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Leon McCarron: How Hiking Trails Are a Form of Storytelling

  Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish storyteller and adventurer, most well known for his work "seeking out stories of humanity and nuance in parts of the world that are often demonised or misunderstood by Western media". He has travelled through the Holy...

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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...

The Impossible Rise of Women’s Cycling in Afghanistan

The Impossible Rise of Women’s Cycling in Afghanistan

“You are risking your honour. You are risking your family's honour. You are risking your life. Just the act of cycling in Afghanistan is a massive feminist statement. These women may not consider themselves activists or feminists. They may not be trying to make a...

The Art of Leafing Not Scrolling

The Art of Leafing Not Scrolling

Does anyone read anymore? You know, with real books and paper and that? Tim Frenneaux shares his thoughts on why you should turn your attention to print and gives us a few pointers on which adventure(y) tomes to start with. My new Patagonia climbing pants have a...

A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoning and Gorge Walking

A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoning and Gorge Walking

Canyoning is an adventure sport which involves navigating a water system using various specialist methods and techniques. Naturally then, canyoning involves getting wet. It often involves water slides, jumps and waterfalls. It may or may not ruin your shoes. Of...

Is Instagram the Bane of Adventure?

Is Instagram the Bane of Adventure?

Connectivity is changing the way we travel. Journalist and sustainable travel expert Holly Tuppen lifts the bonnet and explains why you sometimes need to just put the phone down and back away... What kind of vacuous person travels for the sake of Instagram? I asked...

Invest in Much Better Adventures | Round 2

Invest in Much Better Adventures | Round 2

  You may remember the heady days of late 2017, when we proudly became part community-owned after inviting you, our customers, to join professional investors and invest in us. Back then, we smashed our target inside 72 hours and finished 158% over target - one of...

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Travel Guides

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 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...

5 Hints & Tips for Hiking to the Lost City in Colombia

5 Hints & Tips for Hiking to the Lost City in Colombia

High in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta jungle in Colombia, between 900m and 1200m, deep in the rainforest, you will find the indigenous settlement of “Teyuna” - better known by the rest of the world by the Spanish ‘Ciudad Perdida’, or the ‘Lost...

5 of the Best Day Hikes Around London

5 of the Best Day Hikes Around London

Having a good few day hike plans in your locker is an essential for any outdoor enthusiast living in London. It’s nice to be able to get away to spots where there isn’t a skyscraper in sight, car horn in your ears or people all over the place. Thanksfully, it’s not...

5 Tips for Seeing the Northern Lights in the Norwegian Fjords

5 Tips for Seeing the Northern Lights in the Norwegian Fjords

There are two places you can commonly find Norwegian fjords and northern lights. One is in Norway. Obviously. It’s in the name. The other is at the top of pretty much any given traveller’s bucket list south of Oslo (and probably a bit to the north as well). But how...

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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...

How to Turn 27 Days of Annual Leave into 57 Days Off in 2020

How to Turn 27 Days of Annual Leave into 57 Days Off in 2020

How to hack your annual leave. Some say it’s a myth. Others say it’s a legend. We say... it’s a reality. And we also say that, amongst other things, the people who say it’s a ‘myth’ or a ‘legend’ are being a little over-dramatic. Hacking your annual leave is just a...

11 Action-Packed London Adventures

11 Action-Packed London Adventures

London is not the first places that comes to mind when we think of adventure. It is, after all, a very big city and the only wilderness is of the urban variety. Everyone in London seems to be on a tight schedule, rushing from A to B. Adventure needs the time and...

10 of the Most Beautiful Landscapes in the World

10 of the Most Beautiful Landscapes in the World

Beautiful landscapes. Humans have had an obsession with a good view since time began. Well, okay, we don’t actually have any proof of that. But if you and I can look out the window and smile at what we see, then you can imagine Neanderthal man looking out of his cave...

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