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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...

Features

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...

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...

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Travel Guides

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,...

Hiking in Iceland: A Guide to the Basics

Hiking in Iceland: A Guide to the Basics

A long time ago in decade not very far away, Iceland was all over the news. Before 2010, hiking in Iceland was not something many people had ever considered doing. It basically wasn't on the map for adventurers at all. Then, one of its volcanoes - the beautifully...

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...

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...

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Discover

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...

10 of the Best Mountaineering Documentaries

10 of the Best Mountaineering Documentaries

Sometimes, you need to satisfy your mountain climbing itch when there aren't any mountains around. This is a bit of a problem. You can't just pop down to the shops and get a mountain, down the aisle next to instant noodles. Nor can you find snow, ice and hardship on...

Canoe vs Kayak: What’s the Difference?

Canoe vs Kayak: What’s the Difference?

Canoe vs kayak. It’s time to choose your fighter. Though in order to do so, you really need to know what the difference between a kayak and a canoe actually is. Both are waterborne vessels; both have been used for thousands of years; both use paddles and both can help...

How to Make a Campfire

How to Make a Campfire

Campfires are cosy. There's something lovely about all sitting round a campfire, with a clear sky above you and nature all around you. Maybe you've got a friend who's telling a story or playing the guitar (pretty much obligatory for the campfire experience, right?)....

7 Quick Questions with Alastair Humphreys

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

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

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...

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