Post by: Laura

Camino, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Six Reasons to Walk the Camino Solo!

16 Oct , 2017  

I recently walked the final stage of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago by myself and as we are often asked by people wanting to walk the Camino solo if it is safe I thought I would summarise why this is the perfect trip for solo walkers and how I found my experience! Time […]

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Cycling

Sunny days and sea views in Stockholm and its archipelago!

15 Oct , 2015  

We have been thinking about adding some new tours in Sweden for quite a while now, and my recent trip out to Stockholm to explore this beautiful city, it’s countryside and archipelago has left me feeling inspired. I have to be honest, I really wasn’t aware of the beautiful islands and countryside which surround Stockholm […]

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Staff, Walking

South Greenland Adventure Reflections

7 Oct , 2015  

Tasiusaq 'Icebergs Bay'

Greenland has been pretty near the top of my ‘bucket list’ for a while now, and I was lucky enough to accompany our very first group of Macs’ Adventurers at end of August 2015. We started with a 3 hour Air Iceland flight from the world’s most northerly capital, Reykjavik, over to Narsarsuaq, the gateway […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

The Outdoor Academy of Sweden in Swedish Lapland

17 Sep , 2015  

The Outdoor Academy of Sweden is a concept created by VisitSweden, the Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG), and SAS where tour operators, journalists and outdoor retailers are invited once a year to discover Sweden as an outdoor country. As well as getting to experience the delights of the outdoors of which Sweden has plenty to offer, […]

Walking

Why walk in Turkey?

9 Mar , 2015  

Think of Turkey and the first thing that may spring to mind is crowded beach resorts, large hotels and sunshine. Well, think again! The Lycian Way shows off a more untouched part of Turkey which most people are unfamiliar with. Don’t get me wrong – the sunshine and turquoise blue seas are still there but […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

How to travel in Japan

12 Aug , 2014  

Travelling to a country like Japan for the first time can be quite daunting – with a completely different language, busy airports, local buses and trains to deal with I was slightly concerned that navigating my way around may be quite difficult whilst I was on my walking tour in Japan. However, for anybody worried […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Minshuku and Ryokan – Traditional Japanese accommodations

7 Aug , 2014  

During a walk on the Nakasendo Trail, Kumano Kodo Trail or some other Japanese rural pilgrimage trails you will stay overnight in either Minshuku or Ryokan. Both types of accommodation are similar in that the emphasis is on a very personalised service and delicious food. The rooms will be simply furnished with Tatami (straw mat) floors and […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Walking in Japan – the Nakasendo or the Kumano Kodo Trail?

7 Aug , 2014  

Outside a minshuku

Here at Macs Adventure we offer two fantastic walking holidays in Japan – the Nakasendo Trail and the Kumano Kodo Trail. The Nakasendo Trail goes through rural Japan and the central mountains on a route used since feudal times which linked Kyoto and Tokyo. The Kumano Kodo Trail is one of a series of pilgrim’s […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Experiencing Japan for the First Time

6 Aug , 2014  

When our Chief Adventure Officer Neil asked me to book up a walking trip to Japan recently I think my eyes just about popped out of my head! Here at Macs Adventure we are extremely lucky to get to travel to our wonderful walking destinations to try them out and make sure everything is perfect […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

How to upload GPX tracks to your GPS unit

9 Apr , 2014  

We are often asked how do you load a GPX file onto a GPS device.  Fear not – here’s a quick step-by-step guide to get you set up, and a very useful quick video. STEP ONE – Choose the .gpx file you want to upload to your unit (.gpx is a generic GPS file format) […]