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What a difference a few centuries make! Wine production on the Canary Islands is a perfect example of that.

One of the great luxuries of travel is the opportunity to experience other cultures—and a great component of any culture is its cuisine. The Canary Islands are a wonderful example of the pleasure of opening a window to another land through its food.

It’s funny how history has a way of changing. Historically, the prime destination in the Canary Islands for hikers and walkers was La Gomera. In 2015, however, Tenerife stepped up by launching a Walking Festival, and now active travelers all over the world have discovered that this island’s varied landscapes is a wonderland for walking and hiking.

Forget Disney World. When you’re looking for a vacation spot that will strengthen family bonds and create memories your children will treasure forever, look no farther than the Canary Island of Tenerife.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell truth from fiction—especially when Hollywood is involved. With its stunning coastline, glamorous beaches, lunar-like lava fields, lush interior, and iconic volcano, Mount Teide, looming in the background, Tenerife is an idyllic setting for everything from rom-coms to action adventures.

Around the world, Christians prepare for the solemn season of Lent with a kick-up-your-heels, no-hold-barred festivals. The ones you’ve most likely heard of are New Orleans’ Mardi Gras and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The most famous one you may never have heard of is Carnival on the island of Tenerife. Yet it is second in popularity only to Rio’s.

’Tis the season … to think about your winter vacation. For most people, the perfect get-away is a land warmed by a golden sun, where pristine beaches are bathed in ocean surges and opportunities abound for everything from surfing, jet skiing, and parasailing to strolling a promenade or relaxing in a hammock or on the sands.

Rising majestically from the center of Tenerife is the icon of the Canary Islands, the highest peak in Spain, and the crown jewel of the island: Mount Teide. At 12,200 feet, this peak is the third-largest ocean-island volcano in the world and a spectacular sight to behold. You can do much more than gaze at Mount Teide from afar, however. The mountain was meant for exploring!

If you’re looking for a nice family trip, a romantic getaway, or a relaxing week on the beach, take a look at the Canary Islands. But if you’re looking for a GREAT family destination, an idyllic trip with your significant other, or the chance to unwind on volcanic shores; Tenerife is the island for you.

When you think of Tenerife, a couple things that may come to your mind are some of the Spanish island's signature trademarks - Mount Teide, the sun, and of course the intense blue sea.