• tulips and WIndmills in Amsterdam holland
    Europe,  Netherlands

    Amsterdam’s beaches and must-see attractions

    Netherlands may not be on your mind when planning a beach holiday, however there are many great beaches just a train drive away from this iconic city. The rugged coastline is quite spectacular and well worth taking advantage of, opposed to using all of your time up in just the city itself. Strand Zuid beach in Amsterdam is situated between Beatrixpark and the Amsterdam RAI exhibition centre. True, it’s a man made beach centre, but it offers over 6,600 square feet of luxury. If sipping cocktails and lounging is not your thing, then fear not. Strand Zuid has abundant loungers and hammocks and plenty of activities aimed towards children. There’s…

  • The area of Hintersee Lake in the Bavarian Alps
    Destinations,  Europe,  Germany

    Bavaria

    Lederhosen and laptop, “white beer” and “white sausages”, blue skies and onion-domed church towers – Bavaria has plenty to offer. This is where tradition and high-tech, locals and visitors, mountain and valley all exist together in peaceful harmony. While Germany may not commonly be known for idyllic beaches, however, the truth be known, the country is rich with gorgeous coastlines, promising superb sand, surf and sun. While the South of Germany may be known for its medieval towns and romantic lake fronts, Germany has some of the most stunning white sandy beaches up North, all complete with fascinating white chalk cliffs and picturesque sandy dunes. But what about beaches right in Bavaria?…

  • Destinations,  Spain

    Top 5 Holiday Resorts in Tenerife

    Tenerife’s fantastic all-year-round weather makes it a popular tourist destination. With just a short 4 hour flight from the UK, Tenerife is the ideal destination for a sunny holiday. In summer temperatures peak at around 30°C with 10 hours of sunshine a day. Winter holidays in Tenerife enjoy temperatures of 17 degrees and you can enjoy the winter sunshine without the hustle and bustle of the busier summer months. Whatever time of year you plan to visit, be sure to consider one of these top 5 holiday resorts in Tenerife. Playa de las Americas A firm favourite with regular holidaymakers, Playa de Las Americas is situated on the south-west coast…

  • Destinations,  United States

    Escape to Orlando Florida for your next holiday

    Orlando may be best known for its theme parks, but if you want to head to the coast, there are plenty of beaches within easy driving distance. The great Atlantic beaches on the east coast are certainly closer than those on the West coast. What’s also great is that these beaches also offer water-sport enthusiasts much bigger waves and have a few extra attractions to offer. The most popular beaches on this side of Orlando take less than 75 minutes to get there. And believe me, some of them are a little bit of paradise and worth every minute of the trip. There’s also several more on the west coast…

  • Destinations,  England,  Europe

    What to do in Ilfracombe Devon

    Popular with holidaymakers since the 1800s because of its spectacular coastline and beaches, the quaint Devon fishing town of Ilfracombe has visitors coming back year after year. While most things in Ilfracombe revolve around the beach, the town and surrounding area are full of fun and exciting things to see and do. With more and more people considering holidaying closer to home this year we thought we would put together a top ten list of what to do in Ilfracombe on your next holiday. Ilfracombe Harbour With its sheltered location, Ilfracombe Harbour has been in operation since the 1100s. Today, just like in times gone by, you can watch the…

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  • Family beach Marbella
    Spain

    Best family beaches in Spain

    Fortunately there are now more and more beaches in Spain that have been awarded the blue flag of quality. (In fact, well over 500 beaches) Some of the best beaches in Europe, can be found in the country, in my opinion. Maybe you have heard of some of the popular Costas such as; Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, Costa del Sol, Costa Dorada or even Costa Verde, all having an abundance in returning visitors, year after year. Maybe you have been to the Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands and seen for yourselves the amazing well look after coastline and attractive scenery? But did you know that there are more than…

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  • Key west Florida Beach
    United States

    Key West

    Being one of the most captivating islands that make up the 1700 in the Florida Keys, Key West truly is paradise for beach lovers.  There are several places to snorkel and kayak out of Key West, some better than others. Air and water conditions can be fantastic at this far tip of Florida with some amazing beaches to enjoy too.  Evelyn Proimos Flikr The largest beach in Key West, and said to be the best public beach in this zone is Smathers Beach. This shoreline is a magnet for those who love attractive sandy beaches and perfectly clear waters. The sea here is quite shallow for a good distance form the…

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  • spanish walking holidays
    Europe,  Spain

    Spanish Walks & wildlife

    Walking in Spain, Ramblers paradise and Spanish wildlife White washed houses can be seen just past the next orange grove, and it is here that you find the ‘lost village’. You are rewarded after climbing the rugged mountains, with stunning landscapes and intriguing wildlife. And this is just a small part of Spain’s fascinating countryside. Yes, Spain is a real walker’s paradise. A place where it is possible to have your ‘rambler’s cake and eat it! Fresh air, cloudless light blue skies, and miles and miles of varied pathways are a real walker’s paradise. With such contrast between North and South of Spain, interesting walks can be planned to suit…

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  • getting to nice
    Destinations,  Europe,  France

    Nice France in the French Riviera

    Located in the French Riviera, Nice is France’s fifth largest city and is just under 35 km from Cannes. Popular for its Promenade des Anglais and its 7 km of beach alongside, Nice has one of the largest stretches of beach in the French Riviera. The old port of Nice is a marina today, lined with the luxury yachts of the super-rich visitors and residents. Enjoy a stroll along the narrow streets and admire the houses painted in warm colours, reds, yellows and ochre. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is the third busiest airport in France. It is the principle arrival port for the passengers of Cote d’Azur and it is…

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  • Best beaches in Spain
    Europe,  Spain

    Spain’s Culture & Coast’s appeal

    Spain has long been known as an attractive destination for a holiday, and it draws multitudes of returning visitors each year. You may have been initially inspired by a walking tour, city break or beach holiday in Spain, but many are surprised when they realize that it offers so much more. From its Intriguing fiesta’s, Barcelona’s contemporary architecture, the culture and nightlife of Madrid to the insatiable climate of the Costas, Spain really has a lot to tempt even the experienced traveller. True, the keen adventurer may rightly expect more ….and Spain delivers. I have done some homework researching some of the best beaches in Spain, those that are located close by to family friendly holiday resorts.…

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