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FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

There’s a new trend on golf courses around the USA and it doesn’t come with high fees or expensive equipment. In fact, you probably have everything you’ll need to play FootGolf already at home. FootGolf is attracting attention as an ideal activity for families to get out in the sunshine and play together, and makes a great activity while on a family vacation. What is FootGolf, you ask? Take a soccer ball and strategically kick it around a beautiful 18 hole golf course into specially designed 21 inch cups cut into the rough of the course. Simple and fun!

August 4, 2015 | By More
Discover Enchanting Spain Off The Beaten Path

Discover Enchanting Spain Off The Beaten Path

Come Along to Discover Some of Spain’s Most Enchanting Hidden Gems – Great Alternatives To Over-Touristy Cities

When we think about touring countries, we often tend to think about capital cities and their most famous landmarks. But contrary to popular belief, there’s so much more to Spain than the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and the Royal Palace in Madrid. This article will take you off the beaten track and around the corner to discover exciting new territory. Discover Spain’s most unspoilt and fascinating destinations.

May 8, 2015 | By More
World’s Most Breathtaking Cherry Blossom and Tulip Festivals

World’s Most Breathtaking Cherry Blossom and Tulip Festivals

Where To See The World’s Most Dramatic Cherry Blossom and Spring Tulip Festivals

This year more than most, everyone is desperate for a glimpse of spring to help them forget what a disgusting winter 2015 has been. All across the world cherry trees are in bud and ready to burst with pink perfusion to create lacy canapes dancing on spring breezes. Likewise, fat garden bulbs are sending their shoots toward the sunshine and soon gardens will sprout with spring tulips painting the landscape in impossibly bright colors. Oh yes, we need a dose of beautiful spring flowers right now! Here’s our master list of the best Cherry Blossom and Tulip Festivals across the globe.

March 30, 2015 | By More
8 Secret Getaway Spots For Travelers in Busy Barcelona

8 Secret Getaway Spots For Travelers in Busy Barcelona

8 Secret Getaway Spaces for Visiting Barcelona

Don’t be afraid to call yourself a tourist, it is not a bad word. There is nothing wrong with indulging yourself in the chaotically long queues to see the world’s most famous sights, in fact, you’ll regret it if you don’t. However, there will come a time when you will want to escape to find peace and quiet and more out of the way sites. Here I will share with you my 8 secret getaway spaces that kept me going during my time in Barcelona.

December 1, 2014 | By More
Mucha Marcha Madrid – Where To Find The Best Nightlife in Madrid Spain

Mucha Marcha Madrid – Where To Find The Best Nightlife in Madrid Spain

The nightlife in Madrid is never dull, it’s one of the world’s favorite cities for a great night on the town. Here’s a look at the top spots for memorable Madrid night life!

Madrid, the grand city of luxurious architecture, fine hotels and fancy restaurants has a lot to offer for tourists who want to play at night as well as during the day. There are places that literally never close and others that keep the party going until 2:30 a.m. Nightlife in Madrid can be characterized by a single phrase – “Mucha Marcha” which translates as “a lot of action”. Madrillenos explain it as there is too much see and to much to do, so sleeping is not an option.

November 5, 2014 | By More
Europe Sightseeing Tours On Sale This Week With Viator

Europe Sightseeing Tours On Sale This Week With Viator

Viator.com, the web’s most popular website for booking sightseeing tours around the globe has announced a great end-of-summer sale. Select sightseeing tour tickets in some of Europe’s most popular destinations can be booked at a discount during August and used throughout 2014.

August 7, 2014 | By More
Say It Like You Mean It – With Great New Translation Guides

Say It Like You Mean It – With Great New Translation Guides

Most translation guides will teach you how to say, “No Thank You”, when you REALLY want to say, “Beat It or Piss Off!” I’m thinking of the gypsy’s in Europe here… how many times do I need to say, “no thank you” to the guys trying to sell us a rose at dinner!!!

The new phrasebook translation guides published by Marco Polo have got you covered whether you want to be strictly correct, or express yourself in a more relaxed way.

July 9, 2014 | By More
Ronda Spain Trip Report, A Fascinating City In The Andalusian Countryside

Ronda Spain Trip Report, A Fascinating City In The Andalusian Countryside

What an unforgettable way to spend a few days in Spain! While spending three weeks touring the south of Spain, we were encouraged by friends to check out the city of Ronda in the province of Malaga. So we did.

Approaching the town, the landscape gave us no clues as to what was ahead. The terrain was rather plain and agriculture oriented, until we got to town. Once in town, history starts to come alive as the narrow cobble stone streets echo the voices from the past.

June 9, 2014 | By More
Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!

Where To Party Around The World. The Matador Network, a community of young travel bloggers who tell it like it is, has just published the “ultimate guide to partying around the world”, with 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die.

January 14, 2014 | By More
Savor The Rich Flavors of Andalusia With Ten Top Tapas Choices

Savor The Rich Flavors of Andalusia With Ten Top Tapas Choices

There are two wonderful ways to experience the gastronomical side of Andalucía. You could head out for a night on the town and pop into a tapas bar to get a feel for the local food and the local people. You’ll find all kinds of things on the menu, ranging from grilled vegetables drizzled with olive oil to beautiful cuts of meat prepared with a variety of sauces such as mojo picón, salsa al whisky or even a la marinera. Here you can find a list of the top ten must-try tapas in Southern Spain.

Or the other most exquisite way to really get a taste of Andalucía is to take a cooking course while you’re there. Learn from a professional local chef just how to make those distinct Spanish flavors pop, how to let the flavors meld and how to make one of the most memorable and delicious meals of your life. There’s nothing more gratifying than learning to cook something delicious for yourself in another country and being able to take that memory home with you to have and share with others.

November 20, 2013 | By More
Most Loved Breakfasts Served Around The World

Most Loved Breakfasts Served Around The World

When traveling for business as well as for pleasure, the wide variety of foods that you can taste and enjoy is often one of the most exciting aspects of the entire trip. Regardless of where in the world you find yourself awaking or how tired you may feel, a hearty breakfast is a great way to start the day, lift your spirits and make you feel like a local.

Western-influenced breakfasts have crept their way onto menus around the world, but be adventurous and tempt your taste buds with the following hotel breakfasts from countries across the globe during your travels.

August 8, 2013 | By More
Guide To Diving in Tenerife, One Of The Best Dive Spots In The World

Guide To Diving in Tenerife, One Of The Best Dive Spots In The World

It makes perfect sense to me that the Canary Island of Tenerife has a reputation around the world as a must-visit location for diving enthusiasts. The volcanic nature of the island makes for some of the most interesting drifts and dives, and the location means a huge variety of wildlife to hope to catch a glimpse of. A natural consequence of Tenerife’s popularity with divers is its plethora of diving schools offering instruction to beginners and improvers, and who run regular organised trips to dive some lesser-known spots around the island – as well as the tourist favourites.

I strongly recommend doing your research when choosing who you book with:

July 11, 2013 | By More
Explore The Douro Valley for Fine Wines and Magnificent Architecture

Explore The Douro Valley for Fine Wines and Magnificent Architecture

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:

July 8, 2013 | By More
10 Most Entertaining Things To Do In Marbella

10 Most Entertaining Things To Do In Marbella

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.

June 17, 2013 | By More
Santa Barbara Castle Alicante – Dramatic Romance in Spain

Santa Barbara Castle Alicante – Dramatic Romance in Spain

  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 […]

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Parador Amour!  Fall in Love with Spain’s Most Enchanting Accommodations

Parador Amour! Fall in Love with Spain’s Most Enchanting Accommodations

Parador Amour! Fall in Love with Spain’s Best Kept Accommodation Secret Staying in an historic Parador of Spain is an infinitely more exciting way to see the country than staying in a hotel that is indistinguishable from any other resort.  A Parador stay will give you a much deeper inside into the past, present and […]

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Running With The Bulls, A Once-In-A-Lifetime Adrenaline Rush

Running With The Bulls, A Once-In-A-Lifetime Adrenaline Rush

In Pamplona, Spain, one of the most unique events in the world takes place each July.  The Running of the Bulls which has made Pamplona famous worldwide, is known as encierro in Spanish and means to lock up or to pen. There have been many videos and many documentaries done on this tradition, usually showing […]

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Discover The 10 Most Beautiful Cities of Spain

Discover The 10 Most Beautiful Cities of Spain

Spain is surrounded on three sides by water – the Atlantic Ocean, the Cantabrian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It was conquered by the Moors who have left Spain with a fine Moorish architectural legacy. Enviably there are more beautiful cities in Spain than any other country. Spain holds a special corner in my heart […]

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Costa Del Sol – Spain’s Ideal Destination For Couples of All Ages

Costa Del Sol – Spain’s Ideal Destination For Couples of All Ages

Costa Del Sol – The Ideal Destination For Couples Every year for as long as I can remember my partner and I have responded to the question of where we’ll be heading on our summer holidays in the same way. It’s the Costa Del Sol for us! You might well wonder why we don’t push […]

October 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lonely Planet Offers Free “Best of” Travel Apps

Lonely Planet Offers Free “Best of” Travel Apps

All of my favorites are included!  Just in time for the new iPhone 5, free apps for the very ‘best of ‘ are being offered free of charge for Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, and Rome by Lonely Planet, one the most respected travel publishers in the world.  Lonely Planet has earned the reputation of […]

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