Blog posts • Jul 20, 2015 14:05 BST
Fifty years ago, Mike Duxbury, walker, poet & Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Director, didn’t spend much time thinking about his motivations for walking – the challenge and the company was enough. Now, with age, a more reflective outlook has prompted him to write a poem, itself inspired by Robert Frost’s famous ‘The Road Not Taken’. Hoping to inspire you too, here are Mike’s thoughts and both poems.
Blog posts • Jul 18, 2015 14:23 BST
Peter Oakenfull is part of the team that maintains the Mill grounds and its wildlife. He's kindly agreed to follow up from his last blog 'Wildlife at Ramblers Holidays HQ' with this insight into life at our Lemsford Mill base.
Blog posts • Jul 10, 2015 15:46 BST
The Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Colourful houses and ancient vineyards cling to steep terraces set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Europe. Al and Jane Sarjeant have just returned from leading a group there, and were once again captivated by its beauty.
Blog posts • Jul 07, 2015 16:52 BST
Usually found leading Ramblers tours, participating as a client on one of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays was a real treat for Sue Brown, when she was the one being looked after for a change when she re-visited the Orkney Islands.
Blog posts • Jul 03, 2015 11:53 BST
Last month we sent John Dixie, one of our many experienced Leaders, to Naples to check over the arrangements for our new tour - departing this November.
Blog posts • Jun 15, 2015 17:03 BST
Journalist Alexandra Topping loved her recent walking holiday in the wild Zagori region of Northern Greece. In a most evocative article for The Guardian, she describes it as “the perfect Greek holiday”. We agree – our tour to Epirus and the Pindhos Mountains is based in the same area, and is one of our most popular Greek destinations.
Blog posts • Jun 12, 2015 11:18 BST
Phyllis and William Whenray, from Whitley Bay, were treated as special guests at Hassness Country House Hotel in the Lake District. The couple were given star treatment in honour of their 50th holiday with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, who operate guided walking adventures all over the world.
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2015 14:41 BST
Cooking and walking amongst 'Le Dieci Castelli' (10 medieval hilltop villages) on our new Tastes & Trails of Tuscany tour proved an ideal combination for David Pocklington; his culinary repertoire has expanded considerably!
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2015 11:53 BST
Rambler, skier and photographer Richard Hobday loved the southern Europe’s Fjordland so much that he followed up his October 2014 trip to the spectacular Bay of Kotor (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with an exploration of Montenegro’s Peaks and Ridges this Spring. Here’s his daily diary.
Blog posts • May 29, 2015 17:06 BST
After years of isolation, Burma (also known as Myanmar) is beginning to open up to tourism. For the solo traveller, it might seem a slightly daunting destination, but Hilary Rhodes is glad she overcame her worries and joined our Burmese Explorer trip.
Blog posts • May 29, 2015 17:02 BST
Diane Collins has just come back from her second Ramblers Worldwide Holidays trip to the wonderfully varied island of Sicily, where bumping into old friends proved to only one of many highlights.
Blog posts • May 27, 2015 15:39 BST
Ramblers Cruise & Walk – the experts in guided walking adventures combining land and sea - are offering a fabulous opportunity to experience one of the world’s great natural phenomenons – the land of the midnight sun – aboard Fred. Olsen’s ship, Braemar – 12 nights from 16 June 2015.
Blog posts • May 21, 2015 16:55 BST
Barry Trevis, our birding tour leader, talks birding in Southern Morocco.
Blog posts • May 12, 2015 13:45 BST
Here is the final installment of Christopher Somerville's time on a walking holiday with us in Mallorca.