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Enduro Riding 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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Aerial shot of float plane and cabins at Nimmo Bay Resort in Canada

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort : A Canadian Backcountry Retreat

Accessible only by helicopter, float plane or boat, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort offers a luxurious opportunity to escape from the noise and constant chatter of daily life. To unwind and unplug. To tune into the sights and sounds of the natural environment. To authentically engage with your surroundings and the people you’re with. The family-owned and run […]

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Travel Inspiration: The Surf Club Keros, Greece

Ideally positioned in one of Europe’s best surf spots, Surf Club Keros is a mecca for kiteboarding and windsurfing, luxury lodge and spa all rolled into one. The eco-friendly, luxury safari tents come equipped with private verandas, LCD TVs, Nespresso machines and most importantly, endless ocean views. Take a look around then get in touch and we’ll send […]

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Our Top Three Summit To Sea Ski Touring Destinations

This part of the world is a paradise for backcountry skiers of all levels and abilities and what makes it so special is the ‘summit to sea’ ski experience – you quite literally ski from the top of the mountain right down to the shoreline. The ability to combine mountains with the ocean is unique and the […]

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Beyond The Ski Resort – Experience Winter Away From The Pistes

This just in! There’s so much more to winter than going up and down the slopes of a ski resort. Beyond the pistes lies a whole new world of fully immersive, frost-laden, life-affirming activities that are guaranteed to knock your icicles right off. Here at S&B, we’re big believers in the ‘whole’ experience. If you […]

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