Whether you have travel plans on your calendar or not, chances are good that you’re ready to get out there and explore the world’s magnificent walking trails. But until you do, we’re bringing some of our expert guides to you.
Country Walkers guides live where you walk, so their insight into your destination is unmatched. Highly knowledgeable and personable, they connect you to their history and traditions in the warmest ways. And because they receive such overwhelmingly high praise from guests, we thought you might enjoy inviting them into your home for a few minutes.
We asked a select few to create a three-minute video for you that highlights some aspect of their culture. The result? A fun and informative journey around the world that lets you – in the true Country Walkers spirit – “experience local” from your living room.
So put aside your to-do list … and enjoy our Country Walkers 3-Minute Vacations!
Stone Stacking in England
England’s Lake District is a patchwork of green marked by an endless network of dry stone walls. Building these traditional boundaries is an art form that reaches back centuries, as England: The Lake District guide Chris Berry demonstrates.
Fancy Irish Footwork
Passions run deep in Ireland, and Maureen Hegarty shares many during our Ireland: Cork, Killarney & Dingle Walking Adventure. But there’s one that sets her heart racing and her feet tapping – traditional Irish dance.
Watch Maureen Hegarty’s 3-Minute Vacation in Ireland
Bread Baking in an Italian Kitchen
On Easter morning in central Italy, kitchens fill with the aroma of Pizza di Pasqua, a savory cheese bread that is served with blessed boiled eggs and ciauscolo salame. Our Italy: Tuscany & Umbria guide Manuela Ciri walks you through the recipe.
Watch Manuela Ciri’s 3-Minute Vacation in Italy
A Japanese Ceremony Steeped in History
The contemplative ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony teaches us to live in the moment. But the origin of this centuries-old practice might surprise you. Kana Hattori, a guide during our Japan: Kyoto, Nara & the Kumano Kodo Walking Adventure, explains.
Watch Kana Hattori’s 3-Minute Vacation in Japan
A Legendary Scottish Tune
The lovely Scottish song, The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, might sound familiar when you hear Cat Trebilco sing it for you. But, as this Scotland: The Highlands guide explains, a dark origin story lies behind the lilting melody.
Watch Cat Trebilco’s 3-Minute Vacation in Scotland
That’s a Lotta Lobsters!
Randy Judkins’ passion for his native Maine shines through. Just off the shore of its rocky coast, lobstering is a way of life. He shares some staggering statistics about the industry here, and during our Maine: Acadia National Park Walking Adventure.