It’s no great secret to anyone who know’s me that I’m a big Harry Potter fan. I grew up reading, and waiting, for the books and then the films. I have long been in love with the wizarding world — with magic, and spells and charms and potions. It’s a world of imagination, where anything is possible. So when we were planning a trip up to the Northernmost part of Scotland I couldn’t resist experiencing the closest thing to real-life magic. …


The Northernmost part of Scotland is wild and untamed. Think dramatic cliffs, uninterrupted coastland and windswept land. I’d never been this far north in the UK before, nor had I appreciated how far North it really is (about 6 and a half hours away from the English border). I was amazed at the beautiful scenery, delighted by the wildlife and enthralled by the photo opportunities around every corner. From John O’Groats we took this leisurely walk to Duncansby Head. …


The Kite Runner. A classic novel of the last decade. It’s a book read in English classes, book clubs and everyone seems to have heard of it even if they haven’t read it. But what is all the fuss about? I finally got round to reading this well-known book. Though it’s set in two locations at a great distance from one another I wouldn’t so much describe The Kite Runner as a travel or adventure book. It’s more about the story and a journey of a man-made into who he is by a startling chain of events.

It’s a tale…


I’ve been reading the beautifully illustrated Spiritual Places by Sarah Baxter lately. It’s a collection of short stories about spiritual places around the world and their cultural significance. A fascinating book in its own right but that’s not the subject of this post. It did remind me of one of the most striking religious sites I have visited. It’s not a temple, or a cathedral or even a pilgrimage. Some may also question the religious significance of this piece. …


The Peak Districts are one of my absolute favourite places in the UK. They’re full of:

  • Scrambles
  • Great climbing spots
  • Some stunning views for budding photographers

They’re all-round fantastic outdoor places. On a personal level, the Peaks are synonymous with my University Mountaineering society and the people that ignited my love of outdoor activities. So with holiday’s this year looking much more like a UK affair, we decided to explore the Peaks in a short getaway. Looking for a walk neither of us had done before we came across ‘Thor’s Cave’. …


Intro to the Great Wall of China

One of the new seven wonders of the world — the Great Wall of China. Also one of man’s most impressive architectural creations. It spans a vast 5,500 miles (8,850km) or up to 13,170 miles (21,200km) according to a disputed Chinese study. And it isn’t one single wall but a collection of smaller walls. The main parts run roughly parallel and are in the northern parts of China.

Together these fortifications protect and consolidate Chinese land. But they’re not just for defence against the nomadic ‘barbarians’ of the past. The walls act as border control along the old Silk Road…


Iguazú Falls, or “big water” as the name translates into English, are sometimes considered one of the 7 wonders of the natural world. And with good reason. With 275 falls, the tallest of which is 75m, they are a truly spectacular sight. In fact, they’re the sixth-largest waterfalls in the world. Nestled in the jungle between Argentina and Brazil, a trip to the falls in one heck of a way to see mother nature at her finest.

Given their location on the border of two South American countries, you have the opportunity to spend two days visiting the falls. Get…


We hadn’t been able to make too much progress last month so we skipped the update. But boy did we make up for during March. (That’s one small silver lining of the Covid-19 epidemic — more time to work on our hobbies).

Swivelling from driving to chill out mode

Since the last update we’ve had a few major improvements. The first of which is the new swivel seat. The front two passenger seats are now sitting on a swivel plate. So when we’re on the road they’re front and centre. When we park up, a few bolts undone and a little jiggery pokery and hey presto! …


Venice is known as the city of canals. In Northern Italy it’s got the charm of all things Italian — great food, beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery. But it also feels a bit like stepping back in time. With no cars but boats for transport, and crumbling buildings falling away into the canals, there’s something captivating about the place. In this blog, we’ve gathered all our insights from the past 10 years of trips to Venice.

Top Sights for a Weekend in Venice

Piazza San Marco

St. Mark’s square is the centre of Venice. In fact, Napolean called it “the drawing room of Europe”. …


This month has been a little quiet on the DIY front for our van conversion. Instead we’ve been busy with weekend plans, next years’ holiday plans and diving into our sabbatical plans. So many camper travel plans. In fact, it’s all just been plans, plans, plans.

The 2019 Adventure Overland Show — Seeking Inspiration

Even our weekend away this past month was all down to camper planning. We spent it in Stratford-Upon-Avon for the Autumn incarnation of this year’s Adventure Overland Show. It’s a weekend boasting the largest gathering of expedition vehicles in the UK. The show is dedicated to alternative travel and really showcases the spirit of…

Hannah

Creative thinker, blogger, student journalist, lover of adventure and climbing | 32 countries visited | Travel & Adventure Blog @ www.sageadventures.co.uk

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