Tenerife’s marvels: some free, some expensive

TENERIFE is the most-talked-about island: tropical paradise or Babylonian hell? Perfect retirement haven, or landing port for party goers?In this article, I will give you my personal, possibly-unrequired, opinion. I’ll start by describing my first impression, the day I got off the plane, five years ago, in the remote year 2013.It was a shock. I […]

Holiday choices for Tenerife residents!

IN the age of connectivity, travelling has become cheap and easy. Tenerife is, nowadays, the main European, touristic hub. Every year, millions of people come to visit our beautiful island, attracted by the “world’s best weather”, and the spectacular landscapes. But what about all of us, living and thriving in Tenerife all year round? Where […]

It’s holiday time again

Have you got that Liberty feeling? ONCE again, summer is here with a vengeance. Temperatures are soaring, and, with the influx of tourists, you have to keep your wits about you at all times when driving. Holiday makers who rent a car may be driving on the opposite side of the road to their home […]

Why Columbus did not need a satnav on board

By Trevor Laffan I HAVE travelled a bit, and I am lucky to have seen some wonderful places in my time. I have no fear when it comes to broadening my horizons, not unlike Christopher Columbus, I suppose. The main difference between me and Christy is that I can’t find things, while he was fairly […]

Tenmás cards for ‘a new way of life’

THE Titsa Bono bus card will be replaced by a multi-purpose Tenmás card from next January, to make things easier for travellers. Cabildo President Carlos Alonso, explaining the reason for  changing the popular Bono, said: “This is the first step towards a new payment system, which is intended to simplify the current system. It will […]

Tenerife tourism’s blossoming again

NEARLY 1.9 million passengers arrived in Tenerife during the first quarter of the year, which was a 4.7% growth against the same period last year. The figure indicates that the island received the most tourists in the Canaries in the first three months of 2017, followed by Gran Canaria (1.6m, +17%); Lanzarote (818,782, +8,8 %) […]

BA’s sunshine bonus

BRITISH AIRWAYS will start flying from Birmingham and Bristol airports again, with four summer-only routes to Spain and Italy. The airline last flew from the airports in 2007, when the regional airline business was sold to Flybe. From May, BA will begin direct flights to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, and to Italian city Florence. Basic, […]

It’s Almond Blossom time

By Colin Kirby BRISTLING and buzzing, the heavily-laden, almond-blossom trees held equal attraction for the bees, regardless of their white or pink petals. Yes, almond-blossom season is here again, and Santiago del Teide is ablaze with hundreds of trees in full bloom, beside the stark, volcanic landscape, formed by the last big Tenerife eruption in […]

Seeing Red in El Medano  

  By Colin Kirby FLAGGING a bit with your New Year pledge to get fit, or simply after a rewarding walk, why not go up in the world and take a stroll up Montaña Roja, the red mountain standing guard the far end of the airport’s runway. At 200 metres high it may look a […]

It’s heaven-scent Dublin

By Vanessa Vee ONE of the best weekend breaks to enjoy, arguably, has to be in the Emerald Isle – namely Dublin, where the Temple Bar is an absolute must! It’s a pretty, cobble-stoned, fairy-lit district, crammed with bars, restaurants, traditional Irish pubs and, of course, not an Irish person anywhere in sight. The area […]

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