Our friend and Much Better Adventurer, Pete McEwan, recently returned from an epic 5-day hut-to-hut dog sledding expedition in the Arctic Circle. “City boy” Pete regales us with tales from his Arctic adventure, the joys of bonding with your pack, and the shame of coming a cropper 15-minutes in.
Ever since our inception, Much Better Adventures has been on a mission to conserve and protect the planet’s wild places. This is not some empty promise that we shine a light on once in a while to make ourselves feel better about actively partaking in the travel industry, it’s serious stuff, and we don’t take it lightly, not one jot.
Your hiking boots can make or break a trip. If you’re planning on going on a multi-day trek, you will be spending a lot of time with your boots. So it’s a good idea to get to know them well before you set off, and to choose wisely (or else you might find yourself, quite literally, in a whole heap of pain). Here’s our guide to help you choose the best hiking boots for you.
We’ve all got a closet hiker within us according to long-distance hiker and President of Ramblers Cymru, Will Renwick. Below he shares some of the valuable lessons he’s learnt on the trail about preparing for multi-day hiking adventures, and how to get you from the office chair into that fresh mountain air.
Much Better Adventurer, Yvonne Palme, scoped out our rafting, kayaking and hiking adventure in Albania and shared a few of her photos with us.
Over the last few weeks, a few things have happened here at HQ that have got us thinking about whether we could guarantee the quality of our trips or not. I thought I’d share that process with you.
Much Better Adventurer, Zoe Dutton, walks us through her weekend adventure sea kayaking and wild camping in Greece. She told us about singing songs over the campfire, exploring electric-blue caves and camping on the deserted islands of the Western Greek Ionian Coastline, mountains of Feta included.
Much Better Adventurer, Arlene Mansoor, volunteered to scope out our sea kayaking and wild camping trip in the Pakri Islands of Estonia. She comically talks us through her Baltic adventure, from navigational struggles and liberating sauna experiences to forgotten campfire conversations and sunset tractor rides.
We all know that running is good for you, both physically and mentally, and that marathons, fun runs, and everything in between, raise substantial amounts of money for amazing causes worldwide. They raise awareness, bring people together and inspire millions to slip into their running shoes, all whilst doing good things for others.
We caught up with Geordie Stewart, author of ‘In Search of Sisu: A Path to Contentment Via the Highest Point on Every Continent’. He opened up about being the youngest Brit to reach the ‘Seven Summits’, his battles with mental health and about the Finnish concept of ‘Sisu’.
Much Better Tester, Ryan Birnie, went to scope out our SUP trip on the Wild Ring of Kerry. He returned with a tan, a pocketful of photos and even some words to go with.
Good news. The Court of Appeal of Tirana has suspended the construction of hydroelectric plants on the Valbona River following a series of local protests.
We caught up with the man behind our backcountry ski-touring experience in the Norwegian fjords,...
Crees have recently joined our Adventures for Good collection. We had a chat to find out all about their mission and how your adventure with them helps.
Ecosphere is a not-for-profit social enterprise working in the cold deserts of Spiti, a valley tucked away in the Trans-Himalayas of India. Ecosphere works on a range of activities that enable the crucial link between local economies, conservation and sustainable development.
Located in the East Indonesia/West Papua region of the coral triangle, Raja Ampat has the highest known concentration and diversity of marine life in the world.
Earth River has pioneered rafting trips around the world, discovering classics like Patagonia’s Futaleufu and Canada’s Magpie. Now they are trying to protect them.
Emu Trekkers offer adventurous hiking tours around Sydney and the Blue Mountains and use the proceeds to support the education, healthcare and welfare of disadvantaged children and youth.
Social Cycles host small group cycle adventures for travellers with a social conscience. We engage with local experts (NGOs) to learn about social issues, challenges and strategies so that we can gain the knowledge to make a positive difference.
The Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NEPL NPA) is located in the north-east of Laos and is the largest protected area in country. It has a remarkably rich wildlife biodiversity with a wide range of species, many endangered, including the critically-endangered Northern white-cheeked gibbon, six species of cat, two species of bear, a wild dog dhole, to name few.
Reef Conservation International’s mission is to preserve and manage the Belize Barrier Reef for generations to come by inspiring, educating, and encouraging change via our volunteer citizen-scientists. Not many people know it’s the second largest Barrier Reef in the world.
Alexander Souri is founder of Relief Riders International, an organisation that runs tours on horseback through remote communities delivering healthcare and resources to those who desperately need it.
We met the President of the Albanian Rafting Federation on the banks of his beloved Osumi Canyons that he’s been fighting to protect.
We sat down with a 14-year-old from the banks of Albania’s Vjosa River to understand how the plans to dam it will impact her future and her village.
We caught up with our guide in Albania, Blerina Ago, about her vision for sustainable tourism and her mission to protect Europe’s last wild river.