Surfing In The … UK?

When you think of surfing what comes to mind? That age old song by the Beach Boys about the good ol’ USA? Tropical beaches in South East Asia? Tanned surfer guys with Ozzy accents? I’ll bet a Welsh seaside town

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Real Mountain Biking And Cultural Awakenings In Tirol.

Like its name implies, the Kaiser mountain range sits majestically over Tirol in Austria, silently, patiently surveying one of the single most stunning regions in the Alps. This immortal observer offers some of the most majestic and seemingly impenetrable scenery

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Uncorking The Rebel City In Ireland.

When the heavens opened and poured down the entire annual rainfall of most small countries in a few hours, not even the famous Irish weather could put me off exploring Ireland’s real capital city after an impromptu change of plans

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The Big Voluntourism Lie.

Just when you think the negative aspects of voluntourism couldn’t get any worse, parts of the gap year industry are greenwashing their travel experiences with the terminology of volunteering in an effort to appeal to a wider market and increase

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Why Employers Should Be More Open Minded About Annual Leave.

For those who have dreams of travelling the world the current system of annual leave in many jobs and careers is not fit for purpose. The paradigm of having to beg for time off or have a limited amount of

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Experiencing the Wilder Kaiser Alpine Sports Week in Austria.

Adventure travel has become one of the fastest growing niches within the travel and gap year industries. With the health benefits, the connection with nature and the lure of an adrenaline rush alongside the many traditional benefits of travel, it

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Revitalising My Health And Wellbeing In Tirol, Austria.

I was just about burned out from a combination of work, stress and a general lack of looking after myself, and I needed something to redress that balance quickly. As always, travel provided the answer. Just as the Alpine Sports Week

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