The Tour du Mont Blonc is one of the longest hiking trails in Europe and a popular destination for travelers who enjoy the outdoors. The path circles the Mont Blanc massif for 110 miles and winds through France, Italy and Switzerland. A trek around Mont Blanc lasts seven–10 days and is only for the most seasoned hikers.
Free camping is illegal on the route so hikers must book lodging in advance or be prepared to bivouac in the high mountain regions. Luckily, numerous refuges are set up along the way for those who require a little extra comfort. It’s also advisable to hire a guide who can safely escort you around the massif and showcase the stunning valley vistas.
The counterclockwise path takes you through some of Europe’s most renowned landscapes, including Montjoie, Valle des Glaciers, the Chamonix Valley and Swiss Val Ferret. You’ll traverse seven different valleys across three countries in total during your trek.
If you’re not quite as athletically inclined as most long-distance hikers, there are also alternatives available for those eager to explore the region. Public transports, from trains to trolley and trams, are littered throughout each valley and can be taken in one long journey or enjoyed separately at your leisure. The Tour du Mont Blonc is considered one of the world’s classic long-distance walks and is a must for any traveler who loves the outdoors.
Chile offers bountiful opportunities to get out and explore. From volcano climbing to skiing, or surfing to horseback riding, the country boasts one of the greatest outdoor experiences on Earth. La Serena is no exception, and has plenty of places to catch some sun and adventure.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
The first Saturday in May is a special time of year for comic book fans all over the country. Free Comic Book Day functions exactly like it sounds. Comic book stores across the country host a day of festivities where, regardless of whether you buy anything, you can walk away with free books.