Europe

Guided Motorbike Tour in Spain

When my friend Alan suggested that I join him on a day out testing one of the new routes for his guided motorbike tour business I jumped at the chance. I was looking forward to discovering a part of Spain that I had never seen before, but without the pressure of...

Walking the Camino de Santiago alone

Despite travelling solo for the last 6 years I have to admit that I was still a little bit apprehensive about walking the Camino de Santiago. Several friends had asked if they could tag along but this was one journey that I had to take alone. In true pilgrim style (a...

Spain itinerary: Asturias road trip

This in-depth article will tell you all that you need to know about exploring the Asturias region and the Picos de Europa mountains in northern Spain. It’s a narrative of the 17 day road trip that I took with my friend Debbie in the autumn of 2018. Debs...

Getting naked at Playa del Torn, Catalunya

I knew next to nothing about naturism in Catalunya until I began setting myself personal challenges.  I had never taken off my clothes off in public but I felt that I needed to give it a go.  I am a mentor to people with low self-confidence and low self-esteem helping...

5 reasons NOT to visit Finland in winter

Should you visit Finland in winter?   Won’t it will be cold and dark and expensive! I began to wonder why I had decided to visit Finland in winter when my plane landed at Tampere and all that I could see through the swirling snowflakes was a flat, grey and white...

Discover Porto, 9 highlights and top things to do

If you're looking for a European city to explore I can certainly recommend Porto (the second largest city in Portugal) for you. In this article I'll help you to discover Porto with my 9 highlights and top things to do.  Porto is romantic and brimming with history, it...

Cordoba, Cuenca and Teruel: Road Trip Spain: The Final Leg

Reluctantly leaving the city of Cadiz behind, Debs and I began our journey north on the final leg of our road trip Spain.  Cordoba, Cuenca and Teruel were our final destinations and Cordoba was the place that I had been looking forward to the most. Save this post for...

Exploring Seville on our road trip

Seville – a large city with a cosy town feel Exploring Seville on our road trip around the south of Spain, Debs and I were getting more and more relaxed by the minute and this tranquillity continued in this city with a cosy town feel. We lost ourselves wandering...

Cadiz and Jerez: Road trip south of Spain: Part 4

Our entrance into Cadiz was quite spectacular. We drove over the brand new bridge (just 14 months old) with a brilliant blue sky above and the sea sparkling a storybook Mediterranean blue below us. There was hardly any traffic on the road as we parked the car up and...

Discover Granada and Ronda in Spain

There is so much more than the Alhambra and in this, the third in the series of our road trip around the south of Spain we set out to discover Granada. (click to catch up and read part 1 and part 2) Granada is like any other modern city in the world with all of the...

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