Imogen Lepere
Imogen Lepere


MADE BY MEMBERS • January 2023

The ultimate alcohol-free adventures for Dry January

Who says January has to be dry just because you’re not drinking? From jogging through the African bush with Maasai warriors to farm-fresh feasts in Brazil’s cloud forests, here are five unforgettable holidays best enjoyed sober. We even recommend the finest low and alcohol-free beers from our partner BrewDog to pair with each experience


Walking with reindeer in the Highlands, Scotland

Watching reindeer quietly foraging for frozen leaves amidst a backdrop of sugar-dusted mountains will make you feel as if you’re in the wilds of Scandinavia, but a hearty high tea in front of an open fire afterwards will root you firmly back in bonnie Scotland. Wilderness Scotland’s week-long Winter Highlands Exploration is packed with cosy moments strung together by drives through breathtaking scenery. Look out for pine martens in the Caledonian forest, soak in vistas of frozen lochs and marvel at stars more radiant than anywhere else in the UK.

Pairs perfectly with: Nanny State’s warming malty notes


Marathon training with the Maasai, Kenya

You won’t know if your heart is pounding from the exertion or the possibility of stumbling across a lion as you jog along the Ntiakitiak River in the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya. Luckily, several Maasai warriors will be looking out for you – while making sure you keep up the pace, naturally. Whether you’re seeking a gentle 5km jog or a long-distance challenge, this is a unique way to spend time with the Indigenous people who have protected these glorious grasslands for tens of thousands of years. Bed down at Mara Toto, a handful of stylish tents nestling on a bend of the Ntiakitiak River.

Pairs perfectly with: Punk AF’s refreshing lightness


Pamper yourself in a luxury hammam in Marrakech

What could be more relaxing than being scrubbed from head to toe with black soap and argan oil, an ancient remedy for silky skin? Well, perhaps a body mask infused with more native plants. And a hair mask, facial serum and back massage for good measure. Have it all and more at El Fenn’s marble-lined spa before heading upstairs to the rooftop pool, where you can listen to the imams at Koutoubia Mosque calling the people to prayer. Located in Marrakech’s ancient medina itself, this hotel is made up of five art-filled riads, each more colourful and characterful than the last. Divine.

Pairs perfectly with: Lost AF’s zingy herbal profile


Feast on organic food at a community-run farm in Brazil

The cloud forests of the Minas Mountains in Brazil are not necessarily where one would expect to stumble across a gourmet experience, but the village of Mogol is not quite like anywhere else. It forms part of the Ibiti Project, an ambitious nature reserve where several communities live in harmony alongside endangered muriqui monkeys, working to restore the ecosystem and growing their own food on regenerative farms. Sample locally grown coffee at Gaia Café, feast on fresh bread made from grains milled on site at Gaia Terroir, follow the smell of wood-smoke to Restaurante do Engenho and feast on a fine-dining vegetarian menu at Yucca.

Pairs perfectly with: Hazy AF’s juicy tropical punch


Help to rewild the Carpathian Mountains, Romania

Over the past 20 years, the deep forests and lush meadows of Romanias Carpathian Mountains have been targeted by illegal loggers, but a team of conservationists is fighting back. Foundation Conservation Carpathia is currently working to restore 25,400 hectares to their former glory to form Europe’s largest national park. Join its team in tracking lynx, boar, eagles and European brown bears through a living tapestry of trees, many of which are endemic to the region. In the evenings, refuel with traditional recipes cooked by folk from local mountain communities.

Pairs perfectly with: Nanny State’s comforting robustness

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