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Alpine touring at Vallter 2000 in Spain – the ultimate skiing experience?

Nil and Jaume

When I was growing up, it was all very simple. ‘Skiing’ meant downhill skiing in the Alps – or for some brave people, Scotland. Artificial slopes were rare and skiing was a luxury that most people in the UK had never experienced. Due to the neat combination of family friends owning a chalet in Switzerland, […]

Hidden gems in Spain: Top undiscovered resorts


Thousands of holidaymakers head to Spain every year for a healthy dose of Mediterranean sunshine and laid back beachside living. As it is such a popular destination, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you wanted to find a Spanish resort that is a little less crowded than some of the busier tourist areas. Luckily for […]

Unique family attractions in Majorca

Katmandu the upside down house in Magaluf

Majorca in Spain is one of the top holiday hotspots for families to visit when going abroad. Renowned for its pristine beaches, natural beauty, golf, scenic drives and quaint seaside villages, the island is nevertheless something of a hidden gem compared with its neighbours. Due to its fantastic weather all-year round, it is an extremely […]

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, […]

First impressions – an English Lady on the Costa Brava


Here’s the third article in our new (or rather re-booted) series after the first article on an Englishman in New York for the first time and the follow-up about a Canadian in San Francisco.  A number of different authors tell us how it went the first time they visited a city or town. Did it live […]