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. […]

Europe

Up close, Alpersbach in the Black Forest

August 9, 2018 Jack 0

Where and what is Alpersbach? Google defines it as a river in Germany. We know it as an oasis in the depths of a dense forest – a scenic valley in the heart of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). […]

Driving the Carretera Austral
Chile

Learning to Drive the Carretera Austral

March 4, 2018 Andy 0

You know when you’re advised to pack a large can of tyre weld for your trip that the road ahead may not be all plain sailing but nothing could have prepared us for the demands and exhilaration of driving the Carretera Austral through some of the most incredible landscapes on the planet… […]

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’. […]

Europe

10 reasons we enjoy walking on La Gomera

January 10, 2018 Jack 0

Over the last two decades I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve visited La Gomera. A friend lives in a remote valley in the heart of Garajonay National Park; so remote it’s a […]

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”. […]