• Surf Snowdonia review - UKTR blog post (1)

    My Blake Lively Surfing Moment

    I saw that shark film recently with Blake Lively in, The Shallows. It’s not the best shark movie out there as Emma, the biggest shark fan I know, would tell you. But there’s one scene in it that I loved. The surfing one. And I remember her awesome surfing...
  • Backpacking through Sri Lanka - Colombo & Galle UKTR blog post

    Backpacking Through Sri Lanka

    Of all the places I have visited, Sri Lanka is one of the most interesting and exotic. The first part of my backpacking trip, taking in Mount Lavinia and Galle, was a truly memorable experience that I would recommend to anyone looking for an unusual and varied holiday destination....
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    Touring New Zealand by Campervan

    The general trend in travel is evolving away from the organized tour groups to a more carefree non-guided tour that involves traveling by car rentals or campervan. Traveling by campervan has been growing in popularity since it offers freedom to choose your itinerary, who you travel with and how...
  • Wandering Duck Weekend Boat Trip - UK Travel Room Magazine

    Alternative things to do on a weekend: Canal Boat trips

    If you have a bad day or week stuck in the office with deadlines moved forward, new tasks piling up and just a general ‘mare’ you will want to make something of your weekend to blow that stress away. There are loads of things to do on a weekend...
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro - UK Travel Room Travel Magazine

    Climbing Kilimanjaro – Rock Climbing to Shira Camp

    Climbing Kilimanjaro – Diary Guide and Tips I soon realised second day was meant to be shorter, just the four hours trekking, but as it turns out short doesn’t equal easier. Figure that! Now we were definitely climbing a mountain. As we started we thought we might be lucky...
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro post 2 - UK Travel Room Travel Magazine

    Climbing Kilimanjaro – How to tackle the beast

    Climbing Kilimanjaro – Diary Guide and Tips Jambo, (which is Hi in Swahili :-)) At 6pm on day two, snuggled by my ski jacket in the tent, I decided this was as good of a time as any to start writing a diary while climbing Kilimanjaro. I made the conscious...
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro - Kilimanjaro Machame camp - UK Travel Room Travel Magazine

    Climbing Kilimanjaro – Trek to the Lava Tower

      After rock climbing to Shira Camp (which you can read about here) I was in very much need of some sleep. But sometimes things just don’t go as planned and whilst I loved the food we had for dinner, the food didn’t really love me back which resulted...
  • Tours de France 2013 winner - UK Travel Room

    The Tour de France winner prediction

    From the stunning heights of the Alps and the Pyrenese to the cultural metropolis of Paris, the Tours de France is a traveller’s dream. For 100 years, cyclists have been travelling the length and breadth of France to watch out for the coveted yellow jersey; I am one of...