Welcome to our hiking blog! If you are a keen hiker or looking to take up hiking you have found yourself in the right place. Here you will find a source of hiking trail guides, inspirational stories and tips created by us and our growing team of hiking enthusiasts.
The whole essence behind Roaming Spices is a desire to inspire more people to go hiking and take advantage of the amazing benefits that this pastime offers. What’s more, it helps us develop that all important connection with nature which is sadly lacking in many peoples’ lives nowadays.
Of course, we love hiking ourselves and hit the trails as often as we can. In our opinion, there really is no better place to be!
Not sure where to get started?
I am guessing that your internet travels have landed you on this page because you have an interest in hiking?
Well, we have put together a selection of our favourite articles to help you gain a quick understanding of who we are and what Roaming Spices is all about:
- Read about some of our stunning hikes in Wales
- Taking our hiking adventures to the Caribbean!
- Be inspired by an idyllic winter waterfall hike in Sweden
- Discover what hiking can do for your body, mind and soul
- Meet some of our guest contributors – (Become one too!)
- Learn to create your very own hiking blog
Who are we? Learn a little more about us and what inspired us to start this blog.
Hikes in Wales
We are lucky enough to live in south Wales, an area blessed with an abundance of superb hiking trails. Here is a selection of some of our favourites!
Hikes in the Caribbean
As a young boy, I was fortunate enough to live on the Caribbean island of Grenada for two years (1979-1981). In 2018, I was the first member of my family to return to the ‘Spice Island’ following a 37-year absence. This time I shared my experiences with Didem and hiking was at the top of our agenda! Here are some of the hikes that we enjoyed on Grenada and the neighbouring island of Carriacou!
Winter Hike to Sweden’s Highest Waterfall
There is something awe-inspiring and a little terrifying about hiking through Sweden’s wilderness with not a soul in sight and a temperature of -18°C! But a hike to Njupeskär waterfall in mid-winter is certainly an adventure worth experiencing.
Discover the Many Benefits of Hiking
Whether you are already a keen hiker or considering taking up this wonderful pastime, are you aware of the vast array of advantages that this activity offers? Read on to discover the incredible Physical, Mental and Social Benefits of Hiking.
Meet Our Guest Contributors
Born and raised in Belgium, Bram has been living in the U.S. for several years. An avid hiker and nature photographer, he’s obsessed with national parks and state parks and is on a mission to visit as many of those as possible. Bram’s travelled all over the U.S., from Maine to Hawaii and from Arizona to Washington, in search of the best hikes, elusive wildlife and epic views. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
I’m a passionate outdoorsman from Alberta, Canada. Being in the wild is where I truly feel alive. I love giving into my curiosity for the world and exploring new places. If it involves nature you don’t have to ask me twice, I’m ready to rock.
Born and raised in Andover Massachusetts, I am a 42 year old dad. I currently still live in Andover with my wife Gwendolyn and my 7 year old daughter Maddie. I work in finance, but mountains are my passion. I’m an avid runner, skier and hiker. I also love to travel. When I am not working or spending time with my family and friends, I am seeking out new adventures in the mountains or looking for new places to travel to.
Rowan Smith is the founder of Summit Strength; a personal training service which specialises in preparing amateur hikers, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures. He helps everyday people get fit, strong and resilient so they can have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure.