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First day in paradise- Fran in the Galapagos

Our plane flight was short. An hour and half. The view on arrival was promising. Blue and calm Let the Trek begin! We were met by the Swim Trek guides, Kelly and Marlys, and settled into the airport outdoor seating area to await some fellow swimmers. The temperature is warm and slightly humid but...

Discovering the Crete Discovery

The journey I took to Porto Loutro last August was a little bit long winded compared to the route most people take. I was on a mission to collect the SwimTrek equipment from Paleochora. I took a long and windy bus journey into this familiar little town where we run our Crete Escape trip. Lucky...

Why did the Irishman swim the Dardanelles?

You will have to read a bit further to get the answer to that question. I was first attracted to the Hellespont swim a number of years ago. The reasons were many – the story of Leander swimming every night to visit his beloved Hero, the first successful attempt to swim it by Lord Bryon in 1810,...

Jessi Harewicz- Exploring the World's Oceans

NOW I HAVE TO SWIM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL The world is covered by more ocean than land and there is an uncharted playground of water in British Columbia. So why not try something that is done less? You might discover more. I was a synchronised swimmer as a teen, but I quit due to a combination of...

Ahead Of The Times - 2017 Travel Trends

As the founder of SwimTrek, the world’s original open water swimming holiday company, I have spent the best part of the past two decades in search of the most fascinating swimming locations anywhere on the planet. From destinations that were close to home in Britain’s Lake District and Scotland...

Milos Greece

A week after our grand adventure up Loch Tay, it was time for some relaxing swimming in warm water. A Four of us ventured out to Greece to swim on a SwimTrek trip on the island of Milos. The island is located in the Aegean Sea between Athens and Crete. After making it through the delights of a...

Feeling like a millionaire on my escape to Mallorca

I went on an open water swim trip last year that a friend and I organised ourselves. It was fun and full of water-based challenges, but there is nothing to replace the company of others when on holiday. Sharing a swimming experience with others who have the same water driven passion is...

Outer Hebrides 2016

Having done the Inner Hebrides trip in 2011 the lure of the Outer Hebrides was irresistible. Staying on a boat, a brigantine in full sail, swimming from island to island, north to south. I had to do it. A skins swimmer for three years I was a little nervous as recent summer swimming had been in...

Back to Crete

Having done this trip last year and enjoyed it so much I decided to do it again, I was looking forward to returning to this beautiful island and swimming in the crystal clear water. I always feel a bit funny about returning somewhere and worry that I will be disappointed , that things will have...

Haste ye back - A week aboard the Lady of Avenel in the Outer Hebrides

Following months of anticipation I finally set off on the SwimTrek Outer Hebrides trip this August, having made an impulsive decision to book some 8 months earlier. I was full of both excitement and trepidation: excitement at the prospect of spending a week doing my favourite activity in my...