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The Ultimate Camping Essentials Checklist

This isn't going to be an "X Camping Products You Can't Leave the House With" sort of article. That's really not our style. We had a look at some other camping essentials articles online and had a bit of a giggle. You can take a whole load of things camping if you...

10 of the Best Hikes for 2020

There are thousands of amazing hikes in the world. With just the power of putting one foot in front of the other, you can cross countries or continents, climb mountains, hike jungles and immerse yourself in nature. So, you'll agree, it's a pretty tough deal to pick...

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...

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Explore Sri Lanka. Here’s Why…

It was just last year that Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka the "best country in the world” for travellers to visit. The coveted award came almost 10 years after the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, which itself lasted for 26 years and kept tourism away for a good chunk...

6 Awesome Via Ferrata in Europe

With all the thrill of rock climbing, but requiring minimal gear, via ferrata is a fun way to reach previously inaccessibly peaks. We're assuming you've got a basic understanding of that, or you wouldn't be here! (If not, check out What is Via Ferrata? and then come...

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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...

What is Adventure? An Interview With Alastair Humphreys

What is Adventure? An Interview With Alastair Humphreys

“How would I define adventure today? I think adventure is… I think there has to be an element of newness in it - not in terms of being the first person to do it, but in terms of being the first time you’ve done something. I think it has to be in some ways difficult...

Should We Spend More Time Exploring Nature at Night?

Should We Spend More Time Exploring Nature at Night?

“From an early age, we are told ghost stories set in dark places, warning us not to stray into the night. It feels frightening, macabre, even criminal, but the darkness also evokes a peace and solidarity with the landscape that fades away in sunlight.” So writes...

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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,...

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...

11 Alternative Treks in South America

11 Alternative Treks in South America

Trekking South America has got to be top of the list for adventurous ways to explore the continent. You don't need any expensive equipment, just good hiking boots and a backpack. Plus a healthy appetite for long trails, mountain views and llamas. No, we don't mean it...

Norway’s Fjords Mapped: A Guide to the Fjord Locations

Norway’s Fjords Mapped: A Guide to the Fjord Locations

Norway fjords map. It sounds a bit like a tongue-twister. Or the name of a famous explorer from times past with a double-barrelled surname. But if you’re online and looking around for a map of the Norwegian fjords then you’ve come to the right place. The fact that...

Trekking in Morocco: A Guide to the Basics

Trekking in Morocco: A Guide to the Basics

Trekking in Morocco is a bit of a hidden gem. If we were playing the word association game and I said "trekking", you would almost certainly not say "Morocco". Plus if I said "Morocco", you'd probably say something like "desert" or "sand" or maybe "tagine". Unlike...

7 of the Best Long-Distance Cycle Routes in the UK

7 of the Best Long-Distance Cycle Routes in the UK

Long-distance cycle routes in the UK have become hugely popular in recent years. A large part of that is because long-distance cycling has grown enormously in popularity in general. People like riding their bikes more than ever - and they like riding them for a long...

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10 of the Best Hikes for 2020

10 of the Best Hikes for 2020

There are thousands of amazing hikes in the world. With just the power of putting one foot in front of the other, you can cross countries or continents, climb mountains, hike jungles and immerse yourself in nature. So, you'll agree, it's a pretty tough deal to pick...

6 Awesome Via Ferrata in Europe

6 Awesome Via Ferrata in Europe

With all the thrill of rock climbing, but requiring minimal gear, via ferrata is a fun way to reach previously inaccessibly peaks. We're assuming you've got a basic understanding of that, or you wouldn't be here! (If not, check out What is Via Ferrata? and then come...

Crampons: Everything you need to Know

Crampons: Everything you need to Know

Crampons are pointy things that you strap to your boots, to walk on snow and ice. At least that's probably what you'd say (at high speed) if it came up in a game of Articulate. If you started explaining crampon ratings and that they were invented by shepherds in the...

How to Plan a Cycle Tour

How to Plan a Cycle Tour

A cycle tour is not so much a sporting activity as a lifestyle. Touring by bicycle is the Goldilocks way to discover the planet: not too fast and not too slow. You travel slowly enough to take in your environment, but not so slowly that it takes weeks to make any...

7 Common Misconceptions About Mountain Biking

7 Common Misconceptions About Mountain Biking

There are a lot of hardcore cyclists out there. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some have long beards, some are clad in lycra, others have full-face helmets and dogs that follow them along the trails. All, if they're doing it right, tend to be drenched in mud....

Snowshoeing: Your Guide to the Basics

Snowshoeing: Your Guide to the Basics

Snowshoeing is somewhere between skiing and winter hiking. Imagine a snowshoe as a friendly cousin of the crampon. Crampons are pointy and angry and serious. Snowshoes are flat, friendly and often come in bright colours. Which is great if you have a tendency to lose...

Mount Olympus: A Guide to Climbing The Mountain of the Gods

Mount Olympus: A Guide to Climbing The Mountain of the Gods

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, at 2917m tall. It's also one of the highest peaks in Europe in topographical terms (measuring the height relative to the lowest contour line encircling it) and, of course, home to the 12 Olympian gods of the ancient...

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