adventure, and I’d like to share a bit about our wanderings as well as a few of my photographs with you. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to do a bit of adventuring somewhere new as well!

~ The Algarve, Portugal – Part 1 ~

Met to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and to the west by the mighty Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve has a plethora of sandstone stack-spotted beaches to discover. Its location also means there is a near-constant sea breeze, making even the hottest of summer days reasonably comfortable.

And what to do on those long summer days? Well, the region has plenty to offer visitors, the adventure-keen and relaxation-minded alike. As for us, we wanted a mixture of both active pursuits and chillaxin’ time, and I’d say we definitely managed to strike that balance. A rental car is fairly essential to making things happen in the Algarve, but the options are plentiful at Faro Airport and the prices not too dear. I recommend doing a little online research before arriving in the Algarve, including becoming familiar with how the toll road – Via Verde – system works. Going to be doing a lot of exploring? Consider downloading a GPS app for the region onto your smartphone before you go, as there are many options available and they are often free. We used Navmii Portugal, and it was often invaluable.

Our wanderings took us mostly through the areas around and between Lagos, Sagres, and Aljezur, so the most southwestern part of the Algarve. Read More