What to Expect from Hiking the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

The Tongariro Crossing is consistently voted as the best one-day hike in New Zealand, and having just completed it, I can 100% see why. It has a little of everything – high, deserted plateaus, volcanic ash slides, steaming vents, emerald coloured lakes and beautiful forests, and that’s just for starters! Each and every corner reveals a new landscape, and just …

Getting My Leg Over The Old Man of Storr

People, I can tell you, there’s only one man on the Isle of Skye worth getting your leg over, and that’s the Old Man of Storr. Firstly, he is the most impressive-looking Old Man I’ve ever seen. Ancient and wizened by millions of years, he can certainly show you a trick or two. So why the ‘Old Man’? Well, if you tilt …