Leah Whitfield of G Adventures explains that if you're travelling, you need to have a positive impact on the local people whose homes you're effectively going to stay in, and realise that you can have an incredible experience but also help change lives at the other end
'For a few seconds, you don't know whether you're upside down or inside out,' says Louise Hall, who jumped out of a plane for the first time last week. She has also been ice-swimming, climbed and skied Mont Blanc, walked to the North Pole, and dived the Great Blue Hole in Belize.
Blenheim Palace is set in thousands of acres of rolling parkland outside the village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It's bigger than Buckingham Palace, but it's also privately owned by the family that built it over 300 years ago. It's been the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough since 1704 and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
The legendary freeride skier runs his Ski Academy in Verbier in Switzerland and in Cervinia in Italy, where he fixes those parts of your ski technique that you simply can't fix on your own.
Tom Avery has always been infatuated by snow – be that getting up a mountain, skiing down the other side, driving dog teams through the snow, or using ice axes and crampons to climb up a snowy peak.
We talk to loco expert Daniel Elkan. His Snowcarbon website encourages you to explore a more comfortable and environmentally-friendly way to reach destinations in mainland Europe.