One of my favourite recent trips was to Tenerife, an island that is far too often written off as a fly and flop destination. I spent my time hiking, through unspoiled rainforest that looked like a children’s storybook, across volcanic plains and up to the very top of the island to stand on Spain’s highest point, Mount Teide.
As well as articles for Sunday Times Travel magazine and TTG, which you can see elsewhere on this site, I was delighted to write my first feature for the Telegraph.
Many thanks to Tenerife Tourism and Hume Whitehead for their help with this trip and their continued support. Watch this space for news of future trips to the beautiful Canary Islands.
I love Tenerife. It has beautiful beaches, great food, plenty of sunshine year-round and brilliant hiking.
That last one comes as a surprise to many but perhaps not for much longer. Tenerife is hosting its first ever walking festival this March, opening up this island of volcanic valleys, lush forests and black sand beaches to anyone keen to explore on two feet.
Read my feature on walking in Tenerife for TTG and get those hiking boots ready.
Big thanks to Robin McKelvie for his photography.
I recently travelled to Spain to update the The Rough Guide to Spain (Rough Guide to…).
One area I visited was Aragon, the region home to Zaragoza and the Spanish Pyrenees. I wrote an article on this area for the Times, which you can read here.
I have recently starting working with Active Traveller, writing pieces for both their print magazine and the website.
Read my article on climbing Mount Teide or on via ferrata in Yorkshire and look out for more soon.
My articles for the Express always include a top ten of the best things the destination has to offer. Find out what I chose as the best of Gran Canaria here.
Think the Canaries are no more than just another fly and flop
destination? Let me convince you otherwise with my article for the
Express on hiking in Gran Canaria. Mountains, volcanoes and
tropical valleys await…. Read it here.
Thanks to the fabulous Macs Adventure for hosting this trip. Check out the itinerary I joined, Island of Contrasts, here.