The Douro Valley is a remarkable destination that you will definitely not soon forget. It is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula and flows across Spain and Portugal, offering you the very best way to delve into the area’s tranquil beauty. It has everything you could possibly need from breathtaking natural landscapes, to wine production, and delicious local cuisine. Go and watch a show, relax in a hot spring- the region is full to the brim with exciting things to do and see. And because it has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, there is a plethora of architectural wonders that are just waiting to be explored. Here are 7 things to enjoy on your Douro Valley experience:
London is without a doubt one of the premier tourist destinations in the Western world. Over the last year, London has played host to an estimated 3.5 million North American visitors, making it one of the most popular destinations for a European vacation. However, beyond the iconic spires of Westminster Abbey and the regal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, London houses a number of quieter boroughs which are equally worth a visit for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle for day.
Whilst Putney Bridge may not be the first London borough that springs to mind when you think about the British capital, there’s a great deal to see and experience once you choose to dig a little deeper. Read on to find out more…
Today I am going to tell you about a small but very beautiful country in Europe that is called Slovenia. If you haven’t heard of it before, don’t worry because you are surely not the only one! It is such a small European country that not many people know about it, but once discovered, visitors return time and time again!
The country is located in central Europe and has many well known neighbours like Italy, Austria and Croatia. Slovenia is a very diverse land with natural wonders from caves, to soaring alps, to a small coastline on the Mediterranean sea which is only 42 kilometers long. With such diversity, there are many things to see and do in Slovenia.
The lovely island of Guernsey, a unique blend of French and British culture is located in the English Channel, 30 miles off the northwestern coast of France and only a 50-minute flight from London Gatwick. Guernsey is a self-governing British Crown dependency, that has been influenced by nearby France through the centuries. Why am I telling you this? Personally I feel it is this fusion of French and British cultures that makes Guernsey so unique and attractive. The language spoken is English, but there is still a Guernsey patois French spoken by some of the population. You’ll also find the majority of the roads are named in French. Every aspect of island life is a charming Anglo-Franco fusion.
Located between the North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea, halfway between Iceland and Norway, the windswept Faroe Islands are under the jurisdiction of Demark, yet they are very much like their own magical world. The islands are self-governing, but they have been part of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948. The islands’ closest neighbours, however, are the Northern and Western isles of Scotland. With their other-worldly charm and singular attractions, the Faroe Islands lure travellers from far and wide to discover the beauty of their northern scenery.
Many tourists plan their visits to the Faroe Islands well in advance of the warm season, and there are also cruises that make visiting these extraordinary islands more convenient than ever. From the unique capital of Torshavn to breath-taking ocean views, the islands are the ideal natural get-away and the island culture is as rich and vibrant as ever. The following must-see attractions and experiences are what make the Faroe Islands so evocative and impossible to forget!
Gradually this summer people are moving towards pubs instead of going to seashore or beaches. Why? According to research pubs fulfill the psychological need of men and it gives lots of relaxation , a chance to enjoy friends and family in a casual atmosphere, a place where people make new friends and connect socially with the local population.
Are you fond of Irish ales and whiskey, pub food and even some dancing, and are looking for that in London? Then look no further. London has many Irish pubs and we’re here to help you choose the best one where you can enjoy the real fun of summer. Let’s make it easy by categorizing Irish pubs in terms of their niceties and atmosphere, and of course, where to find a pint of Guinness along with music.
Where will you be taking the family for vacation this year? If your answer is “no place special” you might want to drop everything and enter the HappinessIncluded sweepstakes being offered by First Choice, England’s premier all-inclusive vacation specialists.
While the web is full of contests for couples to enter, it’s rare to find a sweepstakes that will send your whole family on vacation. Being a specialist in all-inclusive resorts in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, First Choice has put together a fabulous journey your family will long remember.
The prize includes round-trip air from Gatwick Airport on December 10, 2013 and 7 nights at the 4-star Bangtao Beach Resort and Spa in Phuket Thailand in 2 deluxe rooms on an all-inclusive basis.
A holiday in Cyprus can be full of surprises. Cyprus is the perfect place for a sophisticated beach holiday with a touch of historical culture. Paphos is the prime location for experiencing the ancient side of Cyprus and has many wonderful sights to see. Paphos Harbour offers stunning views of the Medieval fort that overlooks it. The best time to visit is during the summer festival when the sounds of opera echo around the ancient walls.
The Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station is a natural attraction that is well worth visiting whilst you’re in Paphos. This beach is an area of conservation where turtles lay their eggs and their nests are protected. It is quite tricky to get to but if the stunning views and warm sea weren’t appealing enough, the chance to see some endangered creatures in their natural habitat surely will be.
Spain is more than just a holiday destination offering a sun kissed lifestyle for over 3.8 million expats. The city of Marbella on the southeastern coast of Spain is generally regarded as the crème-de-la-crème for vacation properties in Spain. Marbella is well known for its champagne lifestyle and indulgent quality of life. We have listed the best things to do in this area showing why it has remained a premium safe-haven for foreign investors.
Marbella is famed for its golf championships and beautifully manicured golf courses. There are over 50 golf courses on the coast to choose from all within a 30 minute drive from Marbella.
It’s time for the French Riviera to step aside and make way for Croatia. With hundreds of islands nestled in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea this is the new destination for luxury travel. Let’s take a look at why Croatia is making its mark as the must visit destination for luxury travel enthusiasts.
Croatia is quickly emerging as the glamorous jewel in Eastern Europe’s crown. Set in the Mediterranean Sea, or more accurately the Adriatic Sea which is the most northerly subdivision of the Mediterranean, Croatia has hundreds of beautiful islands offering miles of beautiful coastline (over 2,500 miles to be exact!).
How many times have you returned from a busy touring vacation and thought, “Oh man, I need a vacation from my vacation”! Cruising one-way to or from your vacation destination may be the perfect solution.
A growing number of cruise lines are expanding their one-way itineraries. Once called repositioning cruises, that is not their sole purpose any longer. Cruise lines have recognized that travelers enjoy transiting from to their home port to a far away vacation destination.
I had heard about “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” which is held in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon in April, and committed to attend this year. It was a great experience and real fun attending the festival.
This was the sixth year of “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” festival and it was a joy to taste freshly prepared seafood delicacies offered by some of the most famous chefs from Portugal and abroad. Renowned chefs who displayed their culinary skills included Vitor Sobral, Marlene Vieira, Tomoaki Kanazawa, Miguel Castro Silva, Alexandre Silva, José Avillez (Portugal), Mauro Uliassi, Nuno Barros, Nuno Diniz (Italy), Adrien Trouilloud, Bertílio Gomes (France), Bella Masano, Virgilio Martinez, Fausto Airoldi (Brazil), among others.
In a castle courtyard, at the Fountain of Cats, a beautiful young woman collects drinking water. By chance a young man sees her there and falls deeply in love… This story of youthful passion is in fact an old Catalonian folk song, but the setting is no figment of imagination! The Font de Gats […]
How To Sample the Delights of the Uffizi, Florencene The legendary Uffizi Gallery in Florence is considered one of the world’s oldest art museums and possesses what may be the greatest collection of Renaissance art found anywhere. The Uffizi was built in 1560 for the ruling Medici family to serve as a complex of […]
London has a dark and grimy side hidden beneath the cosmopolitan city and has played home to some of the most infamous criminals throughout history. A large number of these famous crime scenes are still standing and make a great place to visit for fans of the macabre. In this article I share with you […]
While staying in Italy most folks choose a base in an established, international hotel chain in the major urban centres. However, some of the more romantic and memorable accommodations are to be found in converted, traditional Italian villas and secular buildings that are scattered around the rich Tuscan countryside. There are many Tuscany villas for […]
When people think of the perfect meal in London, a huge variety of experiences can come to mind. From Michelin-starred restaurants, to authentic curries in Brick Lane, the city is home to a huge variety of delicious dining options. For people looking to step outside their comfort zone and discover something new, London also features […]
It may be over 50 years since they formed, but to this date still no music act has managed to surpass The Beatles in terms of record sales or eminence. Fans of the ‘world’s first popstar group’ exist all over the world, and there is only one city to visit for the ultimate Beatles experience: […]
One of the most rewarding aspects of barge cruising in France is that you have a chance to experience all the exotic French cuisine along your route. You can go ashore and explore fine restaurants, stop by out-of-the way cafes, and perhaps even learn a few tricks of your own. But what if the fine […]
The small town of St. Ives is the most popular holiday destination in Cornwall and it is easy to see why. We first travelled to St Ives for a summer break a few years ago, having been encouraged to visit the area by close friends who also have young children. Like them we fell in […]