January 2013

Indulge in New Year R &R……….and R in Monchique

After a month of holiday excess and indulgence of the not-so-healthy variety, January always comes fast and furious and we’re left wondering what hit us. Detox and diet plans are officially under way, fitness and yoga studios are overrun with resolution-makers and running paths and parks are packed with January joggers.  When the hustle and bustle of life continues around us, it’s not always easy to get motivated at home. So, this year take the resolutions on the road by […]

Tenerife: So Much More Than a Tacky Tourist Destination

They are the islands of eternal spring – blessed with a warm climate all year round and beloved by European tourists of all ages.  Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands. To some, Tenerife is an island of hedonism and youthful exuberance, clubs, bars and beach parties. To others, it’s a genteel retreat where you can relax in peace and quiet. Each season attracts a different mix of people and with reasonable priced Tenerife flights throughout the year […]

Ibiza For Backpackers: How to Avoid the Clubbing Scene

Ever since I listened to those excitable classroom discussions about where in the world to celebrate our impending GCSE results/A Level results/end of education, the famous name of Ibiza has been in my head. It always used to instil a sense of fear in me, mainly because the debauchery and alcoholism that apparently came as part of the whole shiny Ibiza package seemed simply too overwhelming an experience to fathom.     A lingering intrigue for Ibiza I’m not a […]