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Il Vecchio Tasso: Stay in the Sibillini foothills

I have shown you some of the things I got up to on a recent visit to the beautiful Le Marche area of central Italy, an area amongst the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains. In fact I have more to show as well! But I couldn’t pass by without showing the wonderful place I stayed at during my travels there. Il Veccio Tasso. Il Vecchio Tasso is an idyllic stone old country house that sits near the hilltop town of Smerillo. In fact it sits not far from many of the gorgeous old hilltop town and villages that are...

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Want To Stay In A Chocolate Factory This Easter For Charity?

A childhood… and actually an adulthood dream isn’t it? To stay in a Chocolate Factory! Well, The Little Chocolate Shop in Leyburn near York is offering you chance to do just that this Easter. And what’s more is that all proceeds will go to Breast Cancer UK. Chocolate? Chocolate Factory? Stay overnight? Well I wanted to know what was included and the appetite was well and truly wet when I found out….. All the amenities of a luxury hotel A running chocolate fountain Edible furnishings A grass carpet A five star fancy dress box A chocolate breakfast Demonstration in...

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Tweeting and Adventuring – Powermonkey Explorer Giveaway

I am often asked whilst I am out hiking the mountains for days on end… “How do you manage to tweet all the time, especially when you are not near a plug socket for your phone”? Well, yes I do hike and tweet, and yes, when camping along for days I do not have the customary ability to charge from the wall. The answer? I always travel with my Powermonkey Explorer. With the solar panel attached to my rucksack and a little robust pack being charged as I hike in the daylight. Ready to charge my phone and other...

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Pics of Britain Competition – Coastal Towns for a camera

Competition now closed:  Congratulations to the winner.. The first person to get all 10 correct was @SansomPhoto 🙂  Camera for you and thanks for all those who took part and/or shared. I really look forward to the next picture quiz. The answers are now shown with each pic below: ___________________ Original Post: My last camera has served me well and would be a shame to see it waste away in a drawer. For a bit of fun it would be good to give away and send to one of you good people 🙂 Prize: Used but working as good...

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To BBC Manchester and The South Pole Ahead!

And we’re off! Myself in UK and Cheryl who is in New Zealand have begun the long hard journey preparing for our trek to the South Pole. Training begins not both physically but also mentally and logistically. So much to do and a big challenge with a big big goal! To trek from the ice shelf at the coast of Antarctica the full 560 – 600 miles to the South Pole. The months ahead will involve us increasing and increasing the schedule in all ways. Learning to cope with cold and crevasse dangers, practicing the mental grind all the...

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Laugh High Above the Clouds with Comic Relief

Charity and travel. 2 subjects very close to my heart. I also like to smile, so how about this for a flight with a difference! A flight all about charity and laughs. Comic Relief and Red Nose Day has teamed up with British Airways to go for the Guinness World Record for the ‘Highest Stand-Up Comedy Gig in the World’. Proceeds going towards ‘Flying Start’, hoping to transform the lives of disadvantaged children at home in the UK and abroad. Now then normally when I go off on my travels the flight can entail reading a book, the carriers...

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