Quiz: How well do you know the Canary Islands?

The Canary Islands are a dream come true for anyone who enjoys the warm sun, turquoise waters and white, sandy beaches. Every year millions of people travel to the seven main islands in the archipelago including Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. No doubt many of you have experienced first hand the beauty of at least one of the Canary Islands, but the big question is how well do you know these popular tourist destinations? Can you tell me which animal the islands are named after? Or which endangered species call the island its home? Think you know? Take our quiz and find out…    

8 places you may not know exist in Portugal

Anyone who has taken the journey to Portugal knows that the country is a clash of characters, and no matter what part you visit you will soon discover an incredibly unique location that oozes a vibrant personality and a colourful charm that is difficult to find anywhere else in the world, whether you’re a seasoned traveller in Portugal or about to book your first trip there your experience of Portugal will be completely unique. As you start to explore you will soon stumble upon one-of-a-kind sights, some which you never expected to find and here are just a few of those places…

5 secrets only locals in Tenerife know about

As the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, Tenerife is known for its idyllic island beauty; a sun-drenched paradise of white sandy beaches, gently swaying palms and sparkling turquoise waters. Attracting around 10 million holidaymakers every year, Tenerife has long been a popular tourist destination, but take a step away from the crowded coastline of busy bars and sunbathing Brits, and you'll discover an island steeped in rich history with a colourful carnival of culture. We've rounded up five of our favourite things to do, to help you explore island life in style.

8 images to make you drop everything and fly to the Philippines

The Philippines is an alluring paradise, which gently calls to the adventurer in all of us, the gently swaying palm trees, exotic critters scurrying around the islands and turquoise waters, just asking to be swam in. What could be better than a tropical utopia, home to 7000 islands ready to discover? with snorkelling, spelunking kiteboarding or even canoeing there’s something for the adrenaline junkie in all of us, or if you prefer a leisurely walk around the island, soaking up some rays, then this is definitely the place for you. If you’re still not convinced take a look at these spectacular images, that’ll have you hurrying to the airport and boarding the next plane to the Philippines.

Quiz: How well do you know your Italian food?

Italian food; even those two simple words conjure up images in your mind of thin crusty pizza, topped with patches of smooth mozzarella and a base of fresh tomatoes. No doubt you can imagine yourself sitting in a small, rustic restaurant in Italy, with a mouthful of flavoursome pasta, lovingly crafted from an old family recipe. A glass of perfectly paired red wine on the table next to you. It’s a dream many of us share, foodie or otherwise. But the big question is, how well do you know your Italian food? Think you can name the origins of pizza? Or where margherita got its name? Well take the quiz and find out how much of an Italian foodie you really are.