Ben Saunders is a polar explorer and a record-breaking long-distance skier, with four North Pole expeditions under his belt. He is one of three people in history to ski solo to the North Pole, the youngest to do so by more than ten years, and holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton. Since 2001, Ben has skied more than 2,500km (1,500 miles) in the high Arctic. In November 2017, he set out to make the first solo and unsupported crossing of Antarctica. T
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Katie - I’m Katie and my partner, Evan, and I run the van account So We Bought a Van. I also work as the Editor-in-Chief for Go-Van, an awesome online magazine for all things van-related, and as a social media specialist for a women-only adventure company called Travel Her Way. I’m from Portland, Oregon and was really interested in downsizing and traveling in an adventure vehicle. Evan and I both had been abroad before and just never felt that we truly e
GSA - Who are you? We're Lucas and Willa Via, a married duo from the San Francisco, Bay Area. We met back in college at a frat event (not the best meet-cute story), moved to NYC for a few years, then took a four-month cross-country road trip in our homemade Sprinter van on our way back to California. GSA - What’s your current van make/model and why did you decide on this particular vehicle to embrace van living?... and does your van have a name?
We recently sold our beloved
When reading through our GSA Q&A Sessions with over 125 adventurous people, a certain piece of kit that pops up more frequent than anything else is a Water-to-Go water filter bottle.
Both Kelly and I have used these while out cycling, kayaking and even hiking. On the Danube river it made the water we traveled on drinkable while we paddled in our affordable dignity. So recently GSA teamed up with Water-to-Go to offer you a 15% discount towards your very own water filter bott
Although travelling with a much-loved partner or good friends can be a blast, there is something even more special about travelling alone. There are so many things that you never find out when you’re travelling with company simply because there is less time for introspection. Here are just some of the things you will only come to realise when you make the decision to go solo: You Can Get to Know the Locals Really Well What people who never travel unaccompanied usually fail to
If you are looking for something different to do with your holiday, it's always about the amount of adventure you put into it. While something like a trekking holiday puts you through your paces in a physical sense, a volunteer trip is going to do that, and then some! Not only will you feel physically exhausted, but you'll feel emotionally exhausted. Now, this isn't to put people off, but it's a worthwhile experience for anybody to have in life. But when preparing for a volun
(Image Source) Planning a vacation can often feel like an administrative nightmare. From the flights and hotel to the attractions you’ll be visiting, you will have a lot to think about, and probably not too much time to do it. With all of this on your mind, it can be easy to let some of the smaller things go ignored. When it comes to something like your transfers, though, you need to be treating this area as a priority. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring s
Image source When you’re heading off on an adventure trekking holiday, chances are you’re very excited about the challenge that lies ahead, but you’re probably a little apprehensive too. Wondering if you’ll be able to live up to the challenge and whether you are going to be safe are two big concerns that you might have, but as long as you have planned the trip well and you’re prepared for it, you will be fine. Another thing you might be worried about is what you should pack t