The Wales Coast Path: Porthmadog to Criccieth

It really is a bit far to travel from Kent to Wales just to spend a day climbing Snowdon, so we decided to spend a few extra days exploring other areas of this beautiful National Park. On our first day, after some consideration, we decided to walk down to Porthmadog from our bed and breakfast and follow […]

Spring In The Woods

I feel quite torn sometimes when people ask me what my favourite season of the year is. I like summer for the long days and colour, I like autumn for the crisp, cool mornings and the sense of the world slowing down. I like winter for playing in the snow (when it arrives) and going […]

Traveller Tales: The Student Travels

Tell us a bit about yourself and the focus of The Student Travels. Hello! I’m Lauren, a 23 year old travel blogger originally from the UK but now based in Melbourne. The Student Travels was born when I was studying at the University of Kent. I took a gap year before uni and ever since […]

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 Furth Munros. So ‘visit Wales’ went on the list. Wales is a beautiful country and I have many […]

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 Wight in five days, or road trip around Europe. Whatever it is you want to do, you have […]

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 plant I recognised, or at least the families they came from, but many I have never seen before. I keep meaning to […]

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 other people. My first challenge came easily after meeting up with some friends over Christmas; she was hoping […]

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 we leapt at the chance to explore more of the area. Unlike our last trip where we based […]

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 travel is what brought us together, and since then we’ve never stopped. We travelled full-time for a couple of years and […]

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 help a friend survey roadside verges for hedgerows for harvest mice. Especially when we came across some […]