Smitten by Seville

Plaza Espana Seville

We were Smitten by Seville We were in Seville for the MyVuelingCity Game, where the Barcelona-based budget airline Vueling sends travel bloggers on exchange trips, shipping off Spanish bloggers to enjoy some of the European destinations on its ever growing list of destinations and giving people like us the opportunity to spend a weekend in a Spanish city.

You are probably aware that we are always on the lookout for

Smitten by Seville

S’Alguer – A Fishing Village along the Cami de Ronda

"S'Alguer along the Cami de Ronda"

Coastal Hikes in Spain An Old Fishing Village on the Cami de Ronda

Spain’s Costa Brava and the French Riviera may be two of Europe’s most famous and most visited coastal holiday regions, but that’s where the similarity ends.

Whereas the French Riviera, at least its “core section” between Cannes and Menton on the Italian border, is just one continuous stretch of homes, hotels and commercial developments, the Costa Brava –

S’Alguer – A Fishing Village along the Cami de Ronda

The Detour That Was not a Bad Idea

"A glass of riesling from the Palatinate Germany"

Forst, a Town We were not Meant to See

On one stretch of our hike along the Deutsche Weinstrasse, the “German Wine Trail”, we turned left where we should have turned right (or was it the other way round?), stepped out of the forest, fully aware that we had lost our way. It happens to the best of us.

So, we just headed for the next steeple we could

The Detour That Was not a Bad Idea

Tips for First Time Hikers

"Easy hiking equipment on Easy Hiker"

Guest Post Some Tips for First Time Hikers

If you aren’t addicted to easy hiking yet, there’s no better time to start now that autumn is here.

Blacks, a leading chain selling outdoor clothing, camping equipment, tents and sleeping bags, are now in partnership with The National Trust, and together they are encouraging the nation to enjoy the British countryside.

Easy hiking isn’t just

Tips for First Time Hikers

Bacharach in a Blur

"an old building in Bacharach Germany"

Where to Go in Germany Bacharach in Half a Day Rick Steves, in one of his “Europe in the blink of an eye” itineraries that Europeans feel so smug about, suggests to his readers to spend two nights in the Rhineland town of Bacharach, as much time as you are allowed to dedicate to Venice and Amsterdam (only Paris gets more).

That, to me, seems a trifle excessive. (Not the two days in

Bacharach in a Blur

Neustadt Is A New Town But Not As You Know It

"A figure in the Elwetritschen fountain in Neustadt Germany"

Where to Go in Germany Neustadt If you hike anywhere in southwest Germany, you are bound to come across Neustadt sooner or later – most likely to change trains or to take a bus, because it is the main hub of the local public transport network.

The temptation is to leave it at that, possibly based on earlier experiences with other “new towns”, but bear in mind that “new” is a relative term.

Neustadt Is A New Town But Not As You Know It

First Considerations if Easy Hiking

"father and son hiking"

First Considerations if Easy Hiking 1. How fit do you have to be to go easy hiking?

One reason why many people do not pick up hiking is very simple. They are afraid they are not up to it.

Let’s be honest: if you have been officially categorized as morbidly obese and are short of breath after walking from the sofa to the kitchen, hiking may not be for you. At

First Considerations if Easy Hiking

The Alleys of Antibes

"A small house in an alley in Antibes"

Urban Walks in the French Riviera Our one-week stay in Antibes has allowed us to savour the place like a real local. We managed to do leisurely strolls in and around the town in the evenings on days our hiking excursions were not too demanding.

On one of those strolls, we discovered the charming back alleys of Antibes, with its patterned streets, the colourful life going on there, window flower boxes overflowing with

The Alleys of Antibes

Yes We Cannes

"Famous stars' hand prints on the pavements of Cannes"

Easy hikes in the South of France Oh, Yes We Cannes

Cannes was the final stop on our recent hiking trip to the South of France. We did indeed manage to do some easy hiking in the Iles de Lerins, but, to be honest, not all that much. Apologies all around, but on the final stretch of a trip that had, all in all, taken nearly two weeks to complete, we

Yes We Cannes

Make a Salad Nicoise

"A plate of Salad Nicoise"

Here’s Mrs Easy Hiker to show you how she made….. A Salad Nicoise

We’re back in the French Riviera. This time, in Cannes. And on the day we got there, summer seems to be refusing to budge for the arrival of autumn. It was scorching hot!

We were in the city of celebrities for three and half days, continuing our search for the small outdoors in the

Make a Salad Nicoise