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The 2015 Adventure Travel Show

ATSAwesome.

That’s the only word I can come up with to adequately describe the Adventure Travel Show held every January at Olympia, London.

I last went two years ago and, but as I perused the website and spotted that Sir Ranulph Fiennes himself would be giving a talk on Saturday 17th January, decided that another wee trip to London was in order.

I decided to treat myself to a train ride rather than the coach as it meant nearly two hours less travelling each way, and after a quick hop on the tube arrived at Olympia just after 9am.

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The Telegraph Adventure Travel Show, Olympia

Ben Fogle speaking at the Adventure Travel ShowAfter years of intending to go to the Telegraph Adventure Travel Show, I finally decided I should just stop talking about it and take the not exactly arduous step of booking the ticket and catching the coach down to London… which I ended up changing as Ben Fogle was originally scheduled to talk on Saturday but two weeks before the event I noticed that this had been rescheduled for Sunday!

So my first tip would be to keep checking the schedules if there’s a particular speaker you really want to see- there’s nothing more annoying than travelling down only to find that they are now speaking the next day! Although the web site does warn that the talks are subject to change so it is up to you to check…

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I’m Going to the Adventure Travel Show!

I’m so excited… I am going to the Adventure Travel Show in London tomorrow!! It’s held around the last weekend of January at Olympia in London, and I have wanted to go for years- so this year I thought I’d put my money where my mouth is and go!

There will be loads of adventure tour companies, trekking companies, equipment suppliers etc exhibiting there and I expect my bucket list will grow considerably… there are also free talks held throughout the weekend. I originally booked my coach ticket for today, but changed it to tomorrow as Ben Fogle and James Cracknell are talking tomorrow- they have both done some truly epic endurance challenges and I can’t wait to hear about them. Plus have a little hero worship of course…

I’m so excited!!