The Wayfarers

By Richard West These days my first concern traveling: how to avoid the hordes of fellow travelers (Joyce’s ‘endlessnessnessness’) causing civic concerns in Venice, Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam and other popular destinations. Solution: The Wayfarers Walking Vacations offered around the world, a week of moderate exercise on untraveled outback paths, meeting

By Everett Potter Whether it’s hiking on ancient pilgrimage trails in Japan, seeking a glimpse of a snow leopard in the Himalayas or exploring Cuba in a sea kayak, there’s no shortage of incredible new adventures on offer this year. Here are 9 of the best … continue reading

By Sara Hudston Hiking the steep climb up to Dow Crag in England’s Lake District, I nearly got left for dust by an 85-year-old. There were six of us on the trail high above Coniston Water on a trip organized by The Wayfarers Walking Vacations. It was the second day

By Richard West “The world is big and I want to have a look at it before it goes dark,” wrote the naturalist and father of our national parks, John Muir. Indeed, sir, which is why as often as possible my wife and I join The Wayfarers for one of

By Richard West After 27 years as a traveling writer I have concluded that the best way to experience a country–its landscapes, history, cuisine, quirks, people, glimpses of daily life– is via foot, drumming the place into the brain pan on a walking holiday. No one plans and executes it

  When my favorite walking company, The Wayfarers, approached me to write their Walk Away Guide, I was honored. Here’s the result … 

One of the best things about attending the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS)  every year is that I get to meet people who run small adventure travel companies from all over the globe. Now wait, this is not as absurd as it sounds. If you live in the United States,

By Everett Potter Day One: Delicious Death and Agatha Christie When the phrase “Delicious Death” is mentioned by one of the docents at Greenway (above), Agatha Christie’s summer home in Devon, it has nothing to do with Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot solving a murder. Here in the sprawling mansion