12 favourite scenes from travel in 2016

January 2, 2017 Jack 0

We’ve lost count of the kilometres we’ve notched up walking through landscapes where nature has done its best to compensate for a year which, in world terms, has seemed a bit of a mess. […]


Being Pampered at the Hotel Botánico Oriental Spa

July 16, 2012 Andy 0

I became aware of the delicious scent of jasmine, the perfect ambient temperature, the gentle flutter of the candlelight and the soft melody of the Oriental relaxation music. I smiled and breathed deeply. Let the pampering begin. […]


Hotel Botánico, Tenerife

May 11, 2012 Andy 3

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A Taste of Carnival on Tenerife

November 5, 2011 Jack 1

Carnival (‘carnaval’ in The Canary Islands) on Tenerife in February might seem a long way off, but anyone with a yen to immerse themselves in the hedonistic hotbed that is one of the most flamboyant and fun carnivals on the planet better start… […]