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Greek Island holidays still top favourite Mediterranean holiday destinations

Greek holiday destinations have topped the list as the preferred places to visit. Greek islands were listed as the four of five top places to visit, in a list of 20 most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. A research done by the travel metasearch engine, which was focusing on the hotels Trivago, and looking for the most popular destination in the Mediterranean, and basing its research on user comments, the first place was taken by Imerovigli on the island of Santorini, Greece. The destination came first with a vote of 85%. The second slot was taken by the traditional settlement of Fira, [ ... ]

Uruguay: One of South America’s Best Coastal Road Trips

Uruguay can be a forgotten country that many travelers pass over. Despite a coastline that runs for 410 miles and an area the size of Washington, too often the country is erroneously passed off as a suburb of Argentina. Sure, both nations officially speak Spanish and have a passionate love for soccer, and both have locals who habitually sip mate and feast on the finest of beef, but when you dig a bit deeper you’ll quickly find that Uruguay is not Argentina. It’s a laidback country with a low population and minimal violent crime, and it’s a unique country which has [ ... ]

Bilbao: A Spanish City Finds Its Swagger

As my plane touched down in northern Spain, on my way to Bilbao, I looked around at the jagged mountains, out over the Bay of Biscay and up at the clear, blue sky and thought to myself, “Dear God, I forgot people actually live in places like this.” It had been nearly a half decade since I’d last visited any part of Spain. In between, I had lived in flat, not very warm cities in Sweden, Latvia and Belgium. I had gotten too used to wearing sweaters in June and having an unobstructed panorama of the horizon. That a Spanish coastal [ ... ]

Getting Rid of the Travel Bug

It’s a terrible bug, the travel bag: it is highly contagious and the only way anyone can cure it is to find the cheapest flights out of the country as quickly as possible. No time can be wasted on idle chit chat with a boring old travel agent, who’d probably spend three quarters of your precious lunch break talking about his or her grandchildren and what they might have for dinner when they get home. No, whether you are looking for flights to London or other low cost flights further afield, sometimes all of us just have to get away. Thank heavens for [ ... ]

Why not take a ferry to start your holiday

To ensure your holiday starts the second you board ferry companies are investing millions of pounds. With more than 40 million annual passenger journeys this industry has never been more accessible, relaxing or easy to enjoy. It has been compared to a mini cruise. There are an impressive number of facilities onboard that include dining, shopping, entertainment for young and old and there are even luxury cabins, night clubs, cinemas, gyms spas, bars and shows. The Seaways Commodore De Luxe offers passengers suite cabins and private lounges with free refreshments. Brittany Ferries has luxury accommodations for their Channel crossings with large [ ... ]

Top family things to do in and around Benidorm and Alicante

Spain is a great destination if you’re looking for a holiday that gives you plenty of things to see and do. This is particularly the case if you visit Alicante or Benidorm, as both these cities – situated on Spain’s southern coast – offer lots of family-friendly activities that can make for a fantastic day out. There are usually always cheap holiday deals to Benidorm, and if you do go, make sure you place a visit to Aqualandia at the top of your list of things to do! Opened in 1985, Aqualandia is Spain’s oldest water park and incorporates a [ ... ]

A Family Holiday in Majorca

This year, why not plan a vacation that is exotic, adventurous, and historical. Majorca is the largest island off the coasts of Spain. It is also the most populated. This place truly has something for everyone. If you are looking for a family vacation this is a perfect alternative. Many tourists have been coming here since the 1950?s especially from Ireland, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Because of this, most younger natives are bilingual and speak Catalan and Spanish. Many of the tourist areas speak fluent English and German also. This island has a high percentage of businesses that [ ... ]