“Worldwide, long-distance trails are suited to all hikers whether for one day, one week, or one month. Though thousands attempt thru-hikes each year, very few reach the end of the trail. For new trekkers looking for the best path to try, thru-hikers seeking their next challenge to tackle, or adventure travelers that need the extra motivation of a distant destination, these are the world’s best long-distance hikes.”
A new hiking trail, La Via degli Dei, or “The Path of the Gods,” was recently announced by Bologna Welcome, the city’s tourism board. The 80-mile path traces ancient trade routes and connects Bologna and Florence across the Apennines, through the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano and Foreste Casentinesi national parks. Travelers roving the new development will encounter landscapes that inspired Italian painters, Bologna’s surrounding truffle region and the Rocchetta Mattei castle.
“Eastern Europe has held an air of mystery and seclusion since the days of the Cold War and the breakup of Yugoslavia. Traveling in these countries is as safe as traveling in Western Europe, and the sites within the region often surpass the highlights of Western Europe. Whether the destination is Ukraine, Croatia or somewhere in the middle, the region is just as safe, if not safer, than the go-to cities and countries in Western Europe.”
“European tour operators are no longer an assembly line of notable landmarks, lanyard name tags and coach buses. Travel has shifted to become a more authentic, personalized experience. Though 18- to 30-somethings have endless options to experience Iceland to Greece, and every country in between, with a little preplanning, every trip can be unforgettable.”
AROUND LA PAZ, the capital city of Mexico’s Baja California Sur, locals are known as Los Paceños. The “Peaceful Ones,” visitors quickly discover, are proud to show off the culture, arts, and cuisine of their city — a trait that keeps the heart of La Paz beating strong even as the bigger and louder tourist towns of Mexico succumb to development.
Choosing which restaurant or bar to visit is never a quick decision, especially when it’s in Memphis, Tennessee.
With barbecue joints seemingly every few feet and unique options scattered across the city like The Majestic Grille, a 1930s theatre turned restaurant that screens black-and-white films, this food scene will please gourmands and atmospheric foodies alike. We’ve selected a few options to satisfy all caliber of tastebuds for every meal of the day and a nightcap too.
Pro tip #1: Follow the Swamp Rabbit’s mile markers and look for the carrots when you want something to eat or drink — they signal that a restaurant (or two) lies within the next mile. If you can keep at it for the entire ride to Travelers Rest, there’ll be sweet and savory crepes at Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse waiting for you as your (much-deserved) reward.