The best of Brazil in a two-week tour

    You’ve got a two-week vacation in Brazil and don’t know how to plan it out. Here we propose a tour that we’re sure will leave you fully satisfied. Brazil is a huge country that’s impossible to cover thoroughly in 15 days, but we can select a bit of the best for you.   We suggest that you start out at the great city of Rio de Janeiro. You can’t say you’ve been there without visiting the Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) and the Corcovado. Another essential is a walk along the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. If…

Choose Life

You’ll me mesmerized by our video of the month. These guys know nothing about fear… or vertigo! Would you dare to do these things? https://vimeo.com/149843054     “Enjoy the over 100 IBEROSTAR hotels in 16 countries all over the world.”

The island shaped like a star with fifteen tips

Ilha dos Frades is an island named after two Franciscan friars, the sole survivors of a shipwreck in waters near this island. A mere six kilometers long, this island shaped like a star with fifteen tips has all the ingredients of a perfect tropical paradise. Ilha dos Frades (Island of the Friars) is a compound of beaches with white sand, fresh water lakes, small waterfalls of surprising beauty, hills providing a spectacular view of the bay and a lush forest combining the palm trees you would normally find at this latitude and trees typically found along Brazil’s Atlantic coast. The…

6 essentials on the island of Crete

Crete is one of the 600 islands of Greece and one of the largest and most visited by tourists. In order not to get lost with all the variety of places you can visit, here goes a list of essentials, those that you cannot leave Crete without having visited them. Then if you have any time left over you can see other things, but don’t even think of missing these: · Elafonisi Beach. The finest sand—and it’s pink! It is considered one of the best beaches in Europe and deserves it: the wonderful natural surroundings make it a true paradise.…

Huelva, the cradle of Jabugo ham

The province of Huelva, in western Andalusia, borders with Portugal and is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. A vacation in Huelva features the beach and good weather as staples thanks to the location. This province in southern Spain with 300 sunny days a year is not only renowned for the weather and beaches on the Costa de la Luz. Huelva is famous worldwide for its wonderful cured ham: the great Jabugo ham. This alone makes it well worth a visit. One of the most rewarding things you can do when visiting the province of Huelva is to go on the…

Have you seen the spectacular Salto del Limón waterfall?

If you’re on vacation in the Dominican Republic there is an excursion you have to go on: the incredible Salto del Limón waterfall. This waterfall is visited by thousands of travelers from all over the world, both to see the waterfall and to enjoy the pleasant, beautiful landscape in the trek up to the waterfall. The landscape surrounding it is outstanding, with little houses painted in lively colors that harmonize with the streets and nature. On the way there you will see little plots of farmland surrounded by large coconut groves, and you can also see how people use the…

The trendiest district in Budapest

In Budapest, the capital of Hungary, you can see some of the most impressive monuments in Europe such as the Parliament and St. Stephen’s Basilica. A bit more secluded though equally interesting is Budapest’s trendiest quarter: the Jewish Quarter or District VII, marked out by Dohany, Karoly, Kiraly and Kertesz Streets. This quarter has a moving and tragic history. It is home to the world’s second largest synagogue and it is the ghetto where Jews were forced to live in during the Second World War and the Nazi holocaust. When you reach this quarter, the first thing to meet your…

Tour of the Canary Islands

  You’ll love our favorite video of the month. It is a fine journey along our Fortunate Islands: the Canary Islands and their spectacular landscapes.   Click here: Spain Timelapses Series – Islas Canarias     “The hotels in the Canary Islands of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts are located in privileged areas of the different Islands; they are by the beach in the midst of natural surroundings. These 3, 4 and 5-star complexes feature magnificent facilities, large, comfortable rooms where you can enjoy the most professional service.”

What have you ever Taken From A Resort?

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Whenever we travel and spend our vacation away from home, at a resort or a hotel, 73% of the time we return with something we didn’t have when we got there. Isn’t that so? We’re not talking about all the gifts and typical souvenirs we bring back for the family, but about those hotel items that end up in our toiletry bag and our suitcase: a new bar of soap, the little bottle of body lotion that smells so nice, the shower cap (“in case I get around to using it some day”), the shoe shine sponge… even the slippers…

Madrid, great food … just go to market!

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The capital of Spain has a plentiful assortment of old wholesale markets that have been refurbished and are now used differently. These markets offer many high quality products that can be enjoyed right after buying them. They are usually located in attractive areas, for instance Isabela is on Paseo de la Habana, close to the Santiago Bernabéu soccer stadium, San Miguel is near the Plaza Mayor, and San Antón is in the Chueca district. The Mercado de San Miguel combines an abundant display of quality products (seafood, caviar, smoked products, cheese, sushi, fresh pasta…) with a polished decoration, both inside…