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Recovery techniques after hiking

3 recovery techniques every adventurer should try

Today we’re talking recovery techniques. If you’re looking at taking a Flash Pack adventure, chances are you already fancy yourself as a bit of an active person. Maybe you climb, take on long, country treks or you’re one of those maniacs that enjoys crawling through mud and electrified wire on a Sunday morning “for a […]

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geocaching

Geocaching turns adventures into epic treasure hunts

Ever heard of geocaching? Me neither, until one random day in Vancouver… I found myself with a whole day to kill in one of Canada’s most incredible cities and, on a recommendation from an overly friendly barman, I ended up taking a lovely hike around Stanley Park, a big old forested area just outside town. […]

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Laptop on holiday

Men, ditch the laptop and travel work-free

Guys, do you ever feel like you work too hard? I know, me too. Well, recent research could make listening to your gut a very good idea indeed. A new study shows that work stress can be more deadly in men than in women, depending on existing medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or having […]

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productivity

This productivity hack will change your life

Ever wondered why you found it so damn hard to focus? At the point where you most need to get down to it, your brain finds every excuse not to: “Maybe I’ll paint the bathroom…” “Hmm, those plants are looking a little dry” “I wonder what that person I met 15 years ago at drama […]

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live longer

Can being single help you live longer?

Anyone who’s ever been single in their 30s and 40s will be familiar with the titled head gaze. The domain of well-meaning relatives, this time-honoured gesture is often accompanied by the words, “Shouldn’t you be settling down by now?” (Side note – never feel obliged to do anything that starts with the word “should”). What […]

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adventure quiz

Where in the world is your ultimate adventure?

** Adventure quiz alert – grab a cuppa and settle in ** Life wasn’t made for sitting at your computer, glued to a landscape of post-its and leftover coffee mugs. Nor was it made for thinking, “what if?” or “maybe, one day…” As any adventurist will tell you, our time on earth is short but […]

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kickboxing

Upgrade your workout with kickboxing

No longer the realm of hardened fighters, kickboxing gyms are becoming a popular option for city-goers who want to bust stress and boost wellbeing. Here, world title holder Alex Lawson – who trains clients at London’s Springhealth Kickboxing, KXU gym and Equinox gym – reveals the benefits of an intense and thrilling sport: Calorie after-burn Not many […]

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canoeing adventure

Into the wild: canoeing 2,000 miles on the Yukon

The Yukon is North America’s longest free-flowing river: a vast waterway that meanders through the wilderness of northwestern Canada and Alaska to the Bering Sea. It’s also the hunting ground for traditional communities who draw from the river’s king salmon, now in rapid decline due to climate change. In summer 2016, London writer Adam Weymouth spent […]

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Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Delicious brunch ideas from around the world

If you speak to any Aussie, American or Brit about brunch, I can guarantee that they’ll proudly profess this awesome tradition originated with them. I’ll leave it up to you to pass judgement but a lazy Sunday sitting in the sunshine with a belly full of avocado is certainly an unbeatable past-time. It was one […]

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adventure architect

Life as a Flash Pack adventure architect

Charlie Cotton is an adventure architect for Flash Pack. He spends his days hunting down fresh ideas for off-radar experiences and travelling abroad for research (yes, really). Here, he gives a peek behind the scenes of his dreamy-sounding job Ever since I can remember, I’ve relished going on an adventure. If it’s something a bit […]

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