4 Tiny Island Escapes

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Sam Mckay

Want to try something a little different than the larger resorts of mainland Europe, what about something a little more intimate? Dotted around the Mediterranean Sea are tiny islands that offer a relaxing atmosphere where you can sit back and enjoy your time in the sun. 1) Formentera At just over 32 square miles, Formentera is one of the smallest of the Balearic Islands. Just south of Ibiza, the island has got some stunning beaches thanks to the ban on buildings being constructed on the shoreline. It doesn’t have its own airport but with Ibiza a short boat ride away, it adds to your holiday experience. 2) La Gomera The largest island on this list at 142 square miles, La Gomera is still relatively small, especially when you look at the other Canary Islands that attract visitors from all over the world. La Gomera is not as well-known as the…

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Luxury That’s Not A Million Miles Away

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by Sam Mckay

When you think of luxury your mind may instantly think of destinations in the Caribbean, the US and Asia. But what if you don’t want to fly for 6, 7 or 8 hours? Well look no further than Europe, there are some beautiful hotels dotted around the Mediterranean coastline which will make you feel like you’ve landed on an exotic island. Me Mallorca, Majorca In the non-stop resort of Magaluf, the Me Mallorca hotel is an oasis of calm and luxury. Offering a beautiful beachfront location with dazzling sunsets and private spa you won’t want to leave. The contemporary styling makes you feel like you could be in a bar in central London or a boutique restaurant in the trendy city of Zurich. The Me Mallorca will alter you’re stereotypical view of Magaluf with high class customer service and amazing facilities. La Quinta Resort Hotel & Spa, Menorca Menorca is…

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6 Things to See and Do in Amsterdam

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Sam Mckay

Regarded as the Venice of the north, Amsterdam features 100km of canals with 1,500 bridges and 90 islands. It’s a remarkable city break destination that has a distinct atmosphere and should be explored at the nearest opportunity. It’s the capital of the Netherlands as well as being the largest city in the country. There is a lot to see and do here, too much for a single weekend but if you wanted to fit the best experiences in I’d recommend the following attractions- 1) Beer Tasting At Room Arendsnest If you want a real taste of the Netherlands there is no better place to head to than the Arendsnest bar in the heart of the city. Serving the largest variety of draft beers in Amsterdam, the bar has a traditional feel to it with locals and visitors trying to sample all of the Dutch brews. 2) The Rijksmuseum The Dutch…

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A Hot Destination For Each Month Of The Year

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by Sam Mckay
Whatever month of the year you’re looking to escape the UK in, I guarantee there is a hot destination somewhere in the world just for you. Whether you’re looking for a beach holiday or somewhere you can explore history and culture, one of these amazing destinations will suit you perfectly. January – The Caribbean In the gloomy winter months when the excitement of Christmas is over you could look to escape to the warmth of The Caribbean. The string of tropical islands, which includes Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba and St Lucia can enjoy temperatures in the high 20’s; much better than what you’d see in the UK. February – Dubai If you want to visit Dubai there is no better time than February; temperatures reach highs of 25°C which is more bearable than during the summer months when the emirate state hits 40°C. You can make the most of the… Read more

Turkish Treats

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Sam Mckay
Did you know that 97% of Turkey is located in Western Asia whilst the European side is separated by the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles? The largest city, Istanbul is split over both continents, so technically you can be in two places at once as you cross over the Bosphorus Bridge. All of the most popular beach destinations are on the Asian side of Turkey, so if you’ve ever visited the country I bet you didn’t know you’ve actually been in Asia! If you’ve not been to Turkey let’s take a look at the stand out hotels and attractions. Fast Facts Flight Time – 4 hours and 45 minutes to Antalya Time Zone/Difference – Turkey is 3 hours ahead of the UK Language – Turkish Peak Season – April to September (Max Average Temp. 35°C) Currency – New Turkish Lira Capital – Ankara Popular Resorts – Antalya,… Read more

Love Locked Bridges

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by Sam Mckay

There’s no better way to symbolise your love for that special person in your life than locking it to one of these romantic bridges. Carving both of your names on the lock before locking it to the bridge has become somewhat of a tradition and is quickly growing around the world.

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