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How to have an adventure every day

How to have an adventure every day Is the endless domestic treadmill turning you into a robot? Ever felt like sweeping the washing straight from the tumble dryer into the bin? Have you forgotten how to have an adventure? Do you find yourself rolling through life in a rather unpleasant comfort bubble? Then STOP! There [...]

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Campsite Bivvy & Bivvy Bag Review

Campsite Bivvy Microadventure & Bivvy Bag Review Have you ever camped without a tent? At a campsite? It’s a strange experience as we recently found out. But it did give us a chance to test out different styles of bivvy bags in a controlled environment. In this post, part of our sleepover season of posts [...]

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14 Inspiring Ideas for Micro Adventures

Microadventure Ideas

14 Inspiring Ideas for Micro Adventures Adventure isn’t all about exploring uncharted territories in far away locations. You can have just as much fun doing something new, different or challenging at home. Some of our best mini-adventures have been close to home, in the UK and Europe. You see adventure is not about a particular [...]

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In Search of Spontaneity on an Edinburgh Scooternany

RSA Edinburgh at Night

In Search of Spontaneity on an Edinburgh Scooternany We begin 2014 with an unusual spontaneous travel challenge for a family; an impromptu trip to the aftermath of one of the biggest New Year parties in the world, in Edinburgh. You may know lastminute.com are looking for a Spontaneity Champion for 2014, offering a prize of [...]

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Family Microscooter ‘Ballet’ Adventure

Family Microscooter Ballet Adventure We line up. Five gleaming machines. Two Monster Bullets. Two Sprites. A Rocket. Newly forged and fresh out of the box. We stand like racehorses, holding our nerve, clinging on to our sense of balance. Some have more than others. Some have been doing this forever. Others, like me, haven’t done [...]

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Wild Swimming in Crno Jezero, Montenegro

Wild Swimming in Crno Jezero, Montenegro “Adventure is always calling. The question is do you listen?” I saw this quote on an advert outside an adventure company in Zabljak, Montenegro as we walked down to explore Black Lake in the Durmitor National Park. I like to think I listen, at least sometimes, and hope I [...]

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Getting Kids Outdoors: The Photo Wander Wonder

Photographing Autumn

Getting Kids Outdoors: The Photo Wander Wonder My series of experiments in getting the kids out more continues on a beautiful autumn day in the English Lake District. We find ourselves in the perfect spot for getting a family dose of nature but the kids are unenthused and we’re all stuck sitting in a car. I know [...]

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Hacking the Packing & the shirt folding challenge

Hacking the Packing

  Hacking the Packing If I had to list the most tiresome parts of travelling, packing would be up there in my top 10. No matter how big the bag, there’s always more stuff than space so I’m always open to some packing efficiency tips. For this post, brought to you with support from Holiday Inn [...]

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Compact cameras, photo competitions and candy

The Bay of Kotor and Kotor Old Town from the Fort

Compact cameras, photo competitions and candy When is a camera more than a camera? When it’s a compact competition winner for three bored kids in an unfamiliar city. In this sponsored post, brought to you in conjunction with Sony, we ask how compact? Well, you’d be surprised… It’s competition time Whilst in Kotor this summer [...]

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Kravica Falls, Bosnia: A father & son microadventure

Waterfall climber at Kravice Waterfalls, Bosnia

Kravica Falls, Bosnia: A father & son microadventure On the way to Medjugorje we have an option to make a detour to an exciting sounding set of waterfalls. The mission has all the makings of a good microadventure… a clear goal, a bit of challenge and a rather vague set of directions.  But not everyone is [...]

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