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/ January 13, 2012 11:00 pm

Snowboarding: Ten Resorts in under Ten Weeks

Snowboarding: Ten Resorts in under Ten Weeks 13th January 2012 Yes I’m sitting here in a hotel at London Gatwick on Friday the 13th, and sadly there’s no horror film on TV for me to watch, so I’m just going over my upcoming snowboarding plans.   New Year had come and gone, and sitting at my laptop in my house […]

/ January 7, 2012 6:00 pm

All Play & No Work – Going Solo…

7th January 2012 Traveling yourself is a daunting thought, especially coming from a small rural area where you know everybody.  Even as a reasonably outgoing person, the idea of mixing with the unknown world was certainly out of my comfort zone in the beginning, and it’s taken time, too much time maybe, for me to realise that ‘being out of […]

/ December 15, 2011 6:00 pm

First Bite at the Big Apple

First Bite at the Big Apple 11th December 2011 We were near finishing a job in Canada, when Sam suggested that if I was going traveling for an unknown time, we better have some sort of “leaving doo”!  And as we were going to be flying back via New York, the plan was hatched to stop over for a few […]

/ March 22, 2011 6:00 pm

Snowboarding: Edmonds Snow Holiday 2011

Les Arcs, France Snowboarding: The Edmonds Snow Holiday 2011 20th March 2011 – Les Arcs, France Les Arcs, part of the Paradiski ski area, one of the largest ski area’s in the world, and I was going. This was to be an entirely different snowboarding holiday from the first – after being home for a few weeks, an email arrived […]

/ January 22, 2011 6:00 pm

Snowboarding: “All the Gear and No idea!”

Morzine-Avoriaz, France  Snowboarding: “All the gear and no idea” 22nd January 2011 “All the gear and no idea”, that was me.  I must have looked lost and out of place that first day.  While I waited for the bus outside the hotel, in the wrong place, and on the wrong side of the road, a friendly younger couple shouted to […]

/ September 21, 2010 6:00 pm

Dominican: Kiteboarding “Zero to Hero”

Dominican Adventure: Kiteboarding “Zero to Hero”… 21st September 2010 We left most of the windsurfing and kiteboarding for the second week, opting to basically do most of the trips which Iguana Mama had to offer in the first week. The nightlife wasn’t as busy as we’d expected, and we got caught in more than one topical monsoon – it was […]

/ September 14, 2010 6:00 pm

Dominican Adventure: Mama Knows Best

Dominican Adventure: Iguana Mama knows best! 14th September 2010 – Cabarete The Dominican Republic, part of the gloriously sunny and relaxed Caribbean, and visited by adventurers, honeymooners, and sun-seekers alike, young and old, from around the world. I’m in the young sun-seeking adventurer category!   We stay for two weeks in Cabarete, 30mins drive East of Puerto Plata in the […]

/ October 20, 2007 9:13 pm

Tartan Army: Karma

8th September 2007 – Scotland vs Lithuania 3-1 (Glasgow) 12th September 2007 – France vs Scotland 0-1 (Paris) Karma?  I was never a big believer in it until 2007.  Scotland were to play Lithuania at home, and then France away.  I had tickets for both, but couldn’t afford to go to France as I was a poor student. One of […]

/ October 15, 2006 5:23 pm

Tartan Army: Train to the Ukraine

11th October 2006 – Ukraine vs Scotland 2-0 (Kiev)   “Ryan, do can speak Russian can’t do?” “What?!  No…” “Dammit… hang on, here’s a blonde lass, do act like a train, and I’ll look lost!” Which we were, and the worse for drink, standing in kilts, and trying to find the train to take us over the border from Poland […]