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Explore Madrid a little like a local

In Spain we passed through a very quick and painless Customs process and were cleared to enter Spain A couple change over on the train later and we were downtown We made it to the Airbnb address 10 minutes early. Despite our attempt it appeared we woul
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Easter traditions around world

From Easter egg traditions to chocolate bunnies to family gatherings, Easter is a major holiday for Christians all over the world. But despite the common ground at the center of the celebrations — Jesus rising from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, death, and burial — not everyone around the world celebrates the holiday in the same way or with the same traditions. These seven unique Easter celebrations around the world will intrigue and maybe even inspire you to attend one. 1....
Tags: Travel, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland, Vatican, Jesus, Norway, Easter, Sicily, Bermuda, Semana Santa, Andalusia, All, CLEVELAND Ohio, Virgin Mary

The British Ambassador To Spain Meets The Executive Vice President And Ceo Of Meliá In Palma

In a further demonstration of the interest the British Government has always shown in British tourism in Spain, and particularly in the Balearic Islands, yesterday the senior British diplomat in Spain visited the headquarters of Meliá Hotels International, one of the largest Spanish travel companies with a longstanding presence in popular destinations for British tourists such as Palmanova or Magaluf.
Tags: Travel, Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma, Meliá Hotels International

Top 5 sailing destinations for 2019

Thinking about a sailing holiday this year? With data collected over the last five years, leading boat holiday platform Zizoo has released its predicted sailing trends for 2019. Whether you’re an experienced sailor looking to navigate a more adventurous route, or a complete beginner embracing your sea legs for the first time, here are the […] The post Top 5 sailing destinations for 2019 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, Eastern Europe, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Zizoo

History of popular condiments

Condiments can make or break a meal. They’re the addition that saves a dry sandwich and the extra touch that spices up a bit of sushi. No matter what you’re eating, there always seems to be a condiment on the side that is there to at least improve a dish, if not save it entirely. It’s something that has been done throughout history — something that’s immediately clear as soon as you take a deeper look at where your favorite condiments come from. This is how your favorite condiments came to do...
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Jesus statues around the world

Everyone knows about the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but there are actually a number of dramatic statues depicting Jesus Christ around the world. Christ the King in Poland wears a gilded crown. Vietnam’s Christ of Vũng Tàu overlooks the ocean. In Nigeria, Jesus de Greatest is carved from white marble and is the largest statue of Jesus on the continent of Africa. In honor of Easter, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest Jesus statues around the world, be they un...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Nigeria, Africa, US, Spain, Grenada, Chile, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Argentina, South America, Jesus, John, Vietnam

Places to Visit in Europe – Underrated Cities In Europe Worth Visiting

When people think about their European vacations , they often picture Paris or London as the backdrop to their overseas adventures. While Paris and London are amazing cities in their own right, they are far from the only incredible places to visit on your next trip to Europe. Take a gamble on one of these underrated cities, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Places to Visit in Europe – 10 Underrated Cities Salzburg, Austria Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. I...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, London, Spain, Barcelona, Unesco, Austria, Budapest, Grenada, Paris, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Alps, Belfast, Salzburg

Where to go in Portugal

Reasons to visit Portugal are innumerable. Some are obvious, like the world-class wines sold at local groceries for little more than the cost of a tram ticket in Lisbon; others are lesser-known, like the country’s wealth of stunning libraries and the places in Porto and Coimbra that inspired details in Harry Potter. It’s hard to go wrong in one of the safest, oldest, and most scenic countries in Europe, but certain travelers are undoubtedly better suited to certain spots. Here are the top pla...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Unesco, Atlantic, Portugal, Harry Potter, Venice, Porto, Ibiza, Lisbon, Flores, All, Azores, Sintra, Praia

Best doughnuts from around the world

Food isn’t, and never has been, limited by borders or boundaries. The things we eat travel as we do, flying across oceans and into the cultures and diets of their new homes, adapting along the way. But there may be no single food item that’s made its way into every corner of the world quite like the doughnut. Fried dough has been consumed for long enough to be found as fossilized pieces at ancient Native American sites. These days, it’s everywhere in one variation or another. In fact, forms o...
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St Guilhem le Dsert

We have long been interested in the Chemin de St Jacques the Pilgrims Way from all over Europe to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Well not enough to actually walk it ourselves but it has been fun to follow the adventures of various friends w
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What are the Celtic nations

Celtic tribes once occupied much of mainland Europe, stretching as far east as modern-day Turkey. Over time, invaders forced the Celts west, and today, there are only six Celtic nations in the world clustered around western Europe, specifically parts of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Ireland, and Brittany in France. Some argue that Galicia in northwestern Spain is the seventh Celtic nation as its Celtic heritage is evident to this day, but the six official nations are determined by the ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Wales, France, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Bbc, Unesco, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Galicia, United Kingdom, Celtic

Best places to stand-up paddle board

Stand-up paddle boarding , or SUPing as it’s colloquially known, has taken the world by storm since it was first made popular by the surfing gods of Hawaii. It seems like everyone who spends time near the water, be that on a river, lake, or ocean, is heading out with a heavy board under their arm and a long paddle in hand. SUPing vacations are now very on-trend. However, for a little more than just paddling on that upcoming SUP holiday — like savoring snow-capped mountain vistas, sampling exce...
Tags: Travel, California, Spain, Thailand, Unesco, Hawaii, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Portugal, Norway, North America, Lake Tahoe, Porto, Mauritius, Caribbean, Sup

Top 6 beaches in Mallorca

Millions of people visit Mallorca to spend time on the fantastic beaches that dot Mallorca’s amazing coastline. There are 262 beaches on Mallorca with a total length of 50 km. That’s a lot of beach! From secluded beaches, to wide sandy stretches or rocky bays, the choice is vast. Mallorca’s wonderful beaches have been yet […] The post Top 6 beaches in Mallorca appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Attractions, Mallorca, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe

Sevilla’s April Fair: Spain’s sparkling spring spectacle

No one puts on a spring fair like Sevilla, the capital of Spain’s Andalucia region, with one of the country’s most exuberant festivals.
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It’s 2019! – These are the Upcoming Destinations & Travel Trends

The travel landscape is changing dramatically each year. Having moved online, there are seemingly unlimited endless to make travel easier and more accessible all over the world. Ideas such as Airbnb, Uber, Get Your Guide and even Instagram have bridged information and communication gaps, reaching global audiences. Old-school travel methods such as travel agents replaced by more interactive platforms, giving travelers greater power of choice, as well as the ability to make live inquiries and b...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, UK, Instagram, Nigeria, Africa, Spain, South Africa, Ryanair, Cape Town, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kalahari Desert, Lagos, Durban, Mpumalanga

Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto

8 Best Places to Stay in Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba was once the capital of the eponymous Cordoba Caliphate, which was established by the Moorish rulers and applied to southern Spain. It became a center for learning and religious worship, evidenced by the gargantuan former mosque – now a cathedral – just north of the Guadalquivir river. But the Andalusian city of Cordoba goes
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Spain, Cordoba, Cordoba Spain, Guadalquivir, Cordoba Caliphate

8 Best Places to Stay in Granada, Spain

Granada is the place to come if you want to see what remains of the Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsula. This city, capital of Granada province located in the region of Andalusia, saw the fall of the Moors in 1492, following over seven centuries of Muslim rule in Spain. Two grand palaces – the
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Malaga, Spain: Roman Ruins, Moorish Castles, and Tapas Bars

Tristan Cano describes the many attractions of Malaga in Andalucia, Spain, including Roman ruins, Moorish castles and the birthplace and museum of Picasso.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Málaga, Destinations, Picasso, Cano, Malaga Spain, Andalucía Spain

Amazon expands program that pays developers for top voice apps to France, Italy & Spain

Amazon is expanding its program that directly pays Alexa developers in cash for building valuable, quality voice apps to new markets in Europe: France, Italy, and Spain. Originally launched in the U.S. in 2017 for those developers building game skills, the Alexa Developer Rewards program has since expanded to include a broader selection of Alexa skill categories, and later became available in top European markets, Germany and the U.K. as well as in Japan and India. With the launch in France, Ita...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Apps, Europe, Japan, Germany, India, Spain, Developers, Voice, Alexa, Voice Assistant, France Italy, Health Fitness, Alexa Skill

The New Rules for Traveling to Europe for Americans

Starting in 2021, Americans, as well as others from a ton of other visa-free countries, will have to do a little more work before they’ll be able to visit a number of European countries. Now, getting into places like Germany, France, and Spain just requires your U.S. passport, but in a little under two years you’ll…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Traveling, Spain, Lifehacks, Travel Tips, Germany France

What Americans Need to Know About the New Rules For Traveling to Europe

Starting in 2021, Americans, as well as others from visa-free countries, will have to do a little more work before they’ll be able to visit a number of European countries. Now, getting into places like Germany, France, and Spain just requires your U.S. passport, but in a little under two years you’ll also need to…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Traveling, Spain, Lifehacks, Travel Tips, Germany France

Best waterfront bars in the world

Whether you’re overlooking a pristine, tropical beach or the glittering skyline of a booming metropolis, there’s something special about enjoying cocktail hour on the water. Oceans, lakes, and rivers bring us a sense of calm, especially if we’re relishing the view with an icy beverage in hand. From a cocktail bar situated on the beach of a Spanish Mediterranean village to a towering lounge overlooking New York City, these are some of the most stunning waterfront bars in the world. Veronica’...
Tags: Travel, California, New York City, Bars, Spain, Chicago, Sydney, Alinea, Manhattan, John, Lake Tahoe, Brooklyn Bridge, Mediterranean, Antigua, All, Atlantic Ocean

Fuerteventura: If Mars had Water

There’s an ongoing experiment in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where six imitation astronauts bunk together in a small dome for one year. They aren’t allowed to interact with anyone but each other, and they’re not allowed to explore the outside world without the protection of a noisy space suit. A journalist from Gimlet Media followed the astronauts for one year and documented their trials...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Wait…Travel Agents Are Still a Thing?Understandin...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Mars, Adventure Travel, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Cara Dillon, Fuerteventura, Gimlet Media

A Tale of Two Rebellions: From Edgy Barcelona to Serene Southern France

A two-country road trip, first up, Barcelona and Sagrada Familia and cafes of this exciting city, then some time in a castle in Minervois, Southern France.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Spain, Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Edgy Barcelona, Serene Southern France

Heritage of Mercury: Almadén and Idrija

From the Heritage of Mercury: Almadén and Idrija World Heritage inscription: The property includes the mining sites of Almadén (Spain), where mercury (quicksilver) has been extracted since antiquity, and Idrija (Slovenia), where mercury was first found in AD1490. The Spanish property includes buildings relating to its mining history, including Retamar Castle, religious buildings and traditional ... Read more Heritage of Mercury: Almadén and Idrija The post Heritage of Mercury: Almadén and Id...
Tags: Travel, Spain, World Heritage Sites, Almaden, Idrija Slovenia, Idrija, Almadén Spain, Heritage of Mercury

Spring in Barcelona: eat like a Catalan

Springtime is one of the best times to visit Barcelona. The weather is getting warmer but it’s still at a comfortable heat, and there are typically less people in the city as the tourist buzz hasn’t quite hit yet and many locals leave Barcelona for the Easter break. Better still; springtime is also a great […] The post Spring in Barcelona: eat like a Catalan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Spain, Barcelona, Food And Drink, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany

4 of the Top Sports Destinations to Visit in 2019

Where to travel? A question many of us are put under each year, as we select our holiday destination. An option for many is to go to watch a sporting event around the world, and in 2019 there are a vast number of attractive options available. Here we cover a number of them. 4 of the Top Sports Destinations to Visit in 2019 Las Vegas Where better to start than Vegas, in which you can use the WSOP bonus Code to practice prior to hitting those tables. It is the home to professional fighting...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Japan, Qatar, Spain, New Zealand, Ufc, Las Vegas, Madrid, IAAF, Doha, Doha Qatar, Caesars Palace, WSOP, Elizabeth Walker, Las Vegas Where

Four Passionate Italian Women Artists

Win a pre-publication bound galley of LA PASSIONE from Goodreads! Click to enter the raffle. The giveaway ends March 13. Italy’s dazzling pantheon of artistic geniuses seems a man’s world. Yet as I discovered in researching my upcoming book, a few women with singular passion defied all obstacles and created important works of art. As a way of celebrating International Women’s Day, here are four artists whose stories I recount in LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World: Plautilla Nelli (1524-...
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, England, Education, Spain, Culture, Italy, Florence, Greenwich, Christ, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Caravaggio, ROSSI

How Globalization Has Created Opportunities Around the World

Globalization. By definition, the term refers to the process to connect people and entities all over the world. That meaning has not changed and has only grown more profound since origination. But the worldview has evolved drastically. It seems such a long time ago when the term was often regarded with risk, worry and apprehension. People often thought of what would happen to local opportunities, businesses and entities if someone from the other end of the world was able to provide the same serv...
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