I expected soft white sands. I expected azure waters lapping at my feet. I expected luxury resorts akin to a windows desktop screensaver. But, what I didn’t realise was how much more there is to Mauritius.
If you think Manchester is just football, pubs and shopping malls you have it all wrong. From free museums to theatre trips with a side of culinary, cultural and historic highlights thrown in, Manchester is literally buzzing right now.
The Algarve might be known as a sun-kissed British getaway, but there are still plenty of incredible and lesser-visited spots here. From west coast surfing to hilltop castles, throw in a side trip to Lisbon and you have the perfect Europe vacation all year round.
Thatched rooftops, stone houses, historic cathedrals and even crystal blue waters against towering beach cliffs. The south west of England is one of the most beautiful and fascinating parts of the country...