A beach in Asturias, on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Spain-7351

Life on the Camino; A Pilgrim’s Way

The first thing to do is admit to being a fake, I’m not a fully-fledged pilgrim, not even a partially fledged one. This trip was not anywhere near long enough to complete the Camino de Santiago (North) or St James Way, and our group cherry picked the choice walking and bike riding routes through Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. …

Cova d'en Xoroi nightclub in Menorca on the Balearic Islands of Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Menorca3402

Menorca; Timeless gem found in the details

There’s a chance those without a degree in smart Alec or geography will have had to google Menorca, surprised to discover there is a third Balearic island. This one however, isn’t just about all night partying and daytime recovery on the beach; it’s an unheralded and timeless cultural gem of the Spanish Mediterranean. Menorca is an island, therefore it’s blessed …

Goðafoss, "Waterfalls of the Gods" in north east Iceland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Iceland-5059

Road trip highlights in East Iceland

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice may seem like a small island, which can be explored in little more than a week, but even after a third visit, my appetite is still barely whetted. Taking a road trip with Discover the World, exploring the fjords of East Iceland, I was soon to realise there is still so much more …

The harbour of Ciutadella second city on the Balearic island of Menorca, Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Menorca3051

Traditionally Menorca

Menorca is probably the least well known of the Balearic Islands, in fact often when I mentioned visiting, the reply would usually be “oh I love Majorca”. Resulting in a lengthy, if somewhat tedious lesson in Mediterranean geography. Menorca doesn’t do tourist traps or even lively nightlife; in fact, it’s claimed the island only has one real nightclub (Cova d’en …

Restuarant in the Dolomites above the town of Lienz in the Hohe Tauern National Park, in the east Tirol, Austrian Alps on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Austria 2936 MoaAlm

The Sound of Mountains; MoaAlm, Austria

Any day you land in Salzburg, the lovely Austrian city which was home to the musical von Trapp family seems like a good day. Dealing with a problem like Maria aside, I was eager to continue to the mountain retreat MoaAlm near Kals in the eastern Tirol. The sun was shining on a crisp, bright spring morning with the surrounding mountains …

Roman Amphitheatre in Cartagena, Costa Cálida in Murcia on the Mediterranean coast of Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel DSCF3964

Costa Cálida; Surprising Gem of the Mediterranean

When first offered the opportunity to participate in trip to Costa Cálida, flying into Alicante, I had visions of the very things I’m really not fond of; budget destinations, over packed resorts, beer and chips, stag and hen parties….. Nothing, and I mean nothing, could have been further from the truth! The flight had plenty of passengers looking to party, …

Italian locals outside a coffee shop and restaurant in Genoa in Liguria, Italy on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Liguria 2015-143

Leggings and Lasagne; An active Cultural tour of Liguria

The intrepid team of media professionals invited to experience the pleasures of Liguria had been split into two groups, active cyclists and foodies, hence the title. The truth is however it was too warm to need leggings and although we all enjoyed a variety of pasta dishes, lasagne wasn’t one of them. Until the unification of Italy, Liguria was a …