Tags archives: hiking

A 20 step beginners guide to trekking

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Hiking and trekking is becoming more and more popular and is no longer a way of travel that only appeals to those who know how to make up a fire or can survive several days without food in the forest. It is promoted and available to the masses, who are largely a bunch of real beginners. And it is a truly amazing way to travel. It is cheap, you use your own b[...]

Women on the Trail: Hiking Fjällräven Classic Sweden

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Nervously, I shoulder my backpack and carry it across the campsite. Doesn't feel too bad - I've carried heavier things before! Just never for this long... After a few steps I stop, standing before my judge - the scale hanging off a tree, ready to tell me the awful truth. I take off my backpack and set it to the ground - big mistake. I struggle to lift it hig[...]

5 Amazing Off the Beaten Path Escapes from Tokyo

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The sprawling metropolis of Tokyo seems to offer little refuge from its concrete skyscrapers, fluorescent billboards, and crammed commuter trains. Most visitors, if feeling overwhelmed, escape to the serene havens of Nikko or Takao-san, day trips from the city resplendent with natural beauty and onsen (hot springs). While these are amazing options, there’s a[...]

The lazy girl's guide to keeping fit when traveling

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I'm not going to lie, when thinking about top tips for keeping fit when traveling, I caught myself thinking: 'Would I actually freaking do this?' Would I put time aside to condition and tone my body, instead of floating on my back in a sea? Would I go for a run when dealing with jetlag (or tropical humid heat). Would I find time to salute the sun when it's e[...]

7 Tips for hiking the Great Wall of China

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You can’t visit Beijing without making a stop at the Great Wall of China. One of the Wonders of the World, the Wall is over 13,000 miles long and 2000 years old. There’s restored sections of the Wall where you can visit without getting dirty, but if you really want to experience the Great Wall of China, I recommend taking a hike! Hiking out in the “wild” [...]

24 hours of Bavaria - Sleepless in South Germany

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I’ve got a confession for you today: I’m quite German. At least that’s what my passport says and my family told me. I’ve been asking for some multi-cultural stories from far away ancestors for a while now, but none of my folks could tell me any of those yet. I gotta face it: they might simply not exist. No crazy Mexican uncle, cooking me the worlds best taco[...]

5 Ways the Lake District took me by Surprise

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My favorite trips are always the ones that take me by surprise. A weekend in the Lake District of North West England was one such trip. The Lake District had never really been on my radar. I had heard about it, of course - everyone from Cornwall to Aberdeen knows about the Lake District. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. It's f[...]