“Do you know what? I actually feel like I’m abroad somewhere!” He didn’t know it, but the gushing tourist had just made my day. “Honestly, the smell of the cooking, the music, the atmosphere… It’s hard to believe I’m in Wales!” I smiled. This was exactly the vibe that I had hoped to create.   …

Perhaps like thalassophiles, who draw their energy from the burst of the waves, there exist a few amongst us who get their rocks off from a more earthly element. I guess we’ll call them pedraphiles. These strange creatures scour the countryside on the prowl for the perfect boulder, which on discovery, will be cleaned, climbed …

Fear shouldn’t put you off pursuing the most amazing experiences that life has to offer.

When the lorry finally pulled over, we started getting kitted out. Elbow pads, knee pads and a full face helmet. This definitely wasn’t just your usual bike ride…

(This article was originally commissioned for Adventure Animals, a travel website which unfortunately never went live.) As I pushed my mountain bike out of the rental shop in Minca, it occurred to me that in all of the times I had visited the mountain village I had never once seen anyone cycling there. I had …

Moving to a foreign country to find work can be a bit daunting, so here is a rundown of the most popular ski season jobs available, and how to get them.

So anyone who knows me can affirm that I tend to go off on a little excited tangent now an then when it comes to talking about Welsh… Maybe this guide will help you understand why!   23 funniest expressions in Welsh (and how to use them)

I’m still met with shocked faces and concern when I tell some people that I lived in Colombia for almost a year.  They don’t want to know about the lush jungles, the beautiful beaches or the bustling cities, but about the drugs, violence and horrific reputation. While Colombia is renowned for being one of the …

This week I had some adorable messages from some of my old students who just discovered my blog. The fact that they were even reading it in the first place would have been heartwarming, but their messages melted and even slightly broke my cold British heart. I received such an outpouring of concern about my …

  I know I’ve never stuck to a regular blogging schedule, but I’m starting to feel like I really want to try and be more consistent, even if it means quick, rambling posts rather than semi-serious content. Also since I’m writing more real, semi-grown-up content for other websites I feel like this gives me more …