The Rioja Wine Region – An Autumn Weekend …

According to those who know it best, the people who live and work there, autumn is by far one of the best times to visit the Rioja wine region of Spain. And here’s how to squeeze a whole heap of joy out of two wine-soaked days there.

Bubbles in Barcelona: A Weekend of Cava

Barcelona may be the City of Gaudi, but for your next weekend there I dare you to enjoy a different side to the city: filling your copa with the best bubbles Barcelona has on offer.

Tenerife for the Weekend

Tenerife. It’s the rugged wide-boy of the 6 of Canary Islands, and best known as the biggest of all of them (like a topographical Grant Mitchell). The island has 2 airports, North and South, which are approx. 4 hours flying time from the UK (bonus),…

A sassy weekend in Seville

Located in southern Spain, Seville is the Andalusian capital. The city is packed to the brim with architectural masterpieces, hidden gems and tasty food options… trust me, you won’t want to miss out on any of it. Most recently, Seville’s attracted attention…

A rainy weekend in Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN – I arrived to a November Barcelona expecting a light winter sun, dipped with spring warmth – instead I got 4 of the wettest days of my life. So what do you do when it rains in Barcelona? How on earth do…

Cala Millor, Mallorca: The good, the bad …

The Good There’s no doubt why Germans and Brits flock to Cala Millor every summer. This rugged north-eastern Mallorcan bolt-hole is a drool-fest for those who love a good beach (me included). The wide 6 kilometre sweep of sand is…

Catamaran Magic: Sailing Into the Majorcan Blue

My 12-year-old daughter summed it up perfectly: “Until today, I’d never seen a sea that matched the colour on the postcards”. I had to agree with her. Our toes were dangling a few feet above a gently dancing teal sea; the sand shining up from…

The Beauty of Palma De Mallorca

PALMA DE MALLORCA – I’ll let you into a secret, I wasn’t a fan. I used to scoff at the thought of visiting Palma: package holidays, all-day breakfast, EasyJet, liver-tanned Brits. Oh no, ‘that Palma place’ just wasn’t my cup of tea. Well, how very…