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“Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?”... Elizabeth Bishop

Last year, KDavis Travels 25th year of hiking beautiful trails, continued the legacy of unique experiences. We returned to those places in Wales, England and Portugal that have become dear to us and we added the wild Atlantic Ireland coast. Thank you to all of you who have come over the past 25 years and welcome to the new trekkers who joined us in 2017!

As we make plans for 2018, we feel pulled to visit again those sweet villages and beautiful trails of the past year. We will begin in April with three days in Lisbon, Portugal followed by a week of walking in Evora, Portugal. In early May, Porlock village in Exmoor, England will be our home for a week of walking in the moors and along the Bristol Channel. The Pembrokeshire Coast of Wales is our second home now as villagers in St. Davids welcome our return saying “the Americans are back”. And, we loved our Irish welcome last year so here we go again, first for three days in Dublin then crossing west to Dingle, Ireland to hike that beautiful coast.

Evora, Portugal is our base for exploring the Alentejo Plateau—where Portugal meets Spain. Surrounded by cork trees and olive groves, Evora is a walled city of white washed buildings, cathedrals, and a Roman Temple. Named a World Heritage Site in 1986 this town has been under the rule of the Romans, the Moors, and the Portuguese kings over the past 2,000 years. Our preliminary three day stay in Lisbon offers us an impressive introduction to this small country who sent discoverers over the world.

Separated by the Bristol Channel, Exmoor, England and Wales are “separate nations” within the UK. Exmoor is quite English with thatched roofs and expansive hills and moorland. The Pembrokeshire Coast of Wales is all about the sea with its coastal paths along cliff tops and crashing waves beneath. Not a part of the UK is the Republic of Ireland. We begin in Dublin with three days of exploring that lively city and its environs. We cross to the Southwest and have our days of walking on the Dingle Peninsula. Jutting out into the Atlantic, this coast is strewn with ancient ruins, wildflowers, and loads of history. Dingle is a fishing town with a very active harbor, numerous pubs that may also serve as hardware stores, shoe shops and music venues. This is Ireland!

I would love to have you travel with me!


Signed, Karen Davis



15 years!

2018 TOUR DATES


Portugal
Lisbon: April 19-21, 2018
Evora: April 22-28, 2018

Exmoor, England
May 2-9, 2018

Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales
June 4-11, 2018

Ireland
Dublin: June 13-15, 2018
Dingle: June 16-22, 2018

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Photographs © Karen Davis and Kristen Wittstock.