Calo des Moro

Calo des Moro

Mallorca
As well as its popular, beautiful mainstream tourist beaches, Mallorca's coast is full of small, natural 'cove' beaches - known as calas - many of which are more remote and difficult to access, but provide a more natural and 'wild' beach experience for those willing to put the effort into hiking / climbing / boating to them. Perhaps the most…
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Cala Murta Beach, Near Formentor

Cala Murta Beach, Near Formentor

Mallorca
We had seen pictures of Cala Murta before our trip to Mallorca - and we knew it was a remote, natural beach hidden away and only accessible by walking a forested mountain-side trail. It sounded like just the type of place we love to visit - and a welcome change from the busier, more mainstream tourist beaches on the island.…
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Cala Deia

Cala Deia

Mallorca
Cala Deia was the third of Mallorca's best, hidden natural cove beaches on our list to visit, after Cala Murta and Calo des Moro and is one of Mallorca's most famous beaches - apparently a popular hangout of the rich and famous who come to enjoy its stunning cliff-side restaurant that overlooks the clear blue waters of the cove. The…
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Mondrago Natural Park

Mondrago Natural Park

Mallorca
Mondrago Natural Park is a beautiful area of beaches, forested coastal and cliff-side walks very close to the popular resorts of Santanyi and Cala D'Or in the south-east of Mallorca. We were looking for somewhere to visit a bit different to the main tourist beaches - and Mondrago Natural Park's description of having natural beaches accessed through woodland walks sounded…
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Haugesund on P&O Iona Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Haugesund on P&O Iona Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Norway
After experiencing the incredible natural beauty of Stavanger, Olden, Hellesylt and Geiranger on Iona’s previous ports of call, it’s a surprise to wake up on the final day in Norway, to open the curtains and find yourself in Haugesund, with a view of a large shipyard, commercial docks, cranes and boatsheds as your view! Haugesund is not billed as a…
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P&O Cruises Iona – Cabin Review

P&O Cruises Iona – Cabin Review

Norway
We had a four-berth cabin on deck 9 (cabin no. 9.403 to be exact) to house our family of two adults and two teenage children for the week.  I mentioned in another post how I had been reluctant to go on what was my first ever cruise - and the idea of being crammed, all four of us, into a…
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Valencia Zoo (Bioparc Valencia)

Valencia Zoo (Bioparc Valencia)

Spain
We visited Valencia Zoo (also known as Bioparc Valencia) in February half-term. We're not normally huge fans of zoos really, but Valencia Zoo was absolutely brilliant - definitely the best thing we did on our week's holiday here and definitely the best zoo and one of, if not the best, visitor attractions we've visited anywhere. It was a lovely sunny,…
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February Half-Term Trip to Valencia

February Half-Term Trip to Valencia

Spain
With Covid travel restrictions being lifted and travelling becoming easier, we decided to use the February half-term as a chance to escape the depressing winter weather in the UK and head to Spain on a last-minute five-day city break to Valencia.  A welcome escape from the UK winter Storms were battering England as we left, so we were pleased to…
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Kayaking & paddle board hire at Lake Montriond

Kayaking & paddle board hire at Lake Montriond

Portes du Soleil
Lake Montriond is stunningly beautiful. Drive past on the road from Morzine to Les Lindarets (the 'goat village') on a sunny day and the glimpses of the still turquoise water against the dramatic mountain backdrop are enough to virtually stop you in your tracks. It's impossible to pass by and not want to stop to take a closer look, a…
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Exterieur Nature – Tubing, Near Perpignan

Exterieur Nature – Tubing, Near Perpignan

Banyuls Sur Mer
After a week staying in Banyuls Sur Mer and hanging around the sea and nearby beaches we decided we wanted a change of scenery and to see what we could find to do towards the mountains of the Pyrenees. We found Exterieur Nature - an outdoor activity centre about an hour's drive from Banyuls Sur Mer, which operates a variety…
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Snorkelling Trail at Peyrefite Beach, Cerbère

Snorkelling Trail at Peyrefite Beach, Cerbère

Banyuls Sur Mer
Whenever we go on holiday we love to take our diving masks and snorkels with us to use on the beaches, so even before we visited Banyuls Sur Mer we were keen to visit the 'snorkelling trail' we'd heard about at nearby Cerbère marine reserve on Peyrefite Beach, just up the road from Banyuls Sur Mer. Testing out the new…
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