Portuguese paradise Island Madeira – not just for pensioners

The volcanic island of Madeira has a lot to offer Madeira is popular with pensioners. This was confirmed to me during our February holidays. And it’s ok. Even though we are family with teenagers. And February is a fine time to visit, if you can live with temperatures between 13C and 22C, and light showers.… Continue reading Portuguese paradise Island Madeira – not just for pensioners

La Réunion – French hidden gem

Active holidays on Réunion You don’t have to be a Francophile to visit the tiny French island Réunion in the Indian Ocean. But it helps. Locals speak Creole and French as their official language, and on our eight days’ visit right after Christmas, we met almost exclusively French tourists. The reason might be that the… Continue reading La Réunion – French hidden gem

Daring rafters and hot hikers in Grand Canyon

River rafting trip on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon When my children were younger, they did not like giant water slides. And it suited me fine. These kinds of adrenalin rush are not for me. Nevertheless, this summer I went rafting together with 18 people (including my now more adventurous teenagers and four guides)… Continue reading Daring rafters and hot hikers in Grand Canyon