Our love affair with the Dordogne

The Dordogne is a truly beautiful department located in the Nouvelle Aquitaine in the south west of France. It has long been one of the most popular areas for many British people to visit and settle in as it has so much to offer: beautiful countryside, stunning towns and villages, medieval castles, prehistoric caves, a great climate, rich and varied food, pretty timber houses. The list goes on and on!

Your guide to the Costa Tropical

It is possible many people haven’t heard of Spain’s Costa Tropical. It lies in southern Spain and is the coastal region of the province of Granada in Andalusia. Often mistakenly thought of as part of the Costa del Sol, it’s very different in character. There is very little flat land and the Sierra Nevada mountains even reach the sea at some points. This stretch of coast is just 19 kilometres long, but is still home to 26 beaches.

Tavira: discover the Algarve’s most charming town

Set on either side of the Rio Gilão, Tavira is easy to fall in love with, having managed to retain the feel of an authentic Portuguese working town. Its location in the eastern Algarve means its popularity with tourists is growing, but it is by no means taken over by them. Unlike some of its contemporaries in the region’s central belt.