Tag Archives: hiking

8 South Korea Hiking Trails You Don’t Want To Miss

Korea Hiking Trails

Korea is a paradise for active travellers. Hiking is a national pastime and there are trails for all abilities all over the country. Its natural beauty is just begging to be explored and with it being the same size as England, it’s pretty easy to do!

Korea Travel Guide: 11 Essential Tips for First Time Visitors

Korea may not immediately spring to mind when planning a trip to Asia. Yet its mix of culture, tradition and natural beauty make it an ideal travel destination. From hiking stunning mountains to sampling the delicious cuisine, there is something for everyone here.  

Miyajima: Hiking Mt. Misen On Japan’s Sacred Island

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.

Hiking in Calanques National Park, Marseille

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 the Nakasendo: Magome to Tsumago Hike

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.

Walking the Nakasendo: Magome and the Stone Pavement of Ochiai

The Nakasendo Way is hardly a secret (it’s listed in the top 25 things to do in Japan by Lonely Planet), yet it doesn’t feature on many first-time visitors’ itineraries. If, like me, you love being active and want to get a taste of rural Japan, a visit to Magome, one of Nakasendo’s prettiest spots, should be near the top of your list.

Marseille: 6 Things To Do In Provence’s Cool Capital

Marseille doesn’t immediately spring to mind when most people start planning a trip to France. While tourists flock to the lights of Paris, wine regions of Bordeaux and Champagne and the glamour of Cote d’Azur, any mentions of Marseille tend to draw confused looks.

Observation Point: Hiking and Running Zion’s Must-Do Trail

Hiking one of Zion National Park's most spectacular trails - Observation Point - was a memorable highlight of my trip to the United States.

The sun was still hiding behind the sandstone cliffs which rose, like giant monoliths, on both sides of the road snaking through the canyon. Cottonwood trees, junipers and wildflowers perched along the banks of the Virgin River, which twisted through the gorge.