Author: ACTION CULTURE

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…

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…

Bagan at Sunrise

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…

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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…