Although not the reaching towering heights, the biggest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales offer some spectacular scenery and a decent workout for the legs. I’d been wanting to do this “challenge” for a few years now after hearing about the 24 hour version. 16 hours of driving, 50km of walking and 4000 vertical metres climbed, here’s how it went down.
After Croatia last year, island hopping on a yacht is definitely the best way to see the Med. The Greek Islands need no introduction and we got a crew together and filled a Medsailors yacht for a week of swimming, drinking and eating. After getting back on dry land, a few days on Santorini and its world famous sunset was next up followed by some time checking out Athens.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games was in Glasgow and I managed to get some tickets for a few of the events, after that the Highlands beckoned and we ventured as far north as mainland Britain goes at John O’Groats before checking out the otherworldly Isle of Skye.
Back to New York for work, this time in the summer and it was in the 30s and HUMID. After slogging it out during the week, I got in a baseball game and then headed out to Brooklyn to stay with friends and eat brunch, endure the sweltering subways and give the MET a second look. Love this city.
My previous festival experience has been a bunch of Big Day Outs and some music in parks, it was time for 5 days of awesomeness in the Sommerset countryside. Glastonbury is arguably the biggest and most famous festival in the world and it’s pretty unique to be able to see Metallica, Dolly Parton & Arcade Fire sharing the stage within 48 hours.
Admittedly Sardinia hasn’t really been on my radar in terms of places in Europe to visit, but after looking into somewhere to go for one of the May bank holidays Sardinia seemed like a strong choice. It’s got beautiful white sand beaches and glorious seafood with the italian touch.
We’re almost half way through the year and although I normally only post a blog when I get on a plane, I figured some of what England has served up so far in 2014 deserved some mention.
Snowboarding trip number 3 for 2014 and we headed to Andorra for a snow festival called Snowboxx. The week started in Toulouse then we drove down to Andorra which is nestled in the Pyrenees mountains between Spain and France.
Snowboarding trip number two for 2014 was back to the French Alps in Val Thorens which makes up one of the Les Trois Vallées. Another catered chalet for the week was on the cards with a great crew keen to sample the French après and powder. We lucked out with close to the perfect mix of bluebird days and storms dumping fresh snow.
A weekend in Eastern-ish Europe was on the cards to celebrate Blake’s upcoming wedding. Being a stag weekend, most of the photos taken are unpublishable, however these ones have made the cut and show off what is a really beautiful and thoroughly entertaining city.