Adventure Travel

7 Reasons to put Crete on your Travelmap

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Who doesn't think of whitewashed houses and blue windows to the backdrop of the even bluer ocean when they think of Greece? So did I for the longest time until I actually took my first trip to Greece and visited Thessaloniki and Halkidiki. There was nothing blue and white about either yet I still loved them both. So when I started to plan my Greek return I j[...]

How to visit 12 Scottish islands in 2 weeks

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Earlier this year, I counted how many Scottish Islands I had visited since I moved here in 2013. I don't usually count countries, but I thought - to heck with it - and did it anyway. With 790 islands, some inhabited, but many just pure wilderness - there is no way to ever "see them all", and so the counting became about something different than just ticking [...]

Can adventure be a transformative experience?

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“Human life gains the greatest part of its richness from --- any experience of stepping outside the taken-for granted reality of everyday life, any openness to the mystery that surrounds us on all sides.” Sociologist Peter L. Berger (1970) In the beginning of 1900s German philosopher and sociologist Georg Simmel wrote in his essay "The Adventure" that adv[...]

Rainforest Adventures in Sarawak, Borneo




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The world is tranquil at the top of the Kalimantan lookout. Swirling mist envelops us in an eerie silence, occasionally breaking up to reveal swathes of lush jungle below.  Electric blue dragonflies hover on fragrant orchids. Wild deer bark their calls in the dark rainforest around us.

 We have struggled over an hour along a muddy, slippery, leech-infested [...]

Gender Equality in the Climbing Community

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‘Have you got the boobs to try this route?’ That’s not something you hear very often. Or ever. When you look at it, tons of our colloquialisms are a bit sexist, a hangover from when that was ‘OK’ I suppose. Phrases such as ‘You climb like a girl’ to which I want to reply, ‘What, you mean elegantly, with technique and control?’ Anyway, I didn’t set out[...]

8 Health Benefits of Surfing You Need to Know

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If you are one of the fortunate ones who live near enough to the sea to enjoy the health benefits of surfing, you know just how great it feels to ride the waves. Others may not be as fortunate, and so they plan regular holidays to some of the best places to surf, to get as much in as possible. Even those of you who know you feel great and can attribute it to[...]

The 7 most epic Train Journeys in the World

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We love traveling by train. There is something so romantic and old-worldly about it, something that makes you want to put on a great dress and order a martini even if the bar car only offers luke-warm coffee (yes, looking at you, Deutsche Bahn!). For years I had to take a train to go to school as a teenager and still it hasn't deterred me from being absol[...]

Hitchhiking sailboats: the easy way to try your hand at sailing!

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How many times have you dreamed about sailing… and thought it wasn’t for you? I know I’m lucky to have been a sailor since a young age. Sailing was in my weekly routine since I was ten, and it’s still a huge part of who I am. Being at sea has always made me feel stronger and happier and it still does, every time! Recently, when talking about my sailing adve[...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Scuba Diving on Your Next Holiday

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You may have gone bungee jumping or backpacked through Europe. Maybe you've even explored the Amazon rainforest and been to every popular city in Asia. But, your adventures are incomplete until you've scuba-dived. If you enjoy adventure and you're always up for trying something new, this underwater activity might be perfect for you. Here are five top reasons[...]

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