Buzz Trips is an online magazine dedicated to slow travel, especially hiking & dining on and off the beaten track.

Special Feature

  • What is the best beach on Tenerife? The answer to that depends on who you ask. Years ago I got into a discussion with someone on a forum who felt, when it came to looks, [...]

The Destination

  • It seems like a simple question. But the answer isn’t as simple as you might expect. This week, whilst pulling together images for an article we’re writing about hiking in different parts of Portugal, I [...]

Walkabout

  • Somerset & Devon walking
    “Lower! Lower!” Jack’s commands assault my ears but my back refuses to bend any further. If I squat, I get the “That’s it!” approval but then I can’t move forward. I decide to just go [...]

Picture This

Gastro-Hike Destination

  • With the food expectations bar set at a romantically reminiscent high, and walking expectations right up there with it, it was fitting that some thirty years after first awakening our taste buds, Scotland should receive pride of place as our first UK gastro-hiking destination […]

On The Menu

  • I know a lot of people who balk at the idea of vegetarian food, as if the very mention of might be contagious. Maybe they’re worried the next time they bite into a meaty fillet their taste-buds will have become infected and the flavours will disgust rather than delight? […]

Travel Talk

  • A couple of examples over the last week highlighted some of the problems travel writing faces in a world where anyone who’s connected to the internet can pass themselves off as an expert. […]

Local Flavours

The case against Spanish desserts

Europe
September 28, 2020 0

The issue is not one of whether these Spanish desserts are good or bad in their own right. It’s only by comparison with the desserts of other nationalities that you can really judge just how good a dish is… […]

Bacon, an essential travel item

Food and drink
February 12, 2020 0

During the course of a neverending monologue from Marcia, with an “aye, that’s right” thrown in by Preston every now and again, she mentioned their suitcase was half-filled with tins of Spam. It snapped me out of the self-induced coma I’d retreated into. What sort of strange person would pack Spam in their suitcase? […]

Europe

Chinese swans to Thai tapas, 10 favourite meals in 2019

December 17, 2019 0

I couldn’t tell you how many times we’ve eaten in restaurants, cafes, bars etc. in various destinations this year. Basically, a hell of a lot. But there are some dishes which stand out above others for numerous reasons. These aren’t always solely to do with the food on the plate in front of us […]

Chile

Dinner at the fire station in Coyhaique

October 14, 2019 0

“The fire station is the best restaurant in town?” We checked we heard right. We had. The fire station is the place to eat in Coyhaique, in Chile’s Aysen region. […]

Europe

Is food in Britain boring?

October 10, 2019 0

Food in Britain is boring. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard a variation of this statement in online travel discussions. When I hear the evidence generally provided to back it up, I tend to wonder about the travel habits of those who make it. […]

Checking In

  • The idea of not unpacking the suitcase in a hotel room just doesn’t make sense to me. It conjures scenes of ugly chaos and inefficiency. Clothes strewn across a room seem no different to me than litter on the roadside […]




Slow Travel Moment

  • Cycling the ecovia from Ponte de Lima to Viana do Castelo

    Something catches my eye, movement by the water line about 200 metres to my right, on the far bank of the river. Squinting into the sun, I see what looks like the torso of a large man hauling himself out of the river, dragging his withered legs behind him… […]




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