cobbles, pavé, flanders, cycling, koppenberg

Conquering Cobbles in Flanders

Now in it's 101st year, the Tour of Flanders or Ronde van Vlaanderen is best known as one of the two major cobbled cycle races of the season. Although the race route has changed over years one thing has not - the steep, cobbled bergs through the Belgian countryside. Often a defining career moment for those that manage [...]

Snorkelling wrecks in Barbados

Who would have thought that by just swimming out into the ocean you could explore ship wrecks with just a snorkel? Well, it's totally possible in Barbados. Don't be fooled into paying for an expensive boat trip (unless you want the experience, alcohol and food too), because in Carlisle Bay, just south of Bridge Town on [...]

Barbados – top tips to stay longer for less

Home to beautiful white beaches, sugar plantations, palm trees and the best rum, Barbados is the ultimate choice for a Caribbean holiday. But for most, their experience of Barbados is thanks to the hundreds of holiday resorts that line the south and west coast, providing all-inclusive experiences and organised excursions.  And unless you only want [...]

Adventurous Azores – 14 days on Sao Miguel

Third of the way out into the Atlantic on route to America, sits a family of 9 volcanic Islands, stretching over 600km. "The Azores?! Where are they?" is pretty much the confused response I've had from everyone that's asked where I've recently been on holiday. And not surprisingly given  TAP Portugal, SATA and Ryan Air are the only carriers currently to [...]