Day Hike: Aviemore to the Pools of Dee Along the Lairig Ghru

“Summer on the high plateau can be delectable as honey; it can also be a roaring scourge,” Nan Shepherd wrote of the Cairngorms.

From purple heather to fat mountains, here’s an overview of my quick walk along part of the Lairig Ghru in Cairngorms National Park.

5-day Wander: Inverness

Inverness, Scotland is a dynamic but cheerful and easygoing place to spend a few days, and an excellent base for pursuits of the outdoorsy and boozy variety.

One-Week Wander: Mallorca

Mallorca is a beautiful, manageable escape, with a vibrant, bustling capital city and lovely countryside… Here are my off-season, escape-from-the-gloom highlights…

My Muddy Valentine

Sleeper train to Cornwall, where I walked along its coast and ate its mussels and scones

Day Hike: Seven Sisters

One of my favorite escapes is just a day trip away from London: the Seven Sisters coastal hike.