The comeback Canary

“Europe’s newest peak is still smouldering. Clouds of white steam curl across ebony slopes, melting up into clouds that gather above a currently nameless mountain.” In September 2021 the island of La Palma started spewing fire. The youngest Canary Island – a mere spring chicken at only 1.8 million years …

Get blown away by Tenerife

“The land is all shades of spice, from cinnamon to paprika, saffron to cumin.” Tenerife gets a bad rap. Yes, if you hit the resorts you’ll find high-rise hotels and English breakfasts, but explore just a little further and you’ll encounter dramatic volcanic landscapes, ancient fishing villages and fresh fish …

Weekend in Jerez

“There is, I am learning, a sherry for all occasions.” Last month I visited the city of Jerez, the home of sherry. Before my visit I was convinced that I didn’t like sherry. But then I found myself trying it with everything from jamón ibérico to chocolate cake, and I …