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Why Oregon? First Impressions

Since recently returning from Oregon, a complete convert to what is now one of my favourite US states, I was intrigued how many others have Oregon on their list of places to visit. Why should that be a surprise, it has everything from skiing on Mount Hound to surfing at Canon Beach. People’s interest in […]

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Norwegian Cruise Experience

Our first trip to Norway has been hugely positive experience; we found the Norwegians hospitable, friendly, endlessly helpful and hugely efficient and organised. But it was their unique individualism which we found so refreshing. Our memories will be of wonderful healthy food, walls of colourful knitting wool in small boutique shops, small children who happily […]

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Two travelers reading on a bench overlooking icebergs in the Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to go and see the Northern lights? The Northern Light’s season can vary depending on the destination. In Scandinavia the season general runs from mid November through to the end of March. However this year Finland has had some remarkable shows in October which you can see photographs of on […]

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Family sitting on surf boards in the sea at Surfers Lodge Peniche in Portugal

Surfing in Portugal

The coastline of Center of Portugal region www.centerofportugal.com is 279 km long and is filled with paradise surfing spots. During Summer time, smaller boards are appropriate for surfing waves, sometimes smaller and softer. During winter days, bigger boards are an essential condition for surfing more powerful waves or even guns for surfing giant waves. Top […]

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Enduro Adventure in Iceland

The opportunity to join an enduro riding group in southern Iceland was always going to challenge sitting at my desk. So, one Thursday I climbed aboard an Icelandair flight from Heathrow and set forth on the 2 ½ hour fight to Iceland’s international airport, Keflavik. Located some 50km north of Keflavik, Iceland’s capital city is […]

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Really deep snow on the roof of a wooden hut

Deep Days – The Top Ten Ski Resorts With The Most Snow

The Alps are currently enjoying one of the best starts to the season in living memory with storm after storm bringing meters of fresh, fluffy white stuff to the region. It really is impossible to overestimate just how much snow there is in some areas of the Alps right now. We’re talking deep, Japan-style deep […]

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Snow covered roofs of Tanau C in Baqueira Beret

Sangria And Skiing: Baqueira-Beret In The Spotlight

Look out Chamonix, Jackson Hole, Verbier and Whistler – there’s a new kid on the ski block and it goes by the name of Baqueira-Beret! At this point you’ll either be nodding knowingly if you’ve heard of Baqueira or frantically googling because you have no idea where we’re talking about. Having visited the resort for the […]

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Gear Guide: The Best Backcountry Ski Touring Gear For 2017-18

What was once a core sport for a committed niche audience has been garnering mass appeal at a rapid rate in recent years. Backcountry skiing – or ski touring – appeals to so many because it offers something more than the prescribed experiences we are so regularly spoon-fed these days. Escaping from the confines of the […]

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Two heli-skiers in deep powder landscape in Whistler

Whistler, Canada: Top 10 Tips For The Perfect Family Ski Holiday

If you’re looking for a family ski trip of a lifetime then Whistler Blackcomb has to be the ultimate destination. Voted North America’s #1 Best Ski Resort for three years in a row, Whistler is totally set up for families with excellent facilities on the mountain including the Whistler Kids Snow School, specially designed family zones, enchanted […]

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Triumph motorbike rider on the edge of the Western Front

The Story Behind Summit & Blue : Interview With MD Richard Edwards

Summit & Blue was born out of a desire to explore and go on an adventure. Four years ago, our MD Richard Edwards made the bold decision to go it alone and set up an adventure travel business in an extremely competitive market. We sat down with Richard to find out a bit more about the origins and goals of the company, […]

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Travel Hacks – Tips & Tricks for Smart Packing

Enjoy going on holiday but hate trying to squeeze all your gear into your case? Take the stress out of summer holiday packing with these awesome travel hacks by someone who clearly has a lot more time on their hands than the rest of us! Our top tip – pack once and then pack a second […]

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Skiing in Scandinavia: Is Åre The Best Ski Resort In Europe?

Arguably the best ski resort in Scandinavia, Åre (pronounced aura) is a snow-sure destination located 220 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Whilst temperatures can be a tad chilly here from time to time, Åre is a warm, welcoming and trendy place with excellent skiing, fine dining and a cosmopolitan vibe. Think pine-scented saunas, pristine slopes, […]

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Finding adventure across the world to share with those who seek the thrill of a holiday like no other. For me there is always a new destination to explore or a new adventure to have in a familiar place. Join me as I introduce you to new challenges in new places, give you advice on enjoying your adventure holidays, keep you up to date with special offers and competitions and share my favourite adventure pictures and videos from across the Internet.

Richard Edwards, Managing Director of Summit and Blue