Discovery, Drive & hike, Walking

Drive & hike: Route 66 turns 60 – and other tours

23 Sep , 2016  

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This year marks the 60th anniversary of Route 66, America’s famous long-distance drive. The 2400-mile ribbon of road was officially born on November 26, 1926, and appeared in John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath. Still today, the coast-to-coast route, from Los Angeles to Chicago, is a popular drive – and represents one of the world’s […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Gemma

22 Sep , 2016  

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This week we are speaking to Gemma; linguist, teacher, caffeine addict and marketer.  Describe your role at Macs Adventure in 10 Words. Promoting our exciting adventure holidays while experiencing extreme wanderlust. How long have you worked at Macs? 8 months. What’s the best thing about working at Macs Adventure? The people and the company culture. […]

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Outer Hebrides in 24 Hours

19 Sep , 2016  

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I am just back from a busy drive and hike tour of Scotland. With limited time I wanted to fit as many areas in as possible. One of my highlights was a day trip excursion to Harris & Lewis. I managed to cover lots of key areas in a day and some of the must see […]

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Walk of the Week: Cairngorms Escape

16 Sep , 2016  

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At Macs HQ we’re embracing the time of year which gives us all a warm, cosy glow; Autumn. Nothing is better for the soul than getting wrapped up and heading outdoors at this time of year, and we recently shared some ideas for great places to walk in the Scottish Autumn. Visitors to (or residents […]

Discovery, Walking, West Highland Way

Six great places to walk in a Scottish autumn

15 Sep , 2016  

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We may well be biased, since Macs Adventure is based in Scotland, but we think that the Scottish landscape looks utterly gorgeous in autumn. The many trees turn a fabulous spectrum of reds, oranges and yellows, while moorlands and mountains feature golden hues of browns during a Scottish autumn. Some mountain tops will also be dusted […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Minna

15 Sep , 2016  

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This week we meet Minna [min-ahh] a member of our UK sales team who’s places travelled list is enviable!  Describe your role at Macs in 10 words. I help create and book adventurous self-guided walking holidays. How long have you worked at Macs Adventure? Since April 2016 What’s the best thing about working at Macs Adventure? […]

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Laura’s Top Things to do on the Isle of Skye

14 Sep , 2016  

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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular destinations and 2016 has certainly been a popular year for visiting Skye. With so many beautiful areas to visit & sometimes too many options to choose from I am going to speak about my top things to do in Skye (if you find yourself with […]

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Walk of the Week: Portofino, Cinque Terre and Portovenere

9 Sep , 2016  

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Less of a set trail, and more a collection of everything wonderful about life on foot, join up some Riviera glamour with epic hiking on a trip to Italy’s 5 villages of the Cinque Terre. In a Nutshell Food, history and culture combined with coastal and mountain walking trails (plus the occasional train ride to […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Berta

8 Sep , 2016  

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This week we say ‘Ola!’ to our expert on all things Camino de Santiago, Berta! Describe your role at Macs in 10 words. I book all the basics to make our trips possible. How long have you worked at Macs? Since April 2016. What’s the best thing about working at Macs Adventure? Imagining that I’m […]

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Our Team’s Top “Secret Adventures”: Unexpected Active Travel Gems

2 Sep , 2016  

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There are plenty of destinations which as a matter of course conjure images of active adventure; Nepal, the European Alps, and the Scottish Highlands to name but a few. There are however many adventures to be found in hidden corners and unexpected places, whether lesser known, or better known (but not the obvious choice for […]

Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

I loved the West Highland Way – so what can I walk next?

1 Sep , 2016  

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Many, many thousands of people enjoy walking the West Highland Way. Scotland’s most famous long-distance walking trail is a great goal and can be completed comfortably as part of a week’s holiday. Then, once you have returned home, thoughts will inevitably turn to the next walking holiday. So where can you walk next if you […]

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Meet the Team Thursday: Andrew

1 Sep , 2016  

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This week we’re getting to know Andrew, finance assistant and our resident Microsoft Excel expert… Describe your role at Macs in 10 words. Assisting in both recording and processing money in and out. How long have you worked at Macs? Since January 2016. What’s the best thing about  working at Macs Adventure? The culture and […]

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Walk of the Week: The High Coast, Trolls & Enchanted Forests

31 Aug , 2016  

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Come with us on a journey to Sweden as we take a walk through the wilderness of this model country.  In a Nutshell The High Coast: Trolls & Enchanted Forests walking tour, set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, grants stunning panoramic views over the Gulf of Bothnia as-well-as the opportunity to explore the tranquil Skuleskogen forest, teeming with wildlife and pine. […]

Discovery, Health & Fitness, Walking

Discover the Walk About Festival

30 Aug , 2016  

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Nationwide walking organisation, The Ramblers, is encouraging more people to walk in September with their Walk About Britain Festival. The aim of the festival, from September 3 to 11, is to improve the nation’s health through walking and to show people that the best way to view Britain is on foot. Walkers can join events […]