Jackie Parsons is the co-owner of Hedonistic Hiking. She has been a tour guide since 1992 and has lead walking tours since 2000. She creates and guides Hedonistic Hiking’s all-inclusive gastronomic hiking tours throughout Italy. Alongside the hikes, all tours provide an unforgettable insight into the local history, art, culture, food, and wine, and are graded for ability. Find out more at https://www.hedonistichiking.com

Latest Posts By Jackie Parsons

1 month ago

Movie Adventures: How to Travel Through Italy on Screen

How much did you miss going to the movies during lockdown? Are you happy to curl up in front of the TV at home, or is watching a movie just one element of a bigger experience? Like a good book, stepping into an alternative screen-based world…

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3 months ago

Garden Inspiration – Have You Discovered Gardening During the Pandemic?

If you’ve unearthed a hidden passion for gardening during the pandemic, you won’t be alone. Indeed, numerous studies have revealed that people of all ages have woken up to the attraction of planting and caring for all things green, and the suggestion…

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5 months ago

6 Reasons to Visit Italy’s Little-Known Abruzzo Region

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably desperate to start travelling again. Perhaps you have even organised your next trip. But how have your holiday plans changed over the past year? Are you longing to get back to a favourite place or are you…

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7 months ago

7 Things You May Not Know About Tuscany

The one thing you probably do know about Tuscany is that it’s one of the most visited regions in Italy, topped only by the Veneto, and also one of incredible beauty. Most visitors leave with memories of art-filled cities and medieval hilltop villages…

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10 months ago

Look Forward to Stay Positive in the Present

If we turned the clock back precisely 12 months, most of us would have been as incredulous then as we are now at the dramatic turn foisted on the world. Of course, we’re still living in uncertain times. While some of us are enjoying the independence…

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1 year ago

Getting Through Lockdown – Is Adapting the Key to Personal and Professional Survival?

How good are you at adapting to new situations? Unfortunately, one of the hardest skills to learn or maintain as we grow older is the ability to adjust to a changing world. And this year has really put us to the test! Whether you have had…

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1 year ago

Start Planning Now for the Best 2021 Feelgood Moments

We hear so much today about ‘living your best life’ that, without the benefit of age and wisdom, it would be easy to imagine that everyone around us was managing to do exactly that. In fact, the clue in the phrase is in the word ‘your’…

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1 year ago

How Literature Can Help You Prepare for Your Next Holiday

We’re all feeling a little hemmed in right now; not sure where to turn or how we can plan for the future. For some of us, these may be the retirement years in which we planned to travel extensively; while for those of us who…

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1 year ago

Spice Up Your Life During Isolation: Recreate Holiday Memories Through Food!

How have you managed with food shopping and cooking during lockdown? Have you resorted to churning out the same old comfort food, or have you been slightly more adventurous? Many like the idea of emerging from lockdown…

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2 years ago

Walk Your Way to Health and Mental Wellbeing

How many hours have you spent in front of the TV this week? What about your computer? The truth is, most of us recognise that it’s not just the under-30s who are spending too long slumped in front of a screen…

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