Category Archives: Hiking

Ridiculously useful hiking guides including itineraries, packing, and other tips.

Walking The West Highland Way – 5 Days Itinerary

Walking the West Highland Way in 5 days

The West Highland Way is one of the best hikes in Scotland. Why? Because revellers trek through the rolling hills and by the calm lochs of the west coast of Scotland which is deemed to be one of the most beautiful areas in the country. This 96-mile hike starts just outside of Scotland’s friendliest city, […]

West Island Way: How to + Things to do in Bute

West Island Way Hike | Isle of Bute Scotland

After the success of trekking the 96 miles of the West Highland Way in Scotland (ok, there was that one blip) we (Gemma and friends, Gordon and Laura) decided to embrace the long May Day weekend and head to the striking west coast island of Bute to tackle the supposed 25 mile/40km (whoever wrote the […]

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Is This Peruvian Hike For You?

Lares trek to Machu Picchu

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the alternative hiking routes to the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail actually books up at least six months in advance and only a certain amount of passes are available each day, therefore, the Lares is a great alternative for those who are less […]

Colca Canyon Trek – The Essential Hiking Guide

Colca Canyon Tours

Just wait until you experience the sweeping beauty of the Colca Canyon, Peru which sits on the Colca River. The Colca Canyon trek is often viewed secondary to the famous hikes to Mach Picchu but once you have trekked with condors swooping above, you will agree that this hike is incredible in its own right. […]

West Highland Way Accommodation List (Review): Where We Stayed

Kingshouse Hotel West Highland Way Accommodation

Scotland’s West Highland Way is a 96-mile trek which starts in sunny Milngavie, just outside of Glasgow and concludes in Fort William. I had the pleasure of hiking it over six-days with friends to celebrate a year of 30th birthdays. The full story starts here. If you are reading to find out about West Highland […]