The county abroad I visited most as a child, Spain’s islands are still often my first port of call for a relaxing package holiday by the beach and there’s plenty to discover in the cities of its mainland too.

Mallorca – Revisiting a childhood holiday

“We took a walk to the neighbouring village of Porto Colom. As we left the apartments, we immediately remembered our way around the small resort of Cala Marcal…The cove of sand sweeping back to the quiet road, behind which, the Cala Marcal hotel stood…”

Returning to a Balearic Island resort I’d holidayed at as a child. Read about my experience here.

Christmas in the Canaries

“We had been to the resort of Costa Teguise once before, again when I was a teenager, and were keen to find out if it had changed much from what we remembered…”

Returning to Costa Teguise, a Lanzarote resort I’d holidayed at as a teenager, for a Christmas break. Read about my trip here.

A winter break in the Canaries

“We awoke…to glorious, warm sunshine and … ventured out to spend the day exploring Costa Teguise. Starting at Playa de los Charcos, the closest beach to our hotel, we made our way along the esplanade stopping to enjoy the views across the Atlantic Ocean…”

I returned to Lanzarote for some winter sun and to explore more of the island, including Timanfaya National Park. Read about my trip here.