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Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Italy, Travel Poland, Travel Spain |

Three European Cities that Should be on Your Bucket List

Three European Cities that Should be on Your Bucket List

From snow-capped mountains for avid skiers, to sleepy little villages in the countryside that make the perfect romantic getaway, Europe is home to some of the most beautiful, vibrant cities in the world, but it can be difficult to pick just one for your next vacation. We’ve highlighted the top three that should be first on your bucket list – we hope you agree! Valencia Often overshadowed by Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is one of the most diverse cities you’ll ever come across – it truly has something for everyone. For sun-worshipers, there’s miles and miles of golden sandy beaches, as well as plenty of local parks such as the manicured Botanical Gardens, where you can soak up some peace and tranquility.   For culture-vultures, head to the famous Llotja de la Seda – a top tourist attraction and perfect example of Gothic architecture – or how about taking a stroll around the stunning Thirteenth century walkways of Valencia Cathedral? If you’re an animal lover, you won’t be able to...

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Spain |

Fun things to do in Barcelona and Saving Tips

Fun things to do in Barcelona and Saving Tips

Barcelona is a city in Spain where you can probably find something to do at any time, any day, anywhere.  The thing is that normally, as it is one of the most touristic city of Europe, it is not simple to find cheap activities and places to go, even some parts of the Guell’s Park are payable now. Thanks to OK Apartment, the specialists of Barcelona, we wanted to share our list of funny things to do around the city and how to save some pennies having the most of your day. If you’re interested you can keep reading below: Saving tips: So here you have a nice list of alternative activities to do in Barcelona, avoiding the typical touristic routes and its elevated costs. As to get the most of the city without having to sell a kidney, I personally recommend avoiding hotels here in Barcelona, as they have (in the majority) excessive rates. There is a nice local company, OK Apartment Barcelona, which has a nice offer...

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Posted by on Dec 5, 2015 in Accommodations, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Spain |

4 Luxurious Places to Visit in Holiday to Madrid

4 Luxurious Places to Visit in Holiday to Madrid

Whatever your holiday expectations are, they will be met in Spain. For family holiday’s, business trips, international conferences or just a simple weekend break, Spain is worth considering. With perfect beaches, rich and diverse cultures, climate a geography, this is the ultimate holiday destination. Authentic Spain has a lot to offer to you. From The Costas, Spain’s magical and legendary coastline, the stylish cities spanning many centuries and eras, The Balearics and The Canary Islands amongst many other delights. And Spain has year round sunshine making it a great delight. However, you have not visited Spain if Madrid is not one of your destinations for your family holiday. It is a must to visit this great ad awesome city. You will be spoilt for choice as on where to stay in magical Madrid. The following are the four most luxurious hotels to stay in while you visit and sample this city. 1. Hotel Hesperia Madrid Among several great hotels in Madrid, Hotel Hesperia is the premier hotel for your accommodation....

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Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Luxury Travel, Transportation, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Spain, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

An Insight into Spanish Travel by Train

An Insight into Spanish Travel by Train

Spain—best explored by local transportation facilities like trains, buses and cabs, is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Europe. Tourists from all across the globe fly in to experience its many bounties and steep their senses in its rich cultural heritage, festive carnivals and great cuisines alike. The trains running through Spanish terrains are efficient, fast and comparatively cheaper than those found in other nations. Unfortunately, their network/coverage is not as great and some of the routes are poorly serviced, if at all.  However, while planning your journey in and around Spain, it is wrong to assume that train traveling will always end up being quicker or cheaper—there are quite a few advantage and disadvantages to this popular means of commuting in Spain. Read on for a closer look at why traveling by train (as opposed to commuting by buses) is a more favored option by many. Pros and Cons of Train Travel in Spain After going through the easily available Interactive Maps of Train Routes in...

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Family Travel, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel France, Travel Greece, Travel Italy, Travel Portugal, Travel Resources, Travel Spain, Travel Style, Travel Tips, Travel UK |

5 FANTASTIC PLACES FOR A FAMILY VILLA HOLIDAY

5 FANTASTIC PLACES FOR A FAMILY VILLA HOLIDAY

MALLORCA Mallorca is an established family holiday destination, it mostly famous for its spectacular beaches, mountain villages, stunning seafront resorts and enchanting olive groves. It has a lot to keep the family entertained for the rest of their holiday including excursions, nature trails, aqua parks, safari parks, sea life centers and adventure playgrounds. Villas offer fabulous accommodations for families to stay and explore Mallorca. Some of the best places destinations for villa holidays in Mallorca include the ancient traditional town of Pollensa and the chic Calad; Or, SaRapita and C’an Pica fort. The villas offer fantastic sea views, most have swimming pools and excellent facilities for the whole family. MARTINHAL, PORTUGAL The Algarve in Portugal is a popular family holiday destination not only for its sun and sand but also for its fabulous options for family friendly accommodations. One of the best family friendly destinations is the Martinhal Beach Resort, which sits magnificently between the land and sea in a protected park. The resort offers exquisite luxury villas that...

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Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Resorts and Hotels, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Italy, Travel Resources, Travel Spain, Travel Style, Travel Tips, Travel UK |

Top Destinations for Celebrity Spotting

Top Destinations for Celebrity Spotting

For those that enjoy popular culture and are always living in hope that they might one day spot a celebrity ‘out in the wild’, holidays are usually a particularly opportune time to keep eyes peeled for a famous person taking a break abroad. An online travel agency, Sunshine.co.uk, has done some research into the holiday experiences of Brits to continue to improve your trips abroad, and as a result have found out that almost two fifths of you, 39%, have seen a celebrity during their travels. They polled almost 2000 people who had taken a holiday abroad during the past year, asking them whether they’d seen a celebrity while traveling, and questioned as to what the person they had seen was famous for, so that they might find out who you’re more likely to see. The responses that came in showed that actors and actresses are most commonly seen on holiday, with 37%. The list was as follows: Image Via flickr The USO Actors/actresses – 37% Sports stars –...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Travel Asia, Travel Destinations, Travel Dubai, Travel Europe, Travel Japan, Travel Middle East, Travel North America, Travel Spain, Travel Turkey, Travel USA |

Best Destinations to Grab a Bargain

Best Destinations to Grab a Bargain

If you’re heading abroad soon, you might be bearing in mind the prices of goods at your destination, whether you’re planning to stock up on presents for friends or shopping for clothing and electronics for yourself. Perhaps you’ve even picked out a destination specifically because you’ve heard that shopping prices are good there? If so, you’re not alone. According to the recent research done by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, 59% of Brits travelling abroad will buy bits and pieces right up to larger purchases while on holiday simply to save on money rather than buying them at home. Even worse, 26% of them have chosen their holiday resorts due to the deals on offer there, whether it’s duty free shopping in Dubai or cheap designer ware in Turkey (image by Ron Rothbart). So what places came out top in the survey and why? My Voucher Codes asked people whether they were planning to shop or had shopped on holiday, buying things other than just souvenirs, and put together a list of the...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Spain, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Life on the Canary Islands

Life on the Canary Islands

Known as an affordable winter sun haven, the Canary Islands are one of Europe’s hottest holiday destinations. From the stunning volcanic landscapes, white sand beaches and year round sunshine, the Canary Islands have something for every holidaymaker. The archipelago is made up of seven islands: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The Canary Islands enjoy more days of sun than any other locality in Europe, with an average temperature of 23°C. The summer season is as you would expect – extremely hot and packed full of sun seekers. If you want to enjoy scorching summer days by the beach, August is definitely the best time to visit. To help give you an idea of what to expect, we’ve put together this brief overview of the archipelago’s most popular islands. Tenerife Of all the islands in the Canaries, Tenerife is the most popular. Often known as the party capital of the archipelago, Tenerife has a host of places to let loose. That being said,...

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Spain, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Sea and Sets in Beautiful Almeria

Sea and Sets in Beautiful Almeria

Located in the pretty coastal region of Andalusia in south-eastern Spain, the historic city of Almeria enjoys a cozy year-round Mediterranean climate, and is rich in remnants of the Moorish occupation. Its unique position to the south of Europe’s only continental desert has made. Almeria a favorable location for several big-budget film shoots; notably Lawrence of Arabia, and its beautiful Alcazaba and fractured fortifications have featured in movies like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Never Say Never Again and Conan the Barbarian. If you’re weighing up where to spend your holidays in Spain, this quaint city has a lot to offer. Read on for some of the highlights. Image by Gabriel Villena, used under the Creative Commons license. For the outdoorsy Cabo de Gata National Park encompasses a bio-diverse landscape of over 1300 species of animals (including nesting flamingos!), lava beaches with pure, beautiful seawater, and limitless opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and experiencing the true beauty of an undeveloped Mediterranean coastline. Although it feels remote, the area is dappled with quaint little towns and villages...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Accommodations, Resorts and Hotels, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Spain, Travel Style |

Your Search for Madrid Accommodation Facilities Ends Here

Your Search for Madrid Accommodation Facilities Ends Here

Madrid boasts of numerous high-quality accommodation and staying facilities, at prices that have not been witnessed in the heart of other European capital cities in decades. From a handful of bustling hostels and a fabulous range of mid-range hotels to five-star temples ranking high in good taste, bench marked services and a lot more –this city has it all. So, are you ready to blend high levels of comfort with the right sense of style—the affordable way? Hotel Ritz This grand old lady of Madrid continues to lure the most discerning tourists, business guests, family vacationers and transit passengers to its comfy environs. Presenting the heights of exclusivity, elegance and sophistication, the Hotel Ritz was and still remains to be amongst most lavish and revered buildings in the city. Its impeccable service and classic style is second to none. Here, the tariff starts from $127 per night… book now! (image by Carlos Martinez Salas). Silken Puerta America G.L, Parque del Oeste and Northern Madrid Located in the midst of...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Accommodations, Food and Travel, Money and Travel, Only The Best, Transportation, Travel and Health, Travel Insurance, Travel Spain |

Hola Amigos- Barcelona Beckons Budget Travellers

Hola Amigos- Barcelona Beckons Budget Travellers

Barcelona—rising gently from the blue depths of the seas and set on a plain fringed by wooded hills, is the perfect summer holiday destination for young friends looking forward to some wonderful moments of togetherness. This capital city of Catalonia has the distinction of being rated among Mediterranean’s busiest ports and is a hub of bars, restaurants and clubs. Barcelona’s crowded seaside beaches, vibrant cafeterias, newly renovated stadia, sprawling malls and other centres of entertainment for budget conscious travellers are best experienced in sync with the local spirit and fervour. After stepping out of the boundaries of United Kingdoms, travellers may feel that those in Barcelona are dedicated to hedonism –but then, they are dynamic, hardworking and hospitable too. Once a Roman town and dedicated to medieval trade juggernaut, this city now takes pride in presenting some of greatest concentrations of Gothic architectural wonders in Europe. Whether it is about the ancient surreal spectacles that are appropriately capped by the church of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família or the modern wonders of contemporary times...

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Spain, Travel Style, World Culture and History, World Travel |

Unique Traditional Culture : Baby Jumping “El Colacho” in Spain

Unique Traditional Culture : Baby Jumping “El Colacho” in Spain

If you are the baby, you might need to find another four partners-in-crime to complete your own group. But if you are a tourist and wanting to witness one of the most dangerous festivals in the world, El Colacho should be included in your list. Spain has been widely known for being one of the countries with death-defying festivals like having the bull-running and the festival where you get to see around everyone from around the world throwing thousands of tomatoes to each other on the street. As much as we hope that “baby jumping” is just a metaphor, truth is, it does what it says. What is El Colacho actually and why is it still being practiced? The festival takes place in Castillo de Murcia, Burgos, every year and it invites visitors from across the globe whenever the festival takes place. The Devils (men dressed in traditional costume) will be jumping over the one-year-old babies being laid on mattresses in the street. They considered it as the jumping...

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Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Family Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Spain, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Going Spain? Here Are Few Spanish Holiday Ideas

Going Spain? Here Are Few Spanish Holiday Ideas

Spain has long been recognized as one of the world’s favorite spot for holidaymakers. Mainland Spain has a lot to offer apart from the high-rise restaurants and bars. What makes Spain a great country to visit especially for family holidays, is its rich culture, fabulous cuisines and the welcoming environment. There are many Spanish holiday ideas on the plate; you just have to choose the best holiday idea that fits your schedule. It’s entirely up to you, whether you would love to lounge on a beautiful beach, visit a historic city or even look for an interesting rural bolt hole. Villa holidays are very addictive especially if you like having lazy breaks outside in the sun with ample privacy and space either with your family friends or partner. Below are some of the best holiday destinations in Spain. Costa del Sol Beautiful as its name, Costa del Sol is surely a place worth visiting. It is surrounded with spectacular mountains and edges on to the famous Mediterranean Sea. With...

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Spain, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Tenerife Lures With Natural Outdoor Fun

Tenerife Lures With Natural Outdoor Fun

Tenerife’s status as an important tourist destination lures travelers from all over the globe. Located just off the coastline of West Africa and kissing the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, this largest of the seven popular Canary Islands has established its reputation as one of the most sought after beach destinations of the world. Characterized by sun burnt Brits and tap beer; rather than remnants of Spanish culture, this lovely island attracts over 10 million visitors annually. Here, you can frequent the world famous hotspots — Los Chrisitianos and Playa de Las Americas; delve in the fervor and delights of its Canarian authenticity; enjoy the offerings of ‘traditional’ pubs or simply steep your senses in the warm hospitality provided by its many multi-story hotels—there is certainly a lot to do ad see in Tenerife. Oft referred to as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’, this very beautiful city is blessed by a warm year-round climate, savors the fun of high sunshine through most times of the year and basks...

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Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in Family Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Spain, Travel Style, Winter Holiday |

Barcelona: The City That’s Perfect for a Winter Break

Barcelona: The City That’s Perfect for a Winter Break

Whether you’re visiting in the depths of winter or embracing the summer’s sun, among many great Cities around the world, Barcelona is an ideal destination at any time of the year. Situated on the Mediterranean, Barcelona has stunning golden beaches but unlike many coastal resorts, this capital of Catalonia is also famous as a city of culture and entertainment.  Barcelona attractions  Anyone who is looking for an ideal destination for a winter break should look no further than this city of unfinished cathedrals, stunning artworks and a wonderful atmosphere. Foodies will relish Barcelona’s first class restaurants as well as its many little friendly tapas bars. Gaudi in Barcelona  If you are only in the city for a few days and want to explore its artistic heritage, then you must go to the Eixample district. Here you’ll be able to stand in awe of the complexity of the imagination of one of Barcelona’s most famous sons, Gaudi. The Casa Mila resembles an ocean, thanks to the curved lines of the...

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