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I awoke to the sounds of countless cockerels in the gardens of the homestay. The day started with a noodle breakfast overlooking the Mekong. There seemed to be some cloud cover ahead and I wondered whether it would be slightly cooler today. No sooner had I thought this, the sun burned through the clouds and it was once again, sweltering.…

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I flicked the lightswitch next to my bed in the hotel. The light did not turn on so I panicked, not because I was afraid of the dark, but I was on the fifth floor of the hotel and today was my day of departure. I was facing carrying all four panniers bags and my bicycle (still in the box)…

My flight from Heathrow landed into Guangzhou, China, at 17:55 local time, or 09:55 London time. I'd slept intermittently on the flight and watched an excellent film called Wilder People starring Sam Neill. It's about the adventures of a boy and a man in the New Zealand bush and had me laughing out loud which I always think is a…

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It all started with a freakishly promising weather forecast in one of my favourite places in the world – Snowdonia. The last weekend of October wouldn’t ordinarily be associated with good weather, but this weekend was different, so Dave and I decided to plan a weekend of adventure in North Wales. We left early on Saturday and arrived into Betws-y-Coed…

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If you’re like me and still instruct and lead trips (at the coalface!), then you can’t always be at the end of the line to answer calls. Half-way up a mountain you get your call of the year – a group of 20 wanting a bespoke trip to Alaska...but you miss it, because you’re with your group and don’t want…

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As previously discussed, it’s tempting to take on every single role within a business, certainly when you’re first starting out. I think it’s a good idea to have a handle on each aspect of your business in the first instance because it prepares you for when you come round to then outsourcing different elements. There’s no doubt about it, having…

I’ve only ever owned two vehicles, my trusty 2001 Fiat Punto (that I reluctantly sold for £130 after many adventures – it was all very emotional), and now a Nissan NV200 black van. The Nissan is a great little van, perfect for filling with cycling and climbing kit for adventure weekends, and incredibly fuel efficient – it’s a match made…

Essential Online Tools for Small Businesses - Part 2: Images I’d like to think that I know something about my strengths and weaknesses. It is all too easy to become overwhelmed with wearing every hat within your business and it is truly difficult to sometimes get over yourself and take a step back from every process involved. One of my all-time…

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I am hugely passionate about adventure and the benefits it can have, but what exactly makes an adventure? A quick Google search of definition of adventure brings up the following: "an unusual or daring experience", but I feel this does not do the term any justice. I've also heard it defined as "an activity or endeavour through which the outcome is uncertain"…

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