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Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Extreme Travel, Travel Europe, Travel Iceland, Travel Italy, Travel Scotland, Travel Sweden, Travel Switzerland |

5 Breath-taking Hikes to Put on Your Bucket List

5 Breath-taking Hikes to Put on Your Bucket List

Image from Pixabay.com Hiking is not only a powerful cardio workout but also a chance to reconnect with nature and decompress. Europe is home to some spectacular hiking trails. Forget hiking in Africa or the USA, Europe is perfect for beautiful, well guided hiking routes with amazing views. Here are five routes you should check out for a great hike in Europe. West Highland Way – Scotland The Scottish Highlands are the perfect place in the UK for outdoor activities and have some great hiking trails for avid walkers. The West Highland Way follows ancient trails and rocky paths spanning 96 miles ending at the tallest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis. During your hike, take in Loch Lomond, the swamps of Rannoch Moor, and also the Devil’s Staircase. Hot Spring route – Iceland As expected, you will find your way through hot springs on this trail but that’s not all. Volcanoes, glaciers, mountains and meadows await you on this beautiful trail through this pristine country. The 34-mile trail...

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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Accommodations, Transportation, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Scotland, Travel Tips |

The Edinburgh Experience

The Edinburgh Experience

This is an account of my Edinburgh experience – yes, that is what I am calling it because it was unique to Edinburgh! As soon as I had received clearance from my boss for a vacation, I knew my destination was going to be Edinburgh. The first thing I had to do was find the cheapest and best deals for my flight to the place. Once I had booked a flight, I was on to the next thing on my list. It involved finding the ideal hotel to book so that I could enjoy my time in the Scottish capital.  Having found the perfect place to vacation in, I wanted to ensure that nothing cramped my enjoyment. I did have mates in Edinburgh who would be happy to drive me around but I was taking no chances. On the off chance that they were busy or had things to do, I decided to reserve an Edinburgh taxi. Armed for all eventualities, I waited impatiently for the day of departure....

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Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Extreme Travel, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Scotland, Travel Style |

Scottish Wilderness – Trip of a Lifetime

Scottish Wilderness – Trip of a Lifetime

A few days back, my husband and I set of for an exhilarating vacation in the tranquil Scottish terrains. It was the fag end of February when we headed for Scotland—after having sorted out our train tickets and organizing our accommodation beforehand. An early departure from Lancaster soon got us to the fresh environs of Blair Athol. With enough food to last 3 days/nights and our bikes in hand, we were all set to embark on the trip of our lifetime—the easy and affordable way. Just a little after noon, we were cycling our way up Glen Tilt. The stiff tail wind  was certainly not adding to our wilderness woes and as we had failed to find any open cafeterias in Blair Atholl, we had to make do with cream donuts packed from the local store and a few sandwiches—but then the ambience was lush and amazing  and made us look ahead.(image by Hugh / Uisdean Spicer) We had willfully taken a route on the wrong side of our...

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