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About Jackie Parsons

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
7 Things You May Not Know About Tuscany
15 hours ago

7 Things You May Not Know About Tuscany

By  •  Travel

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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Look Forward to Stay Positive in the Present
3 months ago

Look Forward to Stay Positive in the Present

By  •  Mindset

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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Getting Through Lockdown – Is Adapting the Key to Personal and Professional Survival?
5 months 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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Start Planning Now for the Best 2021 Feelgood Moments
6 months 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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How Literature Can Help You Prepare for Your Next Holiday
8 months ago

How Literature Can Help You Prepare for Your Next Holiday

By  •  Travel

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

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

By  •  Travel

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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Walk Your Way to Health and Mental Wellbeing
1 year 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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What Type of Holiday Should You Take Now That Your Kids Have Moved On?
1 year ago

What Type of Holiday Should You Take Now That Your Kids Have Moved On?

By  •  Travel

Look back over the years and if you’re lucky, you’ll have clocked up a fair few holidays. Sun-soaked beaches, less-than-perfect campsites, city wanderings…
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Looking to Enrich Your Life? Here’s How a Holiday Can Make a Difference
1 year ago

Looking to Enrich Your Life? Here’s How a Holiday Can Make a Difference

We all know that the start of the year can feel fairly bleak. Days are short, opportunities to get out and about may be limited, and we may be missing the companionship of friends…
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Are You a Walking Enthusiast? 6 Tips to Enjoy a Walking Holiday Experience After 60
1 year ago

Are You a Walking Enthusiast? 6 Tips to Enjoy a Walking Holiday Experience After 60

By  •  Travel

Do you look forward to taking a walk every day? If so, you may well be thinking about making your next vacation one that involves walking. The fact is that once you incorporate walking into your daily routine…
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