Earlier this year I visited the Pine Cliffs Resort on The Algarve in Portugal to try out their new multi-million pound Serenity Spa expansion alongside the launch of heritage men's barbering and product experts Gentlemen's Tonic. You can read my review here. After coming back to good ol' Blighty I'm pretty sure I bored everyone I know by repeatedly telling them how amazing it was. And when I showed them the video I created of the resort most replied "no way is that in Portugal" but it is, a Grand Canyon-esque deep red & orange pine cliff on which sits a huge Luxury Collection Resort and golf course. Earlier on in the year, all of my best friends and I booked a trip to Albufeira, this time around it was not work, not blogging, it was a mates holiday, a self catering budget, villa holiday. We try to get away every now and again for a 'golfing & cycling' holiday which more often than not just turns into more of an 'eating & drinking' kind of holiday.