Tenerife Photo Diary

I was lucky enough to kick off the year with an unexpected, spontaneous week in sunny Tenerife with my family which definitely beat my January blues. From dips in the pool to reading Blogosphere on the balcony, the trip was everything I needed to rejuvenate and relax. It also gave me a great opportunity for another photo diary blog post, so I hope you enjoy looking at my snaps as much as I enjoyed taking them…

After a chilled few first days, I got my camera out for the first time since arriving to capture the sights of our tuk tuk tour. Our guide took us to some picturesque sites and stopped at the top of a seaside village for some photo opportunities, where the light was working very much in my favour, making for some of my favourite photos of the holiday.

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We liked the tour so much, we booked to take another route the next day, which went to the Isle of…FERNANDOS! Although I didn’t actually see anywhere from ‘Take Me Out’, there were some stunning views of the vast hills and we were treated to a fresh fruit smoothie made by our guide at a local farm shop to refresh us half way through the tour.

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After our two successful tuk tuk rides, we swapped wheels for sails and took to the water in the hopes of seeing some marine mammals. We did catch a glimpse of some sleeping dolphins, however the whales were no where to be seen. I did manage to get some good snaps throughout the day though, and the open water breeze bronzed me up which was a bonus.

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dolphin blowing water (1 of 1).jpgOur last day out was to the local market which sold everything from tapestries to purses and gave us the opportunity to purchase souvenirs to remember the trip by. We didn’t spend long there as it was very hot and busy, so we headed to a local coffee shop for some shade and rest after we’d done all of our shopping.

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Despite all of our exciting day trips to mountains and markets, my favourite part of the trip by far was settling down on our very generously sized, white marble balcony after a shower, feeling bronzed, with a gentle breeze hitting me, reading Blogosphere magazine and taking in the sunset. One night I had a moment of complete contentment, I realised what a lucky and privileged position I’m in; I’ve just had an amazing year, I’ve come into 2018 with a loving family, financial stability, two holidays booked, a blog to put my creative energy into and future plans I’m truly excited about- I have everything I could possibly want and need.

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This holiday gave me the opportunity to take life slowly, live in the moment and give my mind a rest, and it really has put me on the right track for the rest of the year. I hope you enjoyed the photos, there’ll be a lot more coming from my second holiday of the year in two weeks… Megan x

P.S Do you have any trips booked for 2018? Leave a comment and let me know, I’d love to know where you’re jetting off to!


  1. apartmentno47
    January 20, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    GAAAAH! (sorry) As always! great shots, god damnit you’re so good at handling that camera, what the hell? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Loved this!

    X, a

    • meganatkinsonslife
      January 20, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Thats so kind of you to say! Thank you so much! x

  2. January 20, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    Beautiful photos and I’m glad you had such a lovely time away! Such a nice idea to go away in January. I’m off to New York in May to celebrate my 21st birthday early with my mum ๐Ÿ—ฝ Xx

    • meganatkinsonslife
      January 20, 2018 / 11:09 pm

      Thank you very much! It was my first time away in January and it was such a nice way to start the year. Omg thats amazing, I went for my 18th last year and it was one of the best trips ever, I hope you have a lovely time! Xx

  3. January 31, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Great post and beautiful photos x

  4. Patrice Boothe
    January 31, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    Tenerife looks beautiful I’ve never been before but can’t believe you got too see dolphins. What a nice way to start the year! X


    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 4:54 pm

      It was! Hope you get to go sometime x

  5. Lena Dee
    February 1, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Oh My Goodness!!! Like wow…you took all these amazing shots? Damn girl! ๐Ÿ˜ This is such a great travel diary. You really captured some amazing parts of the country. Iโ€™ve actually never heard of Tenerife but now Iโ€™d def fancy a visit! ๐Ÿ˜˜

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 4:53 pm

      girrlll you are too kind!! Thank you so much!! x

  6. Hello Bexa
    February 1, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    Your photography is absolutely stunning! ๐Ÿ’– Tenerife is such a beautiful place and you are so lucky to start your year there! He he, I didnโ€™t realise Fernandos was an actual place! Now I wanna visit it ๐Ÿ˜„. Fantastic post, thank you for sharing your holiday snaps ๐Ÿ˜˜ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you! haha yes I didn’t realise it was in Tenerife till I got there! you’re very welcome, thank you for the kind comment ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  7. February 1, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful photos. Looks like you had a really lovely trip!

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you so much!! x

  8. February 1, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Your photographs are truly gorgeous! You’ve captured so much colour and life it’s just wonderful to see, thank you for sharing these with the world xx

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      thank you SO much for the kind comment, it means a lot! xxx

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much! x

  9. February 1, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    OMG this looks incredible you are making me really wanna go on holiday! Xx

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you!! Haha I already need another one x

  10. February 1, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Love this it’s made me really want to go on holiday! Your photos looks amazing, it looks like you had a really good time! X

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 1, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much! x

  11. February 1, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Wow you took so many gorgeous photos! I went to Tenerife on a few family holidays and it really is a gorgeous place!

    • meganatkinsonslife
      February 2, 2018 / 10:01 am

      Thank you! It is, I really wanna go back!

  12. February 23, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Iโ€™m experiencing some holiday envy now! Iโ€™ve never been to Tenerife but maybe need to consider it after seeing these! x

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