Tuesday, April 14, 2009
As odd at that might sound, this is one of my favorites. You can eat and drink to your heart's content and then hike all day.... no guilt, no gain! Plus you can slow down whenever you like to literally "smell the roses." Best of all, there's no touring by bus, no speeding by scenery from a distance, and no clawing your way through groups with an agenda of taking photo after photo. I've done several walking vacations, and they're a nice combination of hiking, strolling, and savoring. I absolutely loved climbing the hills in Scotland, hiking from pub to pub in Ireland, and almost touching the clouds in New Mexico. In each, I met the most amazing locals, people who were happy to say hello while showing off their homelands. I'm looking forward to my next walk, hopefully going to Europe this summer and walking from Vienna to Prague.