In the wake of HRH The Duke of Edinburghs passing - I reflect on the impact his Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme had on introducing me to sports volunteering and tennis coaching.
Standing at 5,895 metres above sea level, the iconic, solitary mountain sits on the border of Tanzania, supremely overlooking the vast expanse of the Kenyan Serengeti plains from the north face of the mountain.
Ironically, contradictory to its theorised name, Africa’s tallest mountain is technically one of the easiest of the world’s Seven Summits to climb, attainable without any mountaineering experience or equipment. I had gotten into the best shape of my life resulting from my disciplined q...
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Adventure She magazine empowers educates and entertains its readers through sharing stories of adventure. True many of us can't go out into...
Ever since I began travelling independently at 23, I’ve always been conscious of the challenges developing countries face. In October 2019 I decided to return to Africa. This time to Tanzania in the hope to tackle the extreme challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Again, my ethos came back into play – if I was going to take away the experience of Kilimanjaro then I wanted to give back to the local people.
Whilst preparing for my trip, I gathered boxes of pen donations from my local bank and s...
Our featured blogger, Sal Bolton, scours the canals of Amsterdam for the unique home of the city's stray and abandoned cats
I’m in Singel, in Amsterdam, looking for a canal boat. Not just any canal boat, but the Poezenboot, a floating home for the city’s abandoned cats. I spot an adorable white cat sitting on a boat looking out onto the water. I’ve found it.
The smell of cats hits like a punch in the face, mixed with that clinical sterile smell of a vet’s waiting room.
The Poezenboot was star...
Giving an African child an opportunity to play tennis dares to inspire the thought that the dream of taking it further is a possibility
(Written in 3rd Person) Article covering my experience volunteering on a tennis project In Ghana, campaigning for mass opportunity of tennis and talent spotting among deprived African youths.
'Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls! Welcome to tonight's show!'
Have you ever wondered what its like to run away with the circus?.....ok maybe not quite run away...but to delve into the rollercoaster world of fantasia, wonderment or just plain carnage in working with a travelling animal zoo in the rugged and unpredictable world of 'fair dinkum' 'too easy' and 'mate' - the Land Down Under?
Based on journal notes, memoirs and good old fashioned inspired storytelling, Sal Bolton pieces togeth...
'18 local, immigrants and travellers tell about their Down Under with its unique mixture of rough wilderness and multicultural and multicultural metropolis. On the side of the authors, the reader senses, discovers and understands Australia - the different viewing angles from which the versatile country is viewed make this book the instructive and entertaining treasure chest it is'
- Roland Dusik, DuMont Travel Guides
“There's something about saying the word 'jungle' which immediately invites the thoughts of danger and intense curiosity: a secret Utopia which only the boldest of spirits will dare to venture into. So I decided to pack my bag, and go it alone…..well, sort of."
In the last instalment of Sal Bolton’s six part Amazonian adventure story, we follow Sal in her most boldest odyssey yet….deciding to pack her bag and curiously head into the oddities and untamed mystery of the jungle alone, adhering t...
Episode Two: Gateway to Africa
Episode Three: First impressions
Episode Four: Voyage to The North
Episode Five: To Walk With The Elephants
Episode Six: Making a Difference
Narrated and written by Sal Bolton
Directed and produced by Nigel Killick
‘You can do it for 3 months or longer, West Africa, country called Ghana – you could teach the kids how to play tennis there’….
Akwaaba! These 6 short episodes depict memoirs from the stories of young University Graduate Sal Bolton making a soul searc...