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For the best value ski resort in Europe, head to Spain

I’m not really a gambling man but I’m willing to bet that for most people considering a skiing holiday in Europe the classic destinations of Switzerland, Austria and France are the first to come to mind. Other possibilities would probably include Italy, Bulgaria and perhaps Scandinavia – but very few think of taking a winter [...]

Marvellous Malta

This article was written by Grown-up Travel Guide contributor Nikolia Rudenko Photo credit: cliff.hellis via photopin cc Malta is a firm favourite among sun-seekers, families and culture vultures. So what makes this Mediterranean island so special? Perhaps the best thing about holidays to Malta is the diversity on offer. For fascinating heritage and to uncover [...]

Top Spots in Tenerife

This article was written by Grown-up Travel Guide contributor Nikolia Rudenko Photo credit: Cestomano via photopin cc If you’re tempted by the promise of autumn or winter sun in the Canary Islands after Reading Nikolia’s article back in September, these tips may help you narrow down your choice further. Tenerife is renowned for great clubbing, [...]

The Canary Islands – Find your place in the autumn sun

This article was written by Grown-up Travel Guide contributor Nikolia Rudenko As pointed out in Nikolia’s previous article on Cancun, there are plenty of times when even Grown-up Travellers keep it simple. There’s no shame in using a tour operator and booking a package holiday – indeed it could be argued that this allows for [...]

Not to be missed – what to see and do in Madrid, Spain

This is a guest post by Craig Gilhooly with additional material by Andy Higgs In response to numerous appeals from first-time visitors to various destinations we’ve caved in to the pressure and decided to publish a series of articles highlighting the popular sights actually worth your time in a given city. The tourist traps, you mean? [...]