Category Travel

Never giving up, with world champ Paralympian sailor Hannah Stodel

When Hannah Stodel reached out to me, asking to contribute to the #makingwavesproject I was excited. Despite being born without her right lower arm, Hannah has notched up staggering achievements in the world of professional sailing – 4 x Paralympian triple world champion. 17 world cup gold medals. First disabled sailor to sail non-stop around Britain and Ireland…

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Pushing boundaries with Channel swimmer Abhejali Bernardová

This post is part of my #makingwaves series – intrepid and inspirational women with an uplifting story to tell. “What? You’re saying you’ve actually swam the channel?” I exclaimed. “All of it? From Dover to Calais?” “Yes,” she replied. “Twice.”  My mouth dropped open. She beamed modestly as I stood on the beach, gawping somewhat… Read More

It’s official. I’m a MILF. Yep, a ‘Mum In Love with Festivals’.

Experiencing an adventure festival through the eyes of a mum-of-three. I think it’s fair to say that I was in the minority at the Armchair Adventure Festival. A mum of three young children who’d hustled hard to grab a break in the adventure world. What was I thinking? I couldn’t have been further from shimmying… Read More

Reigniting mumventure

Mumventure is a concept I started talking and writing about eighteen months ago, before the pandemic turned our lives upside down. Personally, it’s close to my heart but professionally too, as it has also fuelled my outdoor photography brand. What is a mumventure? By definition, a mumventure is an exciting or unusual experience that a… Read More

Tips for flying long-haul with a toddler

What was it like travelling to Mauritius with my 22-month old daughter Lucy? This Easter, we took our three children to the other side of the world, to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. My husband works over there a few times a year, and so we were fortunate to stay in a… Read More