Food and drink

Finding craft beers in the Canary Islands

February 13, 2018 Jack 0

When we returned to the Canary Islands we stopped ordering sunny Dorada cervezas in the western islands and light and frisky Tropical in the eastern ones and started looking for something with more of a swaggering personality. […]


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’. […]


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”. […]

The Canary Islands

The death of the travel forum

September 7, 2017 Jack 2

If a writer gets it very wrong about the Canaries, how can I trust them when it comes to other destinations? The answer is I can’t. […]

El Hierro

The colonial charm of the Canary Islands

June 22, 2017 Jack 0

Quite a few years ago, when we were wearing particularly thick rose-tinted glasses, we had a discussion with a Canarian friend about the beauty of the Canary Islands. Although she loved the islands she took […]

La Palma

Seven Wonders of La Palma

April 4, 2017 Jack 2

In the space of twelve months we visited the Canary Island of La Palma four times. We explored towns and trails and went off the beaten track on an island where everywhere is basically off the beaten track in order to help design two slow travel holidays… […]