How To (Pretend To) Be Swedish

How to (pretend to) be Swedish. Photo: Nature Travels.

Bob from the Nature Travels team draws on his 20 years of experience with Swedish culture to give some tips on how to blend in if you’re travelling to Sweden or have some Swedish friends! 1. Build up your coffee tolerance and take time out for “fika” For such a relaxed bunch, the Swedes drink

What’s the difference between Trail Running, Mountain Running and Fell Running?

Running in Rondane, Norway. Photo: MON.

What is Trail Running? Trail running is, as the name implies, simply running on trails, as opposed to Road running, which is running on roads/ paved surfaces. Trail running often involves uneven ground and maybe stones, roots or even holes along the paths. It often requires more concentration on where you put your feet compared

Why Strava?

Why Strava? Photo: Nature Travels.

Sofia from the Nature Travels team takes you through the features of this hugely popular training app. What is Strava? Strava is a mobile app and website. Strava tracks your runs, rides and your other fitness activities. It’s also a social networking platform – it describes itself as a “social network for athletes”. How much

What is Parkrun?

What is Parkrun? Photo: Niki, Nature Travels.

Joining your local Parkun is a great way to maintain your general fitness for one of our trail running holidays or indeed any of our outdoor adventures! Parkrun celebrated it’s 15th birthday on 2nd October 2019 and if you’re a runner you’re probably at your local event most Saturday mornings. But if you’re just starting

What Is Marshalling All About?

What does a marshal do? A marshal can have many different duties during an event, but general a marshal helps to make an event safe and enjoyable for the runners. Here are some of the duties you can have as a marshal: Help with parking when the participants arrive to make sure everyone easily finds

Review of Osprey Rev Solo Hydration Belt

Review of Osprey Rev Solo Hydration Belt. Photo: Nature Travels.

Sofia from the Nature Travels team reviews one of her best-loved and well-used bits of running gear. I bought my Osprey Rev Solo back in 2013 and as a hydration belt/pack and I still love it! My main concerns with any hydration belt or backpack are that it’s going to jump around, or that you’ll

Six New Year’s Resolutions for Runners in 2020

New Year's Resolutions for Runners 2020. Photo: Nature Travels.

Ideas from the Nature Travels team to ramp up your running in 2020, perhaps in preparation for one of our running holidays! Taking up a New Year’s resolution can be a good motivation to get into a new habit – and if you’re like me and you love your running, it shouldn’t be such a

The Secret Language of Runners

The Secret Language of Runners. Photo: Nature Travels.

Do you run the run? Time to talk the talk! Here’s a list of some running lingo that can be useful to know. Nature Travels now offers a range of trail running adventures, a great opportunity to take a runfie during an LSR!!! Aid station/Water station – Where you get water and sometimes gels or

Top 20 Husky Pictures

Top 20 Husky Pics. Photo: James Veitch.

From Husky Hugs to Dozing Dogs…. We could easily have made this a Top 100 (you can never have too many husky pictures!), but have limited ourselves to just 20 of our favourite husky pictures sent in our by wonderful customers (plus a few from our own adventures!) and spanning our range of dogsled tours

Easter in the Nordic Countries

Easter in the Nordic Countries. Photo: Nature Travels.

While Easter here in the UK may be mainly about rabbits and eggs, Easter is celebrated differently all over Europe and in the Nordic countries they have their own traditions. In Sweden and Finland, children dress up as witches and go visit houses in the hope to receive some sweets in exchange for a drawing

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