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What is the Perfect Holiday? A Snowball?

Skiing at La Molina Pyrenees

What is the Perfect Holiday? Last year we went skiing for the first time as a family. The children really took to it. It was hard to believe they had never been on a piste before as they hurtled down red runs at La Molina, Masella and Vallter 2000. But despite the vastness of the […]

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Why Do We Explore? Reach For Your Moon

Why do we explore

Why Do We Explore? Reach For Your Moon  Why do we explore? What would a man who had been to the moon say to us ‘ordinary folk’ about exploring? Is it for everyone or is true adventure the province of elite athletes, professional adventurers and high end adventure companies?   Who has the desire to explore? “People […]

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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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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone… or does it?

Life is not the biggest adventure

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone… or does it? Are you the kind of person that finds even the idea of adventure a little too adventurous? Is your rut too comfortable to dig yourself out of, even if you could be bothered to find a spade? Then you’ll love these ideas for […]

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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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Adventure Kids. How do you grow an adventurer?

Juvenis Exploratis Seeds of Young Adventurers

Adventure Kids. How do you grow an Adventurer? At a recent Night of Adventure, Kirstie and I stood in front of an audience of several hundred hard core adventurers, you know the kind that have cycled around the world or rowed across the Atlantic. As part of the entertainment we were given six minutes to […]

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Five ways to give nature a look-in in family life

Girl by Waterfall in Iceland

Meet the New Marketing Director of Nature The feature length documentary “Project Wild Thing” launched recently in indie cinemas around the UK. In the film, director David Bond self appoints himself Marketing Director of Nature, a challenging job in which he sets out to sell nature and the outdoors, to persuade his own kids and […]

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Al Humphreys & Solstice Microadventure Secrets

Terra Nova Jupiter Bivy on fell

Alastair Humphreys & the Not so Secret Solstice Microadventurers Have you heard of the 5 – 9ers? A secret society of ordinary people doing a rather unusual thing. They leave work at 5 to head for the hills, a forest, riverside or mountain top. Armed with snacks, a bivy bag and sleeping bag, and for […]

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Talking point: Will you please turn out the light?

Samoa Moon

Talking point: Will someone please turn out the light I am sitting at my desk, in the dark, wearing a headtorch, typing this post with the lights out. Why? Because the lightbulb in the office has blown. It’s been three months now and I still haven’t got around to changing it. Isn’t that a bit […]

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The spirit of adventure in a jam bagel

Jam Marmalade Bagel

The spirit of adventure in a jam bagel Kirstie is out early and Cameron rushes off to school leaving Hannah and I alone in the kitchen. We are about to have breakfast together until I discover there’s no marmalade left. Normally I wouldn’t throw a tantrum, I’d just have butter. But not on a toasted […]

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