Category: Destinations

Spring 2019 Trip

Our 12th 3-month trip didn’t get off to a great start. It started to go wrong just half an hour in when we suddenly came to a standstill in traffic on the M25

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A day trip to Guadalest, Spain

One of the most picturesque must-see places to visit when holidaying in Benidorm or the Alicante area has to be Guadalest.
It’s a charming village with spectacular views over surrounding countryside, the lake and mountains.

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Obidos Portugal Attractions

Obidos is a traditional Portuguese town on the West Coast of Portugal. It’s only an hour’s drive from Lisbon which makes it a place worth visiting for a day trip. It’s a beautifully preserved old town with a hilltop castle all contained within the medieval walls of the city.

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Alvor, Portugal

Beautiful Alvor in Portugal is our most favourite place to visit in the Algarve. We love the way it has retained its traditional Portuguese charm with its low rise white buildings and cobbled streets that lead down to the harbour.

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Costa Nova, Portugal

Costa Nova is only a small town which is still an active fishing village but its charm is the colourful candy-striped wooden buildings of all shapes and sizes which line the main street through the town. These buildings which are like beach huts are known as Palheiros and whilst most are used as holiday homes some are permanent residences. There are also really interesting traditional tiled buildings mixed in.

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Nazare, Portugal

Nazaré is halfway between Lisbon and Porto on the West Coast of Portugal. It makes a great day trip or stop-over to break the long drive between the two most visited towns of Portugal.

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Rapallo, The Italian Riviera

The lovely wide seafront promenade is shaded with palm trees and lined with very attractive and elegant buildings, hotels and plenty of restaurants and shops which were full of life when we visited

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