Islas Cies, Galicia: Spain’s treasured islands

Theyre home to one of Spains finest beaches, but have no automobiles , no hotels and visitor numbers are strictly limited As with all the best adventures, we never actually intended to go to the Islas Cies. The beaches of northern Galicia were our destination. Well, they were until my spouse clicked her weather app […]

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Going offline: the benefits of a transgres from the internet

On the first day we kept checking our phones, even after they had died. Maddy, who was quite young at the time, seemed to find the absence of screens inexplicable, as if she was being unfairly penalise. What kind of a holiday fails to deliver the basics of human existence, like an iPad? She slept […]

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British Columbia road trip: the art of get lost

This epic Canadian landscape is best enjoyed on a meandering, unplanned overland tour in a Jeep with a bed on the roof The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There […]

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