Seven Really Useful Swedish Words with No Direct Equivalent in English

Really useful Swedish expressions with no direct equivalent in English. Photo: Filip Dejaegher.

Are you feeling “mojsig” today? How much is “lagom” for you? If someone mentions the term “relativity”, and you’ll almost certainly think of Einstein and his famous equation E=MC2. But have you heard of linguistic relativity? Also known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, the principle of linguistic relativity proposes that the language we speak shapes how

Review of Firepot Dehydrated Meals for Outdoor Adventures

Review of Firepot dehydrated meals for outdoor adventures. Photo: Nature Travels.

Here in Dorset we’re enjoying beautiful September weather at the moment, so last weekend seemed an ideal time to try out one of the expedition meals from Firepot which I’d kindly received as a sample a while ago but hadn’t got around to trying yet. Firepot, like Nature Travels, is also a Dorset-based company, and

Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway

Latest Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway. Photo: Niki Bates, Nature Travels.

Last updated: 25th November 2020. NB: While we make every effort to ensure that information given below is current and regularly updated, Nature Travels accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided here. It is the responsibility of the person(s) travelling to check the latest regulations both in the country you are travelling

A Swedish Summer

A Swedish Summer. Photo: Nature Travels.

Sofia and I are halfway through a three-week stay in the Stockholm Archipelago, where we’re lucky enough to have a summer house on a small island in the middle archipelago. At a time when so much has changed and so quickly, it feels both very strange and very wonderful to be here again. It’s a

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

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