In it For The Long Haul | 9 Big Adventures for 2019

We’re big believers in the power of a weekend adventure to refresh your spirit, but sometimes nothing but escaping to the other side of the planet will do. So if you’re looking to put as much distance as possible between you and work in 2019, we’ve scoured our collection to shortlist nine adventures we bet none of your friends can say they have done.

The 20 Best Hikes In Europe

When your feet are getting a little bit weary of that long, sometimes wobbly, amble back from the local pub, why not spice up their lives a bit and get them out in the fresh air. We’re not talking barefoot, that can only come to no good, local boozer or otherwise, but rather an epic hike around some of the best trails and treks found in Europe. Here’s our top 20 to set you, and your feet, off on the right foot.

12 Adventure Ideas for Stags who Hate Stag Dos

If you’re looking for something a bit more creative than just another pub crawl, or you want to give the groom something he might actually enjoy, then here are twelve stag-friendly adventures that you could be leaving on soon, or planning in the future – from navigating the canyons of Montenegro to learning survival skills in the wilds of Scotland.

6 Epic Ways to See the Northern Lights

Swirling and dancing through the night sky in flashes of green, white and pink, the Northern Lights are a sight to behold. But seeing them is only half the fun if you book a trip that combines watching the aurora with an activity. There are numerous ways you can enjoy the evening show and keep yourself entertained while you wait for the Lights to emerge. From dog-sledding to backcountry skiing, these are some of the best – and most memorable – ways to see the Northern Lights around the world.

The Top 5 Most Iconic Treks in Nepal

You know that Nepal is famous for its amazing multi-day treks, that its guides are friendly and reliable, that the accommodation and food along the way is enjoyable and that on the whole, you’ll pay a fraction of the cost of trekking in other mountainous regions of the world. But, you don’t know where to start narrowing down which trek you should try first. If you’re relatively fit and have been on long-distance treks in hilly or mountainous terrain before, stick one of the following on your to-do list.

10 of the Best Hikes in the UK

From beautiful Scottish islands to the southernmost tip of England, there’s everything from gentle jaunts to hardcore hikes to choose from in the UK. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites for you to get going. These aren’t mere walks in the park – they are bucket-list walks you need to tick off. So if you ever wanted to go on a proper walk, there’s never been a better time to do it…

Norway’s Most Stunning Glacier Hikes

Norway is famous for its natural beauty and is one of the world’s top spots for outdoor adventures. But there’s one thrilling activity in Norway that you might not have heard of yet – glacier hiking.

Hiking and Via Ferrata in Romania | A Photo Story

Much Better Adventures’ friend and all-round legend Mike Wilson went to suss out our Via Ferrata and Hiking trip in the Western Carpathians, Romania. He came back with a bunch of photos, a few stories to tell and a new found love for pig fat scrambled eggs. Here are just a few of his best bits…

From Edinburgh and Beyond | Ten Awesome Adventures Flying out of Edinburgh Airport

Not content with being drop-dead gorgeous and sporting a castle built on an extinct volcano, Edinburgh’s redeveloped airport and new tramline linking it to the city have now made it easier and more convenient than ever before as the starting point for an adventure. So if you’re looking to escape the call of the pub, or want to do something seriously incredible with your time off, here are ten amazing adventures all leaving direct from Edinburgh.

From Brum to the World: Ten Adventures Leaving Direct from Birmingham Airport

As well as being one of the youngest cities in Europe, with 40% of its population under 25, Birmingham also has more canals than Venice, and with the third biggest airport in the country on its doorstep, it’s also the perfect starting point for an adventure. So if you want more from your weekend, or are looking to make the most of your hard earned time off, then here are ten unbelievable adventures leaving direct from Birmingham.

Adventure Hunting | Ten Unbelievable Trips Direct from Manchester Airport

Now the most linguistically varied city in Europe, Manchester was also voted best UK city to live in 2015, beating London for the second year running. Added to which it has the largest and busiest airport outside London, linking it to more than 200 destinations worldwide. So with that in mind, here are ten incredible adventures that you could soon be leaving on direct from Manchester – from exploring a hidden mountain plateau to hunting for the Northern Lights.

Norway’s 3 Great Hikes in Winter

A guide to the Norwegian trifecta of Preikestolen, Kjerag Boulder and Trolltunga in the colder months. A few years ago, Norway became top of everyone’s adventure hit-list. The dynamic landscapes, massive seasonal variety and culture of outdoor living are to blame. Not to mention the region’s undeniable instagram-ability. But what happens to these places in the ‘off-season’?

5 of Tasmania’s Best Mini-Adventures

Tasmania. Cold, wet, not much to see, not much to do. If this is what you still think about Tasmania, then you’d better read on. This diverse, dynamic little island has been going through a cultural make-over that is forcing its mainland counterparts to pay attention.

4 Places You Should Definitely Visit in Slovenia

Europe’s secret that’s getting out. Slovenia is becoming recognised as an influential player on the world’s sustainable tourism stage. As a result, it has been named the world’s first ‘Green Destination’ by the Netherlands based NGO, Green Destinations. Slovenia is helped by its improving infrastructure, the breathtaking national park, a world class mountain range, astonishing karst cave systems and the competitive price tag.

6 Reasons Why Slovakia is the Next Big Thing

When I say the word ‘Slovakia’, do you think of an adventure destination? Have you ever thought of going there? Could you point it out on the map? I’m going to guess your answer is no. But this unassuming, central European country has the all the ingredients to see it bite at the heels of the tourism behemoths of France, Croatia, Turkey and Greece.

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