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Helping Holidaymakers and travellers stay up to date with all the latest travel information, tips and advice

Picking the Right Holiday Home for You

Villa SP340

Choosing a holiday home is very exciting, but it can also be a minefield!  It is easy to get swept up by pictures of a glistening swimming pool or sunsets over the terrace, but you need to use your head as much as your heart when choosing the right property for you.  Here are the…

How to Set Your Holiday Budget

Make Your Holiday Money Go Further

Planning a holiday is one of the most exciting times, but it is also probably one of the biggest spends you will make all year, especially if you are travelling as a family.  Setting a holiday budget means you can avoid over-spending, or making expensive choices you can’t really afford.  Here is our guide to…

Finding the Best Flights

Find the Best Flights

Finding your perfect holiday home is just one step in the holiday-booking process.  Finding flight is usually another, fairly annoying, step in the process.  Here are a few tips that may just help you find the best possible flights for your holiday.

Why it’s a Great Time to Rent a Costa del Sol Villa, as Exchange Rate is Set to Rise

Are you thinking about renting a fantastic Costa del Sol villa? If so, whether you’ve got your eye on oine of our gorgeous Villa in Mijas, or a spacious villa with a swimming pool in Calahonda near the coast, whatever your holiday budget you’ll want the best exchange rate.  After all, if the exchange rate is…

Seven Unmissable Day Trips from the Costa del Sol


There are so many wonderful places you can visit on a day trip from the Costa del Sol, the whole of Andalusia is accessible by car and by public transport within a few hours of the coast. Wherever you’re staying on the Costa del Sol make sure you take some time to go further afield…

A Local’s Guide on How to Spend 24 hours in Mijas

24 hours in mijas-village

If you only have 24 hours in Mijas how do you get the most out of your experience? There’s so much to see and do in the beautiful white-washed village of Mijas Pueblo, in the hills above Mijas Costa and Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, here is our local’s guide on how to spend…

10 Reasons to Travel to the Costa del Sol in Autumn

Once the year starts heading into September, autumn is well on its way to the Costa del Sol. What does that mean, when compared to more northern climes? Let’s have a look at 10 reasons why this is the perfect time to travel to the Costa del Sol, whether enjoying the pleasures of Benalmadena Costa,…

15 Reasons to Visit Mijas

Our Guide to Mijas Costa

Introduction Mijas is one of the most visited villages on the Costa Del Sol, Spain. Tourists, when planning a trip to Spain should always make sure that they visit Mijas. It is both a cosmopolitan city and a mountainous village that can also boast top quality golf courses.  It is definitely worth taking some time…

A world in miniature at the Carromato de Max in Mijas Pueblo

The Outside of the Carromato de Max Museum

Despite living on the Costa del Sol for many years, the writer had never visited the Carromato de Max, or miniatures museum, up in Mijas Pueblo. Things changed recently when totally by accident, she happened upon the colorful old wooden wagon, tucked away in the streets of this lovely, traditional white Andalusian town. Let’s just…

7 Wonderful Ways to Spend a Honeymoon in Santorini

Oia sunset

When tying the knot for your future together, there are many wonderful places in the world to spend a honeymoon. However, Santorini is something really special. With those beautiful white-washed towns, interspersed with blue dome roofs and the turquoise Aegean Sea, what could be more beautiful to celebrate the beginning of your married life together?