El Hierro

Worlds of difference, comparing Canary Islands

September 17, 2018 Jack 0

Going into detail about the differences between the Canary Islands would fill a book, so I’m only going to provide a brief snapshot as an illustration why it’s essential to universe-hop when carrying out travel research. […]

Austria

In the depths of the dark cave

March 11, 2018 Jack 0

Once you’ve been told the cave, or volcanic tube to be more exact, was once home to eyeless cockroaches and giant rats it’s hard to banish thoughts of mutant creepy crawlies from your mind. […]

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? […]

Europe

Tsunamis and erupting volcanoes in the Canary Islands

November 13, 2017 Jack 0

There was bemusement in Spanish language press where the UK gutter press is often seen as something of a joke, not a particularly funny one. The Tenerife Tourism Board sent out a press release to counter what they referred to as “a number of misleading reports in the UK media”. […]

Naviera Armas ferry, Tenerife to Huelva
Europe

On The Move, All At Sea

June 29, 2017 Andy 0

Lying in my bunk with the sea lashing the porthole, I could feel every wave as the bow rose, paused at the zenith of its height, and then crashed back to the angry sea with a loud boom that sounded like it had split the hull… […]

Naviera Armas ferry port, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Europe

On The Move, The Voyage

June 26, 2017 Andy 10

We had one-way ferry tickets to Huelva in Southern Spain… and less than two weeks in which to pack or dispose of, all our worldly goods […]