Feel the fear and do it anyway…adventure holiday style!

When it comes to booking an adventure holiday it's natural to feel a little apprehensive about taking that leap! Booking a holiday that pushes you out of your comfort zone and takes you away from your home comforts is bound to be a little unsettling, but that's also the beauty of it! Have you heard the expression feel the fear and do it anyway? That's exactly the mentality needed to…

Hokkaido – ACTION CULTURE at AdventureWeek Japan

ACTION CULTURE was invited to join the ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association), in Hokkaido, Japan for their AdventureWeek Japan. This was a perfect opportunity for us to test-run many great adventure activities that could be part of our activity holidays and to find adventure holidays to add to our growing list of the best adventure travel opportunities in Asia. Basically, we joined local adventure tour operators in Hokkaido as they…

Why Life Should be an Adventure

I can listen to Alan Watts for hours. His musings on life and why it should be an adventure are truly thought-provoking and powerful. In this short film published by adventure.com, we get his insight into why we naturally value adventure. How we can comprehend living life differently or even living an entire life every day. What would you do? What would your fears and desires be? If you could…

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How will Brexit affect my holiday?

For those living in the UK there is a cloud of uncertainty looming as Brexit negotiations continue without a clear outcome in sight. Whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal is still unknown, in the meantime you may be wondering what either outcome means for your holiday! Let's be clear; whatever happens you will still be able to travel to Europe and there's no reason to…

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Top 10 locations for cycling holidays

When it comes to finding the perfect cycling holiday you may find yourself unsure where to start. Depending on your skill level, terrain, and the experience you're looking for can make a big difference to the location you choose. To help narrow down the vast choice we've put together 10 of our favourite locations for cycling holidays. Some of them might just surprise you, but what's guaranteed is a cycling…

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Bucket List Holidays – It’s time to start ticking off that list!

As the end of January approaches and those New Year's resolutions start to fall by the wayside, it's time to reinvigorate that lust for adventure and start planning those bucket list holidays that give you so much more. Plan a holiday that you will never forget, whether it's seeing one of the wonders of the world or doing something that pushes you out of your comfort zone. Our Top Picks…

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The First Ski Descent of K2

OK, I get annoyed carrying my skis and boots to the carpark. So, it's with great respect that I note that last July, the first ski descent of K2. This incredible feat was achieved by Polish climber and skier Andrzej Bargiel. Congratulations from all of us at ACTION CULTURE, a truly extraordinary effort. It's such a dangerous mountain and one that climbers take extremely seriously, for good reason. It's always…

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Top 5 surf tips for beginners

If learning to surf is on your bucket list, it's time to stop making excuses and give it a go! Surfing has it's challenges especially as a beginner, but it's very rewarding and the sense of achievement and exhilaration from catching that first wave makes it one of the best sports in the world to learn...regardless of age or experience! Ready to take to the water but unsure where to…

The Process

Mountain Adventure Inspiration Why do we go on expeditions or mountain adventures? There are reasons that reach beyond the climb, past the descent, and are far more important than the summit. Regardless of the grade, the elevation, or the name of any peak, we go to the mountains seeking a feeling; and no matter where or who we are, the feeling is the same. Whether you’re on the highest mountain…

ICELAND DIVIDE – Bikepacking Expedition

Cruel, heartbreaking, exhausting and so rewarding it's addictive...Bikepacking. This is a great self-filmed video from Montanus of their Iceland traverse. Be careful, it might just inspire you to get out and punish yourself with an epic bikepacking trip. I know it's got me planning one for as soon as possible. Iceland Divide is a short film that chronicles a self-supported bikepacking expedition from north to south of Iceland, through one…

Bungy Jumping – When Fear is Actually Fun

ACTION CULTURE founder Glenn talks to COOP Magazine Switzerland about Bungy Jumping and Fear. COOP Magazine recently caught up with Glenn in the mountains of Engelberg, Switzerland to film first-time bungy jumpers as they prepared to bungy jump from a gondola 140M above the ground below. The article examines fear; it's effects and rewards. After more than a decade of experience on the jump-deck helping nervous first-time bungy jumpers break…

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Cycling in Burma/Myanmar

Leaving behind their careers and comfortable home for a life on the road, Claire Mason her partner Andre Siwek cycled through Burma as part of a longer journey from London to Tokyo. Here Claire recalls their experiences on their Burma bike tour in this rapidly changing country where before 2015 cyclists were not allowed to cycle across the border from India.   Burma was always on our radar as a…

NEW: Burma Adventure by Bike

We've just added this amazing new cycle tour to our collection. An amazing opportunity to ride Burma in a small group, with the freedom to ride at your own pace, exploring this beautiful region. An adventure tour that we highly recommend to couples or solo travelers who like to see the countryside up close and personal. It's also a great opportunity to visit a country, that for so long was…

The Dawn Wall – Trailer

The Story In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the…

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ACTION CULTURE Partners With WildBounds

We're very proud to announce our new partnership with adventure gear specialists WildBounds. With every adventure travel booking you make with ACTION CULTURE you'll receive specific gear suggestions and personal discounts on WildBounds' great range of adventure gear.   ABOUT WILDBOUNDS If your adventurous spirit takes you down a trail, up a mountain, through wind or water, or into the snow, then WildBounds is for you. WildBounds is a growing…

Gear Review: Thule Upslope Ski & Snowboard Backpack

Description Usage: Winter sports 
Material: 420D Cordura nylon Volume: 20 L (1221 cu in) Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 21.3 in Weight: 1.78 lb 
Model Number: 209200 The Upslope is a relatively light but very durable day pack designed specifically for snow sports.   The Test We took the Upslope for a few days off-piste skiing at Engelberg in central Switzerland. To ski the Alps from around 3,500 ft (1,100…

Gear Review: Thule Guidepost 85L Men’s Backpack

Description Usage: Extended Trip 
Material: 210 nylon, 420 Robic ripstop nylon Volume: 85 L Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.6 x 35.4 in Weight: 5.9 lb 
Model number: 222000 A large backpack for extended trips. At 85L this backpack is about as big as you'll ever need and is a good choice for family friendly active holidays, camping trips or extended backpacking journeys.   The Test We put the Guidepost 85L to…

Why I Started an Adventure Company, Not for Adventurers

It all started by jumping off high things... Then helping others jump off high things…. Growing up on the east coast of Australia, I couldn’t wait to get out of high school & start traveling. I was hungry for adventure. I hitchhiked, backpacked, & traveled the world exploring & trying as many new experiences as I could. Ultimately, I settled on the job of Bungy Jump Master. It was perfect,…

Sustainable Travel – Reducing Plastic Waste

Reducing Plastic Waste At ACTION CULTURE we're committed to sustainable travel. That's why we're proud to announce our partnership with GRAYL to help eliminate single-use plastic bottles and help in reducing plastic waste. You may have already started to use your own reusable bottle at home, on the go & in the office. But we all know that it's more difficult when you travel to remote areas where you can't…

IN THE STARLIGHT – Official Movie Trailer

Sometimes just looking up is all we need to feel awestruck. To appreciate the wonders of the universe and her beauty. To be inspired. Enjoy this short trailer and when you're ready to get under an amazing sky check out our suggested tours below. During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in search…