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Walking Amongst Volcanoes in Tenerife

Last night we squinted through the dusk to follow the rocky, uneven path that led us back from a fiery sunset looking down into the gaping mouth of Pico Viejo, and descended Mount Teide, the moon shadow of our cable car … ..more

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Mount Teide

They say the altitude might affect you. Hardly surprising. The Teleferico Teide cable car shoots up to the upper station at 29kmh in a matter of minutes and suddenly you’re at 3,555 metres. A glass of bubbly or mug of hot … ..more

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Bradt Travel Guides scoop Gold Award

Bradt Travel Guides – founded by Guild member Hilary Bradt – scooped the Gold Award at this year’s Wanderlust Travel Awards in the Top Guidebook Series category, beating DK Eyewitness and Lonely Planet into second and third places respectively. It’s been a good few months for … ..more

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Whale Trail

Liz Gill spots pilot whales and bottle-nosed dolphins off the coast of Tenerife I’m not much of a betting person but a 99 per cent chance should be good enough for anyone so I’m quietly confident as our catamaran pulls away … ..more

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Strolling around Santa Cruz

On Tenerife’s northeast coast, Santa Cruz is the island’s capital. During the BGTW AGM in Tenerife, our group spent a couple of hours on a comprehensive guided walking trip. First up was the Expressionist Auditorio de Tenerife, inspired by the … ..more

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Aquatic Fly Over

Most of us like to remain in our comfort zones. My comfort zone is avoiding anything with more than a modicum of risk. Your idea of a modicum of risk may be paragliding, bungee jumping or Formula 1 motor racing. … ..more

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Foodie delights

During this year’s AGM in Tenerife, a group of epicurean Guild members set off to discover Tenerife’s food and wine on a gastronomy tour. Starting with a walk around the World Heritage Centre of La Laguna, two local guides Isidiro … ..more

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Tenerife’s Thai-style water park

Family travel specialist and blogger Gretta Schifano writes about Tenerife’s Thai-style water park, Siam Park. Siam Park is one of the top water parks in the world (THE top water park in the world, according to TripAdvisor) and I was … ..more

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Taganana trail: sugarcane struggles and shepherd’s jumps

Tenerife’s Las Vueltas Hike has a past as colourful as its scenery, says Luke Waterson. “In January and February in Tenerife, you have to get ready for shivering in snow on the peaks, and sun-bathing on the beach, all in … ..more

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Awards for Isabel

Isabel Conway has been named Travel Writer of the Year  (2015) in the awards organised by Travel Extra, the leading Irish print and online trade publication. She was voted overall winner by an independent panel of journalists. Latest of a string of awards … ..more

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