Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Friluftsliv: A Norwegian Philosophy

16 Apr , 2019  

Time spent in nature is considered to be extremely important in Norway. This becomes apparent when walking on a Norwegian trail where you will regularly receive a cheerful ‘hei-hei’ from a diverse range of people; from city dwellers to locals both young and old. This ingrained appreciation of, and curiosity in the outdoors is encouraged from an early age and cited as […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Best time to visit New Zealand

6 Mar , 2019  

New Zealand’s rugged beauty and varied landscapes makes it a wonderful year-round destination.  Since it’s the Southern Hemisphere their seasons are a bit different from what we are used to.  Most people who visit New Zealand usually go during summer season, which is December through February. When it’s snowing in the UK it’s probably at […]

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Cycling, Macs Adventure, News, Walking

Your 2019 Adventure Calendar

31 Dec , 2018  

As one year ends, it’s time to reflect on adventures gone by, or maybe consign some things to the past and start looking forward to a year of fun, positivity, and adventurous times! Stuck for ideas? Here is our handy guide to where to go each month of 2019, to get the travel inspiration flowing […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Portofino, Cinque Terre and Portovenere

5 Sep , 2018  

Portofino

The world is full of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from ancient Greek temples to the Frey Bentos Factory in Uruguay, but you are unlikely to find any more colourful and vibrant than five little villages in Liguria. Less of a set trail, and more a collection of everything wonderful about life on foot, join up […]

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#MacsMoment, Macs Adventure, Walking

#Macsmoment – The best of 2018

7 Aug , 2018  

Climbing the coastal path in Antrim

Travel inspiration can come from many places, but in particular seeing what like-minded adventure-seekers (just like you) are experiencing out there is the perfect spark for building dreams and exciting plans. Our #MacsMoment contest is about celebrating the moments (no matter how big or small) which join together to form unforgetta ble adventures and memories […]

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Culture & History, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

A guide to exploring Poldark’s Cornwall

26 Jun , 2018  

Cornwall’s stunning coastline is a much-beloved walking destination among the Macs Adventure staff. When walking over the South West Coast Path (SWCP), you’ll encounter a variety of landscapes along the way such as countless hidden coves, high cliffs, quaint villages, and old Mining estates. No wonder then that this beautiful English area is the backdrop […]

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Adventure of the Week, Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Speyside Whisky Trail

16 May , 2018  

May is a big month for lovers of a single malt,  May 19th is World Whisky Day. It may come as no surprise then that May is our busiest month for that fine combination of passions – walking, whisky, and the Scottish Highlands. That’s why this week, we’re looking towards the Speyside Whisky Trail for […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Why Provence is a walker’s paradise

23 Mar , 2018  

Town-to-town walking was a new concept to me prior to starting at Macs. My idea of adventuring had always been of a more mountainous nature. The Classic Provence town-to-town walking experience was a refreshing change of perspective for what traveling adventurously could mean.   The Luberon To drive in between the quaint hilltop towns, it […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

3 Takeaways from My Self-Guided Tour du Mont Blanc

7 Feb , 2018  

Toddler being carried through mountain valley.

Hiking in the Alps always seemed like a far-flung dream to my wife, Kelly, and I. New jobs, a cross-country move, and the birth of our son always seemed to put that dream just out of reach. When I started working at Macs, however, I realized there was no reason to put off the trip […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

Seeing it All: Scotland and the West Highland Way

2 Feb , 2018  

Chase Marston on the West Highland Way

Scotland is truly a nation of plenty, and the West Highland Way is the perfect way to experience its staggering beauty. Despite being smaller than the state of Maine, Scotland packs a disproportionate amount of rich history, dramatic geological features, rugged stretches of coastline, and engaging tradition (not to mention whisky) within its borders. From […]

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