By Johanna Bradley

Tempting Tavira: an Algarve gem

Tavira, in the eastern Algarve, is a beautiful small town at the mouth of the river Gilao, just 20 minutes by car from the Spanish border.

Zakopane: fun in the snow!

A busy little town, at the foot of the Tatra mountain range in southern Poland, and just a couple of hours south of Krakow, Zakopane is blessed with a wonderful location.

Praia de Odeceixe - a cautionary tale!

The guidebook suggested that Odeceixe, at the northern end of Portugal's Costa Vicentina, was a haven for hippies and surf dudes from June to September.

An Algarve blessing at Easter

Well aware of the pageant that is Easter in major Catholic cities, and the attendant crowds that go with, I was in search of the warmth and intimacy of something smaller.

Girona exceeds expectations!

My day out in Girona took rather a strange turn when I entered the Tourist Information office on Rambla de la Llibertat.