Travelling alone can seem scary and overwhelming. While many would like to try it, going on that first solo trip can be a daunting experience – what happens when you get lost or start feeling lonely? Yet, solo travel is one of the most rewarding ways to see the world.
Chicago has always been close to my heart. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to visit the city that I loved because of my sporting heroes – the Chicago Bulls. I finally got the opportunity a couple of years back and got a taste for The Windy City.
My second hike in Peneda-Gerês National Park started and finished in a small village of São Bento. The trail led me up to a lookout point high above the valley and offered some amazing views. It didn’t go as smoothly as the as the PR3 hike I did the previous day yet it was still an awesome experience.
Hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park was high on my list of things to do in Portugal. Even though I only had less than two days to explore the park, I discovered an area of stunning natural beauty and managed to fit in a couple of hikes as well as explore a pretty town of Gerês.
Travel has been a constant in my life for only about five years, yet I honestly can’t even think what I would do without it. The thought of catching a “travel bug” might not make sense to those who haven’t experienced traversing foreign lands, meeting people from all walks of life and jumping on a plane at every opportunity.
One of my favourite spots in Japan has to be the beautiful island of Miyajima. With its dense forests, ancient shrines and great hiking options, it’s a popular day trip from Hiroshima and is famous for one of the most scenic views in the whole country.
It’s not often that you get an opportunity to hike in a national park just outside a major city. So when I found out about Calanques National Park, within an easy reach of central Marseille, I just had to check it out!
Walking a part of the ancient Nakasendo Way was one of the must-dos on my trip to Japan. While hiking may not immediately spring to mind when coming up with an ultimate Japan bucket list, I could not miss the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of shogun and samurai.