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25 of the Best Countries for Hiking

Hiking in the United States, 25 best countries for hiking

Introduction With almost 200 countries in the world, there are many great hiking adventures to be had. However, which are the best ones to go on a vacation if great hikes are an important consideration? For avid hikers and lovers of the great outdoors, this blog will highlight 25 of the best countries for hiking,… Continue reading 25 of the Best Countries for Hiking

A Guide to National Parks in Sweden

Söderåsen Sweden

Introduction Sweden, a paradise for nature lovers, is renowned for its pristine wilderness, uninterrupted chain of lakes, and mind-boggling northern lights. An integral part of this natural world are the Swedish National Parks, spread across approximately 2,703 square miles (7,000 square kilometers) of the country. These protected areas serve as a testament to Sweden’s commitment… Continue reading A Guide to National Parks in Sweden

Exploring the Variety of National Parks in the UK

Introduction Welcome to the United Kingdom, a country known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and bustling cities. But amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life lie hidden treasures waiting to be explored—the national parks of the UK. These parks offer stunning scenery, wildlife, and trails that are off-the-beaten-path. With fewer visitors, you’ll have… Continue reading Exploring the Variety of National Parks in the UK

Exploring Pirin National Park near Bansko, Bulgaria

Introduction Nestled in the Pirin Mountain Range of Southwest Bulgaria, Pirin National Park is one of three national parks in Bulgaria. Pirin National Park consists of majestic mountains, glacial lakes, sheer cliffs, deep river valleys, and a range of plant and animal communities in the lush park’s forests. From the steep northern foot to the… Continue reading Exploring Pirin National Park near Bansko, Bulgaria

The Ridgeway National Trail in Britain: A Hiker’s Paradise

Introduction Stretching across the stunning landscapes of southern England, this trail offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and historical wonders. As you traverse this remarkable 87-mile (139km) long route, you’ll be immersed in the outstanding natural beauty that showcases rolling hills, picturesque valleys, and breathtaking panoramas at every turn. Prepare to discover the rich… Continue reading The Ridgeway National Trail in Britain: A Hiker’s Paradise

Beyond the Horizon: A Guide to National Parks in Croatia

Mljet National Park

Introduction Croatia is a country with stunning coastlines, crystal-clear waters, and idyllic Croatian islands. But what may surprise many travelers is that beyond the picture-perfect beaches lie hidden gems – eight national parks waiting to be explored. The national parks in Croatia are spread throughout the country and showcase some of the most diverse landscapes… Continue reading Beyond the Horizon: A Guide to National Parks in Croatia

Hiking in the ‘Old Continent’: 20 of The Best Hikes in Europe

With Alpine peaks, rocky coastline, fairytale forests, and dazzling rivers and lakes, Europe’s diverse landscapes contain some of the world’s best hiking trails. In fact, Europe is where hiking first emerged as a form of leisure and recreation. Since the 1700s, Europe has become one of the top hiking destinations on the planet, with thousands… Continue reading Hiking in the ‘Old Continent’: 20 of The Best Hikes in Europe

Top Rated Long-Distance Hiking Trails Around the World

When people think of long-distance hiking trails, the AT (Appalachian Trail), PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) and CDT (Continental Divide Trail) often come to mind, at least for Americans. Although these trails are three of the most spectacular long-distance trails, these are not the only ones. On the other hand, not everyone plans on thru-hiking for… Continue reading Top Rated Long-Distance Hiking Trails Around the World

The Top 30 National Parks in Europe

Europe is generally known for its tourist destinations like Rome, Paris and Vienna, but the continent is also home to over 400 national parks. Although most of these national parks are concentrated in a few countries including Norway, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Russia, you can find one in almost any country in the… Continue reading The Top 30 National Parks in Europe

Guide to the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances)

Pilgrimage sites might not be on the top of the list of most hikers, but the Camino de Santiago is a great hike for pilgrims as well as devoted hikers. It is considered to be Medieval Europe’s equivalent of a thru-hike and can take a long time to complete. It’s a large network of ancient… Continue reading Guide to the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances)

The Best Regional Parks and National Parks In France

National Parks in France

Introduction France is not just about Paris and the Eiffel Tower. It is also home to some of the best national parks in the world. These parks offer a diverse range of landscapes, from rugged mountains to magnificent forests and serene lakes to stunning coastlines. If you are a nature lover or an adventurous traveler,… Continue reading The Best Regional Parks and National Parks In France

A Guide to National Parks in Ireland

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Introduction Nestled in the heart of the country, six national parks in Ireland are waiting to be explored. These natural wonders, scattered across the verdant landscape, are an embodiment of the country’s unparalleled beauty. From the towering landmarks that stand proud on the west coast to the enchanting expanses of untouched wilderness, each park offers… Continue reading A Guide to National Parks in Ireland