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The Reopening

LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS Dear Much Better Adventurers, After over 100 long days of lockdown, international travel will soon be permitted again; albeit to a limited number of countries initially. We couldn’t be more excited to get you out on your adventures again and...

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

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...

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...

A Lifetime Discount For All NHS Staff

We've had a lot of great NHS workers join our adventures over the years. Now more than ever we know they'll be needing a proper adventure when this pandemic is over and it's safe to travel again. We wanted to say thank you for all their amazing work in our own small...

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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...

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...

Why You Should Make This the Year You Try Solo Travel

Why You Should Make This the Year You Try Solo Travel

At some point in our lives we’ve all, inevitably, abandoned a plan to do something that we really wanted to do because nobody would come and do it with us. It’s a fairly common excuse. But it’s also one which holds up about as well as a sand castle in a bathtub. There...

How Coffee is Changing Lives Across Rwanda

How Coffee is Changing Lives Across Rwanda

The Cyimbili Hills lie on the shores of Lake Kivu on the western coast of Rwanda. The hills are known for their tranquility and nature. The village is nestled neatly into the lush green mountains that surround it, and looks out on the water of Kivu, one of Africa’s...

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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,...

7 Things to Remember for Your Next Cycling Adventure

7 Things to Remember for Your Next Cycling Adventure

Travelling on a bike and cycling abroad is one of life’s great pleasures. As Ernest Hemingway once said, "It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them." There’s simply no better way...

4 Reasons Adventurers are Heading to Kyrgyzstan

4 Reasons Adventurers are Heading to Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: land of the 40 tribes, home of the Mountains of Heaven. Impossible to spell, but excellent for winning Hangman. Store it somewhere in your brain beside hybrid, phlegm and rhythm. You're welcome. But, although Hangman is popular amongst adventurers trapped...

Geiranger | The Essential Guide to the Geirangerfjord

Geiranger | The Essential Guide to the Geirangerfjord

Geiranger is a village in western Norway and is the gateway to the Geirangerfjord - often said to be the “jewel in the crown” of the Norwegian fjords. Now, when it comes to Norwegian fjords, that's saying something, because they're all pretty stunning. The Norwegian...

The Tallest Mountain in England and How to Climb it

The Tallest Mountain in England and How to Climb it

The tallest mountain in England is Scafell Pike in the Lake District, Cumbria. For most people, that's probably enough to make you want to climb it. We do like a bit of standing on a summit knowing you're higher than everyone else in the country. The question is: how...

Hiking in Patagonia: Your Guide to the Hiking Areas

Hiking in Patagonia: Your Guide to the Hiking Areas

Hiking in Patagonia has to be one of the most stunning locations in South America. Right down at the southern tip of the continent, it straddles the border between Chile and Argentina, all the way to the tail of South America and Fin del Mundo in the Tierra del Fuego...

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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...

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...

A Guide to Wainwrights – and How to “Bag” Them

A Guide to Wainwrights – and How to “Bag” Them

The Wainwrights (mountains) are named after Alfred Wainwright (person). He was a British hiker, illustrator, author and is most famous for his guides to the Lakeland Fells. That's "the hills of the Lake District" if you've never heard of a fell. But he didn't choose...

Scrambling in the UK | A Quick Adventure Guide

Scrambling in the UK | A Quick Adventure Guide

Scrambling was famously described by a guy in my university hiking club as "the most fun you can have standing up". Not sure what climbers, SUP-ers or even hikers would have to say about that, but he certainly loved it. Scrambling essentially bridges the gap between...

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