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!
Blog posts • Mar 20, 2014 16:25 GMT
The UNESCO World Heritage Site in County Antrim is as culturally important as it is historically and scientifically validated. Proved now to be the result of unthinkably violent volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, the causeway also casts light on the vivid imaginations of pre-historic man.
Blog posts • Mar 20, 2014 10:58 GMT
Another chance to visit India, and no disappointment. What a lovely holiday, really lives up to its title! The spices grow deep in the forest – cloves, cardamom, vanilla and much more – and we were given fragrant vanilla pods by a villager and taught to shoot bows and arrows by another.
Blog posts • Mar 17, 2014 16:00 GMT
Our holiday was almost a non-starter due to all the flight cancellations. We met up with some of the group, obvious by the Rambler labels on their suitcases, as we stood in a queue for over 4 1/2 hours to rebook our flights.
Blog posts • Mar 14, 2014 16:31 GMT
The festival – which first came about in 1981 and has been taking the town by storm every February and March ever since – has a strong leaning towards fantasy, horror and science-fiction, and has long been considered a prestigious showcase for both independent and blockbuster films in these genres.
Blog posts • Mar 11, 2014 15:08 GMT
It was September and we had recently returned home from a holiday in France in our campervan when we thought that we would like to book a holiday for November.
Blog posts • Mar 07, 2014 16:57 GMT
The pretty white houses that line the seven hills of the city contrast with the blue backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, just as the modern activities of the inhabitants contrast with the rich history preserved in the Belém waterfront.
Blog posts • Mar 04, 2014 13:32 GMT
After a day and a half at the Iguaçu Falls, which were absolutely spectacular, we drove for two and a half hours to Yacutinga Lodge in the rainforest. The Lodge is an attractive wooden building surrounded by tropical vegetation and with small chalet bedrooms.
Blog posts • Feb 27, 2014 16:45 GMT
Hiking through lava plains, past glaciers, volcanoes and other geological delights makes for a wonderful holiday. But the vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness lack a significant cultural experience outside of their aesthetic pleasures.