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7 Quick Questions with Alastair Humphreys

Welcome to a new quick-fire interview series here on the Much Better Adventures Magazine. Alongside our big interview features, we thought it would be fun to ask interesting people seven interesting questions. They'll be the same seven questions each time - making a...

Wild Swimming: Your Guide to the Basics

Taking a dip in a lake. Making the mad dash into the North Sea in March. There is something oddly attractive about swimming outdoors or, as it's often known, wild swimming. What is Wild Swimming? Wild swimming is, to all intents and purposes, going swimming outside in...

The Ultimate Camping Essentials Checklist

This isn't going to be an "X Camping Products You Can't Leave the House Without" 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...

Features

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...

Jenny Graham: Why Adventure is a Necessity… Not a Luxury

Jenny Graham: Why Adventure is a Necessity… Not a Luxury

Jenny Graham lives for adventure. The fact that the Scottish cyclist recently became the fastest woman to ever circumnavigate the globe on a bicycle is a fair insight to that. But the contagious enthusiasm with which Jenny speaks about her mammoth journey is an even...

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Travel Guides

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...

Everything You Need to Know About the Haute Route

Everything You Need to Know About the Haute Route

The Haute Route is a long distance hiking route. Actually, it's at least two completely different hiking routes, but we'll come to that in a minute. It's also not to be confused with 'Haute Route', the cycling event. This Haute Route goes where bicycles cannot - and...

Hiking Near Glasgow: 5 of the Most Adventurous Treks

Hiking Near Glasgow: 5 of the Most Adventurous Treks

Hiking near Glasgow can mean anything from a stroll through a nearby country park to a trek up a magnificent Munro overlooking Loch Lomond. Edinburgh may be Scotland’s capital, but Glasgow is the country's biggest city. And you can reach more big mountains easily from...

Hike Machu Picchu: Which Route Should You Choose?

Hike Machu Picchu: Which Route Should You Choose?

The best way to get to Machu Picchu is on foot. Alright, arriving by wing suit or bungee jump would be pretty cool... But Machu Picchu is an ancient city of the Incas and the Machu Picchu hike is almost like a pilgrimage. You hike through the mountains and valleys of...

Hiking Trails in Slovenia: The Best Treks in the Country

Hiking Trails in Slovenia: The Best Treks in the Country

Hiking trails in Slovenia are plentiful. After all, 60% of the 20,273km² country is forest. That’s quite a decisive majority and one that lends itself very well to outdoor pursuits. Slovenia is a hotbed for hiking and further, for adventure in general - from canyoning...

5 of the Best Ways to Go Island Hopping in Croatia

5 of the Best Ways to Go Island Hopping in Croatia

Island hopping in Croatia can be proper adventurous. Whether you’re kayaking from beach to beach, meditating on a stand-up paddleboard, sailing round the 200+ uninhabited islands of the Šibenik archipelago or putting your front crawl to the test in the Adriatic Sea,...

5 of the Best Adventurous Hikes in Edinburgh

5 of the Best Adventurous Hikes in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a brilliant city for hiking. It’s a city where ocean meets history meets rolling hills as far as the eye can see. Within a half hour’s walk from the city centre you can be at the base of Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano, and 15 minutes walk from the main...

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The Ultimate Camping Essentials Checklist

The Ultimate Camping Essentials Checklist

This isn't going to be an "X Camping Products You Can't Leave the House Without" 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

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...

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...

4 Tips to Find the Best Backpack for Your Next Adventure

4 Tips to Find the Best Backpack for Your Next Adventure

What's the best backpack? It's a very subjective question. Because, what you're really asking is, "What's the best backpack for me, for this particular thing that I'm going to be doing?" Chances are you're off on an adventure. You might even have a kit list, and if...

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