• Scrambling Up Snowdon
  • Saving To Travel: It’s All About Attitude!
  • Plants Of Andalucía

Scrambling Up Snowdon

Soon after the new year I compiled a 'things I want to do' list. After climbing a Furth Munro in autumn (Helvellyn) without realising it at the time, I wanted to carry on climbing to complete all 34 … [Read More...]

Saving To Travel: It’s All About Attitude!

There is one important thing to consider before you even begin to save for that grand adventure you’ve always wanted. It could be you want to trek through the Amazon jungle, or walk around the Isle of … [Read More...]

Plants Of Andalucía

With Andalucía being much further south than the UK, spring was well advanced when we visited and there were many more flowers blooming, bright spots of colour amidst the green. A few species of … [Read More...]

Walking Around The Isle Of Wight

During January I wanted to set myself some challenges for the year ahead, challenges that would help me learn more about the world and about myself, push me out of my comfort zone a little, and help … [Read More...]

A Road Trip Around Andalucía

Ahhh, Andalucía. How I have fallen in love with you. After a few days in the Las Alpujarras in January we couldn't wait to go back, and after an invitation from a friend to visit him in La Alcaidesa … [Read More...]

Traveller Tales: The Crowded Planet

Tell us a bit about yourself and the focus of The Crowded Planet. We are Margherita and Nick, an Italian-Australian couple. We met ten years ago while working in London. Our mutual passion for … [Read More...]

Hunting For Harvest Mice

As a freelance ecologist, sometimes it can be quite hard to motivate yourself over winter when work is scarce and the weather is cold and wet, which was why I was really glad to get out last week to … [Read More...]

The Nasrid Palaces

The Nasrid Palaces within the Alhambra complex in Grenada, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are some of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen and most likely ever to … [Read More...]

The Oak Woods of Taynish

*GUEST POST* The Ancient Oak Woods of Taynish © Jo Woolf 2014 The National Nature Reserve of Taynish lies on the west coast of Argyll. Here, in the region known as Knapdale, the long fingers of sea … [Read More...]

Life In The Las Alpujarras

Southern Spain: my first adventure of 2015 and my first time in the country. Our destination? Pampaneira, a little mountain village in the Las Alpujarras region, near Granada and on the southern edges … [Read More...]