Tagged: outdoors

Climbing in Yangshuo

The Climbing Lesson from Rachel A Davis Vagabond on Vimeo. If China has an outdoor capital, then Yangshuo is probably it. With so many hiking and cycling trails, rivers, caves and rock faces it draws adventurous visitors from all over the world to play amongst...

Xingping, it’s on the note you know!

The note in question being the 20 Yuan note, and tourists flock from all over the country to see the beautiful view that is depicted on their money. Luckily, December wasn’t a time they chose to do it and we found Xingping to be rather...

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Scones

I was so pleased with my cheese and onion scones I really wanted to make a vegan scone that would match it for flavour. I considered using vegan cheese but I don’t really have enough knowledge of them so I pondered alternatives. I came up...

Summer in a Bottle, Elderflower Cordial

The refreshing taste of elderflower syrup is the liquid embodiment of summer. It is the perfect non-alcoholic thirst quencher for long summer evenings, for picnics and outdoor entertaining. Not that it can’t be served alcoholic, make a delightful white wine spritzer with it for some...

Cheese and Onion Super Scones

Summer is finally here! Get those picnic blankets out and throw an impromptu picnic in the garden on a lush lawn or pick a lovely sunny day and pack a basket with goodies and go for an adventure. These super cheese and onion scones are...

Murren, Switzerland, snow, mountains

A Snowy Hike From Mürren

The clouds we’d seen all week disappeared from the valley revealing a beautiful blue sky so we took the cable car up to pretty Mürren. Sitting over 1600 metres above sea level at the end of the Lauterbrunnen valley, Mürren has impressive views of the Eiger, Monch...

I left a bit of my heart in Grenoble

Living our vagabond life takes us to some amazing places. I found myself housesitting in Grenoble, France, looking after a wonderful old cat named Wallace whilst his owners took a three week trip to Vietnam. What a marvellous treat to spend a few weeks immersed...

Scotland, UK, Cairngorms

Hiding Away Up A Scottish Glen

Scotland has many hidden gems, beautiful views and magnificent walks that are less well-known than some of the more celebrated places. We took our little van up into north Angus this week. Just 35 miles from Dundee yet it felt a million miles separated us...

A Snowy Week In The Cairngorms

Ever vagabonding, we found ourselves camping in the Cairngorms last week, seven days of snow, mountains and wildlife. Fortunately it coincided with some friends of ours who also made the trip up from Yorkshire because snow had been forecast, they are wildlife photographers and wanted...

A January Morning in Knaresborough

Last weekend we drove over to Knaresborough to visit some friends who have just moved there. It’s one of those places that I just wasn’t aware of, I had actually heard of one of it’s best sights, I just didn’t know it was in Knaresborough!...