2017: Another year of travel in review…

Let’s take a look back at 2017. In January, I described the upcoming year as the ‘year of adventures‘ and in a way I guess it was – but in another way, it wasn’t. What do I mean… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Crossing La Gomera on the GR131

This is the 9th blog inspired by my 900km walk across the Canary Islands, following my two day crossing of the beautiful La Gomera. Having previously written about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife. To read… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: The GR131 on Tenerife

This is the eighth blog covering my 900km+ crossing of the beautiful Canary Islands, off the West coast of Morocco. Please click the links to read about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura (parts one and two) and Gran Canaria. I hope you’re… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Best Bits of Gran Canaria (On & Off GR131)

As Gran Canaria was one of my favourite islands, I’ve decided to do something different than just writing a diary-type-blog of all five stages of the GR131. Whereas I did that for Lanzarote (here) and Fuerteventura (here and… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: GR131 on Fuerteventura (Stages 5-9)

If you read my last blog, you’ll know that after an interesting few days on Fuerteventura, I’d covered the first four sections of the GR131 walking trail, ending in Betancuria at the end of the final day. It’s from here… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: GR131 on Fuerteventura (Stages 1-4)

This blog features as part of my 900km+ walk across the Canary Islands. Click here to read more. After a days rest in Playa Blanca, I couldn’t wait to be moving on. While this trip has always intended… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Following the GR131 on Lanzarote

So… it turns out I’m not very good at keeping a ‘live’ blog while undertaking hundreds of miles of walking. Therefore, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. This blog features as part of the Small… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: La Graciosa (not the GR131)

If you read my last post, you’ll know that my first night in the Canary Islands was spent wrapped up in my bivvy on sunset beach on the beautiful island of La Graciosa. (In case you missed it,… Read More

A budget long weekend in Barcelona

I always thought that Barcelona would be one of the cities that I raved about. And even though I know Barcelona is an amazing city and I enjoyed the time I was there, I feel like I need to go back to truly experience it. I don’t want to label it as over-ratted, as most places that are regarded so highly get their ratings for very good reasons. But I do have mixed feelings about the city. It’s got aspects I love and aspects I was reasonably indifferent towards.