view into the sea from a cove on menorca
Destinations, Reviews

Menorca: A Spanish Balearic Island

Full of vivid green fields, bright buttercups, turquoise coves and sandy beaches, Menorca is the most northern of the Balearics. Menorca lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of mainland Spain. A little less visited than the Balearic Islands of Majorca and Ibiza, Menorca is incredibly picturesque with long sandy beaches, turquoise waters and… Continue reading Menorca: A Spanish Balearic Island

Equipment, Reviews

Aloe Vera Products of Fuerteventura

Using a local, natural product of the Spanish Canary island during a hiking holiday refreshed, revived and healed. The Aloe Vera plant grows well in the climate of the Spanish Canary Islands. Although there is little research to confirm that it holds healing properties the plant has been used for thousands of years with a… Continue reading Aloe Vera Products of Fuerteventura

the goats on fuerteventura that inspired the goat life poem
Inspired, Stories

Goat Life: A Poem Inspired by Fuerteventura

A short poem inspired by the goats of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. After spending the night camping on a hillside of Fuerteventura the goats bleating by were an unexpected surprise. As they woke me in the morning and I peered out of the tent it was obvious that this intrusion on their land was very… Continue reading Goat Life: A Poem Inspired by Fuerteventura

vicens traditional chocolatiers agramunt lleida catalunya spain
Destinations, Equipment, Reviews

Vicens Museum: Chocolate and Nougat Making in Agramunt

In Spain's Catalan province of Lleida, to the east of the city itself is the town of Agramunt. There lies the home of the Vicens family turrón (nougat) and chocolate. First records of the ‘Torró d´Agramunt’ date back to 1741, but the factory is now a little more modern than in those early days. Though… Continue reading Vicens Museum: Chocolate and Nougat Making in Agramunt

the forge at the medieval market in creixell tarragona catalunya spain
Adventures, Stories

The Medieval Market of Creixell

Many villages hold a Medieval Market but not all of them have circus acts and bird shows like the one at Creixell had. The historical town of Creixell is off the N-340 between Tarragona and Barcelona in the Catalan region of Spain. Easily accessible by car, it is approximately a one hour walk or 20… Continue reading The Medieval Market of Creixell

montserrat
Destinations, Reviews

Montserrat: Catalunya, Spain

Montserrat, literally named saw mountain due to its extraordinary multi peaked mountain range is in the province of Barcelona. The monastery, home to a community of monks and the statue of Our Lady of Montserrat is a haven for tourists, with the mountain paths attracting those seeking some outdoors adventure and exploration. Home to the… Continue reading Montserrat: Catalunya, Spain