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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Camino, Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

4 Foods You’ll Eat on the Camino

26 Jan , 2018  

Enjoying coffee on the Camino Frances.

Food is usually one of my favorite parts of a walking tour. On the Final Stage of the Camino Frances, I got more than I bargained for with culinary treats that still have my mouth watering. Scrap those packed lunches and get those taste buds ready for some delicious Galician cuisine! Once you start walking […]

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Tips & advice, Walking

Which Tour du Mont Blanc Trip is Right For Me?

21 Jan , 2018  

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a bucket-list hike for many walkers and rightly so. The 170km tour, with 10km of ascent and descent, follows a stunningly scenic route around the Mont Blanc massif and through France, Italy and Switzerland.   Walkers hike between accommodations, and Macs Adventure offer baggage transfer each day to make […]

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Tips & advice, Walking

Tour du Mont Blanc Travel Guide

20 Jan , 2018  

Travelling to take on the challenge of the Tour du Mont Blanc could not be more straightforward. Les Houches is the gateway to your Tour du Mont Blanc Experience and is easily accessible from nearby Geneva. Below is a simple list of how to get to and from your start/end points. Getting to Les Houches/from […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

How fit do I need to be for the Tour du Mont Blanc?

20 Jan , 2018  

Acclaimed as one of Europe’s best Alpine treks, the Tour du Mont Blanc is on the bucket list of many walkers. But so many people are put off the higher-level hiking tour because they worry they will not be fit enough, however with such a broad range of itineraries Macs Adventure is allowing increasing numbers […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

3 Reasons to go Self-Guided in England

18 Jan , 2018  

Selfie at the end of my self-guided Cotswold Way.

This past fall, I discovered the sweet spot between structure and spontaneity. After working at Macs Adventure for a few months, I embarked on my first self-guided tour to learn why this style of travel offers the richest experience to travelers. My adventure took place on undeniably beautiful Cotswold Way in south central England. I’d […]

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Cycling, Macs Adventure, News, Walking

Your 2018 Adventure Calendar

28 Dec , 2017  

2018 adventure goals

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 2018, to get the travel inspiration flowing […]

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Drive & hike, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Favourite Finds on the North Coast 500

21 Aug , 2017  

Torridon Walks

Scotland’s Northern Highlands are perhaps the wildest, most dramatic cross-section of the entire country, and the now-famous North Coast 500 road trip provides direct access to this remote landscape. If you happen to be experiencing the route on a drive and hike tour, you’ll find your itinerary packed full as you attempt to artfully balance the […]

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