The excitement of having many small towns instead of a one mega city is that they are all different. The visit to the next town over feels like a little daytrip.
A promising forecast and an interesting hill is a powerful combination. It is time to walk up Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
20 kilometre Tongariro Alpine Crossing goes by quickly because the view is so great. In the end of the day, every single trekker is tired, happy and covered in dust.