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The 5 best 'mini' adventures to do in 2017

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 20-Feb-2017 09:18:56

Whether you are tight on time or are unable to head away from home for long periods of time - that doesn't mean you can't experience a life changing adventure this year. 

We are increasingly wanting to get more out of our weekends - more than just catching up on household chores and getting in a quick ride on the bike. So, we've handpicked our top 5 short challenges that truly give you maximum experience, in minimum time.

Read on to find out that you can achieve more than you think (in just a few days!)

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ALBANIA | WHY IT'S TIME TO VISIT EUROPE'S LAST HIDDEN GEM

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 10-Feb-2017 09:00:00

'GO YOUR OWN WAY' 

It's the tourism slogan for Albania and it epitomises the essence of warmth and strength of this pristine corner of eastern Europe.

Not on the stereotypical 'bucket list' Albania is a place being 'discovered' very slowly. Enter onto the long lost trails through the mountains and you will be welcomed by the local people with a touching and humbling enthusiasm. The absolute lack of infrastructure catering for tourism in north of country makes for a refreshing change and trekking perfection.

Astounding landscapes, deep rooted history and a fairy tale landscape of flora and fauna, bursting into life under the warm sun of the mountainsides await you here; Albania is truly a place you will fall in love with as you traverse it's ancient trails to the heart of the Accursed Mountains...

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TREK TRAINING: 5 WAYS TO AVOID BLISTERS

Posted by Hannah KJ on 07-Feb-2017 08:15:00


DON'T LET BLISTERS RUIN YOUR TREK OF A LIFETIME

 

You know how it is, you've chosen the challenge and the destination - it's a real life affirming moment when you set off with your well packed bag and you are on your way to the airport. 

You've bought some new trekking boots ripe for the occasion, but within a day of being on the trip every step begins to grate - literally! And before you know it you're hobbling into camp that evening wondering how you'll make it through tomorrow...

Well never fear - that's something no-one wants to happen - so whether you're off to trek the Inca Trail or your ranking up the mileage training for our Jurassic Coast Weekend- here's our top 5 ways to look after your feet and prevent blisters when trekking:

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Why Machu Picchu is not the best bit of the Inca Trail

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 03-Feb-2017 11:39:42

IT'S ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD...

 ...and it tops many a bucket list, but there is so much more to this place than the (undeniably impressive) ruins of Machu Picchu.

When you make the decision to do this challenge, and it is something we frequently hear in the office, it is often because you've always wanted to see Machu Picchu. But if you're looking to really let this magical place get under your skin and make the most of the whole experience, here is what truly makes this trip unforgettable:

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