Category Archives: Western Europe

Top 13 Things to Do in the Algarve

Best Things to Do in the Algarve

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic and boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, Portugal’s most southern region – The Algarve – is an absolute travel treat! From beaches to water sports, nature activities to food and wine tastings, the Algarve is jam packed with great things to do whatever your holiday style. For […]

Is Portugal Expensive? Estimating Your Holiday Costs + Saving Tips

Is Portugal Expensive

You’ll quickly find that Portugal is one of the most affordable countries in western Europe, so a great place to travel in this part of the world on a smaller budget! That being said, we are talking about western Europe here, one of the most expensive parts of the world, so it’s important to frame […]

Organic, Radical, Ethical: How the Bull Inn in Totnes Charges Ahead!

Organic, Radical, Ethical How the Bull Inn in Totnes Charges Ahead!

It’s one heck of a tough bill (or should I say bull?) to live up to isn’t it? After all, the words organic, radical and ethical are not served or consumed lightly these days. With more and more of us keen to ask questions about where our travel products, food and services come from, as […]

Perfectly Perched in the Algarve: Pine Cliffs Resort Reviewed

Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve Portugal

It’s not often I feel at home in a 5* all-inclusive resort! Not that I did stay on an all-inclusive basis at the Pine Cliffs Resort in the Algarve, but the point is, that you I could have. For this is certainly the sort of place that offers it. Along with yoga retreats, wellness centre, […]

Dreaming of an Autumn Escape? Don’t Overlook the Amazing Algarve!

Autumn Trip in the Amazing Algarve

Sat in the late afternoon sun, below ancient olive trees, sipping a delicious glass of white produced in the very vineyards surrounding me, I had to punch myself that I really was in the Algarve. After all, my impression of Portugal’s southern region had been something a little different form this. One of the UK’s […]

How to Travel to the Algarve: Airports, Flights + Packages

How to Travel to the Algarve Airports, Flights + Packages

Located in the south of Portugal, there’s just one international airport in the Algarve, which is located just outside the city of Faro. Modern, large and well organised, the Algarve’s main airport is easy to fly to from across Europe, with regular direct routes from a huge range of different cities. From London, for example, […]

The #1 Mam Tor Walk You Can’t Miss – Purple Hills Trail (20km)

Mam Tor Walk

Mam Tor? What a strange name! Yes it is a rather uncommon appellation, but there’s no question this lofty peak in the English county of Derbyshire is a lot more popular than its title! Meaning “mother hill”, Mam Tor can be found in the Peak District National Park – the UK’s first national park. At […]

Ingleton Waterfall Trail: All You Need to Know + How To Get Free Entry!

Ingleton Waterfall Trail

One of the top Yorkshire walks, the Ingleton Waterfall Trail is a must visit when you’re in this beautiful region of the UK. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this stunning trail is easy to access and boasts a diverse terrain, epic views and some seriously impressive waterfalls. Easy to conquer […]