Blog posts • Aug 03, 2016 10:00 BST
Jane Brett didn’t really know what to expect of her first trip to Iceland, so she started with a short break in Reykjavik and the vicinity. She was impressed by the history, impressive landscape and the food she found, as well as by its unique and sometimes quirky character – but she gave the whale meat a miss …
Blog posts • Aug 01, 2016 10:00 BST
Some people think that this photo taken Freddie Bagley is a painting! As Freddie says, “The charm of Karpenissi with its surrounding mountains makes it the perfect place to discover the real beauty of Greece's hinterland. Combined with a visit to Delphi and the Gulf of Corinth, and sharing the love of walking with like-minded lovers of rambling over food and wine makes for a great holiday.”
Blog posts • Jul 21, 2016 10:29 BST
Frank Vukovich has had a long love affair with the Adriatic, and he developed and led the first Adagio holiday focusing on the culinary, scenic and cultural delights of Istria, the northern part of the Croatian coast bordering Slovenia and only a short distance from Trieste and Venice, one of the county’s less well-known regions.
Blog posts • Jul 14, 2016 13:19 BST
Julia Bradbury, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays’ Celebrity Ambassador, has been championing the merits of walking at two major literary festivals recently.
Blog posts • Jun 21, 2016 11:07 BST
How often do you get to spend a night at a 5-star hotel and a day with Julia Bradbury? About once in a lifetime, I reckon. I was lucky enough to do both last week, when I joined the group of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays clients on their exclusive short break at The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne.
Blog posts • Jun 08, 2016 09:21 BST
Judy Fine has recently returned from our Treasures of Sicily holiday and has put together an excellent slide presentation of the many and varied sights and experiences she enjoyed on this four-centre tour of this diverse island with its historical and cultural riches and wealth of natural beauty.
Blog posts • Jun 06, 2016 10:00 BST
Lonely Planet’s team of Europe experts have trodden the back streets, climbed to every viewpoint, visited every attraction and sampled many a continental dining spot, all in the name of research (well, someone has to do it!). The result is their annual ‘Best in Europe’ list of the top 10 destinations they think you should see now, before the crowds find out.
Blog posts • Jun 06, 2016 09:57 BST
April is a perfect time to see one of the best spring flower displays in the world on the Mani peninsula of the southern Peloponnese. Grahame Lacey kept a diary of his visit, when the lush carpet of flowers provides a dramatic backdrop to the dry mountains and the many ancient sites in the region.
Blog posts • Apr 18, 2016 08:37 BST
Winter sports specialist Keith Maidlow has been around mountains for many years and has led RWH downhill and winter walking holidays for the past decade. Our new tour to Seefeld in the Austrian Tirol offered the perfect opportunity to combine winter walking with snowshoeing and langlauf, and Keith was delighted to lead the inaugural tour. Here’s his account.
Blog posts • Apr 12, 2016 11:12 BST
Our original plan for a hike up to Baboon Rock had been thwarted by heavy rain and low cloud. Thankfully conditions the next day were considerably better, albeit still cloudy and cool, and the rock was at least clearly visible from our start point at Cathedral Peak Hotel.
Blog posts • Apr 05, 2016 12:25 BST
Laurence Mitchell, correspondent for Walk magazine, savours his first full day’s walking in the wondrous Drakensberg Mountains.
Blog posts • Mar 30, 2016 09:34 BST
How to fit the best of the fascinations of Rome into a short visit is an ongoing challenge that tour leader Martin Shepley relishes. Here he explains how experience helps him fine-tune the itinerary to pack as much as possible into a week in the Eternal City.
Blog posts • Mar 23, 2016 09:02 GMT
New Zealanders are voting this month in a referendum to choose whether to change their flag from the existing design featuring the Union Jack and the Southern Cross to a new design based on the silver fern. But this is about much more than a symbolic change – at the heart of the debate is New Zealand’s national identity and how the country projects itself to the world.