Alentejo

The magical lure of tree-lined avenues

July 25, 2017 Jack 2

In an enchanted forest there are pixie doors in tree trunks; sorcerer’s incantations can be heard in the breeze rustling through leaves, and spindly branches reach out to tap you mischievously on the back as you pass by. […]

Special Feature

Seven scenes of Slow Travel

June 19, 2017 Jack 2

To cast a net around the definition of Slow Travel and reel it into the one sentence; it’s about interacting with the authentic face of the destination you happen to be visiting. […]

Food and drink

Buying wine and the illusion of choice

June 1, 2017 Jack 0

What chances have you of finding Croatian wine in the average UK supermarket? Last time we visited Britain we were disappointed to find Spanish wines dominating the shelves. […]

Europe

Portugal, it feels different

May 31, 2017 Jack 0

In the last year we’ve visited Corsica, Bavaria, various Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Chile and Crete. Yet this trip to Portugal is unlike any of them. […]

Food and drink

Stop ordering steak well done. Right now!

March 31, 2017 Jack 0

This isn’t one of those clickbait headlines which the likes of The Independent uses to reel in readers – ‘stop eating avocados. Right now’ – this is an impassioned plea from the heart, or in this case the tastebuds. […]