For our trip to Vietnam and in particular our trip to go trekking in the Sapa mountains and valleys, I had got a new mid-size hiking pack the Helly Hansen Vanir+ 35L Backpack. This excellent 35L pack is perfect for weekends or shorter periods on the trail or as carry on luggage for flights. We had taken bigger 60 litre backpacks for our trip to Vietnam, but for our time in Sapa we decided to downsize and both share this…View Post
This category is for all the landlubbers out there, it contains all the adventures you can have without getting your feet wet! Come here for hiking, camping, outdoor cooking and all the other great activities you can take part in around Cornwall.
There are two ways to get to Sapa from Hanoi: an overnight bus or an overnight train. Although the bus is cheaper and slightly quicker, it is less private. The train offered cabins for up to 4 people, with beds, bedding and snacks included. We arrived at the station and headed for our carriage on the Chapa Express – one of many companies that own carriages on the train to and from…View Post
For the last few months, I’ve been wearing and checking out the Geraki Jacket by Pentagon. This is an ultra lightweight duck down jacket and is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities. Over the last couple of months, we have had some super cold weather which have given me the ideal conditions to test out this jacket. The duck down in this jacket is unbelievable, it is really, really warm. So what is down? Down is the soft, fluffy…View Post
I love this time of year. A cold, dry, wintry day is such a fantastic time to go for a walk, so a great pair of boots are a must. As you may have already read, Mike and I were heading to Ireland for a week – our stay would include a lot of walking – so I decided to invest in a brand new pair of boots, in the hopes that they would provide comfort (I would be wearing…View Post
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…View Post