Food and drink

Finding craft beers in the Canary Islands

February 13, 2018 Jack 0

When we returned to the Canary Islands we stopped ordering sunny Dorada cervezas in the western islands and light and frisky Tropical in the eastern ones and started looking for something with more of a swaggering personality. […]

Hiking

10 reasons we enjoy walking on La Palma

February 8, 2018 Jack 0

There are numerous factors why we particularly relish the opportunity to hike on La Isla Bonita. But to keep this shorter than it could be, here are ’10 reasons we enjoy walking on La Palma’. […]

Port tasting at Graham's Lodge
Europe

Putting the Port in Porto

February 4, 2018 Andy 0

It’s hard to imagine I was semi-seriously considering paying €38 for a bottle of port. Last week I would have laughed out loud at such a preposterous prospect. Yet here, alongside its terroir, it tastes like liquid heaven and worthy of its price tag. […]

Alentejo

Town or countryside? I want both

January 18, 2018 Jack 0

Urban or rural? Beach or mountain? Large luxury resort hotel or family run pension? Michelin cuisine or simple street food? Quiet tasca or bouncing nightclub? Bustling city or tranquil village? […]

Crete

The Slow Travel Moment in Crete

January 18, 2018 Jack 0

A man-made lake on Crete proved the perfect setting for a couple of Slow Travel moments, appropriately as our remit was to enhance a Slow Travel holiday. […]

Food and drink

Eat local, eat pizza

January 17, 2018 Jack 0

When there’s a spin on toppings which subtly, or not, shifts it from safe comfort food you can get just about anywhere to something different, something with a distinctly local flavour. […]