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R. dos Aranhas 27, 9000-064 Funchal, Portugal
Like a good wine, the Hotel The Vine has soul. Built in 2008, this Boutique Hotel, winner of the "World's Leading Design Hotel" Award, has 79 luxurious rooms with a unique décor. A dive in the 360º panoramic swimming pool, a Vinotherapy SPA...
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Madeira, Portugal
Jardim do Mar is the best surfing spot in the country! If you are a surf fan and you like to live life with intensity and passion and you haven't visited this island before, the quality of the spots on the north coast might well surprise you....
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9100-105 Santa Cruz, Madeira, Portugal
The Madeira airport is known for its specifically located runaway. Originally 1600 m, finally extended to 2781 m (9,124 ft). But for me landing is still tricky. When you approaching, rocks on the left, ocean to the right and runaway with the end...
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Travessa Vista da Praia, Caniço de Baixo, 9125-039 Caniço, Portugal
This ruggedly beautiful Portuguese archipelago is an absolute gem, and definitely one of the most beautiful places I've yet traveled to. If you yearn for sandy beaches, then perhaps the nearby island of Porto Santo might be more to your liking,...
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Estr. do Aeroporto 65, 9060-382 Funchal, Portugal
We visited Madeira in May 2013. I wanted to hike for a few days during a week visit to Portugal. Madeira far exceeded my expectations. It was beautiful, the levada walks were great. The people were friendly. The wild flowers on the first hike were...
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El Moukef, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Marrakesh’s legendary La Mamounia, which dates back to the 12th century, reopened in 2009 after a meticulous three-year renovation by noted French architect and designer Jacques Garcia. Step behind its fabled doors and a sensory feast...
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Tangier, Morocco
I looked at shoes at every souk in every medina in every city and town in Morocco, but ... unfortunately, their sizing did not cover my apparently giant feet. Oh well. I still enjoyed the looking!
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Essaouira, Morocco
I’d like to express heartfelt thanks to my Portuguese fisherman ancestors for handing down in my DNA an innate passion for “all things ocean”. This would include boats, ships, ferries, fishing vessels, seaside towns, the smell of salt water, the...
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35542 Arrieta, Las Palmas, Spain
3,000 year old volcanic tube now a popular tourist attraction in Lanzarote. Eruption of Monte Corona. Once inside, the tour lasts for some 45 minutes (offered in Spanish and English) and will include the viewing of the concert hall and a...
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Las Palmas, Spain
Part of Lanzarote’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the 52-square-kilometer volcanic Timanfaya National Park is known for its Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), where subsurface temperatures reach up to 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit (593 degrees Celsius)....
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Calle Poblado Marinero, s/n, 38683 Los Gigantes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Few things are more thrilling when travelling than exploring the vast waters of the ocean, and swimming along its colorful and surprising wildlife. And in Tenerife, the best place to live this experience is with the Los Gigantes Diving Centre,...
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Carretera de Yé S/N HARÍA, 35541 Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Spain
Lanzarote – a Spanish delight, a volcanic wonderland, a hidden gem. The most easterly of the seven islands in the Spanish archipelago known as Canary Islands, is a relatively undiscovered island. Many who visit this beautiful place spend their...
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Europe’s in-the-know surfers head to Lanzarote, the easternmost of the seven Canary Islands. Sometimes referred to as Europe’s Hawaii, Lanzarote is flush with sunny days, volcanic cliffs, and in winter...
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Las Palmas, Spain
This very picturesque castle in Arrecife, on the Canary Island of Lanzarote reminded me very much of Castel del'Ouvo in the Bay of Naples in Italy. When I was there last week, the castle was closed - although I'm not sure if its ever opened. After...
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Lugar de El Grifo, 35550 San Bartolomé, Las Palmas, Spain
The setting: a Mars like landscape. The people: friendly islanders. The protagonist: great wines produced locally from volcanic soil - mineral-y, crisp and flavorful. The wind and condensation from the sea, floats over the grapes for a unique and...