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  • Hope to Scrape the Riviera Clouds Hiking Up Castellar

    Hope to Scrape the Riviera Clouds Hiking Up Castellar

    Castellar is a vaguely picturesque medieval village just to the north of Menton on the French Riviera, and on its own (we might as well be honest about this), it is not worth the trip. Castellar’s 972 inhabitants may hate me for saying this, but such are the risks of boldly speaking truth to power. Still, there are generally quite a few visitors around, even at this time of year. So what attracts all these ... Hope to Scrape the Riviera Clouds Hiking Up Castellar Read More »
  • Five Reasons Why Rivers Make Great Travel Companions

    Five Reasons Why Rivers Make Great Travel Companions

    What constitutes a “beautiful landscape”? Opinions on this may vary, but most people will agree that a beautiful landscape must contain some …. 1. Body of water For the simple reason that we are programmed to find beautiful what is good for us, and water happens to be the number 1 condition for an environment that can sustain human life. If you don’t believe me: check any book on ... Five Reasons Why Rivers Make Great Travel Companions Read More »
  • A Great Escape Around Vibrant Villefranche Harbour

    A Great Escape Around Vibrant Villefranche Harbour

    Over the years, this blog has featured many different kinds of walks for different occasions: exhausting hikes as well as gentle strolls, explorations of the wild and urban walks with a cultural theme, walks for summer and walks for winter, walks that you can spread over several days and walks that you can squeeze in between a boozy lunch and your afternoon tea. Today’s walk falls into yet another type of category: an escape walk. ... A Great Escape Around Vibrant Villefranche Harbour Read More »

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