Representing ZINE this week is our Account Manager, Sunita, with three hiking trails that did it for her in 2018.
"There's nothing I love more than getting out of the city and into the great outdoors. Wherever I am in the world, whatever the weather, I always have time for a good hike.
Here are three of my favourites from 2018".
Yosemite, California. Literally the most breathtaking place I have ever visited.
Within its 1,200 square miles, you'll find countless waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, and vast area of wilderness, just waiting to be explored.
The grand scale of the nature around you is jaw-dropping, and photos just don't do it justice.
Highlights for me have to be sleeping under the stars, as well as the 'Mist trail' hike.
Raratonga, Cook Islands
Being half Melanesian certainly has its benefits, with family spread all over the South Pacific.
Last year, a family Wedding took me to the Cook Islands, nestled in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, halfway between Australia and Hawaii.
In between diving with turtles and climbing coconut trees (I know, it's a hard life) I fitted in a hike to the Te Rua Manga - 'The Needles', as it's known.
As I was hiking up the the vertical bush pathway, I felt like I was in a scene from Jurassic park, using the roots of trees as a way to pull myself to the top.
At the top, I had to attempt climbing the needle “island style”, with NO safety harness or training.
Apart from the breath-taking panoramic views from the top, the highlight was jumping in Wigmores waterfall at the end. Simply breathtaking.
Definitely one for the adrenaline junkies and jungle explorers out there.
Ambleside, Lake District
I'm lucky to have the Lake District right on my doorstep, meaning I get a fair few walks in each year.
There are literally so many different walks, spas, restaurants and things to do in all weathers, any time of the year.
Whether it's a gentle amble or adventurous hike you're after, there is something for everyone.
I've shared so many precious memories here, with everyone from my grandparents to my best friends.
The last (and very wet) walk I did was along the Easedale Tarn in Grasmere. Definitely recommend it if you need to find a moment of calmness.
If ever you need a bit of motivation to get you out on a rainy day, just check out Harry Baker's Instagram - @harry.t.baker.