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Enjoy Christmas With the Children in La Plagne

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 Desiree Michels (October 18, 2017)  Christmas decorations have started to appear in the shops, meaning that now’s the time to start preparations for the festive period (especially if you have little ones!). If you want to treat the family to a special Christmas and something a little different this year, then I highly recommend spending the holidays in the snowy La Plagne. Chalets serve as fantastic holiday havens, .. (Travel)

Count the Michelin Stars in Courchevel

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 Desiree Michels (October 12, 2017)  As all experienced skiers will know, an essential component of the après ski experience lies in the dining. In Courchevel, one of the most highly-sought after ski resorts in the Alps, the quality of the food and wine is of a higher altitude than the surrounding mountains. Many of the resort’s establishments have been awarded Michelin stars and offer a luxurious experience .. (Travel)

Athletic and Après Ski Adventures in La Tania

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 Desiree Michels (October 12, 2017)  If it's an adrenaline rush you're after, then La Tania is the perfect place for you. Nestled in the prestigious Three Valleys ski area and only two lift rides away from the swanky resorts of Mèribel and Courchevel, you're sure to have plenty of fun both on and off the piste! With a variety of pistes to choose from, you'll definitely be spoilt for choice here. For a double dose .. (Travel)

Top Tips for a Stress-Free Family Skiing Holiday

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 Desiree Michels (October 12, 2017)  Whatever your destination, going on a family holiday with young children in tow can be stressful. But don’t worry: with careful planning and research, you can ensure that your family will have an unforgettable holiday for all the right reasons! Now that the winter season’s upon us again, there's no better time to hit the slopes with your family. People often shy away from .. (Travel)

A Breath of Fresh Air: Exploring Montchavin From Above

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 Desiree Michels (October 03, 2017)  If your holidays are all about adrenaline-inducing action, having a laugh with mates and taking in amazing surroundings, then you will want to check out the village of Montchavin in the skiing region of La Plagne. Montchavin ticks all of the boxes, and is even a great choice when skiing is not an option. Visiting this area outside of winter is a breath of fresh air, and there are all .. (Travel)

Fine Wining and Dining in La Plagne: A Guide for Foodies

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 Desiree Michels (October 03, 2017)  Skiing holidays are not just about shredding powder – they are also a great opportunity to indulge in fine food and drink in an idyllic setting. I think that one of the best ski areas for foodies is La Plagne in the Tarentaise region of Paradiski. This is because it features many excellent restaurants, a welcoming atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. If you want to get dressed .. (Travel)

Make Memories in Montchavin: A Family Holiday to Remember

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 Desiree Michels (October 03, 2017)  Planning your next family skiing adventure? I always recommend the charming and family-friendly village of Montchavin in La Plagne to parents, as it is such a fun and convenient place to stay. Montchavin has a wonderful old-fashioned village charm with beautiful stone and wood buildings, pretty surroundings and a welcoming atmosphere. It also boasts some of the finest La Plagne chalets . (Travel)

Cruise Through the Gardens of England

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 Desiree Michels (September 28, 2017)  As May comes into full bloom, it can mean only one thing for those of us who are horticulturally inclined: the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The highlight of every green-fingered gardener’s calendar, this incredible event showcases the most beautiful gardens and innovative displays, and for those who have booked onto our acclaimed Flower Cruise on 21 May, you’ll be able to see it . (Travel)

Magical Carcassonne on the Canal du Midi

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 Desiree Michels (September 28, 2017)  Fans of river cruises will be well acquainted with the magnificent 150-mile long Canal du Midi, which is well known for the wonderful and varied countryside is meanders through. The canal connects the Garonne River just south of Toulouse with the Étang de Thau lagoons at Sete on the shores of the Mediterranean. One of the highlights of any trip along the canal is the chance to .. (Travel)

Escorted Tours of South America: What to Expect

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 Desiree Michels (September 27, 2017)  Want to discover all of the wonders that South America has to offer while benefiting from the expertise of guides and enjoying the company of like-minded individuals? You can expect a South America escorted tour to begin in style with a meet and greet at the airport. Enjoy a small and personal group setting, and there won’t be a bunkbed in sight! Single occupancy in quality hotels . (Travel)

Our Bucket List Recommendations for Travellers with Itchy Feet

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 Desiree Michels (September 27, 2017)  If you’re only going on one big blow-out trip this year, then why not make it a bucket list holidaydestination? Here are some ideas to get you dreaming big and ticking some amazing destinations off of your bucket list. So why not holidayin some of the most beautiful places on the planet or see a Wonder of the World? Just remember that life is short and to make the most of it. .. (Travel)

Annual or Single Trip Travel Insurance?

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 Desiree Michels (September 27, 2017)  Which is better: single trip travel insuranceor an annual policy? There are a couple of key factors to consider when trying to decide. Work out how many times you’ll be on holiday this year and how much a single trip travel insurance policy would cost for each trip. If you’re travelling to the United States, or plan to take several foreign holidays this year, then a .. (Travel)

Family Fun in Funchal: Our Top Nature Trips

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 Desiree Michels (September 26, 2017)  Regardless of the location, it can sometimes be a struggle to keep everyone in the family entertained during extended holidays. In Madeira, however, there’s no shortage of fantastic nature excursions within easy reach of the capital Funchal. And with a bit of proactive planning, each of these activities can really help you make the most of the archipelago’s natural beauty .. (Travel)

A Highbrow Holiday: Capital Culture in Madeira

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 Desiree Michels (September 26, 2017)  For those who want their holidays to Madeirato come with more than just a dash of cultural stimulation, I can think of no better place to focus your attention than Funchal. Along with an excellent collection of museums – some less traditional than others – that offer year-round intellectual nourishment, each March a bevy of literary heavyweights, no doubt partly tempted by .. (Travel)

A Guide to Scenic Cycling in Tuscany

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 Desiree Michels (September 25, 2017)  Looking to add a dash of fitness to your next holiday? If you’re travelling to Tuscany, that’s a great idea – while ambrosial, the region’s food is known to go straight from lips to hips! If cycling strikes your fancy, perhaps you’ve thought about pedalling through Tuscany, whose scenery simply couldn’t be more picturesque. Over the centuries, .. (Travel)

Hit the Right Note with Croatia’s Best Classical Music

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 Desiree Michels (September 25, 2017)  As if holidays in Croatia didn’t already have more than their fair share of stunning architecture, unique experiences and huge doses of culture, you can also enjoy the country’s thriving classical music scene. Whether you’re in the middle of a city or by the side of the sea, you can experience everything from opera to orchestra in our pick of the most breathtaking .. (Travel)

Head off the Tourist Trail around Split and Dubrovnik

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 Desiree Michels (September 25, 2017)  Croatia is home to some of the best known and most loved spots for holidaymakers, so there’s no denying that it’s at the top of the list when it comes to planning adventures abroad. Yet there’s a whole side to this wonderful country that the average visitor misses out on. Even the cities that attract the most tourists, such as Split and Dubrovnik, have some hidden .. (Travel)

Hit the Beach in Fabulous Faro

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 Desiree Michels (September 22, 2017)  Faro manages to avoid the mass throng of sun worshipers who make their way to Portugal’s Algarve every summer, as the city itself does not have a beach. The secret – which only a few of tourist have discovered so far – is that, while it may not have a beach, some of the Algarve’s most beautiful stretches of sand are only a short bus or ferry ride away. The .. (Travel)

Explore the Historic Sights of Faro

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 Desiree Michels (September 22, 2017)  While many visitors to Portugal’s popular Algarve see Faro as just a stop-off on their way to one of the holiday resorts along the coast, this fascinating city is so much more than that. For starters, its rich history, dating back to pre-Roman times, is well worth exploring. While looking out the window during a Faro Airport transfer, many visitors catch a quick glimpse of the .. (Travel)

Adrenaline-Fuelled Adventures in Barcelona

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 Desiree Michels (September 22, 2017)  While you may be thinking that Barcelona is a bit touristy for your taste, don’t be too quick to write it off. In fact, it’s the perfect destination for family holidays, especially if you’re looking to release your inner dare devil and try out some thrilling activities. So that you’ll know where to look, I’ve compiled a list of Barcelona’s best .. (Travel)

Your Guide to Business in Barcelona

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 Desiree Michels (September 19, 2017)  Anyone who has done their fair share of business travel will know that there are some destinations that can be difficult and challenging, and some that are sleek and effortless. Barcelona definitely belongs to the latter category. From welcoming VIP lounges at the airport and smooth Barcelona airport transfers into the city, to elegant meetings spaces and impressive fine-dining .. (Travel)

Say ‘Adios!’ to Single Life with a Stag Do in Barcelona

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 Desiree Michels (September 19, 2017)  Going on a stag do is the ultimate laugh, but organising one yourself can be a bit daunting. One of the best ways to take the stress out of it is to book a fantastic destination where you and your mates – and, of course, the groom-to-be – can’t fail to have a good time. Barcelona is just such a destination. As a city break it offers more than most with a fantastic .. (Travel)

The Top Footie Sites to See on a Milan City Break

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 Desiree Michels (September 19, 2017)  Forget all the stuff you’ve heard about Milan being the ‘fashion capital of Europe’, Italy’s second largest city actually has two passions: clothes and football. The Milanese have good reason to love the glorious game, because their city boasts not one but two of Europe’s leading clubs – FC Internazionale (known as ‘Inter’ Milan) and AC .. (Travel)

Move and Groove in Milan: A Guide to its Nightlife

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 Desiree Michels (September 13, 2017)  Milan is the capital of style and sophistication, but fashion here isn’t confined to clothes. Be it bars, clubs or restaurants, fashion moves fast – and with so much on offer, it can be difficult to know where to go. I’ve used my intimate knowledge of the city to pick out some of the most exciting venues to enjoy an aperitivo, dance the night away and recover the next .. (Travel)

Fashion Maketh the Man in Milan!

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 Desiree Michels (September 13, 2017)  It’s well known that fashion maketh the man, and this is truer in Milan than anywhere else. The Milan Fashion Week is one of the most important events in the international fashion calendar, as Milan is synonymous with heritage, quality craftsmanship and exquisite, bespoke styles. If you’ve got money to spend, Milan is the place to go for high-end, high-quality menswear. .. (Travel)

Best Foot Forward: Milan’s Most Fashionable Shoe Stores

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 Desiree Michels (September 13, 2017)  Milan, the home of Prada and Versace, is a vibrant city where high fashion and street style meet. Where better to shop for shoes than the undisputed home of style? Since Milan is the hub of both men’s and women’s fashion, you’re sure to find many of your favourite luxury brands here. From timeless elegance at Santoni to celebrity trends with Casadei, here are the best .. (Travel)

Discover the Treasures of Tuscany in One Day

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 Desiree Michels (August 29, 2017)  Visiting Tuscany? From art to wine to nature, this region’s rich history and culture has plenty in store for the curious traveller – so much, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to begin your holiday. If you’re planning a flash trip and would like to get the lay of the land upon arrival, you’ll benefit from signing up for one of the many great .. (Travel)

Beyond Playa del Carmen: Child-Friendly Fun in South America

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 Desiree Michels (August 29, 2017)  If you’ve got young children, Mexico’s Playa del Carmen is the perfect holiday destination (assuming you’ve got the right travel insurance for South America, of course). You can spend the day at the beach, or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, there are loads of nearby places to visit, including ancient Mayan ruins and underwater cenotes. Take a Day .. (Travel)

A Backpacker’s Guide to South America

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 Desiree Michels (August 29, 2017)  Backpacking is a great way of exploring the treasure trove of thrilling cities, breathtaking tropical beaches and astounding ancient ruins in South America. It could be the adventure of a lifetime! There are just a few things you should remember before setting off… Bring Offline Activities The easiest and cheapest way of travelling around is by bus (tip: you’ll want to get .. (Travel)

Taking Children to Paris: A Family-Friendly Holiday

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 Desiree Michels (August 24, 2017)  Paris may be the city of love, but that doesn’t mean it’s just for couples. With a whole host of child-friendly activities and attractions, this sparkling location is perfect for young families, too. We’ve assembled some of the best examples of ways to keep both kids and parents happy whilst holidaying in the City of Lights. Champ-de-Mars Park The park’s name .. (Travel)

Discover Alaska’s Natural Gems

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 Desiree Michels (August 24, 2017)  If you’re looking for a place to go on holiday that has just that little something extra, look no further than Alaska’s stunning landscapes. This incredible country is rich in scenery, nature and wildlife, and is fascinating to explore. We’ve picked out three of the most exciting activities to try while you’re on your Alaskan adventure. Make sure you take out a .. (Travel)

Understanding the Rules of the Galapagos National Park

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 Desiree Michels (August 23, 2017)  Before leaving for a Galapagos holiday, becoming familiar with the rules of behaviour set in place by the Galapagos National Park Directorate will ensure that visitors are equipped with the necessary knowledge to enjoy an experience that's both respectful and responsible. There are 14 rules set out by the National Park that must be strictly adhered to at all times, which apply to .. (Travel)

Meet the Sally Lightfoot Crabs of the Galapagos Islands

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 Desiree Michels (August 23, 2017)  While not endemic to the Galapagos Islands, the Sally Lightfoot Crabs are one of the most striking species for wildlife lovers to encounter on the archipelago, notable for their vibrant red and blue colouring and lightning-fast agility. Found in abundance around the coastal rocks and sandy beaches, they play a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of the islands’ .. (Travel)

At Home in the Galapagos: The Wildlife You Won't Find Anywhere Else

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 Desiree Michels (August 23, 2017)  A Galapagos cruise is one of the most incredible wildlife travel experiences on offer around the world. The opportunity to encounter the wildlife of the fascinating archipelago in a relaxed, unhurried way allows participants to make a genuine connection with this most magnificent part of the planet. A Wealth of Unique Wildlife Many of the animals that can be seen during the course of a . (Travel)

Off the Beaten Track at the Venice Biennale 2017

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 Desiree Michels (August 21, 2017)  Get away from the culture vulture crowds at this year’s Venice Biennale and enjoy first-class exhibitions in the city centre’s less touristy venues. Here are a few of my favourite spots, which allow you to take in the art without jostling for viewing space. Avoiding the hordes begins at the airport, so book one of Shuttle Direct’s Venice airport transfers to begin your . (Travel)

Highlights of the Venice Biennale 2017: An Art Review

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 Desiree Michels (August 21, 2017)  Do you plan to take in some of the best that the 2017 Venice Biennale has to offer? This guide outlines some of the unmissable exhibits – as well as the most convenient way to get from Venice airport to Venice – so that you can spend more time meandering through the installations instead of worrying about crowded airport buses or extortionate local taxis. Giardini The .. (Travel)

3 Non-Touristy Tips for a Weekend in Venice

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 Desiree Michels (August 21, 2017)  Although many consider Venice to be a tourist trap, here are some hidden gems that you can enjoy on a weekend break. These will leave you sitting on your Venice airporttransfer home, feeling happy and fulfilled at having experienced an alternative side to this well-known city. Cruising the Grand Canal in a Vaporetto Travelling by vaporetto is arguably the best way to experience the .. (Travel)

Everything You Need to Know About Milan’s Duomo

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 Desiree Michels (August 15, 2017)  At over 100,000 square feet, the Duomo in Milan is the fifth largest Christian church in the world. And of those which boast a larger surface area (including Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica and New York’s St. John the Divine), it is easily the oldest. Construction on this stunning building actually began in the 14th Century, with the completed nave finally consecrated in .. (Travel)

Get a Slice of the Sicilian Good Life in Catania

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 Desiree Michels (August 15, 2017)  Farm stays – known locally as agriturismo – have become an important part of Italian tourism as visitors get the chance to stay in a room or annex on a working farm in the Italian countryside. Nowhere is this form of tourism more vital to the traditional way of life than in the many farms offering the authentic stays in Sicily. These farms offer travellers a unique .. (Travel)

Volcanic Adventures the Kids will Lava in Sicily

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 Desiree Michels (August 15, 2017)  Mount Etna in Sicily is so much more than just a volcano – it is an outdoor adventure playground for families with an adventurous spirit. If hiking through inactive volcanic craters, jeep safaris through barren landscapes or swinging from trees high above the forest floor appeals, then you should point one of our pre-booked taxis from Catania airport in the direction of Mount .. (Travel)

3 Must-Try Adventures for a Ski Holiday in Val d'Isère

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 Desiree Michels (August 14, 2017)  Although it’s still summer (not that you’d know it with the weather we’ve been having lately!), it’s never too early to start planning your winter skiing getaway. This year, why not supplement your skiing shenanigans with something even more adventurous? Here are some of my favourite winter sports that don’t involve a pair of skis – and that allow you . (Travel)

Stylish Skiing – and More – in Scuol

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 Desiree Michels (August 14, 2017)  The summer sun may still be shining, but it’s never too early to start planning your winter ski holiday! If you’re in search of something a little more special this year, Scuol in the Swiss Alps has plenty of luxury experiences in store for you. Pampering at the BognEngiadina If you’re travelling with (or trying to impress!) a significant other or just want to treat .. (Travel)

Putt above Par: Glorious Golfing in Cancún

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 Desiree Michels (August 14, 2017)  Golf on some of the most scenic and luxurious courses on the planet in Cancún, Mexico for a truly decadent holiday this summer. These are three of my all-time favourites, and all boast outstanding vistas, on-site restaurants… and incredible golfing, of course! Playa Mujeres Golf Club Located only 20 minutes north of Cancún, this 18-hole par 72 course was designed by . (Travel)

Discover 5 Romantic Spots in Catania

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 Desiree Michels (August 02, 2017)  The first thing you’ll notice as you approach Sicily’s second largest city on your Catania airport transfer is its dramatic, mysterious neighbour. The volcano Mount Etna looms over the historic city – the perfect theatrical back drop for this gritty, romantic town. The next thing you’ll notice are the domes and towers of Catania’s historic centre, creating . (Travel)

Discover Navigli, Milan's Most Charming District

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 Desiree Michels (August 02, 2017)  The beautiful, fascinating Italian city of Milan has much more to offer than its elegant, high-end boutiques and luxury shopping. So once you’ve had your fill of designer clothing and refined retail, discover Milan’s bustling, beating heart in the historic Navigli district with its hip bars, excellent restaurants and authentic Milanese atmosphere. The Oldest Part of the .. (Travel)

Truffle Out Tuscany’s Gastronomic Treasures

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 Desiree Michels (July 27, 2017)  It’s found in oil, pasta, sauces, and even vodka: of course, I’m talking about the truffle, one of the world’s most exquisite, versatile, and expensive culinary delights. Although truffles are extremely sought-after and their distinctive smell and taste are immediately recognisable among gastronomy connoisseurs and amateurs alike, few people actually know how this .. (Travel)

Making Memories in Murano: A Romantic Trip to the Island of Glass

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 Desiree Michels (July 27, 2017)  Ah, Venice: the city of dreamy streets, glistening canals, and spectacular architecture. What could be more romantic than taking your one and only on a honeymoon to The Floating City? After all, there’s plenty of enchanting activities to keep you entertained in Venice. Walking tours will keep you active; lavish, candlelit dinners will appeal to your inner romantic; and gondola .. (Travel)

Discovering the Doge’s Palace

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 Desiree Michels (July 27, 2017)  How about a lovely Venice walking tour? With its extensive history, intricate architectural miracles, and plenty of opportunities for romance, spending a few days in the City of Canals is perhaps as close as you’ll ever get to a holiday of absolute perfection. Of course, a trip to Venice wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its most iconic cultural attraction: the .. (Travel)

Taste the Culinary Wonders of the Canaries

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 Desiree Michels (July 26, 2017)  No longer are the Canary Islands simply a place for sunbathing – over the past few years a thriving culinary scene has emerged that has turned this part of the world into an incredible gastronomic experience. We’ve picked out what we consider to be the most impressive restaurants you can find in resorts in Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. Be Greedy in Gran Canaria In .. (Travel)

Reach the Peak of Hiking Holidays in Tenerife

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 Desiree Michels (July 26, 2017)  Hiking may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a holiday in sunny Tenerife, but if incredible scenery, beautiful wildlife and a bit of adventure appeals to you, then there’s no better place to test your legs. We’ve sourced the three most breathtaking trails and the best resorts in Tenerife to let you immerse yourself in this natural paradise. Give .. (Travel)




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