Fancy dinner cooked on a volcano? Try Lanzarote!

One of the most fun travel tales we’ve heard this month comes from a customer who visited Lanzarote and had dinner cooked on a volcano! They went to the El Diablo restaurant in the Timanfaya National Park, where a grill is placed above the hot rocks. Apparently the food is delicious! Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands, south-west of Spain and actually parallel with Africa. As you would expect, during April and May, the temperature will usually reach a comfortable 23 degrees C (73F). We’d recommend Costa Teguise as the resort of choice for most EHICPlus customers. More information on Lanzarote.

Destinations to make the most of winter

If you’re fond of winter weather, Norway and Sweden can be stunningly beautiful in February and March, with cross-country skiing, dog-sledding and ice fishing all available.

February is also one of the best times of year to see the Northern Lights in Norway, a stunning natural spectacle in the sky.http://www.visitnorway.com/uk/What-to-do/Attractions-Culture/Nature-attractions-in-Norway/Let-there-be-northern-lights/

At this time of year, European city breaks to take in a spot of culture are also popular. Alongside the obvious delight of Paris, we’ve heard good reports from many people who have recently been to Barcelona: the Spanish city is well-liked by most British people who visit, due to its beauty and wide range of cultural activities.

Finally, if you want to enjoy the beauty of Amsterdam without the stag-dos, now is a good time to visit. Amsterdam is a relaxed, friendly and picturesque city, very different to London, and it’s a great place to unwind for a few days.

Winter Sun: It’s still warm in Tenerife!

If you’ve been shivering in the British snow, take a trip to Tenerife to warm up! According to the Met Office, the next few days will see temperatures of 18-20C (65-68F) – not surprising when you consider that the Canary Islands are south-west of Spain, and are actually as close to the equator as African countries like Morocco and Egypt! However, by going to Tenerife you can avoid political instability and take advantage of low-cost European travel insurance with EHICPlus. You’ll also find that Tenerife is not as humid at this time of year as it is in the summer months. For maximum warmth, head to the south of the island. There are still things to do in Tenerife at this time of year, with colourful parades and carnivals in February and March. If that’s not quite your thing, feel free to stay on the beach!

Winter holiday destinations

Looking for snowy adventures, the best place to see the northern lights or just a great place for coffee? Europe offers a superb choice of winter holidays. If you want guaranteed snow on the pistes this Christmas and New Year or beyond, there’s still time to book a bargain ski break.
If you are going to participate in winter sports it is crucial to have an appropriate travel insurance cover in place. Click here to get an EHICPlus travel insurance quote that covers winter sports.
Here’s our opinion of some of the best winter sports holiday destinations right now:
Prague – Czech Republic
Winter is a great time to visit Prague. Discover the beautiful architecture of the snow-covered old town or the courtyards of Prague Castle.
Arlberg – Austria
Your much-awaited winter holiday will be in good hands, because of a hundred years of experience in the Arlberg’s mountain world.
Les Menuires (French Alps) – France 
This beautiful resort has plenty of snow during the winter time. If you are a confident skier you will enjoy the slopes, which are mainly for intermediate to advanced levels of experience, and you’ll also find slopes for entry level skiers.
Abisco (Swedish Lapland) Sweden
If you always wanted to see the Northern Lights, Abisco is the place to go. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends, it’s a good value holiday and a great idea for a winter break.
Madonna di Campiglio – Italy
This very stylish and traditional ski resort is located between the Brenta Dolomites and the glaciers of Adamello and Presanella. After having a great time on the slope you can relax in the evening at one of many pubs or restaurants.