The Canary Islands have always been a firm favourite to visit. Perched off the coast of north-west Africa, these Spanish islands are just too beautiful to miss. Full disclosure, I really have to be honest, It never felt like ‘my cup of tea’ and for so many years I kind of resigned the Canary Islands to the back of my … Continue Reading

Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands (which, despite being just off the coast of Africa are actually Spanish) is definitely one place that surprised me on our recent travels. The landscape here is diverse, absolutely stunning (as you might have seen from this post here, this one in the mountains and this one with that that … Continue Reading

Yup, we’re in the midst of winter… frosty mornings, chilly winds and flurries of snow! However much you love winter, it can be a testing season, especially as the longer nights take hold. I’m all about embracing winter, in fact, the thought of a log cabin, roaring fire and plenty of snow is a total … Continue Reading

This is a very quick post! I just found these photos from our trip to Fuerteventura where, we had a little challenge of trying to photograph the night sky. Seeing as I’d already done Northern Lights photography a couple of times, I was pretty sure this was gonna be a walk in the park. Surely … Continue Reading

One of the most surprising things about the Canary Island of Fuerteventura is without a doubt its ever-changing landscape. One minute you’re sailing through clear blue water, the next you’re running through endless sand dunes and before you know it, you’re surrounded by absolutely stunning mountains and rolling hills (very akin to the Atlas mountains … Continue Reading

Truth be told, until we arrived in Fuerteventura with Thomas Cook Airlines, I’d never even heard of Betancuria. Even after arriving in this little Spanish village, I still struggled to pronounce the name properly (still not sure if I know how to pronounce it properly now actually but I think it’s miles better than my first … Continue Reading

Waking up to sunshine in the Canary Islands and knowing how cold it was when you left London truly doesn’t lose its appeal! 🙂 After our day out exploring Lobos island and sailing the Canary Island with Thomas Cook Airlines, we figured we would spend the next day exploring more of Fuerteventura, albeit on land … Continue Reading

To be honest, I had no idea what to expect from the Canary Islands. I knew they are islands off the coast of Africa (near Morocco to be more precise) and that they weather is pretty great but asides those fairly obvious facts, I didn’t know what to prepare myself for. 🙂 Experiencing Fuerteventura (one … Continue Reading

Fuerteventura was one of those islands that had always been on my radar but had somehow never visited. Actually, come to think of it, there are so many things that I always wanted to do and place I’d love to visit (even at home in glorious London Town) but somehow never manage to experience. Case in … Continue Reading

As you already know from our previous post (and probably from our brand new instagram over at @HLOBlog) we’re in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands and it’s so much more beautiful than we imagined. I was whatsapping Georgia and Chris back in the UK and trying to describe Fuerteventura but this Canary island has such an … Continue Reading

For the uninitiated, the Canary Islands area group of Spanish Islands off the coast of West Africa. We’re currently in Fuerteventura with Thomas Cook Airlines and we’ve taken over their instagram! You can find us on their instagram at @thomascookairlinesuk for the next few days. We’ve already gotten a head start and put up some photos (see … Continue Reading