Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria (review published 2008)

The internet often gets a bad rap – but in reality it’s made all our lives so much easier. We can now do our weekly shop, check our bank accounts and even read our local newspaper without leaving the comfort of our homes. The internet has also helped take the risk out of booking a…

Santorini, Greece (review published 2007)

Santorini’s explosive history has left it with a rugged beauty that’s unlike anywhere else in the world. When the volcanic island literally blew its top 3,500 years ago the Aegean sea rushed in to flood the crater and create a lagoon measuring 4x8km. The volcano re-awoke in 200BC and threw up an island of lava.…

Ayia Napa, Cyprus (review published 2007)

Are you dreaming of a romantic wedding on a stunning sun-soaked beach on some Caribbean isle? Are those dreams in danger of being dashed because your nearest and dearest can’t afford to join you in ‘paradise’? Don’t despair – there is a cheaper alternative to the Caribbean and you don’t have to compromise on the…

Taba Heights, Egypt (review published 2006)

Where in the world can you laze on a beach enjoying clear views of no fewer than FOUR different countries? Think about it… it’s not easy. Well, to your right would be Saudi Arabia, straight ahead would be Jordan, to your left would be Israel and at your feet would be the golden sands of…

Olu Deniz, Turkey (review published 2005)

  Imagine throwing yourself off a 2,000m high mountain and entrusting your life to a complete stranger. Then imagine soaring with the birds as you and your ‘pilot’ dangle from a flimsy looking silk sheet over one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons. I imagined it… and it scared me half to death. So I…

Menorca, Spain (review published 2005)

Talk about a sea view – they don’t come much better than this. The turquoise waters of a crescent cove gently lapping a sweep of fine,  golden sand… just perfect. We could have happily stayed on our balcony the entire week, just sipping sangria and soaking up the sun. The resort was Cala Galdana on…

Pollenca, Mallorca (review published 2002)

Lazing on a beach until sundown, then home for a siesta and a shower before hitting the bright lights ‘til dawn. That’s how I usually choose to spend my holidays. So it was with fond memories of a fun-filled fortnight in Magaluf that I returned to the Spanish island of Majorca. Hitting the beach, it…