Day 7: Wild Places In The Canary Islands

Virtual escapism is a great thing and there are some really creative initiatives changing our concept of adventure at the moment. Museums are adding more virtual tours to their collections; theatres are streaming performances live to our homes; and destinations usually trampled by tourists are putting more content than ever online so we can explore…

The Old And The New In Sicily’s Cefalù

For all that Sicily can track its heritage effortlessly back over Millennia, it looks forward when it comes to tourism. Restaurants in its larger cities push the boundaries of fusion cuisine, public transport is very efficient and some tourism initiatives are more advanced than in the more visited areas of Italy. Nowhere was this more…

The Three Lies Of Utila

The only problem with Utila was that I just couldn’t bring myself to leave.  It was a silent dawn on the jetty. The water was stock still, the hammock only rocked slightly and the air hung motionless, waiting to be heated by the rising sun behind me. It was the moment I realised that real…

An Island You May Not Know: Cycling on Porquerolles

We pulled out to sea from behind an angular fortress. Minutes later, white water frothed up the sides of the boat and sharp morning rays glared down on my back. We arrived quickly into a sheltered harbour where boulders protected myriad bobbing vessels and greenery overhung a huddle of terracotta buildings on the shore. Welcome…