Hiking Travel Ideas

Walking holidays and hiking vacations – ideas and inspiration for walking holidays around the world based on my own personal experience. From the Tour du Mt Blanc in Europe to the Milford Track in New Zealand you’ll find packing lists, training tips and day-by-day accounts of some of the world’s best hikes.

Gokyo Ri trek in Nepal, Asia
Adventure Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Rock climbing travel ideas

50 years of Cicerone guidebooks

I don’t know about you but when I’m looking for travel ideas I have a shelf of books at home that I like to flick through for inspiration. Guidebook publisher Cicerone has added to my collection in 2019 by producing a special anthology of adventure to celebrate Fifty Years of […]

Children at Bulunkul village Pamir Highway Tajikistan
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Tajikistan

25 Photos that will make you desperate to visit Tajikistan

My journey through Tajikistan is some of the most memorable travel I have ever experienced. Bar none. Reading my Tajikistan travel diary reveals some moments of tiredness and discomfort but an overwhelming sense of the heartstopping excitement I felt while travelling through this amazing country. Let me take you on […]

Hiking and via ferrata in the Dolomites mountains Italy
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Italian Alps & Dolomiti Mountains, Italy

Following the Iron Way in the Dolomite Mountains

In 1917 the Mountain War came to an end after two years of bitter fighting between the Italian and Austrian armies in the Dolomite Mountains.  Read about my exhilarating via ferrata in the Dolomites – amid the First World War’s most extreme battle ground. I am hit by a wave […]

Cruising the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand web
Adventure Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, New Zealand, South Island

A boating adventure in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

The Marlborough Sounds is a beautiful part of New Zealand that I had never properly explored before so when friends invited us to spend a few days on their boat in the Marlborough Sounds during our trip to New Zealand we jumped at the chance! Looking at a Marlborough Sounds […]

The Grampians Victoria Australia
Australia, City Break Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Foodie Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Victoria, Wine Tasting Travel Ideas

Top day and weekend trips from Melbourne, Australia

Having lived in Melbourne for two years I can shout from the roof tops about the fabulous bars, incredible restaurants, culture, street art and nightlife of my favourite Australian city. But one of the best things was exploring the beautiful state of Victoria in day or weekend trips from Melbourne. […]

Views of Squeaky Beach Wilsons Promontory Victoria Australia
Adventure Travel Ideas, Australia, Family Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Victoria

Wandering in Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Australia’s natural treasures and a place the locals like to keep to themselves. This pristine wilderness on the southernmost tip of the state of Victoria is affectionately referred to as ‘The Prom’. From floating down the river on an inner tube (or try […]

CLimbing Mt Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Malaysia, Rock climbing travel ideas, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Malaysia: Is climbing Mount Kinabalu worth it?

Climbing Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysian Borneo, is a popular experience for travellers visiting Malaysia. Tens of thousands of people reach the summit each year, from teenagers to grandparents and I’d like to share my experience of climbing Mt Kinabalu. A big reason for the popularity of the […]

Rangitoto Island from Auckland beach New Zealand
Adventure Travel Ideas, City Break Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, New Zealand, North Island

New Zealand: A day trip to Rangitoto Island, Auckland

It’s hard to miss Rangitoto Island when you visit Auckland. It forms part of almost every view you’ll see, its broad, volcanic shape draped gracefully along the horizon of the Hauraki Gulf. Usually with a few yachts decorating the foreground. Taking the half-hour ferry trip from the central Auckland waterfront […]

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