Adrenaline and Adventure Travel in the Midi-Pyrénées

Mountains are my paradise The mountain environment has always been my favourite, there are few views more awe-inspiring than a beautiful conical summit. The Aveyron is an ideal adventure travel destination, with plenty of adrenalin fuelled activities on offer. Mountain scenery is extremely varied however, from an endless vista of high altitude snow topped peaks, huge steep-sided gorges or lush …

The Aveyron Images & First Impressions – Photo Essay

Visiting an entirely new area is always exciting, especially if knowledge of the area is limited anticipating a possible adventure. The Aveyron region, in the Midi-Pyrénées of the South of France is such area for me. Although aware of the major cities such as Toulouse, and Montauban most the region was relatively unknown to me. The itinerary provided certainly sounded …

Egypt, Bedouin Quad Bike Adventure

An excursion described as the ‘Ultimate Desert Experience’ just has to be given a try hyperbole or not! This one involved the desert around Sharm el Sheik, Egypt and consists of travelling on quad bikes followed by a short camel ride before heading a little further into the desert on the quad bikes. The eventual destination is a ‘Bedouin’ camp …

Australia, The Great Ocean Roadtrip – A superlative adventure

Any destination, landmark or area such as the Great Ocean Road, Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef or Great Trango Tower which uses superlatives to describe itself has a lot to live up to. Including hyperbole within a name puts a little extra pressure to live up to the billing. Fortunately most deliver in spades and the Great Ocean Road, Australia …

Non-tourist Venice – eating for adventure and enjoyment, not sustenance and convenience

Johanna Read Website: TravelEater I love travelling and I love eating, but I hate eating tourist food. So I collect advice about eating (and about what to do between snacks).  I figured I should share …  You can follow me on twitter, or share eating advice at TravelEater. TravelMind 1. How did you get involved in writing/blogging? I’ve been writing all …

Mad Dogs and Englishmen – A trekking in Iceland saga

“Mount Esja ……….. You are going to walk it?” asked the bus driver near Reykjavik, Iceland, after enquiring if he could tell me when the bus reached the base of the mountain. When I affirmed my intention to do just this, he replied “You’re mad!” The day had started out defining dreary, grey and drab with constant drizzle driven by …

Why Auckland Stole My Heart

Paul Corbett Website: www.mypostcardfrom.com I’m an early thirties web developer based in the North West of England and recent newcomer to blogging. I set off on my first round the world trip in 2003 which was a three week organised trip that gave me a taste for the big wide world. In 2006 I took a year out and backpacked …

Having a Whale of a time in Husavik, Iceland

Whale watching is either on almost everybody’s bucket list or they have already had the pleasure. The chance to see the largest animal that has ever lived shouldn’t be missed, visitors see blue whales off Iceland, especially Husavik every year. Any whale would be a lifetime ‘highlight’ regardless of which, species swam across the bow. Husavik is on the eastern …