Seldom have we stayed in a more enchanting realm.
Saxon Switzerland impresses with imposing table mountains and bizarre rock formations. It ignites your imagination with its gnarled forest paths, moss-clad boulders and narrow ravines from where a light mist emanates, like if this ancient earth quietly exhaled. It’s easy to believe in gnomes and elves in this fairytale landscape.
It was the desire to visit lesser known places that saw traveller and freelance writer Justin Stevens enter the sleepy town of Mira de Aire, which borders the Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros. Although only an hour north of Lisbon, there are no tourist throngs to contend with. Follow Justin on his journey above and below the National Park.
The Scottish highlands offers some of the best adventures for lovers of the outdoors. From the contrasted Cairngorms National Park in the east to the bleak beauty of Isle of Skye in the west, the National Parks of Scotland is pure nature. And just now, in the glorious autumn, when the sun pierces the golden…