How to Pack for Iceland: Anthony Nove’s advice to prepare for a volatile climate

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Make sure you wear layers, and always have a hat, gloves and scarf handy. Image courtesy of Bryon Williams and Steve Ellingson

Written by Out Adventurer, Anthony Nove.

Iceland’s climate is full of extremes, which is why I personally love its slogan The Land of Fire and Ice. The name speaks to the obvious of course; there are over 130 active volcanoes, and over 11% of the country is covered by glaciers.

Below are a few practical items you’ll need to be resilient and comfortable for Out Adventures’ Iceland Winter Weekend.

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Our Five Favourite Airports to Endure a Lengthy Layover

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Photo courtesy of Changi International Airport.

Quick: what’s the connection between the world’s tallest indoor slide, a Bavarian brewery, the Christkindl market, Korean Joseon theatre performances and an 18-hole golf course?! They’re all amenities in the world’s best airports for a layover, of course.

Scroll down for Out Adventures’ favourite airports to enjoy a layover.
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Antarctica: In Rob’s words, how the 7th continent shaped Out Adventures

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I need to pour my heart out.

Let me begin with the big news: we’re going to Antarctica! Departing in January, 2019, it’s an Official 10-Year Anniversary Adventure. This series of flagship trips celebrates what we love most about Out Adventures – in the case of Antarctica, it inspired our company. But it was also my point of no return.

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Just the Trips: Kevin’s 2018 departures

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Our sales manager Kevin Robitaille has worked in the travel and tourism industry for 7+ years helping jet-setters such as yourself plan once-in-a-lifetime excursions. Perhaps its his passion for travel or just his ever-so-slight Quebecois inflection, but he’s become quite popular amongst our male clientele.

If you’re interested in joining Kevin on an Out Adventure, you can find his full 2018 departure schedule below.
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Roaming with Rob: Nepal & Everest Base Camp

In October Rob lead an industrious group of men (and one woman) through the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp. Click play to watch Rob surmount the Mother of the Universe and check another destination off his bucket list.

For more information about Out Adventures’ Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure, visit our website. If you’d like to join Rob on a different tour you can find his complete 2018 departure schedule here.

Just the Trips: Rob’s 2018 departures

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Out Adventures’ founder Robert Sharp (Rob) has been guiding gays up the Himalayas, through the Sahara, around the Amazon and towards Earth’s many wonders for over a decade, all with his signature smile and glass half-full personality. His experience and passion for travel has inspired many of our best customers to return time and again to continue striking items off their respective bucket lists.

Interested in jetting off to a foreign country with Rob? Check out his complete 2018 tour calendar below. Oh, and be sure to check back next week for our suave sales manager Kevin’s 2018 schedule.

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Farm-to-Terminal: The 5 best airport restaurants by Food Network stars

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Plane food appetizers by Gordon Ramsay

It’s come to Out Adventures’ attention Food Network stars are opening restaurants in every airport from LAX to DXB. How or why the trend began is neither here nor there as we’re just happy to toss aside McD’s fish fillet for Cat Cora’s catch-of-the-day cod crudo down by Gate B23. We’ll gladly say goodbye to Subway’s steak and cheese footlong, and hello to Gordon Ramsay’s 48-day dry aged rib eye just left of Duty Free.

Scroll down for five celebrity chef’s who’ve opened restaurants in airports around the globe.

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Just the Tips: Luang Prabang

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Where the majority of Southeast Asia has become a bustling tourist mecca, Laos has maintained a quiet – and dare we say more traditional – way of life.

Your best bet to experience the Laos lifestyle is in the Northern suburb, Luang Prabang, where buses and noisy cars are forbidden, monks still participate in the daily ritual of Alms Giving, and the city has implemented a strict midnight curfew.

Here’s our Just the Tips to best enjoy the calming culture of Luang Prabang.

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