Xshot Selfie Stick Review

First impressions on the Xshot Selfie Stick in three words – Strong, Small and Light pretty much defines it for me! As soon as you open the packaging and get your hands on… Continue reading

Learning to ski is something I have always wanted to do!

After immigrating to the South Island of New Zealand and now pretty much living on the doorstep of the Southern Alps. It was now the perfect opportunity to finally learn to ski! With our… Continue reading

Ethiopia – Interview with Rachael Walker

An interview with friend Rachael Walker after her exciting adventourous holiday in Ethiopia… Losing your luggage on the way to Ethiopia must have been very interesting and slightly panicking, how did you manage and… Continue reading

60 Years of Reaching the Top of Everest

Sixty years ago today on the 29th May, 1953 ‘Edmund Hillary’ and ‘Tenzing Norgay’ were the first climbers confirmed to reach the summit of the majestic Mount Everest. As they stood together alone… Continue reading

Britain’s Camping Boom!

With a British bank holiday just around the corner more and more Brit’s are choosing to holiday at home in Britain, camping and caravanning rather than heading abroad. The British outdoors has certainly… Continue reading

Backpacking the Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Bula! (Hello) As the Fijian’s say, symbolizing their warm, friendly outgoing nature… With it being a few years now since I returned from an amazing backpacking experience around the Fijian ‘Yasawa islands’, I… Continue reading

Walking, Woodlands And Historic Findings…

After a lovely sunny stroll at the weekend with my two beautiful beagles and my brother Matt. I thought I would let you in to experience one of our favourite local walks in North Wales! It is… Continue reading

A walk in photo’s – Snowdon!

I thought I would share Sunday’s walk up Snowdon via a photo gallery! ‘Sunshine and Snow’ sums up the day perfectly…   A Great Day!

Celebrating Easter around the World!

On Easter Sunday, the most holy day of the Christian calendar, marking the resurrection of Jesus that the faithful say took place three days after his crucifixion. Believers attend religious services all around… Continue reading


The sights of this cultural extravaganza are spectacular when thousands of people, all ages gather and smear each other in bright colourful paints, known as ‘gulal’, dance and party for days. A religious… Continue reading

Tropical Perfection – San Blas Islands – Honeymoon Series – PART 4

The last part of our epic honeymoon adventure, we spent five nights in a remote, idyllic getaway on the Caribbean Coast. This was just what we required after the tough climbing trip in… Continue reading

Panoramic Panama – Honeymoon Series – PART 3

3 Nights in Panama City… After a speedy hour and a half flight from Quito, Ecuador we arrived fresh-faced and raring to explore. The sun was shining as we drove through the cosmopolitan… Continue reading

Walking & Mountaineering in the Ecuadorian Andes – Honeymoon Series -PART 2

Ecuador is a small, un-spoilt paradise, located in South America on the equator. Renowned for its biodiversity and it’s wealth of climates and beautiful landscapes. I believe it’s famous in its own right… Continue reading

Exploring the Diverse Country of Ecuador – Honeymoon Series – Part 1

After a 15 hour flight we finally touched down in the second highest capital city in the world ‘Quito’, elevated a whopping 2,850 meters above sea level. Being 8am Ecuador time, we were… Continue reading

Our Amazing Honeymoon Series Intro…

So I have decided to give you an insight into our amazing honeymoon adventure. We got married Saturday 4th June 2011 becoming ‘Mr & Mrs Petrie’ and on the Monday 6th June, we… Continue reading

Cool Cambridge

I must admit Cambridge isn’t the first choice of a city break that springs to mind, but after a cheap hotel deal at the luxurious ‘Doubletree by Hilton – Cambridge’ popping up we… Continue reading

24 hours in Trinidad, Cuba

Whilst on a two week holiday in Cayo Coco an island off central Cuba, we decided to spend two days breaking away from the isolation of the island to explore the quaint, small,… Continue reading

After hours in Venice

‘Venice is notorious for its lack of nightlife’ – Boy did we prove this statement wrong! You must experience Venice after dark, the city is quiet, calm and minus the masses of tourists.… Continue reading

Venice Unmasked…

Venice is a magical, floating, scenic city which instantly draws you in to the relaxed, laid back lifestyle, with the well-preserved culture and amazing architecture. You can easily understand why it attracts up… Continue reading


While I write a new blog post on my recent trip to Venice in November, I thought I would post a picture gallery of the photo’s I took whilst exploring the old winding… Continue reading

Liverpool Santa Dash!

2nd December Early this cold, frosty morning we drove to Liverpool City centre to take part in one of the UK’s biggest festive fun runs. We pounded the pavements of the city Centre… Continue reading

Frightening Flintshire!

With ‘Halloween’ or known as ‘All Hallows eve’ to some, a yearly holiday celebrated around the world on the 31st October is nearly upon us, cold dark nights have drawn in and an… Continue reading

Sun, Salsa, Rum and Cigars…

After visiting Cuba a few times with both friends and family and never been disappointed. Whenever I have visited it has been in the rainy season and weather has always been fantastic for… Continue reading

Summer in Zermatt

On the Italian border in the west of Switzerland lies the high alpine, beautiful village of ‘Zermatt’, known for being the village at the foot of the Matterhorn the most photographed mountain in… Continue reading

A true walker’s paradise – Isle of Skye…

Taking nearly as long to get to as a flight to Barbados the long drive to the west coast’s most northerly remote island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland was most definitely worth… Continue reading