My Favourite Winter Sun Destinations

It’s that season again. Deepest darkest winter is upon us, the buzz of Christmas has come and gone, leaving us with heavier waistlines and lighter bank balances, and everyone’s just lost a bit of mojo. Time for a holiday. There’s a lot to be said for throwing in the towel for a couple of weeks merely days or weeks after …

How to Prepare for Your Kilimanjaro Trek

Mount Kilimanjaro! The name of this awe-inspiring summit is by itself enough to send shivers of excitement (as well as terror) down one’s spine. And, hiking up 19,340 feet to reach the topmost point of Mt. Kilimanjaro is every hiker’s dream come true. But as much as hiking up this great mountain sounds daunting, with good preparation, planning, training, and …

Beer and Food Pairing: How It’s Done

It’s no secret that people choose their wines to complement their food, but it’s still pretty rare to find someone who can confidently match food with beer. So when I was invited to the Royal Oak in Twickenham last week to learn the basics, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity. I’ve spent a good few Saturday afternoons in Twickenham following …

YourZone45 – The Full Lowdown

They say that you need to take time off in between exercising in order to give your body a chance to recover. I have a feeling though, that the experts probably mean a day or two – not a year. :/ Just kidding, but god, the battle is relentless, isn’t it? A little too much food or drink over a long …

3 days in New York: A Travel Guide

So, you’ve hit the Big Apple and you have three days to explore – what’s next? Well, they don’t call it the ‘Big Apple’ for nothing – with 304 mi² of sights, lights and wild nights, there’s plenty to fill your time. Here are my picks for spending 3 days in New York City, with a mix of big-hitting sights, …

Getting Engaged in Bali

Woohoo! He finally did it! I’m actually engaged. Ring on finger and gettin’ hitched. It happened in Bali, which does sound awfully romantic, doesn’t it? I mean, of course it was but Al’s always been pretty awkward and so it probably didn’t go quite to plan. More on that in a minute. On the Saturday before we flew to Bali, …