Blog posts • Aug 18, 2014 08:44 BST
28 days on a cruise seemed so long – but with so many activities on the ship and walks from the ports the time soon flew by. A big bonus was being able to visit Odessa, which was previously cancelled, and well worth the visit.
Blog posts • Aug 04, 2014 12:10 BST
I was particularly interested in something between these two: Dr John Rae, an Orcadian sent in the mid-19th century by the Hudson’s Bay Company to search for Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the high Arctic. Two hundred years after Rae’s birth outside Stromness, his statue graces the town’s waterfront.
Blog posts • Aug 01, 2014 11:45 BST
The Azores was created by volcanic activity. The effects of this volatile genesis can be witnessed both above and below ground with almost 300 hundred volcanic cavities having been surveyed, and a landscape filled with crater lakes and thermal water springs.
Blog posts • Jul 25, 2014 12:00 BST
Labelia is home to the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ which has been officially recorded byUNESCO. Labelia is the holy land for Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians who frequently make a pilgrimage to see the 11 magnificent rock-hewn churches which date back to the twelfth century.
Blog posts • Jul 22, 2014 12:24 BST
A study in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology suggested a more straightforward reasoning behind it. In their study, both children and adults performed a memory exercise better when walking than sitting.
Blog posts • Jul 16, 2014 12:19 BST
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged landowners and farmers to consider the type of public access there is to their land and try to plan where cattle should be kept accordingly. Since the Countryside and Rights of Way Act was passed in 2000 there has been an increase of precautions put in place to keep the public, while on walking holidays, safe.
Blog posts • Jul 11, 2014 12:14 BST
There is something about coastal walking that is both profoundly exhilarating and deeply meditative and peaceful, all at the same time. There is a theory which suggests it’s all to do with ozone and negative ions.
Blog posts • Jul 10, 2014 15:54 BST
The fabulous fiesta ‘A Taste of Spain & her Islands’ at Lemsford Mill over the weekend 28 and 29 June, was a brilliant success.The biggest event ever hosted by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, was housed in an elegant marquee positioned on the lawn in the midst of the Mill’s lush garden greenery.
Blog posts • Jul 07, 2014 11:48 BST
There was no escaping the fact that we were staying on a group of volcanic islands – from the topography of the inactive and not so inactive volcanoes, to the periodic smell of sulphur in the air.
Blog posts • Jul 01, 2014 12:12 BST
Not only is John Carter – former presenter of TV’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ – one of the doyens of the travel writing fraternity but a great pasta maker to boot! He had the opportunity to hone his culinary skills on a Ramblers Worldwide Holidays visit to the Hotel Giardini in San Marcello, Tuscany under the benevolent eye of chef Cinzia who runs cookery classes at the hotel.
Blog posts • Jun 26, 2014 14:00 BST
Did you ever wonder what would happen if a trekking holiday took an unexpected turn? For Brad Pitt’s character in this week’s movie pick, Seven Years in Tibet, the answer could not have been more fascinating.
Blog posts • Jun 25, 2014 12:12 BST
In April I was in a group of 13 lead by Brenda on a trip to New York. We visited all the expected sites and, owing to Brenda’s excellent knowledge of the city, some we didn’t expect.
Blog posts • Jun 19, 2014 11:06 BST
John Carter – former presenter of TV’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ and BBC Holiday programme – has been on a number of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, often delighting clients with his globetrotting experiences gleaned over many years.
Blog posts • Jun 16, 2014 16:00 BST
Walking holidays in Croatia offer ramblers a variety of eclectic experiences. The Eastern European country strikes the perfect balance between sunny landscapes, fascinating exotic customs and a more cultural side which will no doubt entice history-loving walkers.
Blog posts • Jun 14, 2014 12:30 BST
The Constable PoemIf you wake in the night with a medical fright, Call for Adam, our wonderful leader. Is there time for a beer? yes, let’s go in here, Says Adam, our wonderful leader.
Blog posts • Jun 11, 2014 10:12 BST
A very pleasant holiday for 10 days and I really chilled out. 7 days were on the island of Lipari with excursions available to nearby islands.
Blog posts • Jun 08, 2014 12:02 BST
The digital age could spell the end of the good old-fashioned ordnance survey map much beloved by many a Rambler. This alarming prospect is revealed in a recent article by Rachel Hewitt in The Guardian entitled ‘End of the road for the map?’
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2014 16:00 BST
We Brits take pride in our appreciation of beautiful sunny weather and enjoy revelling in the sun’s sometimes rare appearance. However, when preparing for a trekking holidaythe glorious rays of sunshine we all typically hope for can hold some potentially harmful side effects.
Blog posts • May 28, 2014 18:00 BST
What do you want from a D-grade holiday? Only walking, walking and some sight-seeing, or more sight-seeing than walking? What makes a Ramblers holiday? Answering my own questions I am looking for a day’s walk with some sight-seeing and the leader makes the holiday for the party.