Thursday, January 27, 2022

Travel News

Vejer de la Frontera – dining capital

Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke traces the reasons Vejer has become a true frontier for cooking

Horsing around in the Axarquia

Eloise Horsfield is advised to go easy on the hip flask as she rides a trusty mare through the wilds near Periana

Whale watching in Tarifa

A fantastic place for a fun and environmentally friendly day out

Shedding light on the Costa de la Luz

We present a guided tour of the beautiful Coast of Light

Uncovering the hidden gems of Chiclana de la Frontera

Wendy Andersen on the hidden delights of her home town of Chiclana

Riding the wind: Kite-surfing on the Costa del Sol

The Costa de la Luz is one of Spain’s top spots for kitesurfing – and good for diving too

Sally Harrison takes a ride up to majestic Comares

Uncovering the Arabic past of one of the Axarquia's most popular towns

Tarifa: Where the wind blows

Wendy Williams is blown away by the magic of Tarifa, Europe’s southernmost point

Two Old Fools and a jellyfish

In the final extract from Victoria Twead’s Chicken, Mules and Two Old Fools she and husband Joe get to grips with the local wildlife…

Andalucians told to stay home this summer

Restrictions also loosened for Latin Americans to encourage more Andalucian holidays

New runway for Malaga airport tipped to create a tourism take-off

The new runway will double the capacity of the airport and accomodate state-of-the-art airplanes

A vote of confidence

Victoria Twead gets to grips with small town Spanish politics in the latest extract from her book Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools…

Blood Wedding, nudist beaches and Mojito Joe!

Cabo de Gata is Andalucia’s best place to chill out and relax, reckons Olive Press editor Jon Clarke

Mojacar the mystic mount

Lenox Napier offers a history of Mojacar and how the town got its name

Living it up on the Levante

Wendy Williams takes a ride up Almeria’s Levante coast

Mojacar: The Corner of Enchantment

Long-time resident Lenox Napier recalls the good old days of Mojacar when his dad played checkers with Orson Welles and kicked a young Dennis Hopper up the backside

Happy at La Haza in Spain

Expat-run Cortijo voted among 25 best B&Bs in Spain

False alarm

Continuing in our series of extracts from Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, Victoria Twead grabs her Great Aunt Elsa and prepares for an earthquake….

A herbal adventure in the Alpujarras

Eloise Horsfield spends the day with herb enthusiast Sue Rodgers, learning which plants combat pongy feet, what the Egyptians used to fight coughs and even making her own body scrub

Why I am still in love with Spain

Author Chris Stewart explains why he has no intentions of picking up sticks and going back to the UK - despite the current recession and tough times for expats

Green for Go in Andalucia

Take a trip along Andalucia’s best inland secret the Via Verde, writes Jon Clarke

Cliff-hanger drama

Continuing his series of walks for the Olive Press local author Guy Hunter-Watts takes us on a stunning coastal walk close to Almunecar along The Cantarrijan and El Canuelo Trail

Meet the neighbours

In the second in our series of extracts from Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, British expat Victoria Twead gets to know her neighbours over a bottle (or three) of homemade wine…

An appetite for fun in Sevilla

Patrick Curry takes a look at Andalucia’s biggest fair, Sevilla’s Feria de Abril

Fancy a ‘Chris Stewart week’?

An opportunity to spend seven days of walking, talking, eating and drinking with the Driving Over Lemons author

Beware of the bull

Rough Guide author Geoff Garvey on the dangers of ignoring signs when hiking, and shares his pick of the Andalucian parks




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