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Saturday, 18 August 2018

What you need to know about – Travel in Luxury




Luxury travel is diametrically opposed to travelling on budget. ‘Luxury’ as the term Suggests, is to have the best of everything by paying the maximum for it. If you have money and want to make your vacations a dream come true then go for the luxuries available in the travel world.

The Hunt for a Perfect Place-The first task to take up is to decide a lavish destination. You can go according to the season like if it is hot, its better to throng the beaches. There are three world’s top most destinations in this category and these are Caribbean, Europe and South Pacific or Oceania.

The Caribbean is the land of water. If you are a water lover then there is nothing like this place. Well known as the world’s fifth greatest water body, Caribbean has more than a hundred islands which turn from the bottom tip of Florida to the northwest of Venezuela. These islands are blessed with exotic beauty of turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches. The temperature is perfect throughout the year at around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. What else one can look forward to are the bewitchingly beautiful beach villas with the best of amenities ranging from food to entertainment.

The next outstanding destination can be Europe. The place has the best of everything and foe everyone. Besides a rich historical past, this wealthy destination has all sorts of scenic splendors. There are spectacular slopes of Scandinavia, the humid Mediterranean and the peninsulas to steal your attention.

How can one forget the incredible South Pacific or Oceania as a luxury destination…the place has a bunch of marvelous islands like New Zealand, Australia, Micronesia etc. that make you a prisoner of their lust. The place has fascinating lagoons and lively beaches to enjoy all types of water sports and other activities for instance spinner dolphins, humpback whales and the like.

The Means to Commute-After you select the ideal place for your journey, think about the way to reach there. Several options are available of which private jets and helicopters top the list. These private air modes have lots of benefits and convenience. Their services are available round the clock. All you have to do is to call up a private jet or airways company and ask for a jet or plane. These jets not only take least time to reach the desired destination but provide you with privacy, peace of mind, no hassle of booking etc., luggage safety, all in all a perfect journey. If you desire to sail then cruise ships are the perfect option.

Silversea Cruise Ships are a good and wise choice. They offer you the best of rooms, restaurants, entertainment like casinos etc. So there is much more to enjoy along with the oceanic magnificence. Yacht is also a favorable option for the sea admirers. Besides accommodation, there is accurate planning for all other requirements.

The most renowned luxury yacht so far is known to be SeaDream II. The accommodation, food and entertainment-Go for the best of hotels or resorts available. Make sure they have an entire set up to take care of not just your lodging but food and entertainment (casinos, bars etc.). Health spas, gyms Free Articles, parlors and the like add one more feather to it.

So what are you still waiting for--Travel in Luxury- Experience the Heaven on Earth…!


Author: Mansi gupta

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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Holidays In Brussels


As you might expect from a city that's dubbed “capital of Europe", Brussels enjoys strong transport links – not only within Belgium and Europe but throughout the globe. Brussels has strong rail links with other European countries (including Eurostar which even links to London ) and the city has an efficient internal public transport system that uses underground, trams and buses.

Getting To Brussels By Air

Brussels most prolific airport is “ Brussels International Airport " (located in Zaventem) and is 13km away from Brussels city centre. The majority of airlines fly to this destination and as you would expect it has the features & facilities you would expect from a major international airport. From Brussels International, you can reach your ultimate destination by train, taxi or bus.

Alternatively, Brussels second airport is Brussels Charleroi, which is significantly further away from the city centre. The airport is linked to Brussels midi train station.

Getting To Brussels By Bus

Brussels is well connected to various European destinations including the United Kingdom by Bus.

Most coaches terminate at Bruxelles Nord, after which the traveller can take a train or taxi onto their final destination.

Getting To Brussels By Train

The Eurostar operates a full service to Bruxelles Midi, and the Thalys Express also runs between Brussels and destinations including Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne .

Getting Around Brussels – Trams, Trains, Buses & Taxis

It's fairly easy and inexpensive to move about within Brussels . A single ticket can be purchased for under 2 euros and can be used anywhere on the STIB network (metros, trams and buses). The network is quite comprehensive so it's fairly easy to hop from one location of Brussels to another. Once you purchase a ticket, you'll need to stamp it using one of the machines located at the station, tram or bus. Don't forget to stamp your ticket – if you're caught without a valid ticket there are hefty fines of up to 55 Euros imposed. There are various options for discounted tickets depending on your length of stay – for around 30 Euros you can grab a “Brussels Card" which allows unlimited public transport travel for three days as well as free admission to various landmarks.

Public transport in Brussels is made up of a comprehensive yet easy to navigate train system that's well supported by a further network of trams and buses.

The Tram network is a good way of navigating around the city centre. Trams are quite frequent and not only meander through Brussels town centre but also reach much of the deeper suburban areas. Pick up a free map/timetable from the information point in Gare du Midi, Porte de Namur and Rogier.

The STIB also operates a bus network throughout the city and this operates at night-time (with less regularity).

Getting Around Brussels On Foot

For the active tourist, navigating through the city on foot is a distinct possibility. Many of the interesting landmarks are located fairly close together which makes walking a pleasurable way of seeing the town, particularly in the warmer months. Be sure to grab a map before setting out.


Author: Frasier Smith   
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

When is the best time of year to travel to Europe?



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Deciding what is the best time of year to travel to Europe for your holiday can be one of the hardest parts of the decision-making process, particularly for the first-time traveller.  There’s no single ‘best’ time to visit Europe as every traveller’s preferences are different but there are a number of things to consider before you book yourself on that flight.

Best time to visit Europe weather-wise
The kind of weather you'd like to experience is going to be a major consideration of your holiday planning. Are you hoping to experience a white Christmas in Europe or the beautiful snowy scenes of a northern winter or would you prefer to travel when it's warmer and you can enjoy the longer daylight hours?


Your response to this question should help you to decide when the best time to travel to Europe from Australia is for you.
The best season to go to Europe is going to be different for everyone so I’ve listed a few of the pros and cons of travelling in the various seasons below.

Pros and cons of travelling to Europe in winter

If a European winter experience is what you're after, some of the pros of travelling at this time (December/January/February) include missing the Australian summer, experiencing scenery and Christmas food and traditions totally different to what we are used to at home (in Australia) such as the amazing Christmas markets.

Mid-December through to the end of February - and sometimes even into March - is definitely the best time to visit Europe for snow.


Every year it seems that Europe’s Christmas markets become more and more popular with tourists and they are a wonderful reason to visit Europe at this time of year.  Many markets open from late November until just after Christmas, with some trading until early January.


Of course you also have to consider the downsides - shorter daylight hours, some attractions (particularly in rural areas) may be closed for the winter, heavy snowfalls can cause transport delays and make driving difficult, and there's the cold weather and bulky clothing that you’ll need to take to contemplate, too.

Tour and cruise companies also tend to have a reduced number of itineraries on offer during the colder months, however train services still run frequently.

Further reading: Tips for travelling to Europe in winter


Christmas market in Tallinn
Christmas markets are a major reason for tourists to visit Europe in winter time. This one is in the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

Pros and cons of travelling to Europe in summer
During the European summer there's a pretty fair chance you'll enjoy some warm weather. Southern countries like Spain, Italy and Greece (and the south of France) tend to have much higher temperatures than central and northern Europe, but there can be some surprises.
I have experienced temperatures well above 35 degrees Celcius on numerous occasions in parts of Europe that we don’t normally associate with having high summer temperatures (Austria and northern France, for example).


I’ve often joked that the summer-loving Europeans should pay me to travel to Europe as I always tend to attract the hot weather!  August is usually the hottest month in Europe - I mostly travel in June and July but have experienced some really hot days during those months.

If you are visiting one of the southern regions, temperatures can be stifling hot – so check in advance that your accommodation has air-conditioning.

Another advantage of travelling during the European summer (June/July/August) is the longer daylight hours - with daylight saving it is generally light until at least 9.30pm, and much later in the Scandinavian countries.

Timetables for ferries, lake cruises, cable car rides, etc are also generally expanded over the summer months.

I also find there's an air of vitality in Europe during summer - with window boxes bursting with colour, the freshest produce available at the markets, and Europeans out and about and enjoying the weather.

During the summer months, motorways can also be extremely busy, particularly on weekends, as European holiday-makers head off on their annual break.



Flower boxes in Riquewihr
Colourful flower boxes are at their blooming best during the European summer.

What about Autumn (Fall) and Spring?

Autumn and Spring are popular times to travel for those who don't enjoy extreme temperatures.  Early Autumn and Late Spring, in particular, can still offer warmish days without being either too hot or too cold so this is considered by many to be the best time to visit southern Europe.

No matter how carefully you plan, though, unseasonal weather can occur. Major flooding in Germany, Hungary and Poland in June 2013 caused havoc and upset lots of holiday plans, not to mention livelihoods.

On the other hand, expected snow falls can fail to eventuate as early in the season as normal - your snowy Christmas might turn out to be more of a 'slushy' one!


The table below shows the (approximate) average monthly temperatures for some of Europe’s major cities.


                 Jan        Mar       May      Jul         Sep       Nov
Vienna 1°C        9°C        19°C      26°C      20°C      7°C
Rome    12°C      15°C      22°C      29°C      26°C      17°C
Zurich   -1°C       5°C        13°C      18°C      14°C        4°C
Paris      3.5°C     10°C      15°C      19°C      16°C      12°C
Berlin    -0.5°C   4°C        14°C      19°C      15°C      5°C
London    5°C      10°C      17°C      22°C      19°C      5°C


If the weather isn’t the major factor in determining the best time to travel for you to travel to Europe, there are some other considerations to keep in mind.


Special events
If you are heading to Europe to attend a special function like a wedding or are hoping to catch a major event such as the Tour de France or the tulip display at Holland’s Keukenhof Gardens, you are obviously going to have to be in a particular place on a specific date.

Keep in mind that when major events occur (like the Olympic Games or Rugby World Cup, for example), accommodation, flights and other travel services can be stretched to the limit - and prices can increase significantly.


Tour de France
Major events can have a big impact on the price and availability of accommodation and flights.


Crowds
If you do prefer to travel when it's warmer, be wary of travelling during August. This is the month when many Europeans take their summer holidays (a lot of professional offices in Paris actually close for the whole month!) so wherever you go it is likely to be extremely busy.

If you don’t like crowds, August is definitely NOT the best month to visit Europe.

Major sights and attractions can be a nightmare during August with queues of two hours or more just to buy entry tickets not unheard of!!  I always recommend pre-purchasing tickets to attractions you know you will definitely visit, but particularly so if visiting in the peak summer months.

The late European spring (April/May) and early autumn (September/October) can make a good alternative. If you're not too fussed about high temperatures and definitely want to avoid the crowds, these are good months to visit to Europe.


Price
Another factor to consider when planning when you are going to visit is price. I've previously written about some of the tips you should know before you book your flight to Europe, and one of these is that travelling just outside of the airline's 'peak' season can save you a few hundred dollars.

By departing Australia in May, for example, you might save yourself some money by missing the June 'peak' fares and still be able to enjoy the warmer early-summer days in Europe.


To start planning your travel to Europe, order complimentary European travel brochures and read all my tips for planning a holiday to Europe here.

What other factors do you consider when deciding what is the best time to visit Europe? I'd love to hear your comments below.

Author: Carolyn

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Europe for beginners: what you need to know




Step one: slow down. Take your time.

It's tempting when you plan that big first trip to Europe, to try to do everything, to fit every single highlight into a whirlwind tour around perhaps the planet's most diverse continent. You want to eat pasta in Rome, and stand on top of the Eiffel Tower, and smoke a joint in Amsterdam, and party in Dubrovnik, and, and...

You can't do it all. Unless you've got years up your sleeve, you're going to have to do some culling. That's one of the keys to enjoying your first stint.

I got an email a few weeks ago from a guy who's about to set off on his first overseas adventure. His question – "Got any tips for a first-time visitor to Europe?" – sounded like a perfect topic. So here we go.

First, the culling. Europe is an incredibly diverse continent full of bucket-list, postcard locations, and you can't do them all. If you even attempt to do them all you'll spend more time on buses, trains and planes that you will actually seeing things.

So here's a tip: choose a top five, your must-dos for that first OS adventure. Maybe it's drinking in the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, or eating tapas in Barcelona, or visiting the Tate Modern in London. Whatever it is, mark those down and plan your trip around them. The between bits will start to fall into place.

Then you have to figure out how you're getting around. Gnarled old travel dudes like me will tell you to forget about tours and go independent, but that's not necessarily the case. Think about what's right for you. People might sneer at the drunken tour passengers, but the drunken tour passengers are having a ball.

Maybe start off with a short tour, a 10-dayer, to find your feet in Europe and meet some people. If you fancy the idea of an organised tour like a Contiki or a Topdeck, go for it. If you'd rather a bit more freedom, think about something like Busabout – your transfers and accommodation are organised, but you have far more spare time to explore.

Prefer to go independent? It's easy enough in Europe. Book hostels ahead using sites like HostelBookers and HostelWorld. Book train tickets online. Book budget flights well in advance. And remember that using intercity buses is often much cheaper than trains or planes.

Don't avoid the clich├ęs. The Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower and Charles Bridge are all extremely popular with tourists for a reason: they're amazing. Don't feel you have to get off the beaten track just for the sake of it. If the big-ticket items appeal to you, then go and see them.

By the same token, don't do everything the guidebook tells you. It might say the Louvre is an absolute must-do on a trip to Paris, but maybe you'd have a better day searching for Blek le Rat pieces on alley walls.

Travel in the shoulder seasons. July, August and September are mental in Europe, when you'll be sharing every single experience with millions and millions of your closest friends. Accommodation will be booked out, or expensive. Trains will be full.

Think about going in autumn or spring. Or better yet, if you don't mind the cold, go in winter. You'll feel like you have the place to yourself.

Another thing to consider when you're timing your trip, however, is festivals. Europe does a mean festival, from Oktoberfest to San Fermin to La Tomatina to Biennale to Glastonbury to Exit to Tomorrowland. Get along to any one of those and your holiday just became a lot more memorable.

Be wary of scams. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That hot Eastern European girl isn't necessarily talking to you because you're so charming. Those guys aren't befriending you because you seem like such a cool Aussie. Go with your instincts.

Try to get to at least one of Budapest, Krakow or Lisbon. They're all amazing, and underrated. (Although when planning this, take the "do what you want" paragraphs into account.)

Learn at least a tiny bit of the local language. Even if it's just asking, "Do you speak English?" This very small amount of effort will get you a long way.

Pack light. You don't need three pairs of jeans in a European summer. You don't need a big tub of laundry detergent. You don't need special "travel" clothes with extra zips bought from some rip-off store.

You do, however, need a towel. And at least one set of decent clothes to wear when you decide to go for that fancy dinner and don't want to look like a backpacker for a night.

Lash out on a few amazing experiences that are out of your price range. Budget travel will make your trip last longer but if you plan for one expensive dinner, or a night in a big hotel, or gondola ride in Venice, or high tea in London, or anything similar, you'll never forget it.

And on that note, my last tip is probably the most important: take lots of money. Lots of money. As much as you can possibly save. And then some more. Don't be the people drinking in the hostel lounge at night because they can't afford to go out. You didn't come all this way to not see the sights.

Take a few more months to save before you go. Be stingy at home so you can lash out when you're away.

And most of all: have fun.

What are your tips for people planning their first trip to Europe? Post your comments below. Are you yet to go to Europe? Post your questions too and let's see if our community of travellers can't answer them.


Author: bengroundwater

Saturday, 21 July 2018

How To Save Money On Family Vacation Resorts Packages




There are many family vacation resorts to choose from when determining where to take your next trip. These are popular in both warm and cold weather climates, as people enjoy resorts for beach and ski vacations alike. When most people think of resorts, they obviously think of the Caribbean or Hawaii, but often popular ski areas have plenty of resorts to choose from as well. In other words, picking the right one can be a real hassle. Here is how to identify the best resort for both activities, and save money at the same time.

First of all, pick the specific place you are going to, and then figure out what you plan on doing when there. Then, find a family resorts package that covers all those activities. Just remember that all inclusive packages can mean a number of different things.

For instance, often the cheaper ones only include meals and maybe one or two activities. However, there are more advanced ones that include a greater amount of activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, skiing, and even whale watching. Try to get the cheapest package that includes all the activities you plan on doing, as this will be less expensive than paying for everything separately. Just do not go with a package that does not have everything on your itinerary to save money.

One thing to consider is to go with a less expensive resort that still has all your required activities. The room might not be quite as nice, but it will still be more than adequate. Since the best family trips involve spending as little time in the hotel room as possible, there is no reason to overpay for this. Instead, it might be worth it to go with a slightly less nice resort if it still includes all the activities you want.

Also, there are some other very important tips for saving money. For instance, make sure you go during an off-time for the resort. For warmer locations, this would be anytime in the fall, early winter or spring (except spring break, of course). Summer is usually more expensive at these places. If you are going to a ski resort, then simply avoid Christmas break.

You can also try using an online broker to help you get as many price quotes as possible. This will save you a bit of time when comparison shopping, because you will not have to go to each resort website individually. This is how to find the best family vacation resorts quickly and with as little effort as possible.

Author: Jackie Ben

Friday, 20 July 2018

Reasons Why Renting A Car Helps Make the Best Family Vacations



Traveling with itineraries provided by travel agencies or your travel club is a common practice, and these packages usually come with a free ride. However, there are still some merits in renting a car when you are on vacation. Some travelers worry about the cost because of the common misconception that car rentals usually cost an arm and a leg, but if you combine this with the advantages that we will discuss in a bit, you will find that renting a car is actually more cost-efficient.
To give you a better picture of the gains of renting a car, we came up with a list of the things you get to enjoy should you choose to rent one on your next vacation, whether it is domestic or in another country.

You get to choose which car to use, and this is an opportunity to save up on gas money. By renting a car, you give yourself the liberty of choosing a car that does not use up a lot of gas. Can you imagine what other fun things you could do with your family with the extra money you have because you did not have to shell it all out for gas?

It makes visiting foreign countries such a breeze. To make the experience more worthwhile, particularly if you have visited that particular country before, renting a car is an ideal option. Getting lost is unlikely, even if it was your first time to visit that country because you can simply go for rentals in vacation packages that are bundled with GPS services.

Rented cars are often in better shape that your own car. Since these cars are used for a living, or for some travel deals, and does not simply exist for the sheer purpose of getting you around, you would think that the owners invest more on maintenance, and are serviced more frequently than your own car.

You get to tailor-fit your mode of transport to the nature of your vacation, or the members of the family. Let's say your family decided to go hiking. You know what this entails-a lot of off-road driving. For that, you will need a 4x4 ride, otherwise, you're going to risk having your car break down in the middle of the trip, or spend more money for maintenance after.

Renting cars make the experience better. We know we could not stress this enough, but when you rent a car, you find that you are more in-charge of the trip that usual. You can make as many pit stops as you want, take the route you want to take, and even take a detour if you please. What's even better is that you get to do all these without having to worry that you might hurt your car's mileage, because guess what-the car is rented!

There is not clear cut formula for best family vacations, but at least having one that is hassle-free, cost efficient, and one that gives you more room for spontaneity definitely makes it better.

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Author: By B. Boyd

Saturday, 16 June 2018

5 Tips For Easy Air Travel






There’s no denying that it has become more and more difficult to fly without running into snags or problems with the airport or the airlines. Enduring the line at the security check point in some airports is enough to put some passengers in a bad mood. However, despite all of the inconveniences that come with flying, it is a necessity. There are several things that can be done to make flying easier and more hassle free, and all that is involved is a little bit of common sense and planning.

1. Get to the Airport Early

Arriving at the airport early is a no-brainer, especially when the airlines tell passengers to arrive at least two hours prior to a flight’s departure time. However, there are many people who refuse to heed this request, and arrive at the airport just several minutes before a flight is scheduled to leave. If there is a line at the check-in counter or at security, this can create a very stressful situation. Not only may the flight be missed, but a new flight must be booked, and the passengers will probably have to travel stand-by on a later flight with no guarantee of a seat until the very last minute.

2. Take a Morning Flight.

Leaving on an early flight does not necessarily mean a 4 a.m. flight must be chosen. However, flights that leave first thing in the morning are less likely to be running late, and they are less likely to be affected by weather problems across the country and/or other planes that may be delayed at other airports. Also, if for some reason the first flight of the day is canceled or delayed, there will probably be several other flights throughout the day that, if necessary, can be taken instead.

3. Try Not to Fly During “Rush Hour”

Airports, like highways, have rush hours. Typically, rush hour in the morning is from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and in the afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. These are the hours when airports are the most crowded with people waiting for flights. Crowds mean longer lines at the security check points, more people in the restrooms, more people waiting in restaurant lines, and more people taking up seats in the waiting areas. Flying at a NON-rush hour time of day can alleviate the need to stand in lines and sit with crowds.

4. Try to Take Non-Stop Flights

Obviously, when a non-stop flight is taken, there is less risk of being delayed. Taking off and landing both take quite a bit of time, so avoiding having to do this twice is recommended. There will always be destinations when a non-stop flight is not available, but there are plenty of cities where non-stop flights are just as common as those that stop. It may even be worth a few extra dollars to book a non-stop flight to avoid an unneeded hassle and the possibility of being delayed.

5. Book Connections with Enough Time

If a non-stop flight is not available to a desired destination, make sure to schedule enough time in between flights. When airlines book flights, they often have a layover requirement of 30 or 45 minutes between connections. However, this is often not enough time if the original flight arrives late. In order to avoid this stress, try to schedule connecting flights with at least an hour to spare between the arrival time of the first flight and the departure time of the connecting flight.

 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Discount Travel Package




A discount travel package allows you to visit your favorite destinations at lower than normal rates. In short you dream vacation with your family is no more a dream, it has come alive. Being able to travel cheaply does not mean that you will always get the best deal. Therefore, it becomes very important to plan and evaluate different discount travel packages and select the one that fits within your budget and needs.

A discount travel package is one way saving your money on trips to popular destinations. Travel agencies can help you decide on a package that suits your pocket. they have multiple packages and you get a handful of options in front of you.

A travel agent can even customize you travel package according to your background. This includes, the time and duration of stay, popular places in and around your destination and even accommodation. These things should be taken into account when you decide on a travel package. Also, due to immense competition in this industry, one should always compare packages with other agents. This will give you bargaining power, if possible.

It is not necessary that a discount travel package will have all those things which you have in your mind. Guesswork or assumption might not help here, so speak up and inquire properly, say “yes” only when you are 100% convinced with the details mentioned in the package brochure.

To be on a safer side, you can contact your friends or relatives who have been on discount travel package. They will definitely have something important to share with you. Their experiences can guide you to prevent unscrupulous people from offering cheap discount travel packages and literally taking you for a ride!


Remember, a travel package that is well planned and managed can lighten your traveling load and make the trip more valuable and fun.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Heating Up Your Summer Vacation







So finally, the sun has shown its sprightly vivacious rays on the green, green grass, on Mrs. Wilson’s flowering shrubs next door and on you! It is now the time to spruce up and get yourself set to enjoy that much desired summer vacation, no more waking up at six o’clock in the morning to prepare for school, no more being tied up in classroom learning about the life of Attila, the Hun and no more chemical explosions in the chemical laboratory. This is the moment to bask and have fun in the sun. There are a myriad of ways wherein which you can make the most out of your vacation. Here are a few ideas in making your sunny break the best ever yet.

Leave off your inhibitions and go wild. Its summer, you can go and indulge in whatever you want. You are free from schoolwork and have literally control over how you spend your time. Do not waste it being a couch potato and prosecute yourself to watch boring reruns and ads on television. Get creative. Try something new. Go for the outdoors. Save your staring at the boob tube when it is raining or when the snow comes. The sun is here; make the most out of it. Get yourself in the water. The beach has always and is a favorite summer getaway, and why not. The beach offers a dozen of possibilities. You can try to go and learn how to surf or better yet, try scuba diving and get to know those wonderful corals under the sea. Get your gang of sun-loving friends together and play a game of Frisbee or beach volleyball and even soccer. This will be like hitting two birds with one stone.


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Madrid's Most Unusual Hotels






Whilst it may not have the charm of Barcelona's quirky landmarks, Madrid is certainly not short on style. This lively city plays host to some of Spain's must-see hotels where artistic creativity combines with touches of luxury to provide an unforgettable experience.

Hotel Puerta America is a feat of architectural creativity: some of the industry's most innovative designers were given one floor and carte blanche to do what they liked with it. The result is a mish-mash of genius: from the tomato-hued pvc sheen of Marc Newson's Floor 6 to the spooky curved futurism of Zaha Hadid's Floor 1. The highlight is surely the plasma studio on Floor 4 where mirrors are combined in starkly geometric shapes to create tricks of light and a surreal vibe.

De Las Letras hotel is an elegant and colorful place to rest your head. Ochre colored rooms are adorned with quotes and motifs to create a feeling of cultural richness and historical features merge with cutting-edge modernism for an eclectic, relaxed feel. A well-stocked library caters for the intellectuals this establishment seeks to attract whilst a state of the art fitness center keeps the body as well as the mind in good shape.

For some pure, unadulterated fashion head to ME Madrid. This hotel is flash, snappy, celeb-friendly and the best place for glamour fans to don their highest heels and drink artisan cocktails before hitting the town. Me Madrid is part of a chain of hotels that aim to provide customers with a sexy, high tech experience and has already seen the likes of George Clooney popping up the bar. 

Packages for lovers include the 'One-on-One package for two' which consists of a champagne airport pickup, a 'stay-in-bed breakfast' and an intriguingly named 'passion pack'. If all that romance goes to your head you can even come back to ME to tie the knot! Depending on your taste you can choose wedding ceremony themes such as 'the chill', 'the city', 'the passion' or 'the moment'.

Finally, if you want to spend it like Beckham, be sure to book a room at AC Santo Mauro where the man himself ran up a huge bill whilst he was house hunting after his move to Real Madrid. The selling point of this hotel is it's timeless elegance combined with tasteful furnishings and discreet luxury. If you're thinking this couldn't be more opposed to the gaudy luxury of the 'his and hers' thrones at Beckingham palace, you'd be right!

For some more inspiration check out some Madrid Travel Guides Want something cheaper? Cheap Hotel Madrid.
I am a travel enthusiast who loves to visit new places.


Author: By Helen E Cross

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The Secret Pleasure of Madrid Luxury Hotels





Traveling to Madrid in a luxury vacation is one of the most delightful experiences in the World, and of course, you can't experience this if you don't include Madrid luxury hotels in your travel plan. This hotels and resorts will give you the highest quality services, style and of course, luxury.

What Are Some of the Best Madrid Luxury Hotels?

Let's take a look at some of the preferred luxury hotels you can find in Madrid, they are not in order of importance, so feel free to check them all out as they all offer great services.


Park Hyatt Villa Magna

This is a modern elegant hotel that still resembles the traditions of Madrid. It is located in the Paseo de la Castellana, the main boulevard of Madrid. It is perfect for visitors who want to have close the shopping and business districts.

The Westin Palace Madrid

This luxury hotel is located just minutes away from the Thyssen and Prado museums, homes of some of the world's finest art. This is a pure-elegance hotel. This hotel has been always part of top hotels lists in Madrid.

Gran Melia Fenix

This Madrid luxury hotel is located in the diplomatic district and features all the conveniences you expect to find in a top luxury hotel, whether you travel alone or with your family or even with small pets. It is located 8 miles away from the airport.



The Intercontinental Madrid

A beautiful looking hotel that takes many of its style from traditional Spanish art, the Intercontinental stands out in looks. It is located in the commercial district, providing comfort to all the traveler's needs.

As you see, Madrid has plenty of options when it comes to choosing a Madrid luxury hotel. There are other luxury hotels that might want to take a look at.



Author: Paolo Basauri

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