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How to Kick Start a Healthy New Lifestyle on an Adventure Tour

Posted on 22-Mar-2018

The standard new year's resolutions not quite working out as planned? Kickstarting a healthy new lifestyle is often easier said than done. If you just can’t quite scrap together the motivation, the good news is we know exactly where you’ll find it – on an adventure tour. 

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Topics: Active, Walking, General

6 of the Best Hikes In Southwest USA

Posted on 20-Feb-2018

We’ve rounded up some of our best hikes in the USA’s Southwestern National Parks, including five achievable day hikes, and one epic trail that offers the challenge of a lifetime…so prepare your walking boots, and get inspired! 

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Topics: Active, Walking, National Parks, USA

How to Choose the Right Footwear for a Walking Holiday

Posted on 24-Oct-2017

The run-up to any walking holiday - or any break that features walking, for that matter - is an exciting tangle of anticipation and preparation. When it comes to the latter, one of the most important things to consider is footwear.

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Topics: Active, Walking

The Best Places in Alaska and Yukon to Explore on Foot

Posted on 19-Jul-2017

From challenging hikes through incredulous scenery to taking a walking tour around fascinating towns, the best way by far to explore Alaska is with your own two feet. A walking holiday in Alaska opens up a whole world of impressive sights and experiences, and takes you right to the heart of its impressive wilderness.

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Topics: Walking, Alaska

Top 7 Hiking Trails in America

Posted on 25-May-2017

There’s something about exploring on two feet that invokes a true sense of freedom and adventure. Exposing yourself to the elements with just the rucksack on your back as you adventure along incredible scenic paths, one step after another. The views and diverse landscapes; the camaraderie when the going gets tough; and the countless rewarding moments you’ll encounter along the way.

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Topics: Walking

Top Walking Holiday Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Posted on 15-Mar-2017

One of the most attractive elements of walking is its simplicity - just the world and your own two feet. Almost. For such a simple pastime, it's surprising just how many things can go awry! The good news is that by being aware of the common mistakes beginners make, you can easily avoid them and have a walking holiday thats memorable for all the right reasons.

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Topics: Walking

How to Prepare for Your First Walking Holiday

Posted on 10-Feb-2017

Fresh air, the great outdoors, a sense of real adventure a walking holiday is a truly wonderful thing. And with Bill Brysons tale of Appalachian Trial hitting the big screen, more of us than ever are likely to be inspired to take the plunge but its a good idea to do a bit more preparation than Bill!

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Topics: Walking

Why Take a Walking Holiday in North America?

Posted on 16-Jan-2017

Maybe it’s this time of year when we ponder kick starting our healthy (OK, make that ‘slightly healthier’) resolutions and trying to shift a few extra Christmas kilos? The time of year that makes us think of taking a walking holiday…could 2017 be the year that you get off the sun lounger and don those hiking boots?

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Topics: Walking

Responsible Hiking On the Appalachian Trail

Posted on 08-Sep-2015

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Topics: Walking, National Parks

How to Have Your Own "Walk in the Woods" on the Appalachian Trail

Posted on 08-Sep-2015

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Topics: Walking, National Parks, USA East

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