Sounds of the Dolomites festival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Planned and Recent Travel

Hiking, culture, food, family travel – trips to Croatia, France, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and more

Travel plans for 2024 include Slovenia (Julian Alps, Vipava Valley, Triglav National Park, wildlife, coast, wine areas), and North Macedonia/Kosovo/Albania (High Scardus Trail), along with Austria, Croatia, Latvia/Estonia (Baltic Coastal Hiking Trail), Montenegro and Taiwan. Trips in 2023 included Austria, Croatia, France, High Scardus Trail, Malta, Slovenia Switzerland and South Korea. If you’d like to discuss commissioning an article, writing or photography from these or other trips, please get in touch.

Europe – Slow Travel

Almost all of my travel over the past twelve years or so has been within Europe (though I do still sometimes consider trips further afield, and recently travelled to Taiwan and South Korea), and wherever possible I go by rail rather than flying, whether that’s jumping across the Channel to France or heading further to the Austrian Alps. This has been a conscious decision – partly because there is simply such an amazing and seemingly inexhaustible variety of things to see and experience on this wonderful continent of ours; partly as a way to balance family and work; partly as a way to reduce my carbon footprint; and partly from a preference for slow travel.

Rudolf is currently in…

London, UK

Travel plans – trips booked or planned for 2023/24 include:

Slovenia – Ljubljana (December 2023)
Austria – Burgenland, Styria
Taiwan – Taipei, mountains, hiking, wildlife, national parks
Canary Islands – Tenerife, La Gomera, Gran Canaria
Greece – Epirus, Pindus mountains, Tinos, Naxos, Tzoumerka 
Slovenia – Vipava Valley, Ljubljana, Kočevje forest, Julian Alps, wildlife, hiking, coast
Switzerland – Via Berna
Macedonia – High Scardus Trail, Sharr Mountains, Ohrid
Latvia/Estonia – Baltic Coast Trail
France – Côte d’Azur, Vanoise, Vélobuissonnière, Causses du Quercy, Baie de Somme
Isle of Man – coast path, dark skies
Montenegro – Peaks of the Balkans, Via Dinarica, Lake Skadar, Prokletije National Park
Austria/Slovenia/Italy – Alpe Adria Cycle Route
Austria – Kitzbühel, Totes Gebirge, Salzkammergut
Switzerland – Via Berna
Germany – Berchtesgaden National Park
Spain – Valencia, Catalunya, Vall de Boí, Pyrenees summer solstice fire festivals

Recent trips:

France – Luberon, Provence (October 2023)
Austria – Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria (August 2023)
Croatia – Ugljan, Silba, Zadar, Dalmatian coast and islands (August 2023)
Switzerland/Italy – Tour des Combins (July 2023)
North Macedonia, Albania & Kosovo – hiking the High Scardus Trail (June 2023)
France – Charente (May/June 2023)
Switzerland – Zürich (April 2023)
France – Avignon (April 2023)
South Korea – Seoul, Jeju, Busan, Bukhansan and Hallasan national parks (April 2023)
Malta and Gozo (March 2023)
Slovenia – Julian Alps, Walk of Peace, Soča Valley, Nova Gorica, Karst (February 2023)
France – Lille, Arras, Lens (December 2022/January 2023)
Croatia – Zagreb (December 2022)
Taiwan – Taipei, Hualien, Taroko National Park, Yangmingshan National Park (November 2022)
Slovenia – European Food Summit in Ljubljana, Soča Valley etc (November 2022)
France – Hiking in the Vercors (October 2022)
Switzerland – Hiking the Via Berna, Bern, Jungfrau Region, Interlaken (September 2022)
Croatia – Zadar, coast, islands (August 2022)
France – Thiérache, Aisne (August 2022)
France – Cycling the Vélomaritime along the Normandy and Pas-de-Calais coast (July 2022)
France – Brittany and Normandy, family cycling, Saint-Malo, Caen (June 2022)
France – Hiking in Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors, Grenoble (May 2022)
Tenerife – Teide National Park, Anaga mountains, Teno Rural Park, hiking, whale watching (April 2022)
Croatia – Istria, Rovinj, Novigrad, Buje, wine, olive oil, Zagreb, Rijeka, Učka Nature Park, Gorski kotar (April 2022)
UK (February/March 2022) – Folkestone, Hastings, Worcester, Malvern Hills
Slovenia (November 2021) – Juliana Trail, Julian Alps, Vipava Valley, Goriška brda, hiking, food and wine
UK (October 2021) – Hadrian’s Wall Path, Northumberland, Newcastle
Slovenia (September/October 2021) – Hiking the Juliana Trail, Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, Bled, Bohinj
Croatia (July/August 2021) – Zadar Region, Silba, islands, hiking, Velebit, Paklenica National Park
UK (April 2021) – Saxon Shore Way
Croatia (August 2020) – Zadar Region
Austria (February 2020) – Zell am See, Kaprun
France (February 2020) – Saint-Omer, Audomarois, Pas-de-Calais
Croatia (January/February 2020) – Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020, Zagreb
Austria (October 2019) – Vienna, Burgenland, Linz, Upper Austria, Blaudruck (traditional indigo dyeing), Intangible Cultural Heritage
Slovenia (August/September 2019) – Alpe Adria Trail, Julian Alps Trail
Austria (August 2019) – Salzkammergut, Dachstein
Germany (August 2019) – Stuttgart
France (July 2019) – Normandy, Alençon, Veloscenic, cycling
Slovenia (July 2019) – Radovljica, beekeeping
Estonia (July 2019) – Tallinn, Song Celebration
France (June 2019) – Pas-de-Calais, Nord, Mulhouse
Austria (May 2019) – Salzkammergut
Croatia (May 2019) – Zagreb, folk costumes, Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage
Croatia (April 2019) – Zagreb, Istria, Samobor
Slovenia (March 2019) – Julian Alps Trail, Kras, Ptuj carnival, Ljubljana
France (February 2019) – Burgundy, Jura, Dijon
France (January 2019) – Normandy, Bayeux, Pas-de-Calais, WW2 sites

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