Lovely wide pistes and incredible views

Flamenco, Tapas, and….Skiing?

Considering that Spain is the 4th most visited country in the world, not a lot of people realise that it’s home to Europe’s third highest mountain range.   Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains (which span Europe and Asia) and Mount Blanc in the Alps are the only peaks higher than Mulhacén in the Sierra […]

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My favourite spot on Paxos

Beneath the Ionian Sun

There’s a beautiful gem of an island in the Ionian sea, called Paxos.  It’s accessible via catamaran from Corfu Town.  The 60-minute journey takes you south along Corfu’s eastern coastline, and continues 11km onwards from its southernmost tip. It’s an island not many people have heard of, and even fewer have been to.  Yet when […]

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Slovenia: The beauty of the open road – Gallop Around The Globe

I’d decided a long time ago that I wanted to travel to Slovenia…from seeing my parents’ innumerable photographs of beautiful lake Bled, to flicking through adventure travel brochures and being drawn to the challenging but equally visually rewarding treks up into the dramatic Julian Alps, to reading blog posts recounting the charm of the country’s […]

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Pamukkale: Bizarre Landscapes and Ancient Ruins

So I’d decided that Turkey would be my next destination to explore, partly because it was one of the closest and cheapest places to get to that would be relatively hot in April, and partly because family and friends had been continually telling me how much I would love Istanbul.  They were right.  I loved […]

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Barcelona, you little charmer…

I returned to Barcelona last week after nine years.  It’s amazing how many technological advancements there have been in that time.  Nine years ago there was no Facebook (at least, not in my world) and I didn’t have a digital camera, so I only had a smattering of mediocre quality photographs with which to awaken my […]

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What’s your travel style?

No, I’m not talking about the style of clothes you wear whilst travelling – whether you favour Berghaus or North Face, or how many pairs of hippy trousers you own.  What I’m talking about is how you choose to travel – are you someone who believes in truly getting to know a city or country? […]

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