A cruise is a great way to experience parts of the world, giving you access to numerous places in one holiday that you just aren’t able to manage  when you fly to just one place. It’s at this time of the year when the British weather turns grey and rainy that I really start to yearn for the blue skies, sunshine and culture of the Mediterranean.

You can find many deals on Mediterranean Cruises  that visit spots such as Rome, Barcelona, Lisbon, St-Tropez, Ibiza Town and Palma. With their Cruises lasting from 5 to 8 nights, there’s something to suit everyone no matter what your time constraints are.

If you still need tempting, check out these posts for a taste of the Med:

Mozzarella Panzanella Salad Recipe

Mozzarella Panzanella Salad Recipe

This is like an updated version of the traditional caprese salad and full of heart-warming, comforting ingredients that whether eaten on a summer’s evening or when you need a blast of sunshine in the middle of winter, can’t fail to cheer you up. Find the recipe here.

Tips on visiting Rome with kids

Underground Rome

In this post Emma shares here top tips for visiting Rome with children that will make you want to whisk the family off to explore this beautiful City. From Underground Rome to the Villa Borghese to gelato and pizza, Emma’s tips are perfect for the whole family. Read the tips here.

A love of the food of Spain

Spanish food

From mouthwatering breads and pizzas from the harbourside  stalls, potato and onion tortilla to jewel-like jelly sweets, Helen shares her food loved from Catalunya. Read more here.

Bars & Restaurants in Puerto Portals

Helen shares her favourite reasonably priced places to dine in Puerto Portals here.

Exploring Roses by bike

Bicycle is a great way to explore an area, in this post, Mary shares her guided bicycle tour in Roses, not just any old bikes, GPS electric bicycles!

Wild mushroom and courgette stack recipe

There are some big, bold Mediterranean flavour in this dish , perfect served with a simple tomato and onion salad.

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

This family friendly recipe from  brings some of the flavours of the Med to your kitchen table. Read the recipe here.

Discover Girona's oldest restaurant 

Founded in 1892, Casa Marieta is Girona's oldest restaurant. It's situated in the pretty Plaça Independència; a now modern looking square with views of the cathedral which is just a short walk away. Find out more here.

What makes you think of the Med and long to visit?