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
One of the main reasons you get outside is to frolic au naturale amongst the trees and bees. We don’t mean naked as such (although that's wholly encouraged). But we do mean escaping to the sounds of the birdies rather than the underfoot crunch of litter in the grass. Disposable plastic, carbon emissions, fishies with tiny plastic blobs inside them– … Continue reading Tips for adventurin’ sustainably
The UK is an adventure playground. Fact. Being an island, we're spoilt for choice from coastlines to rivers, mountains and hills. So here are some UK-based adventure ideas for your adventure inspiration list, including everything from a weekend running dressed as a Roman soldier, to taking the little ones out for a hill climb. HIKING … Continue reading UK adventure ideas
When it comes to planning an adventure, peeps generally fall into one of two camps – the avid planners and the more spontaneous souls. There’s no right or wrong. But depending on how far away or complex your adventure is, sometimes a bit of a plan can be useful. So here are our 20 steps for how to … Continue reading How to plan an adventure