Blog posts • May 26, 2014 18:00 BST
“Constable Country” is an excellent short Ramblers holiday, based upon the work and times of the artist, John Constable, and based in North Essex and South Suffolk. John Constable was born in 1776 in East Bergholt.
Blog posts • May 21, 2014 16:00 BST
May marks the United Kingdom’s National Walking Month, in which British citizens are encouraged to indulge in this increasingly popular activity. As a result, it is likely that many Britons are ready to embark on their first-ever trek or hike.
Blog posts • May 19, 2014 14:00 BST
Our adventure started on the first day of this trip to India to visit the Himashel Pradesh region which is situated at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. We travelled first by taxi and then by coach to Heathrow Airport to catch our flight to Delhi.
Blog posts • May 14, 2014 15:00 BST
Among the many problems and question facing walkers embarking on walking holidays, one of the most pressing is the need to pack light. After all, there has yet to be a hiker born who enjoys lugging around a heavy backpack when trailing across fields and mountain paths.
Blog posts • May 07, 2014 11:00 BST
In current western society, it would seem the concept of walking is falling by the wayside. With cars becoming increasingly widespread and affordable and most places in the world boasting at least adequate public transportation systems, it seems using one’s own two feet is a more and more antiquated ideal.
Blog posts • May 03, 2014 15:00 BST
My wife and I arrived back today from 3 weeks on your KwaZulu Natal – A World Heritage Discovery grade D holiday. We’ve been on 17 Ramblers holidays over the last 14 years and this, the 18th, was one of the very best.
Blog posts • Apr 28, 2014 16:37 BST
Nicky Davis had a wonderful experience with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays last October, when she participated in our popular walking tour around Lake Iseo, in Italy. The wide variety of walks available on this two-week tour, ranging from lakeside rambles to mountain hikes, captured this walker’s imagination enough for her to want to detail her adventures in a detailed post on her blog.
Blog posts • Apr 23, 2014 11:09 BST
I recently had the good fortune to travel to the Falkland Islands as a guest of Falkland Islands Tourist Board to survey our new Falkland Islands and Chile holiday. I consider myself a lucky man to have seen such a beautiful place.
Blog posts • Apr 22, 2014 16:11 BST
Migrating like the birds to the sunny Canaries has been a working winter habit for me for nearly two decades now. And after numerous agreeable Rambling adventures in Tenerife, Gomera and Lanzarote this spring offered a variation on the theme in Fuerteventura.
Blog posts • Apr 15, 2014 12:40 BST
As far as South American locations for trekking go, Peru continues to be one of the perennial fan favourites, along with the Amazon forest and some of the main cities of Brazil.
Blog posts • Apr 11, 2014 09:29 BST
Amanda and Alan Williams, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Leaders, took their very first Cruise and Walk tour to the Land of the Midnight Sun as clients in the Summer of 2010.
Blog posts • Apr 08, 2014 13:32 BST
Both mentally and physically, a walking holiday is one of the most beneficial types of break a tourist can indulge in. When compared to typical fly-and-flop holidays, it can benefit your levels of mental awareness and concentration, as well as your overall physical shape.
Blog posts • Apr 03, 2014 12:34 BST
Our great-uncle served through two world wars, as a gunner and later ordnance officer – and survived! At the end of WW1 he was posted to Constantinople – modern day Istanbul – with the Army of the Black Sea, where his key roles were security and ammunition disposal.
Blog posts • Mar 30, 2014 16:01 BST
This wall, also called the Western Wall or the Kotel, lies at the foot of the Temple Mount, in the heart of the Old City, and is the last remnant of the ancient Jewish Temple. Its religious significance is, therefore, easy to understand, and it has naturally become the most sacred religious site for those of the Jewish faith, other than the Temple Mount itself.
Blog posts • Mar 30, 2014 12:13 BST
One of the most important things most hikers will be trying to keep in mind during a trekking holiday is personal safety. It is precisely to avoid accidents that experts recommend that ramblers avoid going on trips alone and remember to pack such essentials as a first-aid kit, a compass, a torch or a whistle.
Blog posts • Mar 24, 2014 17:39 GMT
We are again indebted to Ros’ sister Caroline for putting us up overnight and getting us to the station to catch the shuttle train to Gatwick. The airport experience is the usual set of slow-moving queues though this time I am not frisked or accused of being a ‘plant’ trying to break security!