Spain’s Valle de Benasque: A Pyrenean Paradise

The Benasque Valley, in the Spanish Pyrenees is, in a word, charming. It’s also picturesque. And gorgeous. Oh, and it has soaring peaks and waterfalls, tiny stone hamlets, abundant wildlife, dozens of alpine lakes, a smallish but excellent ski area, outstanding restaurants, stunning hiking trails, and good infrastructure. In a word, charming. The Esera River sluices through the…

Summer Photo Contest 2014!

Well, unintentionally it would seem that I’ve taken the summer off from blogging. I guess that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since it’s given me a bit of a breather and saved any potential readers from drab drivel and prefab platitudes driven by the feeling that I need to publish something – anything – in order…

Family Skiing at Boi-Taull, in Spain’s Vall de Boi

A while back I wrote a piece giving advice about taking ski holidays with kids, and after my wife reminded me of this I reread my own advice, abandoned the over-elaborate and absurdly ambitious plans I’d been making, and booked us into a week near the little family-oriented resort of Boi-Taull in the Pyrenees. The Vall…