A guide to Punta Prima, Menorca

By | November 3rd, 2018|Spain|

Punta Prima is a small, family orientation resort in the south east of Menorca. Having just returned from a weeks visit to this small part of the Balearics Islands, I thought I would drop some knowledge on what’s good there, and how we enjoyed our days eat all of the food and taking in its [...]

Festival de San Juan – Celebrating Summer in Santiago de Compostela

By | July 18th, 2017|Spain|

Arriving in Santiago de Compostela on June 23rd was the most perfect of timing.  Only in town for the weekend, I assumed I would be only (I use this word lightly) be taking in the cities main tourism hotspots and sights.  Sights such as the cities stunning cathedral, or the blissful Alameda parklands. What I didn't [...]

48 Hour Guide to Santiago de Compostela #spaincities

By | July 10th, 2017|Spain|

Santiago de Compostela an amazing town located in the Spanish north west (above Portugal).  It is known as a university town, and also acts as a beautiful finishing line for many pilgrims who have trekked for days along the Camino de Santiago.  To top it all off, in 1985 the Santiago old town was designated a [...]

Sea Kayaking in Menorca #MustSeeMenorca

By | June 13th, 2017|Spain|

Sea kayaking is an obvious choice for adventurous visitors to the Balearic island of Menorca.  With impressive coastlines, mysterious caves, and the obviously beautiful torques waters, it's a super fun activity, with the added benefits of a good upper body workout and (sort of) escape from the heat ... but of course you'll still [...]

A tour of Pollenca’s old town, the real Mallorca

By | July 26th, 2016|Spain|

So back in May I was lucky enough to be invited out to the Balaric island of Mallorca by the good folk at travelopo.com.  They wanted me to get a taste for the north of the island (away from Magaluf) and experience staying in one of their villas.  Tough decision right?! In short my family [...]

All aboard the Ferrocarril de Sóller, Mallorca

By | June 6th, 2016|Spain|

Riding Ferrocarril de Sóller from Sóller (duh!) to Palma (and back again) is a great way to take in stunning landscapes of Mallorca. Specifically those of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range - a world heritage site. The mountain range spans almost the entire west to north coastline of the Balearic island, and the railway line cuts [...]

An early season holiday in a Mallorcan Villa with Travelopo

By | May 30th, 2016|Spain|

Ah Mallorca, one beautiful third of the Balearics. The last time I visited I was a 4 year old blonde boy, intent on doing nothing more than playing poolside and almost shutting down the airport by putting a water pistol in my hand luggage and sending airport security into panic as my bag and gun [...]

Surfing Fuerteventura [VIDEO]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Spain, Video|

OK so a couple of weeks ago I wrote all about how I went to Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camps, with the aim of learning to surf all over again.  I say all over again because whilst I have been to one or two surf camps in my time and reached a reasonable level of [...]

Learning to Surf Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camps

By | May 11th, 2015|Spain|

By the time we reached surf house on the outskirts of Corralejo on a sunny Sunday, I'd worked out that it had been over 6 years since I'd last surfed, and even on that occasion my attempted catching of waves somewhere outside of Sydney only lasted for a single day. Now very much older, slightly [...]

Pilot Whale Watching in Tenerife

By | November 26th, 2014|Spain|

In truth, I never envisaged having anything about my weeks all-inclusive holiday to Tenerife being blog worthy, but then Pilot Whales happened. Pilot Whales are certainly blog worthy! Yep, an all-inclusive holiday - a sun worshiping, book reading, getting fat and generally not moving a lot kinda holiday.  I know, it's about as far away [...]