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National Parks: The Story, From John Muir to Yellowstone and Beyond

National Parks can be found around the world and, depending on which country you find them in, they tend to mean slightly different things. National parks in the USA are going to have different rules to national parks in the UK, and they’re going to have different...

How Many Stairs Do You Need to Climb to Reach the Top of Famous Mountains?

Sometimes, you can't get to the mountains. Sometimes you have to stay indoors and gaze longingly at pictures of mountains, dreaming of the day you'll reach their lofty summits. But what if you could bring the ascent of those peaks a little closer to home? With that in...

Coronavirus | Another Letter From Our Founders

Originally posted 16:25, 17th March, 2020. See our dedicated guide for the very latest communications and guidance on how we're supporting our communities in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Dear Much Better Adventurers,  Coronavirus continues to turn our world...

The Much Better Adventures Guide to… Working From Home

Self-isolation and/or a general quarantine is now very much upon us, and as a result, more people are working from home than ever. This is a new endeavour for most people, but at Much Better Adventures, as well as having offices in London and Bristol, we’ve also got...

Laura Moss on Why Adventure Travel Should Be For Exploration, Not Competition

Laura Moss is, without a doubt, an adventurer. She has walked across a frozen lake in Siberia, hiked across the desert in Oman and cycled around the world. But she has one skill in her resume that separates her from the pack of adventurers. She is a solicitor. She has...

Features

The Quirky History of Ordnance Survey and the UK’s Maps

The Quirky History of Ordnance Survey and the UK’s Maps

Here at Much Better Adventures, we love maps. We love the way you can cosy up with them (like a mug of tea) and dream of future adventures. We love visualising the crinkles of a new destination - and of course how useful they are to find your way when you're actually...

Hiking Tips for Beginners: We Asked the Experts

Hiking Tips for Beginners: We Asked the Experts

When you're a beginner hiker, one of the biggest things you want is advice. Am I doing it right? What have I forgotten to pack? Where should I go hiking? Sometimes you're lucky enough to know people who are full of hiking tips for beginners. You can go hiking with...

7 Quick Questions with Leon McCarron

7 Quick Questions with Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron is an adventurer, filmmaker and storyteller... as well as being just a pretty cool guy. It's not everyone who can say that they create long distance hiking trails. Better still to help design the narrative journey that a hiker experiences as they pass...

We’re Calling on Tourism to Declare a Climate Emergency

We’re Calling on Tourism to Declare a Climate Emergency

The smoking Amazon rainforest. Australia in flames. It’s never been more clear that we're in the midst of a climate and biodiversity emergency. Any travel company, whatever their ethos, is heavily implicated. As an industry we need a bold, unified and immediate...

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Travel Guides

Climbing Ben Nevis: Your Guide to the Routes

Climbing Ben Nevis: Your Guide to the Routes

The highest mountain in the UK is Ben Nevis, in Scotland, clocking in at 1345m above sea level. It goes without saying that it's also the highest mountain in Scotland and therefore one of the mountains in the famous Three Peaks Challenge. Ben Nevis is significantly...

Namibia Holidays: Your Adventure Guide to the Country

Namibia Holidays: Your Adventure Guide to the Country

Namibia holidays can range from arid desert fat biking to watching zebra and elephants grazing on lush African plains. Thanks to the Sports Relief 100km challenge in Namibia in March 2020, more people than ever are going to be opening their eyes to the adventure,...

Hiking in Iceland: A Guide to the Basics

Hiking in Iceland: A Guide to the Basics

A long time ago in decade not very far away, Iceland was all over the news. Before 2010, hiking in Iceland was not something many people had ever considered doing. It basically wasn't on the map for adventurers at all. Then, one of its volcanoes - the beautifully...

French Alps: Your Adventure Guide

French Alps: Your Adventure Guide

The French Alps have such depths of beauty and distinction that it’s almost impossible to condense their adventure opportunities into just one article. Mount Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe west of the Caucasus, is (as you probably know) found in the Chamonix...

Tara Canyon: Your Adventure Guide

Tara Canyon: Your Adventure Guide

There have been whisperings in the air. You've heard tell of a secret adventure playground in a far and distant land. Montenegro: the Tara Canyon. Like an adventurer of old, you strike out to find out more about this mystical place off the edge of the known map. Here...

Atlas Mountains: Your Adventure Guide

Atlas Mountains: Your Adventure Guide

The Atlas Mountains are a huge mountain range in North Africa, spanning from the west coast of Morocco, right across Algeria and Tunisia. Although most people associate the Atlas Mountains with Morocco, where they're at their highest, they aren't exactly small in...

5 of the Best Adventures in the Canary Islands

5 of the Best Adventures in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are one of those places that everyone has heard of, but few people seem to know much about. Did you know that Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are all a part of the Canary Islands for example? Three real heavyweights of the all-inclusive, fly,...

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The Much Better Adventures Guide to… Working From Home

The Much Better Adventures Guide to… Working From Home

Self-isolation and/or a general quarantine is now very much upon us, and as a result, more people are working from home than ever. This is a new endeavour for most people, but at Much Better Adventures, as well as having offices in London and Bristol, we’ve also got...

16 Awesome Outdoor & Adventure Films Free To Watch Online

16 Awesome Outdoor & Adventure Films Free To Watch Online

What have you got planned for tonight? Another night of exploring the great indoors, perhaps? Maybe you have a trip to visit your cupboard planned? A little holiday to visit your boiler, or an adventure to the fridge to check if you’ve somehow got more food than you...

13 of the Best Travel Books to Read While You Self-Isolate

13 of the Best Travel Books to Read While You Self-Isolate

Travel books are one of the best ways to transport yourself to foreign lands, explore new cultures and landscapes, and engage in the sort of profound philosophical pondering that goes hand in hand with travel without even leaving your bedroom. At the moment, of...

Tallest Sand Dunes in the World | The Top 10

Tallest Sand Dunes in the World | The Top 10

Sand Dunes are remarkable things. Picture one and you probably think of far off desert lands; of Lawrence of Arabia making his way through the sand, or some other poor sod who hasn’t had a drink for a week hobbling towards an exotic oasis on a cinema screen. The...

The Top 10 Highest Mountains in the World

The Top 10 Highest Mountains in the World

Can you name the top 10 highest mountains in the world? The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest. It’s pretty famous. Big pointy thing in the Himalayas in Nepal. Sits up at 8,848m. It’s a real high mountain. Everyone knows about Mount Everest. Most people...

Campfire Stew: A Basic Guide, Recipe and Ingredients

Campfire Stew: A Basic Guide, Recipe and Ingredients

Campfire stew can be a thing of beauty. A heart-warming, wholesome reward for those who dare to venture beyond the camp staples of marshmallows and squeezed-out-the-packet pasta and meatballs, which for the uninitiated, yes, absolutely does exist. It’s actually not as...

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