How To Make Hiking A Premium Product with Wellness

"An Alpine scene complete wth a cow in Tyrol"

Hiking and the German Concept of Wellness

At first glance, they are not the easiest of bedfellows, yet they seem to be moving closer together all the time.

The term wellness originally comes from alternative medicine: more than a hundred years ago, some doctors wanted to embed physical fitness in a more holistic understanding of good health, some sort of a “general harmony of body, soul and natural environment”.

How To Make Hiking A Premium Product with Wellness

Is Innsbruck Missing Out?

"Innsbruck Town centre Austria"

Innsbruck During our recent trip to the Travel Bloggers Unite conference, we also had the opportunity of spending a few days in the city of Innsbruck.

Our impression: the Tyrolean capital looks perfectly set as a hub for hiking excursions in the area, but – for some reason – appears determined to miss this opportunity.

Tourist towns all over the Alps have the same dilemma: they have built up huge

Is Innsbruck Missing Out?

The Oasis That Is Aqua Dome

"The Aqua Dome in Laengenfeld in Austria"

“That’s where you will be billeted.” the shuttle bus driver bringing us to Oetztal proudly informed us, pointing to a spanking new complex right in the middle of a valley.

Cue Easy Hiker and I exchanging perplexed glances, silently saying “But that’s so detached from the village.” Well, as a matter of fact it is.

Aqua Dome is an oasis

Almost organically integrated in the valley of Oetz,

The Oasis That Is Aqua Dome

Easy Hiking as a Father and Son Thing

"Father and son playing games on a hiking pause"

Fathers, feel you lost contact with your teenage sons and you would like to reconnect – and show them that there is more to Dad than they think, seeing you crumpled up in front of the TV at the end of a long working day?

Ten Rules for a Father and Son Hiking Trip

Help is at hand! An easy hiking trip of several days can provide father and son the

Easy Hiking as a Father and Son Thing

How Are German Hiking Trails Graded?

"Adventure for beginners hiking trail in Saarland Germany"

In the 3rd and last of the series of tips for planning your hiking holiday in Germany, we are turning to the most difficult part of them all: how to decide which hike to pick and to determine on the basis of all the available information whether a certain trail is right for you or not.

You would perhaps be asking: How are German hiking trails graded? How are top

How Are German Hiking Trails Graded?

Why Do Holidays Matter?

"Sitting in an open air cafe in Montmartre"

Think about it: in a normal year – where you do not have to invest in a new car (because the old one has conked out) or a new home – the most expensive item you are likely to spend on is a family holiday.

Why do Holidays Matter to You?

We may not think of it that way, but the amount we spend for our holidays is roughly up there

Why Do Holidays Matter?