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COVID-19: The Reopening

We could all do with some proper adventures in wild places to shake off those cobwebs. Now that travel restrictions are easing - albeit to a limited number of countries initially - we couldn’t be more excited to get you back out on your adventures again and for our...

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...

The Best Hikes in Colombia | Medellín, the Lost City and More…

The best hikes in Colombia showcase the incredible biodiversity that the country has to offer. Trekking Colombia can mean anything from hiking through rainforests or on the outskirts of a vibrant city to visiting a a coastal town, a coffee farm or following the path...

Our Survey Says… 95% Hope to Adventure Overseas Again in 2021

In a climate where hyperbole is everywhere we are left without the means to express how significantly the world has been altered over the last few months. Few industries have been disrupted quite like travel, as countries take the necessary steps to isolate themselves...

COVID-19: The Reopening

We could all do with some proper adventures in wild places to shake off those cobwebs. Now that travel restrictions are easing - albeit to a limited number of countries initially - we couldn’t be more excited to get you back out on your adventures again and for our...

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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...

7 Quick Questions with Laura Kennington

7 Quick Questions with Laura Kennington

Laura Kennington is an adventurer, speaker and author. She came to talk at one of the Much Better Adventures Investor events and stole the show with her story. Her book Kairos gives the full account of her journey from trapped in a pencil skirt and someone else's idea...

7 Quick Questions with Sarah Williams

7 Quick Questions with Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams is an adventurer, qualified yoga instructor and the host of the Tough Girl Podcast. She interviews inspirational women with a background in adventure or sport, often overcoming great challenges. Read our full interview with Sarah here: Meet the Woman...

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...

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Travel Guides

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...

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...

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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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...

11 Ways to Get Your Adventure Fix from Home

11 Ways to Get Your Adventure Fix from Home

At this point, you’ve probably settled into self-isolation and the quarantine lifestyle. Most of us can only dream about the beauty of the mountains right now, or of coastal winds and far-ranging views. The "new normal" is taking one trip outdoors per day for...

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...

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