Category: Blogs and blogging
New year. New beginnings. New adventures. This time of year I like to reflect. In the quiet days of early January I take a look back at my aspirations for the year just gone, celebrating what I achieved and chalking up to experience what I didn’t. But it’s also a time when I collect ideas, make plans and dust down my bucket list … Read More 2018 Review and plans for 2019
My trips this year took in not just Scotland but I also ventured a little further afield to Ireland, France and Indonesia. From mountain to sea and from coast to coast I hiked, biked and camped my way through many adventures. Take a look as I describe some of this year’s standout memories. 1. Cycling around Lismore On cold, frosty morning in January I … Read More Most memorable photos of 2018
I thought I’d end the year with a selection of memorable photos over the last twelve months. It’s great to look back on the year and remind yourself of the events and places that have stood out. While my blogging year ended very quietly – more about this in a future post – I’m actually surprised at the variety of things I’ve got up … Read More 10 memorable photos of 2017
For many of us, the web and social media are useful tools to fuel our hobbies. Getting outside at the weekend to go walking, cycling or climbing is our main focus, but online channels give us information and inspiration, perhaps to discover a new challenge, research new gear or to follow our favourite adventurer. Sounds harmless enough, doesn’t it? But in the murky world of … Read More Clickbait, fake sites and the outdoor community
I’ve been blogging now for a little over four years but I feel I need to welcome a whole new set of people who have just started following my blog from all over the world. So welcome aboard ! A recent post – Above the clouds – was featured as an Editor’s Pick on WordPress Discover this week, “a daily selection of the … Read More Blogging is giving
I’m absolutely delighted to say that thanks to your votes of support, my blog has won the Camping category in the Trespass Blog Awards 2016 ! After being nominated back in December the shortlisted blogs were put to a public vote. My blog was up against some really stiff competition and so I’m completely bowled over that Wild about Scotland came out on top. It’s all thanks … Read More Best Camping Blog !
May I wish you a very Happy New Year ! I hope you had a good break of Christmas and are now looking forward to the next twelve months. In common with a lot of people I like to use this time to plan ahead, setting myself some goals to inspire and motivate me throughout the year. It’s partly about keeping fit but … Read More Adventures planned for 2017
Looking back at my photos from this year serves as a great reminder of some fantastic trips over the last twelve months. Let me share a dozen of my most memorable shots: not the best photos necessarily, but the ones that evoke the many outdoor experiences I’ve enjoyed. From hiking, skiing, cycling and camping I’ve loved exploring some favourite parts of Scotland, as well … Read More Most memorable photos of 2016
What do you do when you’re researching a trip or holiday ? How do you get the lowdown on the best places to go and places to stay ? How do you find insider tips from locals, or discussions by people who have questions just like you ? I often look for just this kind of advice when I’m travelling somewhere new so … Read More VisitScotland’s Tourism Community
First of all, may I wish you all a Happy New Year ! Thanks to everyone who’s subscribed, followed, commented and liked my Wild about Scotland posts on WordPress and Twitter over the last year and I hope that 2015 brings you everything that you wish for. As regular readers will know, I like challenges. Setting a goal is a great motivator and drives me … Read More My Challenges for 2015
I’ve been mulling over why I wanted to start this blog. I don’t profess to be ‘expert’ in anything (quite the opposite in fact; we’re all learning) so it’s not a way to share any particular expertise. I’m no extrovert and don’t feel the need to share my every waking thought with the world. And I’m certainly not a techno-geek (although I am quite … Read More Hello world!