Europe

Adventures in another world, Velika Planina in Slovenia

December 10, 2019 Jack 0

Forget jaw-dropping, breathtaking, mind-blowing, awesome or any such word. All are too feeble to describe first contact with Velika Planina. The feeling of standing on a ridge looking down on this scattering of wooden herdsmen’s homes is one of a sense of discovery. […]

Alentejo

It is simply Alentejo, not the new Tuscany

August 15, 2019 Jack 0

Driving through an endless savanna where mounds rather than hills rolled lazily toward infinity, a travel article I’d read in The Guardian a couple of years ago popped into my head. It was called ‘A foodie tour of Portugal’s Alentejo’ and claimed that Portugal’s largest region was being touted as the new Tuscany. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Special Feature

Seven scenes of Slow Travel

June 19, 2017 Jack 2

To cast a net around the definition of Slow Travel and reel it into the one sentence; it’s about interacting with the authentic face of the destination you happen to be visiting. […]

El Hierro

Which is the Best Canary Island for…

October 18, 2016 Jack 0

All the Canary Islands are different in many ways. The differences may be big, such as diverse epic scenery, and they may be small, items on local menus or aspects of traditional architecture… […]

Corsica

10 Scenes of Corsica

July 4, 2016 Jack 2

Our briefing painted an intriguing picture of a rough diamond of an island populated by fiercely proud people who had their own code of conduct. A couple of friends who’d been to Corsica declared it one of the best places they’d ever visited. […]