A Mile A Day #15: The Ultimate Guide To Walking Gear For Complete Beginners

It’s those trainers with the split leather sides and the ripped shoelace holes, the ones you bought in 1997 for £5 and you’ve never been able to throw away. It’s that t-shirt with the ragged holes in the shoulders and under the arms that you put aside to use as a pyjama top, but accidentally put back into commission, and … Read More

A Mile A Day #14: How Vitamin D Keeps You Walking

Whew. Well, it’s been a rough week. I stepped away from my writing work to deal with family issues, and the stress of it has left me exhausted. Now everything’s resolved, it’s time to open my laptop and pick up all my work where I left off. But first – my morning walk.

A Mile A Day #6: Hey Sky, Why So Pushy?

I took a long walk along the beach with the dog today, and the sky pushed me over. It roared and shrieked and howled, great gusts of meteorological rage out of a clear blue sky, and eventually I was flung off the sea wall (don’t worry, it’s only 2 feet high) and lay there on my back, on the sand, … Read More

A Mile A Day #5: Face Down In The Mud (And Loving It)

This morning, I nearly dozed off in a muddy puddle. Oh, I was fine. It was cold, but I was wrapped up in lots of layers, warm as toast. (Is there a more British phrase? I doubt it.) I lay there comfortably, one knee blathered in mud, my face shoved in a clump of grass. In a way it’s now difficult … Read More

Travel Tech Review: My Legs

Shadow of legs

A travel blog needs travel product reviews. So let’s start right now, with an overview of my favourite piece of travel tech. This is a review of my legs.