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Halloween in Japan is the most terrifyingly satisfying solo experience

It used to be that Halloween was mainly celebrated by Americans but the holiday has really popped off in recent years. Now you see actual queues of people outside of shops in London’s Soho, on a Friday afternoon, desperately trying to grab some spooky garb for a night out at any number of creepy establishments […]

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How to prepare for your first group travel adventure

So, you’ve taken the leap – you’ve decided to give group travel a go. But what should you expect? How can you prepare? What will it be like travelling with a total bunch of strangers? Give me 10 minutes and I will explain all… My name is Gav and I’ve experienced my fair share of […]

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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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How going to Disneyland alone taught me solo travel is great

Hi, I’m Gav and a few years ago my girlfriend and I booked to go to Japan together. I’d arranged all kinds of romantic excursions despite firmly believing that anything called an ‘excursion’ couldn’t possibly be romantic. I’d booked us into an exclusive sushi restaurant after spending two months on their waiting list, got us […]

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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 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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