Category: Travel

How to plan a ski holiday for a mixed-ability group 2

How to plan a ski holiday for a mixed-ability group

My guest blogger ponders the complexities of booking a ski holiday for a group of people with mixed abilities. It’s tough enough coming up with the right date, location, accommodation and ski hire package...

1000-mile Action End to End cycle challenge 0

1000-mile Action End to End cycle challenge

My guest blogger Andrew Seymour thought there might be some cycling crazies who follow this blog and who fancy taking part in a 1000-mile charity challenge. Surely there are a few of you?! He...

Isle of Bute Triathlon 0

Isle of Bute Triathlon

I have heard so many good things about the Isle of Bute Triathlon. My Glasgow Triathlon pals have often made the trip to this west coast Scottish island to take part in the sprint...

Giveaway: Two entries to the Edinburgh Rock ’n’ Roll Half-marathon 8

Giveaway: Two entries to the Edinburgh Rock ’n’ Roll Half-marathon

I have two places to give away for the Edinburgh Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon on Sunday April 14, 2013.  Following a successful first event last year, the concept that combines a running event with live...

Writer of VisitScotland Walks and Active guides 0

Writer of VisitScotland Walks and Active guides

A little self-promotion. (Without a PR company someone has to do it for me!). See my name as guide writer for the lovely new VisitScotland Walks guide and Active guide. I love that part...

Getting away from it all at New Year 0

Getting away from it all at New Year

I spend all day communicating by modern means, whether by email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,on the phone or blogging. I love my work and I enjoy the buzz of 21st century communication. But this New...

When sick means cool and ripped means buff

When sick means cool and ripped means buff

Skiing and snowboarding with the Young Dudes on a recent SnowVole bloggers’ trip to the French Alps brought me swiftly up to date with 21st century language. I am not someone who believes that...

Trying to act like a Young Dude in the French Alps 0

Trying to act like a Young Dude in the French Alps

Off-piste snowboarding is utterly awesome. (If you stay upright.) But off-piste nose-diving into two metres of snow is utterly exhausting! I found this out as I huffed and puffed and tried as hard as...

New Scottish festival celebrates mountain biker’s life 0

New Scottish festival celebrates mountain biker’s life

In September came the tragic news that champion downhill mountain biker Jaymie Mart had died at the age of just 31. Jaymie, originally from Penrith and who lived in the Scottish Borders, was seven-times...

Top outdoor activity company moves to Portugal 0

Top outdoor activity company moves to Portugal

I’ve known Aqua Ventura, an  outdoor activities company, for years. They offer lots of great holiday ideas including surfing, climbing, walking and sea kayaking. In 2012, they moved from Spain to southern Portugal –...