Andy Higgs

Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller. Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa. I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

What you need to know about an Everest Base Camp trek

The Himalayas have long drawn the world’s most adventurous people. From George Mallory and Andrew Irvine’s fateful attempt on Everest in 1924 to recent successes by climbers like Kenton Cool, the “roof of the world” continues to beckon those seeking…

3 European Spots For Wild Swimming This Summer

Wild swimming is becoming an increasingly popular pastime among Brits and there’s no shortage of wild swimming spots here in the UK. However, if you’re looking for something a little further afield, or fancy wild swimming in sunnier climes, here…

Outdoor Proposal Ideas for Adventurous Couples

Planning a proposal can be a nerve-wracking task, especially if you both have a love for adventure. The logistics involved can quickly get risky or complicated, especially if you’re planning to pop the question at elevation!  Carrying out the perfect…

Top Tips For Getting Around London

If you are new to visiting the city then getting around London can initially seem like an overwhelming task.  Once you have found the best cheap flights, have landed in England and made your way to the city centre, it’s…