The UK’s Best Hiking Trails – Part 1

If you really enjoy long walks and more testing hikes, then the UK is a fabulous place to indulge in your favorite pastime. Even though relatively small as a land mass, the UK has some very diverse topology and can give the keen walker terrain that suits anybody. From the mountains of Scotland to the…

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Epic Walks of Britain

There are some stunning walks on the British Isles, for a relatively small country in geographical terms and one that is mainly full to the brim with inhabitants, there is surprisingly a glut of excellent and diverse walks to partake in. These range from mere ambles lasting a couple of hours, to traversing the snowy…

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The World’s Greatest Walks – Part 2

The second giant step into the world’s greatest walks, having already walked around North and South America and a brief stroll in Greece, we now look at England, Argentina and some other remarkable places. Fitz Roy Massif This testing walk is not for the feint hearted, and warm clothing is a necessity to navigate the…

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The World’s Greatest Walks – Part 1

If you love to travel like a pilgrim on your own two feet, then you are probably familiar with taking long walks in highly unusual locations. In this series of blogs, we will be looking at some of the world’s most spectacular walks, some you might be aware of and others definitely not. We will…

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Great Hiking Journeys of the USA

Great Hiking Journeys of the USA

The United States of America has one of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, from wide open plains, to snowy mountains and everything in between. The sheer land mass of this part of North America throws up some exciting, challenging but vastly rewarding walking trails. In this blog we discover some of the ultimate…

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Pilgrimage Routes for Tourists – Part 1

It is hard to believe but the greatest coming together of people on the planet is not as you would think on gorgeous beaches, or at political rallies. It is without doubt at significant religious sites, such a vast cathedral, small grottoes or by sacred rivers. For instance, the great Kumbh Mela pilgrimage attracts 120…

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The Origins of Islamic Pilgrimages

Going on a pilgrimage is as old as religion itself, the great religions of the world all have significant places where people can make extraordinary journeys to show their faith. In this blog we look at the great pilgrimages of the Muslim faith and why people travel vast distances to visit certain places. In reality…

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