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A rookie’s guide to climbing Mount Toubkal – this is what it takes

Thinking of climbing Mount Toubkal? I’ve taken on the challenge myself and, well, you can barely imagine the scene. Staring down at an unforgiving cliff face, clouds forming and birds circling below. Standing tall despite utter exhaustion and the kind of hysteric elation that should knock you to the ground, head first.   Forevermore emotions […]

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travel podcasts§

5 essential travel podcasts to take on your next adventure

One of my favourite parts of travelling is the actual travelling bit. Jumping in a plane, a car or a rickety old bus, staring out the window and drinking in new surroundings. Sometimes, though, I tend to wreck lovely, picturesque views with thoughts from my idiot brain. I’ll be staring at a sunset and thinking […]

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World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018 adventures as beautiful as the game itself

It felt as though every single nook and cranny of England went crazy on Tuesday night, after the team nailed a penalty shoot-out win against Colombia in the World Cup 2018 knockout stages. We don’t yet know who’ll be World Cup 2018 champions. But I think one of the best things about the tournament is […]

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fitness adventures

4 ways to send your fitness soaring with adventure travel

Exercise is good for you. Surprising, I know, but it still feels like we all need to be told. In fact, one in four Brits avoid exercise at all costs, according to research from the British Lung Foundation. The reason? They feel it poses a danger to their health. True story. While it’s fair to […]

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Boost your wellbeing with this one, simple tip

Struggling for inspiration in your plans to get away from it all this summer? Craving an adventure, with some wellbeing TLC? The key to achieving this could be simpler than you think – and we’re not keeping it secret. At all. Look to the water – for the mere sight or sound of it triggers […]

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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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wilderness

Trade your city break for a wilderness weekend

Forget elbowing your way through overcrowded tourist traps. 2018 is the year for flinging yourself out of your comfort zone, and getting back to nature. With the relentless pace of the modern world taking its toll – we spend more time on tech than asleep and are working longer hours than ever before –  many […]

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The most beautiful airports in the world

Say what you will about the downsides of air travel – parking your car so far from the terminal you’re practically in another time zone; jousting for available plug sockets; that eternal slog through security – there’s no denying the allure of airports. It’s all too easy to forget just what an important role this transport […]

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