Learning Traditional Mayan Weaving on Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán

January 16, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Joakim Lloyd Raboff Central America’s largest and perhaps most diverse country has many dramatic spots that evoke a marked sense of place – the jawdropping ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal; the colonial splendour of Antigua; the castaway Caribbean...Leer más

Rainy Day at the Beach? 5 Fab Ways Around That!

January 12, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Buntoon Rodsend You've gone and paid hard-earned money to book precious holiday time at a warm, sunny beach destination. And suddenly...the heavens open up and presto, you're washed out for the day. You could improve the odds next time by booking at...Leer más

Nature, Castles & Olive Trees in the Cazorla Reserve of Andalusia’s Jaén Province

January 10, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Ana del Castillo  Jaén is likely the least known of the eight provinces in Andalusia, the south of Spain. But it's an agricultural and nature powerhouse in its own right - in addition to its elegant Renaissance capital, home to more than a rel...Leer más

El Salvador’s Volcanoes National Park Is a Blast

December 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Alexander Bonilla Among other things, Central America is famous for its volcanoes, especially Costa Rica and Nicaragua. But less well known is that the highest density of volcanoes - both dormant and active - is in their much smaller neighbour to...Leer más

The Colourful, Compelling Street Art of San José, Costa Rica

December 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

all photos: Elen Turner   San José, the capital of the perennially pretty Costa Rica, doesn’t have the greatest reputation among travellers. My own first impression was that it was overwhelmingly concrete and grey. As our young Tico tour...Leer más

Ecotourism in Algeria’s Ahaggar National Park Marks 30 Years

November 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Joachim Himmeröder   Next door to Morocco, Algeria is very much off the beaten path, touristically speaking, in large part because of its troubled past. But as this blog noted last year, capital Algiers is a tremendously rewarding and safe...Leer más

Volcanoes of Lanzarote on Foot & 4×4

October 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

leoks The fourth largest/third smallest of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is one of its drier, most volcanic-looking ones, wth golden-brown beaches populated by sand blown over from the relatively nearby Sahara desert (the African mainland being aro...Leer más

13 Tips for Planning the Perfect Beach Wedding

July 31, 2017 - 1 comentario

adamkontor/pixabay I know you want this day to be special. How about making it extra special? Most people when they think about the perfect beach wedding, they imagine a beautiful sunset setting, the light, balmy breeze, and the sound of the waves. ...Leer más

Sweet Summer Escapes in the Madrid Region

July 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Turismo Comunidad de Madrid It's undeniable: the Community of Madrid surrounding Spain's capital has it all for an unforgettable summer. All within an hour of the city of Madrid you'll find a very different side of things, with a wide range of holid...Leer más

Asinara Island an Italian Eco-Gem

July 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Marco Once notorious as the Alcatraz or Devil's Island of the Mediterranean, these days hilly, petite Asinara Island (just 52 square kilometres/20 sq. miles) off the northwestern tip of Sardinia is a nature paradise that is one of Europe's under-...Leer más

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