Experiencing Tenerife’s Traditional African Market in Santa Cruz

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the blissful sound of the countryside. I walked through the dark villa, slats of brilliant sunlight lighting up horizontal lines on the red stone floor. My feet slapped quietly on the cold tiles. One by one, I approached the wooden shutters, pulled down the heavy grey iron bolts… Read More

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Deciding to Travel to Tenerife Just Before the Pandemic Began

January 2020. I sat on the soft sofa in my living room, allowing myself to sink into the deep cushions. I felt so low. It was a feeling I was well acquainted with. Feeling like I didn’t want to do anything, not even things that would normally make me happy. Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19)… Read More

Sunday, 24 May 2020

The Time I Blew Up The Engine on a £500,000 Boat

The pristine blue waters sped past me in a blur. Crests of waves appeared in a constant stream on the horizon and each one I tackled head on. We moved elegantly through the waves, slicing through them with smooth precision. On my right stood towering orange cliff faces, caves and scars carved into them. On… Read More

Saturday, 23 May 2020

The Time I Was Stalked in a Nightclub in Mallorca

In the summer of 2010 I got to experience my first nightclub on the Spanish island of Mallorca, renowned for its insane party scene. Magaluf truly did live up to its reputation. It was loud, rowdy, insane. I was returning to the party resort a couple of nights later alongside my friends. It was the… Read More

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Hitting my First Ever Nightclub in Magaluf, Mallorca

There have been several pivotal moments in my life where I felt like everything suddenly changed. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Experiencing Magaluf for the first time was one of those moments. A moment which would veer me onto an exciting course in my life. I was 15 and had just endured two years… Read More

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The Time I Stood on a Drug Syringe in Mallorca

The night was forced open by tall orange and yellow flames, lapping at the warm night air. The beach was quiet, hidden by the darkness. The full moon reflected boldly onto the sea, a shimmering reflection lighting up the tall silhouettes of overhanging cliffs with caves carved into their sides. Waves swallowed up the beach,… Read More

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Eating Tapas by the Beach in Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is famed for its party scene and being one of Tenerife’s main tourist hubs along the southern coast. I tend to avoid anywhere that is filled with British-like pubs playing football and serving chicken nuggets but Los Cristianos is different. Los Cristianos has sentimental value to me. A couple of years ago, this… Read More

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The Treacherous Road to Casa del Vino

It has been a successful morning of exploring Teide National Park. After soaking up the beautiful surroundings, it was now time to wind down with some wine tasting at Casa del Vino which literally translates to ‘The House of Wine’. Lewis and I loved sampling natural wines in Kefalonia at a vineyard called Sclavos wines.… Read More

Monday, 9 September 2019

Exploring Magnificent Teide National Park

When I booked my flight to the volcanic island of Tenerife, there was one stand-out destination that I knew I needed to visit. It had dominated my bucket-list for years, ever since I saw it plastered over post-cards in tacky souvenir shops. The iconic landscape didn’t make it onto the reverse of Tenerife’s old currency,… Read More

Tuesday, 3 September 2019