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Walking holidays in ItalyWhile discussing the true nature of chambres d’hôtes in a recent blog, it got me thinking about different types of trackways that you may come across on your travels - during a cycling holiday in Italy perhaps, or while walking in the Canary Islands. We’re all probably familiar with term the ‘Queen’s Highway’ which relates to any public road or right of way here in the UK, but what about those that meander through some foreign field? Read the full post
Posted: 22/10/2012 16:35:55 by | with 1 comments

Walking holidays in GreeceWhen Gaius Julius Caesar sailed across the Channel with his army, intent on conquering Britannia in 55BC, he wasn’t really sure what to expect, as his intelligence information from emissaries and Gaulish merchants was poor. He established a beach head on the south coast but that was as far as he got. In fact, his lack of knowledge almost scuppered him permanently. Read the full post
Posted: 01/10/2012 08:08:11 by | with 0 comments

Walking holidays in EuropeIn the past I’ve eulogised about OS Maps which are simply the best in the world. As walkers in the UK, we’re blessed not only with marvellous maps, but also with good waymarks, whether that’s traditional wooden signposts, circular disc arrows, or reassuring cairns to mark the way.  But it’s not the same everywhere you go…

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Posted: 28/09/2012 08:49:36 by | with 0 comments

Walking holidays in EuropeWell, not really, as the magnificent volcanoes I’m alluding to are all dormant and have been for centuries. But did you know that there are, in fact, over 80 volcanoes or volcanic ‘regions’ in Europe that are classed as ‘active’? Some of them are very well-known (and very active): Etna, Vesuvius, Stromboli and, of course, the infamous Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, but others are far harder to identify, never mind name. Read the full post
Posted: 21/06/2012 11:21:21 by | with 0 comments

Walking holidays in MallorcaI recently posted a short piece in praise of the guides who will see you safely through the forested foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. I should have included our guides in Morocco, too, as they also receive consistently high praise, but their time will come. I now want to bring to your attention another group of unsung heroes without whom our walking and cycling holidays simply could not function - our fleet of taxi drivers. Read the full post
Posted: 19/06/2012 17:29:26 by | with 1 comments

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