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Trailblazers SL


Trailblazers SL, from little acorns…..or should that be tyre tracks?

Four years ago, Graham and Liz Ross could not have imagined how their business would have grown into what it is today. From a garage attached to their home in Cómpeta, their off-road guided tour and adventure company now boasts two centres in Spain and one in Morocco.

Graham and Liz created Trailblazers having ceased work in the UK and left the ‘rat race’ as many UK residents do. As professionals they

Brensons Bistro in Canillas de Aceituno


Dave and Kerry are keen scuba divers. They had heard of Canillas de Aceituno through a friend who lives on the campo. In March they came over on a short diving trip and fell in love with the village. When they discovered Brensons was on the market they soon became enthralled by the idea of starting a new life in Spain.

To the surprise, admiration and downright envy of family, friends and colleagues, Dave and Kerry made a firm decision, put their homes up for sale, handed in their notices at work

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