Portugal

Slow travel, overtourism and rural locations

June 18, 2019 Jack 0

“Bom dia,” the woman smiles at us. She leans on the granite window frame of a traditional farm labourer’s cottage, watching inquisitively as we stroll through the tiny hamlet. “Little does she know we might be harbingers of a mini invasion,” Andy ponders. […]

Picture This

From Tenerife to Tortel, WOW travel moments

June 13, 2019 Jack 0

Some images, on the other hand, speak for themselves. These are the ones which show that WOW travel moment. It was one such photo which prompted this pondering. It remains one of my biggest WOW travel experiences. […]

Europe

Discovering La Palma, again

April 30, 2019 Jack 0

Bejeques (house leeks) the size of small bushes burst from cracks in dry-stone walls. Sweet peas, snapdragons, and California poppies devoured whole sections of embankments outside traditional cottages. On grassy tracks between hamlets, wild flowers – proud tajinastes and aromatic wild lavender – took over the reins. […]

Europe

Ten scenes of Drôme Provençale

October 22, 2018 Jack 2

Drôme Provençale, although exhibiting many of the classic Provence ingredients, had a slightly different personality; one which was typically soft and beautiful in that dreamy Provence way, yet with a slightly wilder, more carefree edge. […]

Travel Photography

Slow travel, fast photography

October 18, 2017 Jack 0

Although we’re creating Slow Travel experiences, the photography element isn’t slow and often lies in the hands of Lady Luck. […]

Europe

La Palma after the forest fires

October 31, 2016 Jack 1

The news was devastating. La Palma was on fire. Images on social media showed a wall of flames lighting up the night sky. It looked like the whole island was burning. […]