Three Ways to Unwind in the UK

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By Guest Blogger Jack Mauro

For a relatively small and flat land mass, the UK has a surprising amount of adventure activities. In the past I’ve covered cultural adventures, urban adventures in London, and coasteering in Lulworth Cove.

Today the question that I’m addressing is not “What exciting activities are there to do?”, it’s “How can I relax and soothe my sore muscles at the end of the day?”

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My Gypsy Family

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Guest post by Sloan Dorr

Patrick and I had picked up a fellow wanderluster at the Canadian boarder. Ha had translucent skin and was tall and skinnier than my pinky finger with long shaggy hair and a malt liquor habit. He’d ride a skateboard everywhere if he could, carries a pen and paper for his art, and is always waiting for a bone to heal, a cut to scab, or a bruise to lose its color. One of those guys that wears a wool hat in the summertime because he’s cold, not because he’s a hipster. His hands are always stained with ink because he can’t stop drawing charicatures. They’re crude, but really good.

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Caving with Kids in Vang Vieng, Laos

What makes an adventure travel family?  Is it fearlessness?  Is it drive and perseverance?

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As I got older and had children I seemed to lose that drive in lieu of caring for babies and subsequently put on my responsibility cap!  Boring, I know.  Luckily after a couple of years I slowly realized that none of this exploring needed to end because I had kids.

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A Close Encounter With a Leopard Seal

By Guest Blogger Hal Brindley

Cristina and I were camping in Ithala National Park in South Africa when a couple invited us to share dinner around their campfire. Five minutes into the conversation the man turned to me and said, “I’m sailing to Antarctica with a couple friends and we need another man. Are you interested?”

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