Once upon a time a long, beautiful Spanish coastline was washed by the Mediterranean. Great mountains pierced the bluest of skies. Moorish palaces, whitewashed chapels, tiny villages and ancient towns sat peacefully in the sun. The people were known for their warmth. Fiestas filled the summer evenings. It was a charming and welcoming place and loved by all.
If you don’t recognise the description it’s probably because you – like most people – think of the Costa del Sol post 1960’s package-holiday-plague. And its famous names like Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella are bywords for tacky – whether tack’s cheap beer and chip shops or monster yachts. Continue reading
Family Holidays are a bit like Christmas: there’s the perfect one we’re sold and the reality. How can there be a ‘perfect family’ holiday? You’d need a perfect family to start with – good luck with that. But a great family holiday is doable.
Here are ten tried and tested ways to get as close as you can to those tanned, terrific types lounging on sunbeds while their organically-fed offspring reproduce ancient Zen gardens by the gently lapping waters of an azure-blue sea – you know the kind of thing? Continue reading
Our research has shown we all want to spend more quality ‘us time’ with family and friends, as explained by our brand ambassador Kirstie Allsopp today http://goo.gl/Bvag5A
We’re on a mission to make it easy for people to holiday in beautiful whole homes rather than cramped hotel rooms, which is why we’re giving away a four night break for up to four people to Lisbon, staying in one of our stunning homes in the beautiful White City. We’ll also fly you out with your other half, Mum, Gran, whoever you want, for some much needed ‘us time’!