Alentejo

Where is Portugal’s Costa Vicentina?

August 16, 2021 Jack 0

It seems like a simple question. But the answer isn’t as simple as you might expect. This week, whilst pulling together images for an article we’re writing about hiking in different parts of Portugal, I […]

Bute

A Comment on Travel Articles

August 11, 2021 Jack 0

A couple of examples over the last week highlighted some of the problems travel writing faces in a world where anyone who’s connected to the internet can pass themselves off as an expert. […]

Food and drink

The problem with vegetarian food

April 26, 2021 Jack 0

I know a lot of people who balk at the idea of vegetarian food, as if the very mention of might be contagious. Maybe they’re worried the next time they bite into a meaty fillet their taste-buds will have become infected and the flavours will disgust rather than delight? […]

Europe

Spotting the Cultural Differences

April 19, 2021 Jack 0

One of the areas where it’s easiest to spot cultural differences is food & drink. Living abroad, and travelling for work, has taught us that British palates aren’t any fussier than other nationality in Europe. […]

Food and drink

The Hiker’s Picnic

March 17, 2021 Jack 0

It doesn’t matter whether hiking in Spain or Portugal, Italy or Austria, the filling you’ll find in the picnic made by the hotel is likely to be the same … […]

Europe

A sweet and sour taste of Lisbon & travel writing

March 11, 2021 Jack 0

In the last couple of days I’ve read two articles about Lisbon, and watched an episode of the Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil set in Portugal’s classy capital. In two of the three, the information was presented as being by provided by Lisbon experts … […]

Beach Holidays

Not the Best Beaches in Europe

March 1, 2021 Jack 0

What is the best beach on Tenerife? The answer to that depends on who you ask. Years ago I got into a discussion with someone on a forum who felt, when it came to looks, […]