Malta is a wonderful island for sun, food, history and relaxation. I have been many a time as you know and recently I was kindly invited to spend time in luxurious relaxation, aboard the yachts of Azure Ultra. These yachts you would think belonged to mega mega millionaires but these yachts you can own your own time for or charter yourself for a memorable experience. Enjoy Malta in a whole special way! Malta is wonderful to explore… but what about seeing it from a whole new perspective? Every whim is taken care of. You have your own Captain and...Read More
Lots of people will probably think of Tenerife as the home of cheap (ish) holidays in the sun for Northern Europeans – especially the ‘lager louts’ of Britain. And to some extent this has been the case – Los Christianos and Las Americas still have a little bit of this image. Tenerife and the other Canary islands, however, have a lot more to offer. My previous blog on Dolphins outlines some of the marine wildlife watching opportunities of the islands. The geology is also fantastic, the centre of Tenerife being the volcano of El Teide – also the...Read More
It was a little bit of a surprise to me to find out that Tenerife is one of the best whale watching sites in the world. However, it is and about a third of all whales and dolphin species can be present in Canarian water. This includes four resident species – bottled nosed dolphins, Risso dolphins, pilot whales and sperm whales. There are can also be up to 21 migratory species, including, Northern Right Whales and Blue Whales. So when our family holiday this summer was booked for Tenerife I had in the back of my mind “I wonder...Read More
Many of you know me as being on foot, in the hills, mountains or over the countryside. But you can’t see great places without a drive and I do love a great drive! So it was very exciting to get a welcome to take a road trip and join in some of the events around Camp Jeep 2016 which this year took place in the beautiful setting around Bassella, Spain. It is the 75th anniversary of the Jeep brand so this year’s Camp Jeep took on an extra special meaning. Jeep owners and enthusiasts from all over Europe and...Read More
No no, we didn’t paddle to Malta, for all you ‘feeling hilarious’ people will reply from the title This was a short last minute trip using only Kayak.co.uk and the KAYAK app. I was kindly invited to try it on a budget and see how easily it was to get all I needed for a great experience away on a whim! So. Easily done. Onto the site and away I went. Flights, accommodation and hire car required. Kayak works by scouring hundreds of sites for you and bringing them all to one place. Choose the one you want and you...Read More
Whilst aboard the Hurtigruten, cruising around the magnificent coast of Arctic Circle Norway, you get to do some extremely interesting and refreshing excursions. I have so far mentioned the North Cape from my trip but further around the coast you reach Kirkenes, the point of return as far as the Northern Coast of Norway goes. Any further East is into Russia, was time to get the boots on for a walk in this truly winter filled area. The sun doesn’t rise here in mid winter but we had some light for a couple of hours after docking to take in...Read More
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