WHAT IS FORAGING? Foraging is the gathering of foods found in the wild, many of which are delicious, fantastic sources of vitamins and nutrients and best of all they’re FREE! Many of us in the UK grow up having picked blackberries; they seem to grow absolutely everywhere from roadsides, school fields, woodlands, parks, gardens. Wherever … Continue reading Your Guide to Foraging
We may be preaching to the converted, but have you ever thought of asking your boss for more than your annual leave quota? Many businesses have finally cottoned on; a flexible work/life balance means keeping you super sausage workers onboard longer term, and career breaks are often part of the work perks. We caught up … Continue reading Solo Sabbatical Adventure
I can’t imagine living without a van. In 2016, my partner and I bought an old builder’s van – a 57 plate Nissan Primastar, to be precise. We stripped the back out, cleaned it up, and converted it ourselves into KeVan, the hardiest campervan around. This experience changed my life. Since finishing our conversion almost … Continue reading The Three P’s of Van Conversion
One of the beautiful things about having a van, is that you can go pretty much anywhere in it, whenever you fancy. My partner Andy and I have been to 14 different countries in our DIY campervan over the course of 2 years. With the van being our only vehicle, we have covered alpine passes … Continue reading Wanderlust Van Trip Routes
If the Banff Mountain Film Festival this year left you with the urge to hike up, run along or boogie-board your way somewhere on your own adventure, then maybe an Adventure Queen philosophical chat is in order… Going on a solo adventure can feel pretty scary, but there’s a whole lot to gain from giving … Continue reading Who go solo adventuring?
1. Planning is like marmite. Even if you loathe it, be clear on what you do and don’t want from your adventure. A deep understanding of why you’re going will make the trip more meaningful to you. 2. Safety first – going solo, whilst rewarding, carries more risk. Keep your family and friends happy by … Continue reading Top tips for first time solo adventuring
Adventure Queen Vanessa attended our 1st birthday campout in the Yorkshire Dales. She took the leap, and a weekend filled with many firsts (oh yeah!!!)! Here's a bit of a low down from Vanessa and words for newbies and/or Adventure Queens mums alike. I arrive at Low Greenside Farm Campsite with a smug smile … Continue reading AQ 1st birthday campout – a celebration of many firsts
The outdoors is an endless playground and perfect for adventurin' with kids, no matter what age they are – wide open spaces to run around in, woodland trails to follow with trees to climb, rock pools to explore, wild swimming to enjoy. The list goes on....Jen Benson, an outdoor adventure writer, ultra marathon runner and … Continue reading Ideas for adventurin’ with kids
For all those mums looking to enter the world of adventure with children for the first time or anyone who has a little person in their lives, be it aunties or grannies, this post is for you. Lots of women in the community have asked if you still be adventurous with little ones in tow? … Continue reading Can you adventure with little ones?
We’ve teamed up with some of our adventure friends to share a few of our fave overseas adventures. Complete a part of the adventure or tackle the full length, depending on how much budget and time you've got available. And remember to check out ‘how to plan an adventure’, if you need a bit of … Continue reading Overseas adventure ideas