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So whats wrong with a technology assisted adventure?

For anyone born this side of the Millennium, travel is a whole new game. Getting an expedition or trip off the ground has never been easier thanks to technology. And getting to places has never...

29 March, 2017

The Man in Seat 61

The thought of planning a new project is always exciting and sometimes overwhelming. Especially when it involves those countries where the bureaucratic cogs of government are not necessarily...

27 March, 2017

Now this is what I call a Win-Win

The last year has been a turbulent one for the business, during which I can’t say I covered myself in glory! I won’t bore you with the details. Growing a business and expanding in to new markets...

22 March, 2017

MegaZip - Evoke Your Senses At Night!

There has always been a certain mystique associated with the night. Your senses become heightened and your body adjusts to the surroundings in a very special way. Vision becomes clearer, sound is...

15 March, 2017

Rebranding the Dragon: Our story so far

When I kicked off this business in 2006, I called the company “Flying Dragon Adventures”. I though It had a nice "East meets West" ring to it. Sadly when I got to Singapore, my Chinese marketing...

10 March, 2017

Part 3: The Essential Expedition Toolkit

I had an amusing exchange with a reader last week who condemned the advice offered thus far, to quote a famous Monty Python sketch, as “stating the bleedin’ obvious”!
21 October, 2016

Part 2: Ingredients for a successful expedition

Last week we explored the benefits of escaping the daily grind and getting out in to the great outdoors. I think many more people would do so, if they knew how to plan an expedition. It is not as...

14 October, 2016

Part 1: How to Plan the Perfect Expedition

During my military training, one favoured test was to be woken at the dead of night, put on a lorry, driven in to the Welsh mountains, dumped in the middle of nowhere and told to get to a...

12 October, 2016

How do we keep our teams motivated?

When considering employee motivation, we need to recognise that in order for people to do their best work, they have to be in an environment that enables them to grow and thrive the best. In a...

12 October, 2016

How to approach a run in with an ice track, a tray, and gravity

Sliding down a 1.2km ice skeleton track at 60mph, face first, on nothing more than a piece of wood with 2 skates on the bottom. That’s what I recently found myself doing after agreeing to try out...

06 September, 2016