Paul Steele

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A Cornish Coastal Hike with Rugged Landscapes | BaldHiker

Summer had arrived in Cornwall and just in time for a family weekend stay in Carlyon Bay, temperatures were hitting the 30-degree mark and a coastal …

Hiking

Popping Up At The Timber Festival with LL Bean

BeanOutsider? I am an outsider, I absolutely love being outdoors! So when LL Bean kindly invited me to attend a Summer of Festivals together with …

Festivals

Hiking Striding Edge – Helvellyn’s Famous Ridge Walk

Britain recently voted the hike up to Helvellyn as its favourite walk, so it would not be a wild leap to assume that Striding Edge could be Britain’s …

Hiking

Glacier Hunting in Wild Alaska, on a Jet Ski!

Our family is lucky enough to visit Alaska every year. My husband grew up in Ketchikan, and currently sits on the board of an Alaskan Native …

Jet Skis

Colours and Photos Around York

You never need to travel far to get outdoors and amongst the colours of the world. When not travelling I do spend a lot of time in the local City of …

Landscape Photography

Marston Moor: Scene of The Great Civil War Battle

Just 8 miles north west of York, between the villages of Long Marston and Tockwith, on 2nd July 1644, one of the biggest battles ever on British soil …

World History

Ice Wine Tasting – Lakeview Wine Co, Niagara-on-the-lake, Canada

What better way to finish off a tour of the Niagara region, than a wine tasting session at a local winery. Lakeview Wine Co is a local producer and …

Wine

Niagara-On-The-Lake – Photos and More

A picturesque little town in Canada with its colonial style buildings, often nicknamed the loveliest town in Canada, Niagara-on-the-lake is located …

Canada

Walk The Samaria Gorge, Crete

I’m not usually one for an organized tourist bus trip kind of day out but I’d heard the Samariá Gorge was well worth it and is a ‘must do’ on when on …

Hiking

Views of Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire

As I have shown many a time on these pages, Beningbrough Hall and the grounds are somewhere I frequent very regularly. It is a beautiful historic …

Time I

Martha Stewart's Genius Mac & Cheese Is What We're Bringing to Every Summer BBQ

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some good-as-gold recipes. Today, we're highlighting a home-run mac and cheese from Martha Stewart.</i><p>I’ve never met a mac and cheese I didn’t love—from velvety noodles swimming in sauce to sheet …

Recipes

Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) – Italy

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy: situated in the north, halfway between Brescia and Verona and between Brescia and Milan. It was formed on …

Italy

Niagara Falls, an Experience with Memories to Treasure

This was to be or last day in Canada, so I think we left the best till last. Niagara Falls as they are collectively known, which are in fact three …

Niagara

Anime North – A Canadian Adventure in Toronto

Anime North began in 1997 and is a fan run event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The anime convention AN for short, is based at the Toronto congress …

Walk The Long Mynd Valleys To Pole Bank – Shropshire

The sun rose on a new walking day in the Shropshire Hills. A grand walk to end the week it was going to be. So far, as you have seen in this series …

Scenes From London International Quarter

A modern area, about thirty minutes from central London, International Quarter London is north and south of Stratford City. With great transport …

England

Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle To The Stiperstones – A Shropshire Walk

Day 2 on a wonderful week walking the Shropshire Hills with HF Holidays. Time for some more variety, amazing landscapes, history and geology. I had …

Ice Age

Shropshire Hills – Clun, Bury Ditches & The Shropshire Way

It was time for day one of walking in the Shropshire Hills. Guided walks with HF Holidays. I was looking forward to a day of walking, a lot! I had …

England

Iona – An Uninterrupted Scottish Jewel

Iona can be discovered a 10-minute ferry from the Isle of Mull, which is in turn, an hour ferry from mainland Scotland. In its sleepy, far-flung …

Scotland

Longmynd House – Gateway To The Shropshire Hills

I was off on a new adventure, another great walking week with HF Holidays. This time into the heart of the Shropshire Hills and their base there is …

Yorkshire Dales

A Weekend Guesthouse Stay in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A short round up of a special mum and daughter trip to Canada and our booking experience in a relaxing and beautifully presented guesthouse in …

Crib Goch – One of Britain’s Greatest Ridges

Crib Goch was where it all started for me. I was 13 or 14 years old and staying in North Wales on a summer camp with the Scouts when one day we were …

Prinsengracht and the Nine little Streets of Amsterdam

During a mini trip to Amsterdam, I stayed in Prinsengracht (English: Prince’s Canal) a street, along with two others: Keizersgracht and Herengracht, …

European Travel

Four Seasons Seattle: A Home Run

Paying attention to detail, executing service, all to provide an experience to the traveler that they won’t forget. It must be a motto of the Four …

The Kilburn White Horse, North Yorkshire

The sun was shining a little, Rusty was ready for some fresh air, a little trip out was needed to stretch the legs. Let’s go to the White Horse at …

Kinder Scout via Grindsbrook Clough, Peak District

On this site there are already two excellent posts featuring Kinder Scout written by the lovely Janine Moore, this article differs from these as it …

Summer Feasts With The Summit International Smokeless BBQ

Summer is here and time for even more adventures and travels, both from home and when getting away. Camping trips, social events, road trips, I would …

A Walk Around Fewston and Swinsty Reservoirs

It was a bank holiday and for once, it was sunny!! Yes! Sun on a bank holiday, we’re not so used to sunny bank holidays in the UK are we?! So we …

Hiking

The Many Glories of Barley

It is the end of May and the rapeseed yellow is disappearing from the farming landscape, but the hedgerows and fields, or where I live roundabouts, …

Solomon’s Temple – Buxton Landmark to Stunning Views

Solomon’s Temple with its superior views and a place for a splendid picnic, is one way to introduce you to one of Buxton’s landmark locations and a …