A guide to the best Mallorca hotels from great value apartments to the ultimate in luxury on this picturesque Spanish island in the Mediterranean.
Top 10 things to eat and drink in Spanish Basque Country
With delicious vegetables, meats and cheeses and superb wines, beers and cider, you’ll not go hungry or thirsty when you visit the Spanish Basque Country.
Top 16 things to see and do, eat and drink in Mallorca
Fabulous food, great wines, a stunning cathedral, picturesque hill-top villages and dramatic cliffs plunging into electric blue seas; there are so many reasons to fall in love with Mallorca. Here is my top 12 of things to see, eat and drink in Mallorca.
How we planned our eco-friendly honeymoon
From finding the right hotel to embracing the local culture, here are my top tips for enjoying an eco-friendly honeymoon.
Top 10 Things to See & Do, Eat & Drink in Menorca
With sumptuous seafood, great wine and gin, a fascinating ancient history, miles of stunning coastline and more beaches than Mallorca, the unspoilt island of Menorca has it all.
Spanish Road Trip: Exploring L’Emporda in a Prius Plug-in Hybrid
What can you see in 50 km? We went to Girona to find out in the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and drove 50 km emission free!
A walk through time in Ciutadella de Menorca
As I wander around the historic old quarter of Ciutadella, past majestic peach coloured buildings, historic squares and through a maze of narrow alleys ways, I catch a glimpse of the turbulent history of the Spanish island of Menorca thanks to my guide. Luis tells...
Where and what to eat and drink in Menorca
My guide to finding the best food and drink in Menorca from the freshest seafood and delicious cheeses to the finest wine and traditionally produced gin.
Video: The enchanting island of Menorca
Menorca is an island of stunning land and seascapes, from the electric blue waters lapping at the feet of the southern cliffs or meadows bursting with colour to the rugged wild beauty of the slate-like rock formations of the S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park. Reminders...
Finding my Nirvana in Mallorca
Earlier this year I spent a wonderful weekend in Mallorca, an island that I love. My visit this time may have only been brief but it was a real treat staying at what I now consider to be the best spa hotel in Mallorca, if not the whole of Spain, Hotel BonSol. A gem of...
Step back in time in La Laguna, Tenerife
The university town of San Cristobal de La Laguna is the cultural centre of Tenerife with many historic buildings, cobbled street and charming courtyards waiting to be discovered.
Masca, the prettiest village in Tenerife
Having marvelled at the dramatic volcanic scenery of the Teide National Park on Tenerife and the lush green, cloud enshrouded forests of La Gomera, little did I know that, for me, the best was yet to come! Masca, the prettiest village in Tenerife, one of Spain's...
The dramatic beauty of a volcanic landscape
Situated on the Spanish island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and...
El Médano, a laid-back town and a kite-surfer’s paradise in Tenerife
Staying in the lovely little seaside town of El Médano in Tenerife was a revelation. I soon realised I had previously got the Canary Islands all wrong. I discovered pretty villages, great restaurants, quiet beaches, beautiful architecture, misty rain forests and so...
La Gomera, the ancient forests on the island in the clouds
Over 12 million years ago a series of oceanic rifts allowed molten rock to vent onto the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. As they piled higher and higher a series of islands formed off the north African coast. Today they form Spain's Canary Island's. One of the last...
As the sun was sinking low in the sky and a golden light spread across the vines, Monica welcomed us to the Ca'n Vidalet winery in northern Mallorca, Spain. They had just finished harvesting this year's grapes that very day and walking around the vineyard in the warm...
Lamb, slowly roasted in an ancient stone oven until it falls off the bone and sobrasada, a spicy spreadable sausage, smeared over crusty bread and drizzled in honey are just two of the local dishes that you should look out for on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca...
Discovering Mallorca on the Isabel Maria
I awoke on my first morning in the Spanish islands of Mallorca to a clear blue sky and the warmth of October sunshine. The sea outside my window was calm and inviting. As I ate my breakfast on the Hotel Illa d'Or's seaside terrace, a beautiful vintage yacht moored up...
The stylish Hotel Illa d’Or on Mallorca, the island of gold
Hotel Illa d’Or, by the water’s edge, with a stunning view of the bay of Porto Pollensa, this is the perfect base from which to explore northern Mallorca.
The Canary Islands, stunning scenery and the best weather in the world
If you could visit one of the seven Spanish islands that make up the Canaries which would you choose? The Canaries is not a destination I had ever thought of going to before but having done a little homework, it is now most definitely on my bucket list. Here's why!...