Tenerife is known for its extraordinary natural spaces thanks to the island’s unique volcanic landscapes that molded into magical climbing areas. The destination also features year-round warm weather, which draws outdoor enthusiasts to the area. Tenerife is a rock climber’s paradise, with plenty of areas to explore.
The island offers a diverse range of climbing routes for all skill sets and abilities. Most have free access, but some require permission, typically obtained in-situ through a QR code. Sites like Guaria, near Guia de Isora, and some other places in Teide National Park feature QR codes.
One of the first rock-climbing sites in Southern Tenerife, Arico has more than 250 single-pitch sport climbing routes, including some for every level of difficulty. This is the best route of any climbing area on the island.
Guaria, the island’s third-largest climbing area, is one of Tenerife’s tallest routes. Travelers who prefer longer single-pitch routes or multi-pitch climbing will find what they are looking for in Guaria. You might even be able to catch a glimpse of one of the island’s endangered bird species living in the area.
Teide National Park
Teide National Park is one of the most-visited parks in all of Europe and home to the highest peak in Spain, Teide. This Natural World Heritage site offers one of the most impressive volcanic structures, as well as some of the most impressive scenery you’ve ever seen.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.
From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.
According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.