Hope you all had a good weekend! Mrs Scot and I spent the weekend enjoying the ‘crazy’ snow that London had to offer, we couldn’t help but laugh at how seriously some drivers take a little bit of snow. While I grew up in Scotland and learned to drive on ice, it is safe to… Read more
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How to Become a Gym Instructor
The fitness industry in the UK continues to go from strength to strength. With private health clubs and council facilities boasting over 8m members, not to mention the mega-rich clothing manufacturers and sports supplement providers, it’s little wonder this thriving industry has a market value of £4.3bn … … and it’s an industry that keeps… Read more
A Trip to Singapore
I have another business trip next week… this time to Singapore! Anyone ever been and got good recommendations of places to go / eat? I won’t be staying in the Marina Bay Sands, but I’ll definitely get to visit…. The infinity pool looks AMAZING!
Base Jumping: Added to the Bucket List
Long term readers of this blog will know that I have a Bucket List. A bucket list that is progressively getting shorter and shorter. Well today I have added a new item – BASE Jump. BASE jumping is effectively a jump / skydive from a BASE (Buildings Antennas, Spans (bridges), Earth (Cliffs etc.) What I… Read more
A Secret World – Diving Angelita and Calavera (Temple of Doom) Cenotes
Hola Amigos! A couple of days back I took you on a diving adventure into the Mayan underworld. Together we explored the caverns of Casa and Grand Cenote and the hidden wonders within. To avoid repeating myself, I am going to assume that you all know what a cenote is and understand that Mexico has… Read more
Diving the Cenotes – Grand Cenote and Casa Cenote
Have you ever tried Scuba Diving? Ever since I first put on the gear a few years back, I have been addicted. Last year, I posted about diving in Roatan – one of the bay islands in the Caribbean and then again about the amazing sensation called String of Pearls that can be seen at… Read more
April: Things of the Month
A few of my favourite Personal Finance bloggers quite frequently do a roundup type post detailing what things have taken their interest of late. I figured that I am an interesting guy and have my fingers in a few different pies so why not try the same… That said, this feature may spectacularly fail in… Read more
Paris to Dakar Rally – Perhaps the Most Extreme Race of All?
Hope everyone had a good weekend. I got up early and watched the Chinese Grand Prix this morning… and what an exciting and thrilling race it was too. I used to think that watching F1 was quite boring, but after meeting Jenson Button late last year and reading up on some of the rules, I… Read more
The Life of a Safe Adrenaline Junkie
Adrenaline Junkie: Addicted to the Rush If you read SavvyScot regularly, you will know that I am a bit of an Adrenaline Junkie. That is, I like the feeling of being a little bit out of control and the idea of playing with danger. While I love the feeling that this brings, I would rather… Read more
7 Extreme Sports for the Cheap Adrenaline Junkie
Adrenaline junkies love extreme sports and there’s a good physiological reason for that. As far as extreme sports go, running with the bulls in Pamplona basically, physio-chemically speaking, does the same thing to your body that illicit drugs do – only with an added chance of death by bull. When you’re in dangerous situations, hormones… Read more
4 Personal Christmas Traditions
One of the things I love so much about Christmas time is the different traditions and routines that families hold. Some people open their presents on the 24th, some open them on the 25th; heck some open them as soon as the get them. Some people like to eat turkey, some like to eat fish… Read more
Felix Baumgartner – Crazy Risk Taker or Calculated Genius?
For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you will know that I like to think of myself as a little bit of an adrenaline junkie. From fast motorbikes to free climbing and diving with sharks to diving out of planes – I love it all. When I told my… Read more