Tag: Tips

Adventures with Hunter: Visiting Snowdonia

Meet the Sloly Family With a burning desire to explore the natural wonders of Planet Earth, the Sloly family take every opportunity to get outdoors and into nature. They have a trusty VW camper van (Thunderbolt) in which they explore the UK, public transport and walking boots for the rest of the world. Annette’s first experience of hiking was when she was 6, in the incredible Tatra Mountains with her…

What does a teenager like to wear on a DofE expedition?

Craghoppers Ambassador, Lucy Grayston, recommends her favourite pieces to take on a DofE expedition. As a teenager, I'm quite fussy with what I wear. I still want to look fashionable, especially amongst my friends on my DofE expedition. At the same time, I need functional gear that's going to help me handle whatever the Great British weather and environment have in store for me on my expedition. These are two…

Discovering: Cuba

Arriving in Cuba I visited Cuba at the end of May and it was amazing - I was all prepared. Unfortunately, you can’t get their currency abroad and need to get it locally, but the best places I found are in the Banks or at your hotel. They have a dual currency system called Local Pesos and CUC, (Stick with CUC as the local money is more like monopoly money, and…

Explore Worldwide: Where To Go and What to Pack

Explore Worldwide | Travel Tips on Where To Go and What to Pack Explore, the adventure travel specialist offers an inspiring collection of small group, tailor-made and self-guided trips for all ages, to some of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Wherever your passions lie, whether it’s walking and trekking, cycling, wildlife, culture, a polar voyage, or a family adventure, Explore will take you far beyond the tourist spots…

An Easy Guide to Stress-Proofing Your Holiday

An Easy Guide to Stress-Proofing Your Holiday: Keeping Your Money Safe Abroad You’ve spent all year saving your pennies for your annual holiday right? So when that patiently awaited departure date finally arrives, it’s down to you to make sure nothing happens to your well-earned cash. Don’t panic, we’re in this together, and thankfully Sainsbury’s Bank has very kindly put together a simple guide to get you on your way…

Discovering: South Africa. 10 Minutes with Craghoppers MD, Jim Mcnamara

  Discovering: South Africa. 10 Minutes with Jim Mcnamara, Craghoppers MD. 'Explore: To travel through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it.'   Meet Jim Mcnamara, the travel apparel guru, adventure kit specialist, and the Managing Director of Craghoppers. Jim is the fountain of all knowledge when it comes to travel clothing and adventure apparel, but at the beginning of the year, Jim discovered the true meaning of…

How To Walk Ben Nevis

The latest Ordnance Survey calculates that our Big Ben is getting even bigger. The most up to date reordered height is at 1,345 metres, a full metre taller than in 1949. As Ben Nevis is a big news topic at the moment we thought that we would put together a How To guide for walking up The Ben. Walking Tips The most popular route to take up the mountain is…

Monday Motivation

Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Shooting dimly lit areas. Take advantage of the light coming from the windows in indoor shooting! That way, your model will be focused by light and your pose scale will be idealized. But don't forget that a dark background will mislead the pose scale and the exposure compensation button should be set at "minus" values. Use our tips to guarantee the result: either you…

Monday Motivation

Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Use flash effectively. The best night photos can be shot when there is still enough light to shine on the image. If you have an additional light source with you (external Flash or led light etc.) delicate images will be obtained at this dark hour. To do this, it's better you practice before. It's important to catch the balance between the light in the…

Monday Motivation

Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Build a frame. You don't have to get the whole thing while taking photos of people. Some parts might be more striking than the whole. When creating frames you should be careful not to cut the people from joints. The gaps in between the joints are the right areas for drawing your frames’ borders. Read more about our ambassador here.