One Week in Tenerife: Itinerary & Guide

One Week in Tenerife: Itinerary & Guide

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Tenerife is an absolutely incredible place. It was a destination I wanted to explore, but I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did. It's an amazingly beautiful island and I'd love to explore it again! When To Go The weather in Tenerife is pretty nice all year round! [...]

Must Visit Places in Tenerife

Must Visit Places in Tenerife

Tenerife is home to soooo many amazing places! Phil and I rented a car, so we were able to cover a LOT of ground. While places like Santa Cruz and Playa de las Américas were amazing for grabbing a bite to eat, we found some other gems that shouldn't be missed! Teide National Park   [...]

The Ultimate Place to Stay if You LOVE Hiking

The Ultimate Place to Stay if You LOVE Hiking

I've said it before and I'll say it again: if you go to Tenerife for ONLY the beach, you're selling yourself short! I fell in LOVE with Tenerife's lesser-known side of jungle hiking and long walks. Our first night was spent at a mountain hostel, and BOY was that a great introduction to Tenerife. You drive up [...]

A Different Side of Tenerife: Relaxing at Hotel La Quinta Roja

A Different Side of Tenerife: Relaxing at Hotel La Quinta Roja

Tenerife is so much more than a place to party and drink to your heart's content. If you're just going to Tenerife for Playa De Las Americas, you're selling yourself short. The nature (from deserts to jungle) and small towns are what make this island so special. My favourite? Garachico. After climbing El Teide, Phil [...]

Independently Hiking El Teide, Spain’s Highest Mountain

Independently Hiking El Teide, Spain’s Highest Mountain

What is El Teide? This is! El Teide is a dormant volcano (and Spain's highest peak!) in Tenerife, Canary Islands. How high is it? 3718 meters or 12198 feet. How do I climb El Teide? You can go with a guide or independently! There's also the option of taking the cable car up and just hiking [...]

unexpected barcelona: two must sees

unexpected barcelona: two must sees

Going into Barcelona, I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. I have previously been to the city and loved it, but after basking in the beauty of the outdoors, I have started preferring nature to city. Luckily, I still loved the city! Barcelona is an absolute beauty! I spent the 9 or so hours I [...]

unexpected ceuta (spanish morocco)

unexpected ceuta (spanish morocco)

When I heard we were visiting Spanish Morocco, I was ecstatic. AFRICA! I couldn’t wait to see how Moroccan and Spanish culture mixed and melded into a really wonderful beautiful place. We docked at 7am, and I was ready to go. It was dark outside, so I couldn’t see what Ceuta looked like, and when [...]

unexpected almeria

unexpected almeria

Sometimes it takes one little change to completely alter your view of a place. Today was a day that fully embodied that statement. The day started with the entire family heading off the boat and into town. We walked/wheeled my grandmother up to the old fortress, where we were turned around at the entrance. Unfortunately, [...]