Footwear

Men’s Columbia Ventrailia II Outdry Shoe Review

It’s been a couple of years since I reviewed the Columbia Ventrailia walking shoes back in 2016. Since then, these awesome shoes have literally taken me around the world. They’ve been to countries such as Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Slovakia and Croatia to name but a few. They’ve also been worn on 25+ mile hiking days on the Cornish Coast path. They’ve gone through sand, mud and streams and have served me awesomely. Although my old faithful Columbia Ventrailia walking shoes…

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Clothing

Columbia Women’s Altitude Aspect Hooded Fleece Jacket Review

After sorting through my winter clothes, I realised I didn’t own a decent hoodie so decided to check out what Columbia had to offer. As you may have read previously, I love Columbria…everything I have got from them has just been of a fantastic quality. I found the ideal hoodie and at an good price too considering its features. This was the Columbia Women’s Altitude Aspect Hooded Fleece Jacket. As soon as it arrived, I wanted to wear it. The…

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Foreign Lands

What You Must Do In The Slovakian High Tatras

  Last summer, we travelled from Norway all the way down through Europe to Croatia. We visited Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Hungary on the way. One of our very favourite parts of the whole, epic trip was spending a week in the Slokian High Tatras, hiking from hut to hut. You may have already read about our favourite Mountain Huts in the Slovakian High Tatras, however, in this little article, I’m going to write about and share photos of…

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Footwear

Columbia Women’s Caldorado II Outdry EX Shoe Review

A few years ago, I got a pair of Ventrailia Outdry Trail shoes by Columbia and have worn them nearly every day since, so I thought it was time for a new pair. For obvious reasons, I chose Columbia again. Everything by Columbia that I have owned has been made to a very high standard and always looks great. After browsing, I chose the Columbia Women’s Caldorado II Outdry EX Shoe, as they look very cool and have some awesome…

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Outdoor Cooking

Didriksons Celine Women’s Parka Review

Just under two years ago, I got the Edge Women’s Jacket by Didriksons, which I have been wearing non-stop since then. As I mentioned previously in that review, Didriksons always create such great quality clothing, so I decided, as the weather was getting pretty wet and cold, it was time for something even thicker and suitable for this climate. Obviously, Didriksons was the first choice for this. The Women’s Celine Parka by Didriksons is such a fantastic coat, which has…

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Clothing

Columbia Men’s Deschutes River Heavyweight Flannel Shirt Review

You may have read last month’s review of the Columbia Powder Lite Hooded Jacket. If you have, you will know how much I like the Columbia brand and the clothes they make. This is one of the reasons that I chose the Men’s Columbia Deschutes River Heavyweight Flannel Shirt which I’m going to review for you here: A main feature of the Deschutes shirt is the twin check pockets and the wooden effect buttons. I think the shirt has a…

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Road Trips

A Playlist for an Irish Road Trip

In February, Vicky and I will be heading to Ireland for a pretty awesome road trip. We’re going to be flying into Dublin, where we will watch some Six Nations rugby, visit the Guinness Factory, Kilmainham Gaol (a former prison) and see some amazing sights. We will then drive across from East to West and spend some time in Galway before driving north to Ireland’s only Fjord – Killary Harbour. After some days lapping up the countryside and coast of…

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Gear

Christmas Gift Guide For Outdoor Adventurers

It’s that time of year again and people are going to start rushing around panic-buying presents for their loved ones. In order to help you out, I’ve group a few items that would suit any outdoor lover. If you find this Christmas gift guide useful, you might like to check out my camping Christmas gift guide here or my Christmas Gift Guide for travellers here.   HJ Hall Merino Wool Commando Outdoor Socks Socks are a proper Christmas cliche, but…

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Clothing

Columbia Men’s Powder Lite Hooded Jacket Review

The Columbia Men’s Powder Lite Hooded Jacket is an awesome coat for autumn and winter months. I fell in love with it because of its striking design and colouring. I think the three-colour design is really cool and definitely stands out from the crowd. There are other versions and colours of this jacket but I think that the combination of golden shoulders, ochre lower and blue arms is the best as it has a sort of retro vibe to it.…

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VW T4 Transporter

Preparing For A Winter Road Trip (Infographic)

  Give your car a check up You want to walk around your car or van and give it a really good once over. Then move to the windscreen and look at the wiper blades. You must replace any worn out blades. If your wiper blades aren’t up to scratch this will greatly decrease visibility in the event of rain or snow.   Look at the liquids After looking at the outside of your car you need to open up…

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