Hiking

Five of my favourite hiking routes

June 8, 2020 Jack 0

The other day we chewed over our favourite hiking routes; not an easy task as we could compile an encyclopedia of great walking routes we’ve completed over the last decade. After much debating and discarding I settled on this five. […]

Cookbooks
Food and drink

Cooking with travel memories

April 29, 2020 Jack 0

Perhaps, as we can’t travel, memories of tasting similar creations in various destinations has added extra oomph to flavours, but we’re relishing reliving travel moments thanks to these lock-down menus. […]

As we walked out

As We Walked out to the Paul Valley in Santo Antao

March 31, 2016 Jack 0

Below us, way below us, is a deep, wide scar in the earth. Running through its centre is a lime green fertile strip, a veritable oasis of agricultural activity which separates walls of hard, jagged peaks. The line of the Ribeira do Paul. […]

Food and drink

Can You Trust Tripadvisor Reviews?

January 17, 2016 Jack 1

A recent travel article claimed between a third and a half of reviews posted on the travel website Tripadvisor were fake. There is no doubt there are fake reviews on Tripadvisor. But most of the ones I’ve seen are clumsy and not particularly difficult to spot. […]