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COVID-19: The Reopening

We could all do with some proper adventures in wild places to shake off those cobwebs. As and when travel restrictions ease up, we couldn’t be more excited to get you back out on your adventures again and for our local hosts to welcome you back to their amazing...

The Family Relief Fund: Round 2

  COVID-19 has rocked the world as we know it, and for some of the local guides, hosts, porters and their families in the most remote parts of the world, it’s costing them their livelihoods. We really wish we could have written that line in the past tense, but...

COVID-19: The Reopening

We could all do with some proper adventures in wild places to shake off those cobwebs. As and when travel restrictions ease up, we couldn’t be more excited to get you back out on your adventures again and for our local hosts to welcome you back to their amazing...

The Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas is a time for giving, but it’s also important that we remember our sustainable values as we go into that time. Outdoor gear has been getting more and more sustainable over the past few years, but of course, the most sustainable way to get into the outdoors...

Christmas Gift Ideas for Cyclists: The Big List 2020

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for the cyclist in your life? Well, you’re in the right place. This might not be Santa’s workshop, but it’s the next best thing - a big list of Christmas gift ideas for cyclists. No more. No less. It’s never too early to be thinking of...

Christmas Gift Ideas for Hikers: The Big List 2020

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for the hiker in your life? Well, you're in the right place. This year more than any, it's important to get all that Christmas shopping done in advance so that you don't end up on a crowded high street. But what to get? If you're...

Features

Mountaineering on the Isle of Skye | A Photo Story

Mountaineering on the Isle of Skye | A Photo Story

Much Better Adventurer Georgie Macdonald travelled up north recently to take part in our introduction to mountaineering adventure on the Isle of Skye. Here, she shares her stories from Scotland and some pretty epic views from the trip. What a year it has been. For all...

The Problem With Scratch Maps & The World View They Bestow

The Problem With Scratch Maps & The World View They Bestow

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Waited in an hour-long queue to get into the Louvre, stood in front of the Mona Lisa for 10 minutes and posted an Instagram snap doing a yoga pose on the way out. The world travels in mysterious ways. Travel is going to change -...

Geordie Stewart on Cycling Around the World

Geordie Stewart on Cycling Around the World

Geordie Stewart has a thing for big adventures. At age 22, he stood on top of Mount Everest - making him the youngest Briton ever to have climbed the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on every continent). He then served for five years as an army officer in a...

The Importance of Finding ‘Otherness’ When You Travel

The Importance of Finding ‘Otherness’ When You Travel

There are over 34,000 branches of McDonald’s in the world, including 655 in New York and a comparatively low 440 in South Korea. The South Korean capital of Seoul is also home to a record 284 branches of Starbucks though, so you could leave New York City, hop on a...

Deadliest Mountain: The Story of Annapurna I

Deadliest Mountain: The Story of Annapurna I

This article is about the deadliest mountain in the world: Annapurna I. But, before we get into it, we want to point out a few things. Hopefully, you're here just because you're curious. Or you're in a pub quiz, you naughty person. But either way, we're not...

How the Magic of Maps Helped Me Escape During Lockdown

How the Magic of Maps Helped Me Escape During Lockdown

I know the Pentland Hills, the 20-mile hill range on the outskirts of Edinburgh, like the back of my hand. That said, I don't actually know the back of my hand that well. I could draw you five fingers, five fingernails, a midge bite and a couple of key veins if you...

More Than Just Movement – Travel and the Pandemic

More Than Just Movement – Travel and the Pandemic

Award-winning author, journalist and adventurer, Julian Sayarer, reflects on the pandemic, his record-breaking bicycle circumnavigation, and a recent ride through Palestine and Israel, to give a view of how travel and adventure has changed, and how it’s about to...

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Travel Guides

Hiking in Sweden | 5 of the Best Hikes in Sweden

Hiking in Sweden | 5 of the Best Hikes in Sweden

The best hiking in Sweden makes use of the wild greenery, beautiful lakes and idyllic natural diversity across the country. Sweden is a country with an outdoor culture and a real love for nature. This means the hiking infrastructure in Sweden is very good, too....

Hiking in Greece | 5 of the Best Hikes in Greece

Hiking in Greece | 5 of the Best Hikes in Greece

Think of hiking in Greece and you probably think of coastlines, glimmering turquoise water and picture-perfect beaches. Either that, or you might think of an elaborate, confusing labyrinth designed by the legendary artificer Daedalus built to hold a Minotaur. Those...

Hiking in Sri Lanka | 5 of the Best Hikes in Sri Lanka

Hiking in Sri Lanka | 5 of the Best Hikes in Sri Lanka

Hiking in Sri Lanka Hiking in Sri Lanka is something which most travellers will have dreamed of at some point. Even just the name of the country conjures up images of lush, green rainforest, rolling mountains, tropical wildlife and turquoise water. The best hiking in...

Hiking in Scotland: 11 of the Best Hikes in the Country

Hiking in Scotland: 11 of the Best Hikes in the Country

Hiking in Scotland can mean anything from a jaunt up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh to a walk round Loch Lomond (just 45-minute’s drive from Glasgow), to climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. More and more people are being drawn to walk in the Highlands,...

Kayak UK | The Best Rivers to Kayak & Canoe in the UK

Kayak UK | The Best Rivers to Kayak & Canoe in the UK

Where are the best rivers for kayaking in the UK? That’s the question. And it’s the natural question to ask once you’ve got a taste for kayaking or canoeing. It’s also an awfully big question. After all, there are a lot of rivers in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland...

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...

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The Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide 2020

The Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas is a time for giving, but it’s also important that we remember our sustainable values as we go into that time. Outdoor gear has been getting more and more sustainable over the past few years, but of course, the most sustainable way to get into the outdoors...

Christmas Gift Ideas for Cyclists: The Big List 2020

Christmas Gift Ideas for Cyclists: The Big List 2020

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for the cyclist in your life? Well, you’re in the right place. This might not be Santa’s workshop, but it’s the next best thing - a big list of Christmas gift ideas for cyclists. No more. No less. It’s never too early to be thinking of...

Christmas Gift Ideas for Hikers: The Big List 2020

Christmas Gift Ideas for Hikers: The Big List 2020

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for the hiker in your life? Well, you're in the right place. This year more than any, it's important to get all that Christmas shopping done in advance so that you don't end up on a crowded high street. But what to get? If you're...

How to Turn 26 Days of Annual Leave into 55 Days Off in 2021

How to Turn 26 Days of Annual Leave into 55 Days Off in 2021

How to hack your annual leave in 2021? It's not just the stuff of myth and legend, though the topic is often whispered about by city-dwelling holiday goers, often round a campfire, on a mountain top or over the water between two fjords in a farflung land. Work can get...

Microadventures: Everything You Need to Know

Microadventures: Everything You Need to Know

Microadventures are like showing up to your desk in the morning with an empty coffee mug. Except, instead of drinking a grande skinny latte with caramel drizzle, you are knocking back an espresso shot of adventure. These little shots of adventure are designed to fit...

4 Big Reasons to Have an Adventure in Svalbard

4 Big Reasons to Have an Adventure in Svalbard

Contrary to popular (culture's) belief, Svalbard is not an ice kingdom populated and governed by giant war-like bears. But if anything that's a good thing. For a start it's a lot easier to visit without getting thrown into bear prison. Real life Svalbard keeps all the...

4 Top Tips for Planning an Adventure

4 Top Tips for Planning an Adventure

"How do I plan an adventure?" has got to be top of my most-asked-questions-about-adventure list. Alongside things like, "How do I work out what kind of adventure to do?" and "I'm scared people will judge me, how do I tell them?" That and, of course, the question that...

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