Cycling, Discovery, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

6 top photo editing apps for smartphones

18 Aug , 2017  

In recent years, smartphones have replaced point-and-shoot cameras for many people – and especially when taking photographs on holiday. It’s easy to understand why the phone camera has become the gadget of choice. Phones are small, easy to carry around and since most people have one for communicating and accessing the internet, it seems obvious […]

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Camino, Discovery, Walking

9 movies to inspire a trip to the wilderness

11 Aug , 2017  

Big screen films can evoke many emotions, such as excitement, anticipation, poignancy and longing, or a mix of all of these. But we think some of the best movies are the ones that inspire you to go out and do something different. Here we reveal 9 films to motivate you to get into the wild […]

Discovery, Macs Adventure, Staff, Walking

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

4 Aug , 2017  

I had the pleasure of enjoying three days walking through the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park in July and with Yorkshire Day kicking off August I wanted to reflect on my time there. Walking from Kirkby Stephen to Keld allowed me to cross into the Yorkshire Dales National Park and see the difference in scenery […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

5 Things We Love About Yorkshire

1 Aug , 2017  

Happy Yorkshire Day everyone.  While many of you may not be aware that this is the national day to celebrate the joys of Yorkshire, we are here to give you some insight into why we love this historic county of England so much. 1. Food   While we all are aware of the sumptuousness of […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

The 8 Best Adventure Holidays for Meeting People

30 Jul , 2017  

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To celebrate International Day of Friendship on 30th July, we wanted to reveal the best walking and cycling trips for camaraderie. While scenery, culture, food and the trails and routes themselves are always to be relished, there is nothing like meeting up with like-minded people and sharing your experience on the trail. While walking peaceful […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

A guide to the best holidays with friends

29 Jul , 2017  

This week marks International Day of Friendship (July 30). We know from what many of our customers have told us that a walking or cycling holiday is a great way to enjoy quality time with friends. Getting away for an active break offers the opportunity for enjoying shared experiences in new and exciting places. You […]

Camino, Discovery, Walking

Why choose a pilgrimage walk?

21 Jul , 2017  

While a walking holiday as we know it today is a relatively new concept, people have been undertaking walking trips in the form of pilgrimages for many centuries. For some people, a pilgrimage was the only opportunity they had to leave their home villages and was closely associated with their religious beliefs. Today, many pilgrimage […]

Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Hotspots for adventure in France

14 Jul , 2017  

France offers a country of diverse terrains, from valleys to mountains, and a fabulous coastline. Discover some of the best places for enjoying an adventure. Eiffel Tower Of course, you can take the lift up to the top of the famous 324m Eiffel Tower in Paris but for more of an adventure why not walk […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure

4 Landscapes to Inspire your Fourth of July

4 Jul , 2017  

It’s Independence Day in America, and that generally means barbecues, fireworks, surrounding yourself with friends and family, and getting outdoors. As an American now in Scotland, this year I’ll be warmly recalling the many Fourth’s spent on the beach in my home state of New Jersey, an annual day-long party with all the traditional fixings […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

18 interesting facts about American Independence Day

3 Jul , 2017  

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, which means it is American Independence Day. Across America, people will be celebrating with fireworks, parades, barbeques and other festivities. Here are 18 interesting facts to share with your friends this Independence Day. 1 – On July 4, 1776, the American colonies were declared free and independent States from […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice

18 things to know about the Tour de France 2017

30 Jun , 2017  

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The 104th edition of the Tour de France starts tomorrow with the Grand Depart being an individual time trial of 14km in Düsseldorf, Germany. It finishes with a Champs-Élysées stage in Paris on July 23. Many people will enjoy watching the professionals take on many thousands of gruelling miles – and hopefully, the famous race […]

Accommodation, Discovery, Walking

Walking to Japan’s Unique Accommodation

30 Jun , 2017  

Walking in Japan - A typical room in a Japanese Ryokan Accommodation

There are a multitude of reasons to take a walking trip in Japan. The scenery, the people and the food are all exceptional, however, the most unexpected joy for us was discovering the unique and comfortable accommodation along the trails. I’m Nicola, Destination Specialist for Japan here at Macs Adventure and I’ve just returned from […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Top spots for enjoying National Picnic Week

22 Jun , 2017  

With National Picnic Week 2017 taking place until June 25, why not pack a few of your favourite outdoors foods into a rucksack and head off for a walk or bike ride to one of these top picnic spots? In the 12th year of National Picnic Week, the campaign to encourage more people to eat […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

There’s more than one way to complete a long-distance trail

2 Jun , 2017  

The sense of achievement on the completion of a famous long-distance walk is hard to beat. Indeed, for many people, a long-distance trail, such as the famous West Highland Way in Scotland or America’s iconic Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), will be rated as one of the biggest achievements of their life (as well as the […]