Unusual places to get some fresh air in Berlin

I love to get out in the fresh air no matter where in the world I am so I was delighted to find a few slightly unusual places to take the air on a recent city break to Berlin. Hike to a disused, graffiti covered radar station Deep in the western suburbs of Berlin, not…

Mountain biking in Ischgl

The track narrowed, the sides got higher, the path steepened, I spotted the bush and seconds later I had vaulted both bike and bush and was lying in the most scenic spot I had ever had the displeasure to fall off a bike in… It’s fair to say that Ischgl might not be the best…

Bristol to Bruges and back again by bike

Easter weekend saw me take on a whole new sort of adventure. Since Christmas I’ve been commuting longer distances by bike and began to think about a longer trip on two wheels. Given that my longer commute still isn’t very long I wanted to pick a route that would have enough challenge but was also…

Oxford: a photo tour and top tips

When offered the chance to attend a conference in Oxford with accommodation in a real oxford college and an ‘experience dinner’ in the Harry Potter-esque Great Hall of Keble College I was not about to turn the offer down. If you ever find yourself visiting Oxford outside of term time then I would really recommend…

Guernsey: Beaches, Bikes and Gache

After a very delightful time at the Sark Folk Festival it was time to explore Guernsey. Somewhat larger but no less charming Guernsey has all the ingredients for a great holiday. As you may be able to tell from my blog title I love to be outdoors and active and that certainly doesn’t stop when…