Natural Sights in Gran Canaria


While epic white beaches and a hot climate might be some of the main reasons people flock to the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a utopia for nature lovers. This is one Spain’s Canary Islands, and located off northwestern Africa. Lush woodlands, volcanic hikes, botanical wonders, sand dunes, vibrant wildlife and marine life can be … Read more

Dubai Dining Spots for Special Occasions


Home to some of the best hotels in the world, it’s no surprise that Dubai is famous for its world-leading restaurants, so let’s take a look at just five that you have to visit. Whether you’re a resident or visitor to the city, you should try at least one of these choices if you want … Read more

Travelling with Locals through

I’m not the best guy when it comes to planning my trips especially when they’re overseas. I usually have very reliable friends who make all the research about places to go, things to do, and food to eat. Only requirement for me is that it should be budget-friendly. I don’t know if this makes me … Read more

Preparing for the Winter Holidays

I’ve been here in the Middle East for over nine months now. My, my, how time has flown so quickly. Despite being stuck working in a retail shop six days in a week, I try my best to travel during my days off. That is, if my body can still keep up with the lack of rest.

I guess I haven’t been used to the work environment ever since I quit my previous job to go freelance and set up my online projects. However, I’m excited in the coming months as I have a month’s worth of vacation leave after a year in the shop.

imagining the holidays

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Mayrhofen: Top Après Ski Delights

If there’s one thing that Mayrhofen excels at (other than its fabulous on and off-piste opportunities), it’s the après ski scene. Arguably one of the liveliest resorts in the Alps, Mayrhofen ski holidays are as much about the nightlife as they are skiing and boarding and as part of your skiing break, it’d be a shame not to immerse yourself in it. Here are a few of the highlights.

Unlike some of the other Austrian ski resorts, such as Solden and Saalbaach, Mayrhofen has a strong British influence, meaning that as British winter holidaymakers, you’re in the right place. With over 70 restaurants, most of which also provide bar facilities as the sun goes down, and plenty of après ski events and festivals hosted throughout the season, Mayrhofen is the epitome of fun, vibrancy and excitement.

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Which is better: Bus or Train?

Both trains and buses offer an excellent solution to the continuing need to transport lots of people from A to B with the least amount of damage to the environment (compared to other methods of transport powered by fuel). Few of us work close to our homes anymore, and many of us live miles away from our families, so buses and trains have become an important part of our daily commutes and a good way of visiting loved ones without the expense involved in driving our cars. Buses and trains are also increasingly featuring in our international travel plans as airfares and airport taxes have risen and the time taken to get through security and check-in has increased considerably. Bus lines cover much of Europe and a UK company, iDBUS runs bus lines directly from London to France, then to Holland, Belgium and Italy. Trains also cover these destinations at great speed, but for considerably higher fares. So which of these two favoured options is the best choice for travelling locally or indeed abroad?

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Top 3 Last Minute Deals in the Sun this September

Everyone loves a bit of sunshine and while it looks as though our summer is over, there’s no reason why you can’t book into one of the top quality last minute hotels ( that are available online. The joy of last minute breaks is the value for money that ordinarily, you may not benefit from. … Read more

Which Airport Parking Service is Right For You?

When it comes to airport parking, there’s a long list of options to choose from which cater to many different tastes and budgets. For instance, let’s say you’re looking for Stansted Airport Parking – here are the main car parking services you can expect to find:

Standard Long-Stay Parking

Stansted is like a village, with a huge expanse of car parking options at your disposal. Most car parking is based within the airport grounds but is too far to reach on foot, so regular shuttle bus services are laid on to transport passengers and their baggage to and from the airport terminal. Most buses come around every 10-15 minutes, and typically take no longer than 10 minutes to reach the main terminal building. This style of car parking is generally one of the most affordable long-stay options.

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Fine Dining in Delhi

Every fine dining experience at New Delhi can be defined by excellent service, authenticity, and world class cuisine. The experience also offers a warm as well as welcoming ambiance. There are a lot of fine dining restaurants in the city that offers specials and varied cuisines.

Food Trip In Delhi

There are a lot of food choices offered in Delhi. One can find both local and international cuisines in some of the popular restaurants and fast food chains. While there can be a lot of fast food chains and restaurants offering brunches, there are also numerous upscale fine dining restaurants where the guests can actually relax and enjoy sumptuous dishes.

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Cruise Holidays: A World of Choice

When you’re planning a cruise holiday, there are so many things to take into consideration. Perhaps the most important is destination, and which soul-stirring places you’d like to tick off your must-see list. Do you want to explore the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Nordic Fjords or the Iberian Sea? Beyond that, which cities have you been hankering after – perhaps the sizzling Mediterranean sights of Barcelona and Palma, or the far-flung must-sees of Sydney and Hong Kong Harbour?

On a cruise holiday you’ll also need to consider how long you want to be away for. Opt for a mini or a taster cruise if you just fancy a quick jaunt and a fun-filled few days away. Most mini cruises are just two or three nights long – perfect for first-timers – while others are slightly longer, perhaps four or five nights. It’s ideal if you’re trying to squeeze in a short, action-packed break without breaking the bank!

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Dreaming about Santorini, Greece

santorini houses

One of the destinations in Europe that I am hoping to visit the soonest would be Santorini in Greece. Knowing that I’m now based in the Middle East, more options have come up for me to visit nearer places.

A friend also mentioned that it’s easier to apply for tourist visas. Back in my home country, there are a lot of documents needed at the embassy to travel to these locations. The visa approval rate is also not that high especially when you’re not connected to a company.

santorini houses
Santorini, Greece
photo source: pedrosz

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The Best City Festivals

Now that summer has arrived, it is time to fill those long days. If you are looking for something to do, try something new. Stop spending your days doing the same thing with the same people. The summer is filled with festivals in major cities around the world. Certainly, there is one in a city you want to visit. Check out HostelBookers City festival Guide here, but below are some great options.

Bilbao, Spain
BBK Live
July 11-13, 2013

city festival concert
Image source: Carthesian

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The Magic of Menorca

Note: This is a guest post.

The Balearic Islands have long been held as a perfect holiday destination, and it’s not hard to see why. This cluster of islands located just off the Spanish coast serve up a wide range of holiday experiences to suit virtually every taste and preference imaginable. They each have plenty in the way of laid-back resorts for those that like nothing more than kicking back on the sands with a good book. Clubbers and party animals will get their kicks in Ibiza’s lively San Antonio, or in the buzzing resort of Magaluf in Majorca.

And if you want long lazy days exploring historic towns and cities, or rambling across wide open spaces and lush green landscapes, Menorca is certainly the place for you.

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Exotic Destinations at Bargain Prices: Egypt

Note: This is a guest post.

When it comes to your annual holiday and you want to keep costs low, you don’t have to stick to the normal haunts, necessarily. Cheap holidays To Egypt, for example, are easily attainable online, meaning you can visit a more exotic destination for your break away, rather than opting for the generic tourist traps.

Book with Direct Holidays and receive some of the best deals around. Egypt is much more than just a North African beach location. Steeped in ancient history, vibrant cuisine and amazing watersports and diving opportunities, it’s easy to see why this exotic paradise is a haven for so many travellers.

Whether you are heading to Egypt for the golden beaches and the crystal clear azure waters of the Red Sea, or you’re going to immerse yourself in the ancient history in the land of the Pharaohs, you can and you can affordably.

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