Agnes Water and 1770 are small, sleepy towns that are so often overlooked as somewhere to explore. I met many a traveller that was just staying one or maybe two nights here. Using it mainly as a rest spot before catching the overnight bus up to Airlie Beach. While I spent nearly a week in the area most of that was spent on my Castaway adventure (find out more about that in my next post) I definitely fell into the…
Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, is one of the must-see things on any east coast Australia trip. It was originally named K’Gari island by its traditional Aboriginal owners and more recently, the island, like Uluru, it has recently been handed back to the traditional owners (albeit with much less fanfare). The word K’Gari roughly translates to paradise which is a pretty good description of this awe-inspiring place. Fraser Island is world-heritage listed and stretches over 123…
Every year millions of people travel to Australia’s east coast hitting all the familiar stops and taking the same instagrammable shots as everyone else. This means that these spots can be really overcrowded which can sometimes take away from the whole feel of a place. Leaving you pretty underwhelmed when you were expecting something a little more breathtaking (that’s tourism for you). However, it does mean that sometimes if you wait awhile.
As I walk along the beach, the cool sand softly cushioning my feet there is suddenly an eruption of noise. Just off the shoreline are 2 boats releasing an abundance of fireworks into the night sky. As impressive as any display that I’ve seen it marks the culmination of a spectacular couple of weeks of sport, the Commonwealth Games.
Just an hour’s drive west of Manchester you will find Britain’s best zoo (as named by TripAdvisor 2017), Chester Zoo. Home to over 21,000 animals spread across 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens there really is something for everyone.
With Mother’s day in the UK just around the corner (Sunday 11th March in case you were wondering – click here for other countries) the frantic rush of children up and down the country trying to decide how they are going to thank their mums (or equivalent) for putting up with them has officially begun. What if this year you didn’t opt for the traditional card and flowers/chocolate/ favourite perfume etc option?
A short drive from Manchester, Rivington Pike sits at the most westerly point of Winter Hill on the West Pennine Moors. A popular walk throughout the year, this place has played a key part in the UK’s communication past. Think back to a time when the internet and phones and electricity didn’t exist. This made the whole keeping in contact and passing urgent messages like ‘we are under attack send help’
There’s plenty of things to do in Manchester but sometimes you just need to get out of the city only you need to inspiration. Well, that’s where I come in. A native Mancunian, let me show you some of my favourite local haunts to get your adventure juices going. Situated to the south of Manchester in the borough of Trafford but once part of the prestigious county of Cheshire lies Dunham Massey Park. Now a national trust site, the name…
What do you want to do when you grow up? It’s that question. The one that you seem to be frequently asked from the moment that you can comprehend it. For me, the answers changed over the years
I can see for miles from here. In the distance, jutting up from the horizon are the sharp, spiky, silhouettes of the city skyscrapers. They are few and dot the horizon reminding me of the closeness of the city.