Category: Travel

Courchevel for the budget conscious skier 0

Courchevel for the budget conscious skier

Courchevel? One of the hottest ski resorts in the Three Valleys area of France? The top Alpine resort that is a regular haunt of the rich and famous? Yes, that’s the place! And last...

Are you a skier on a mission for a great black run? 0

Are you a skier on a mission for a great black run?

What is your skiing “type”? Are you happiest on long and flattering blue and red runs, whiling your days away enjoying the scenery and staying within your comfort zone? Are you a journey skier?...

The official ‘wild’ map of Scotland 0

The official ‘wild’ map of Scotland

Certainly, I reckon you’d agree, Scotland boasts a great deal of land that could be called “wild”. But how do you define “wild”? According to a new Scottish Natural Heritage project: “Wildness is a...

My first night in a Scottish bothy 4

My first night in a Scottish bothy

I have always avoided nights in bothies. What? FionaOutdors prefers B&B shocker? Well, no, I actually enjoy wild camping and I’d even prefer to sleep in the back of an estate car (this we...

DVD review: Sea kayaking with Gordon Brown 0

DVD review: Sea kayaking with Gordon Brown

Let’s get one thing straight first of all. If you’re imagining that former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has become a born-again sea kayaker you’d be wrong. Instead,  the Sea kayak DVD features one of...

New thrills: Bungee jumping at night 0

New thrills: Bungee jumping at night

Bungee jumping would be enough of a thrill for most people, but now a Scottish outdoors company is launching a bungee jump at night. According to Highland Fling Bungee, the Hallowe’en  Night Bungee Jump...

Kit review: Lowe Alpine TT Carry-On 40 Travel Rucksack 2

Kit review: Lowe Alpine TT Carry-On 40 Travel Rucksack

I have a massive fondness for rucksacks. There, I’ve outed myself as a Rucksack Lover. If I’m going to be absolutely truthful I own a wardrobe of rucksacks and not a single handbag. I...

The G-Force bags his Munro Round 2

The G-Force bags his Munro Round

It was wet. Very wet. The views were almost non-existent. But the day of walking was one of the best ever. Accompanied by 25 friends and family, the G-Force bagged the  final Munro of...

One day ferry and cycle tour of west Scotland 2

One day ferry and cycle tour of west Scotland

Stunning weather, superb views, a total transport cost of £8.50 and a fabulous day of solo cycling. Don’t you just love it when a day of adventure turns out to be utterly perfect? I...