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Welcome to the reviews page

From travel gear, novels, travel blogs, guidebooks, podcasts to films and even YouTube channels that are informative, you will find it all here.  The good, the bad and the ugly. 

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What Was That App That You Use For Local Walks?

After yet another message on Facebook asking me "What was that app you used for the walks, Julia?" I thought it was about time that ...
Darwin on the trail YouTube

Darwin On The Trail (YouTuber)

I was keen on learning more about Ultra-Light backpacking and stumbled upon a whole new world when researching on YouTube.  As some of you may ...

Travels with Rachel – In Search of South America (book review)

If you have been following my blog for a while then you will already know that I am a fan of George Mahood.  His style ...
Technology tips for the Camino Frances

Nine Things You Should Know About Technology On The Camino

I know, I know, I can hear it now, the Camino is meant to be a place where we can switch off and bask in ...
Grandma Gatewood a brilliant read

The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail at 67 years old!

I had never heard of Grandma Gatewood until I was listening to an interview with the author of this amazing book on The Mighty Blue ...
Gear review of the multi-cool buff, which is perfect for the camino

The Must Have Gadget for Walking in the Camino Sun

As I type this blog we are in the final preparations of walking the Camino.  I already mentioned this particular gadget in last week's blog ...

Not Tonight Josephine (Book Review)

By George Mahood Official Blurb: Click here to download from Amazon Two Brits, George and Mark, set off from New York City to explore the ...

Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain (Book review)

The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There ...

High and Low: How I Hiked Away From Depression Across Scotland

By Keith Foskett Click here to view on Amazon I am a Keith Foskett fan after devouring his first book about his Camino trip, The ...

127 Hours – Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Book review)

A totally inspiring and moving true story, which was cringe-worthy in parts. This book has some strong messages to take with you on your own ...
Jetboil flash - why I love my backpacking stove

JetBoil Flash Backpacking Cooking System is Wicked!

If you are buying a cooking system for your backpacking adventures then the JetBoil Flash is certainly worth consideration.  Check out the video below, but ...
zero to travel white

Zero to Travel Podcast – Jason Moore

Click here to visit on iTunes Whilst hiking The Cotswold Way I had listened to all my podcasts so I was looking for some new ...
weekly hiking tip podcast

Weekly Hiking Tip – Podcast by Dan Feldman

click here to visit on iTunes I love to listen to podcasts in the car, on a walk or even on a full hike.   Let ...

Into The Wild – Film Review

Wow!  This film is based on a true story and it certainly made me feel incredibly emotional as I watched this young man go through ...

The 5am Miracle Podcast

I have been listening to Jeff Sanders podcast called The 5am Miracle Podcast now for over three years and I do not think I have ...

The Best Lightweight Day Pack for Hikers

I absolutely love my Sea to Summit Lightweight Daypack and here are the reasons why:- * It packs up very small. Dinky is probably the ...

Wicked Shoulder Pouch for Your Mobile Phone

In this week's video, I explain the benefits of the Maxpedition Mobile Phone Pouch that fits snuggly onto the shoulder strap of any backpack.  I ...

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

Julie and I visited the Adventure Show in London last weekend.  The show was not that exciting.  It was rather like a show for adventure ...
My arriving at a hostel routine

Gear for Ensuring A Good Nights Sleep When Hostelling and Hiking

In this week's video, I will showcase the items and routine that I have when arriving at a hostel.  In my opinion, the sleep routine ...
The Last Englishman by Keith Foskett

The Last Englishman by Keith Foskett

Click to view on Amazon A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail After reading Keith's previous book which talked about his journey along the ...
5 hiking and backpacking items that I love

Five Gadgets That I Adore for All My Hiking Trips

  Last week I put together a video of the five items that I had purchased that were a complete waste of money.  (see here).  ...
The Outdoor Station Podcast

The Outdoors Station

Listening to podcasts is a great way to improve your skills, knowledge and become inspired.  I listen to many podcasts, but on the Adventure Geek ...
The Camino Way, Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain

The Camino Way, Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain

By Victor Prince Over the next coming weeks and months, you will start to see a variety of book, gear, film and podcast reviews on ...
Overweight, Undertrained and Terrified

Overweight, Undertrained and Terrified: A Camino Diary

by Connor O Donoghue Over the next coming weeks and months, you will start to see a variety of book, gear, film and podcast reviews ...

Five Hiking Items That I wish I Hadn't Purchased

 In this week's video, I am going to share with you my five gadgets that I purchased, but never actually used.  I am sure ...
My Camino Podcast - Dan Mulllins

My Camino – The Podcast

Listening to podcasts is a great way to improve your skills, knowledge and become inspired.  I listen to many podcasts, but on the Adventure Geek ...

The Journey in Between – Book Review

The Story of a Thru-Hiking Adventure on El Camino de Santiago by Keith Foskett     If you have read any of Kieth Foskett's aka "Fozzie" ...

Four Novels To Get You In The Mood for Your Camino Adventure

I returned from the first leg of the Camino Frances in June 2016.  After a month of reflection, we decided that we could not wait ...

I've Just Got To Tell You About My New Camino Gadget!

This couple gave us £5 for a coffee I love my gadgets and my latest backpacking toy is one that got me more excited that the ...

What Have I Bought for the Camino This Month?

I have not written a blog on my latest purchases for a while, so I thought I would give you an update.  It has become ...

Yippee! I Have My Scallop Shell for the Camino, Thanks to My Mum!

Walking sticks in Santiago, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain I was absolutely over the moon as last weekend my mum came over for Sunday dinner and ...

What Gadgets Have I Bought This Week?

As a modern day pilgrim, I do not feel that you have to suffer to walk the Camino.  If there are gadgets and items that ...

Can you Carry Trekking Poles on an Airplane?

With all the latest developments in security at airports nowadays, it suddenly dawned on me that I may not be allowed to carry my Nordic ...