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What does the challenge involve?

The three-day event is not for the faint-hearted; competitors can burn thousands of calories per day, and at night they sleep in tents in the snow in temperatures that sink as low as -30ºC. There are rest stops available where hot and cold drinks and high calorie foods are provided, but if you hav... Read more

Will low oil prices really lead to lower air fares?

Will reduced oil prices lead to cheaper flights? According to new research by Travelzoo, the answer’s a resounding 'no'. Last week, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the five year low cost of oil should be passed on to the consumer via lower flight prices, sparking much debate about potenti... Read more

Max and True reveal the ins and outs of training with a husky

When The Arctic V come across teams of huskies in Greenland, Max Willcocks will be more familiar than most; he already owns his own husky, a 2.5-year-old Siberian husky called TrueDog. Max walks and runs with True every day; each week, he’ll cover up to 60 miles with her, although True ... Read more

Kit Bag Challenge winners announced! Did you win a Jack Wolfskin bag?

We received so many amazing entries during our Kit Bag Challenge competition - and the time's come to announce who the three lucky winners are. We sat down with The Arctic V and discussed our favourites; which ones were the funniest? Who was packing the bare essentials, and living in the now? Th... Read more

World Malaria Day: What is it, and how can you avoid catching it?

Here's the lowdown on the killer disease that around 2,000 UK travellers contract every year. What is malaria? Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes; it can be fatal if not caught and treated in time. Those infected are dealing with a parasite in their blood; an intermittent f... Read more

Chemmy Alcott hits new heights at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

When we were invited along to watch Olympic champion Chemmy Alcott abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit with her husband, alpine skier Dougie Crawford, we immediately said yes.  Chemmy's not content to enjoy a slower pace of live now she's retired, and after tackling The Arctic Circle Race, she's tu... Read more

Qatar Airways named the 'Airline of the Year'

Congratulations are in order for Qatar Airways; the Middle-Eastern airline has scooped the prestigious 'Airline of the Year' award at the annual World Airline Awards, which took place at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday. After losing the coveted number one spot to Cathay Pacific last year, Qatar are b... Read more

Seismic activity increases as Bali prepares for possible volcano eruption

Highest volcano threat level activated as Mount Agung, Bali seismic activity remains high. Mount Agung, situated on the highest point in Bali, last erupted in 1963/64 which was considered one of the largest and most devastating in Indonesia’s history. It first erupted in February, with lava travell... Read more

Average weight time: Airline looks to weigh flyers and their bags

It was a running joke among passengers until it no longer was. After everything the airlines did starting a few years ago to charge passengers for extras they used to get for free, many passengers comically asked, "what's next, weighing each passenger?" Well, the answer appears to be yes. But it's n... Read more

Black Friday travel deals

The busiest shopping day of the year has arrived, and Black Friday is the subject on everyone’s lips. With some discounts being made available in the week leading up to the big day, there’s already been a huge amount of spending (and savings!) and now there are even Black Friday travel deals to get ... Read more

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