David Kay, one of our most experienced planners here at Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, takes a family holiday to California… a perfect excuse to scope out some of the new editions to our Contrasts of California holiday
Walking in the Italian Alps offers more than just dramatic scenery. This stunning landscape was also the front line between Italy and Austria during the First World War that centred on the Trentino Highlands. Tour leaders Al and Jane Sargeant reflect on the proud yet sad legacy of the bitter conflict that saw families and friends pitted against each other.
Experienced Adagio holiday specialist Martin Shepley was given the the task earlier this year of scoping out the potential for a new holiday destination in preparation for the Adagio 2015 programme. It’s hard work, Martin, but somebody has to do it!
Walking holidays in the Azores, the 9 small islands found off the coast of Portugal, are an experience like none others. These small volcanic islands each have their own distinct character but share stunningly beautiful scenery and varied walking experiences. One of the most unique and main attractions of the islands are their numerous volcanic springs.
Whether you subscribe to the scientific explanation that walking increases blood flow to the brain and therefore makes it function better; or to the dreamier belief that high ceilings – or the sky – promote unrestrained thinking, the proof is irrefutable. Some of the greatest literary and creative minds have all found inspiration while walking.