Wednesday, February 21, 2018

If you are fat, don’t fly Ryanair

Not one to miss out on a big opportunity, Ryanair is thinking of charging obese passengers more to use their flights

Africa en famille

Is it possible to cart your wife and kids across the Straits for a long weekend in Morocco? Luke Stewart gave it a go

‘Best bargain hotel in the World’ near Ronda

Hotel Molino del Santo, in Benaojan, has also been voted ‘Best Hidden Gem in Europe’ by the millions of customers who use the Trip Advisor website each year.

Andalucia hotels with the mostest

The Olive Press asked seasoned travel writer Guy Hunter Watts to pick out his eight favourite hotels in Andalucia.... one for each province

Not so Lanzagrotty

On a recent trip to the most northern of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote, I was amazed at the breathtaking landscape and sheer diversity of food.

The wolfman of Antequera

Historic Antequera is just a wolf howl away from a fascinating wilderness park in Malaga’s mountainous interior.

Under Extremeño Skies

The reputations of Pizarro and other conquistadores left a legacy for the mother of an extremeño to worry about

Horsing around in the hills

Pale rider Jason Heppenstall does his best Clint Eastwood impression and convinces his family that he is not in fact a cowboy

Journey to the Imperial City

Jason Heppenstall travels to Toledo - the “Rome of Spain” - and ends up in a Brit bar like no other AFTER two days on...

Alhambra rambled

The secret walks led by the superb Alhambra Rambler are nothing to be scared of - as Lisa Tilley finds out

Málaga dreaming

Bob Maddox stops off in the capital of the Costa del Sol and strolls arounds the city’s peculiar – yet spectacular – cathedral

Deia dreaming in Mallorca

Jason Heppenstall spends an idyllic few days on the island of Mallorca – and comes home without his hubcaps

Naked Spain

The Olive Press guides you around some of Spain’s best naturist resorts. Factor 30 sun cream a must!

Gibraltar rocks!

Forget sunburned ex-pats and cheap booze, Jon Clarke discovers the Med’s little Britain has had a makeover

Room with a view – Murcia

The Olive Press sends Vernon Grant to stylish Murcia where he finds a city bucking recent trends across Spain

Gardens of Andalucia

Landscape gardener Nola Lyttle takes a tour of some of the botanical delights of Andalucia, Spain and offers a handy hint when it comes to your own back garden

Holiday home swap

Bob Maddox tackles the in and outs of allowing a complete stranger into your home while worrying about the contents of his fridge.

Through the Moorway to Africa

Chances are, like many of the hundreds of thousands of northern Europeans who live in Andalucía, your idea of an adventure is a day trip to some perilously perched pueblo blanco or half an hour paragliding. Well, can I make a suggestion?

The Twin Alhamas of Granada and Almería

The Olive Press gets steamed up over what is on offer in both Alhama de Almería and Alhama de Granada

Take a Stroll Around Spain’s Regal Capital

JUDITH COOKE takes us from the square of the Discalced Nuns of Saint Clare to the gates of the city's royal palace

Room with a View – Pamplona

Pamplona is the capital of Navarra, a region known for its wine and little else. In itself this is a great shame as the area is unspoilt and very welcoming to visitors

Exciting New Year’s Destinations

THE Olive Press trawls the globe to bring you the best end of year parties and holiday destination ideas to see in 2007 in...

Room with a view – El Torcal

EL Torcal Park Nature Reserve is known as the enchanted mountain range. It is not somewhere for the faint hearted or for those scared...
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