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5 tips for safe Fun under the Sun
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Holiday destinations by shoreline length [Infographic]
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A Purple farewell to Prince
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The 10+1 most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean’s North coast
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The 10 most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean
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Suggestions of a culture vulture: The best music festivals in Europe
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Purple Travel Suggests 25 of our favourite travel writers and influencers!
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Enjoy the local produce of Tenerife and get a fresh taste of the Canaries!
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Holidays in Lanzarote: Crafted by volcanos and enjoyed by thousands
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Purple Tips: Top 5 things-to-do in Cancun

5 tips for safe Fun under the Sun

tan tips

As we all know, summer vacations bring happiness, fun and some summer days with that hard to get ‘away from it all’ feeling. Picture yourself on a sunbed by the perfect beach, sunglasses on, cocktail in hand and gazing down the endless blue. Sounds perfect. However, the perfect vacation is not perfectly worry-free. Besides the usual worries of not knowing the place and the language or not knowing where to have drinks and dinner without getting ripped off, one worry remains mostly unseen. Suntan may come at a certain expense such as burns and irritation but the main concern is the conditions which may be worse. Unfortunately, melanoma is a real threat and bearing in mind its potentially dangerous and detrimental effect on health, we considered important to devote an article on how to tan safely, without returning from say a holiday to Spain with worse than just cheap souvenirs.

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Holiday destinations by shoreline length [Infographic]

With many countries to choose from for a sunny holiday which one would you choose? The reasons for opting for one over the other might be loads. From budget and sights to the people you’ll go with and religious concerns, choosing whether or not to visit a country is a complex equation which ultimately boils down to personal preference. However, in an ideal scenario where you had all the needed resources at your disposal and the will to visit a famous beach destination how would you choose? If you are a fan of variety, rest assured that the longer the coastline is for each country, the more options of a shore you have to lay your towel on. So in order to simplify things, here are some of the countries along with their coastlines.

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A Purple farewell to Prince

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It’s been a few hours since another legend passed away, adding to the people who left us in 2016 after leaving their mark. Prince for us was always an idol. A charismatic musician who managed to captivate our minds, souls, eyes and ears through his work. In order to honour him and his music which inspired us more than ten years ago, we decided to name our company Purple Travel partly because of his song Purple Rain. Lots of dreams, fun times, bad times and anything in between could be dressed with Prince’s songs as a soundtrack and still be way exciting.

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The 10+1 most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean’s North coast

Mediterranean Beaches

Golden sand or black sand? Pebble or shingle? Greece or Spain? Whatever we do, this life is full of dilemmas and we certainly have a hard time choosing. In order to start making sense of our choices and narrowing down the options a bit, we have chosen to list some our favourite seaside destinations on the Northern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. We can definitely say that this list will not be completely fair, as there are thousands of magnificent beaches around the coasts of the Mediterranean, some of which we might not even have heard about. Nevertheless, there are beaches and beaches and according to each person’s preferences the listing criteria might change significantly. As such, here we present you with our favourite 10 which we hope will inspire you to leave the rainy coasts of the Ol’ Blighty behind and go after the warm Mediterranean sun.

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The 10 most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean

 

Caribbean BeachesWhenever our mind slips away to foreign lands and spectacular faraway destinations it is hard not to think about a tropical beach on the shore of one of the islands of the Caribbean. The powder-fine white sand, azure blue waters and tall palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, certainly put us in a relaxing mood perfect for daydreaming. The warm water of the Caribbean Sea as well as its marvelous natural sceneries have long been amongst the top places on earth for a beach holiday and without any exaggeration, most of those places on our list could compete for a photo entry to some dictionaries if the phrase ‘paradise on earth’ was mentioned. It’s really hard to distinguish amongst which beaches we consider best but nevertheless, here are some of our favourites!

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Suggestions of a culture vulture: The best music festivals in Europe

music festivals europe

Each summer, parks and other sites around Europe bustle with sound and colour, crowds gather and the world’s most famous artists prepare for the show of their lives. European open air music festivals have long been an attraction to people and artists of all styles and walks of life. From EDM to hip hop to rock, metal and pop, European music festivals could easily be regarded as some of the best music festivals in the world. As such we have decided to provide you with a list of our top 5 music festivals in Europe covering all types and music styles.

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Purple Travel Suggests 25 of our favourite travel writers and influencers!

Choosing a travel blogger to follow rarely comes is uncommon practice among travel enthusiasts. Be it that we love poring over their photos of immaculate exotic beaches or freshly prepared local dishes from faraway destinations, travel bloggers provide people with something to dream about and look forward to while grinding away at their job desk. The website design, luscious write up and sheer passion about travelling is something that we all admire and as such it’s not easy to distinguish amongst our favourites. However, purely in terms of putting things in order we have decided to rate our favourite bloggers and put them into a list because let’s face it; who doesn’t love lists!

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Enjoy the local produce of Tenerife and get a fresh taste of the Canaries!

Tenerife local produce

As well known, Tenerife is home to fantastic beaches, sunny and friendly weather all year long as well as some of the most amazing local produce. The Atlantic Ocean offers a wide variety of fresh fish, transformed through the local temperament and tradition into some of the best dishes served in Europe and holidays to Tenerife are a great opportunity to savour the Spanish cuisine! Food however is only one thing as the local breweries offer magnificent beer and wines as well, sure to quench your thirst and cool you down after a long day under the sun!

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Holidays in Lanzarote: Crafted by volcanos and enjoyed by thousands

Holidays in Lanzarote

Arid Lanzarote is one of the volcanically formed Canary Islands off the coast of West Morocco. Well known for its year-long good weather and magnificent beaches, the volcanic landscape has a lot more to offer if you decide to visit. In this Article we take a few moments to explore five of the most interesting things to do during your holidays in Lanzarote keeping you relatively off the beaten path and providing you with some marvelous sights during your stay. If you ever get tired of sunbathing on any of the sunny beaches the island is known for, rest assured that our guide will reward you with some of the most amazing sights!

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Purple Tips: Top 5 things-to-do in Cancun

Cancun: Welcome to the ''City of two Tales''

Welcome to the ”City of two Tales”

Cancun can be one of your favorite places in Mexico, because it has everything you’d want: shopping and limitless water-sports, spa centres and amazing sandy beaches. Here, you can be spoilt for choice: luxurious resorts, mouthwatering goodies, unparalleled natural beauty & the famous Mayan ruins! Although Cancún is a magnet for young people, families are drawn to the pristine beaches and children’s activities including theme parks and amazing dolphin programs. Our purple travel wanderers unveil you the best of Cancun!

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Endless imposing beaches

Ultimate fun at Playa Delfines

Ultimate fun at Playa Delfines

Sipping on a refreshing Cosmo and splashing in the #Caribbean Sea. There are endless beach areas which can truly take your breath away, each one stands out because of its undeniable beautys. As for your next Caribbean getaway, here are the places we recommend so you can get the very best Cancun experience.

Playa Delfines
One of Cancun’s largest beaches, where you can see plenty of jet skiers and parasailers!

Playa Forum
Located in the famous Punta Cancun area, Playa Forum (or Playa Gaviota Azul) is the city’s most popular beach too. If you like a beach with a fun vibe, this is the place to be. Hang out on the sand or enjoy a more upscale experience at  Mandala Beach Club.

Playa Tortugas
It is a popular choice for families and locals. There is an oceanfront restaurant, a picturesque marina and a bungee tower over the water if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous.

Diving & snorkeling is a must

Snorkeling & Diving in Cancun

Exploring the divine marine world

The infinite Mesoamerican Barrier Reef begins just off the coast of Cancun. An unforgetable experience await you with an awe-inspiring dive, an underwater exploration can lead you to an epic backdrop of looming caves and vibrant reefs, delve into underground rivers, peek into ancient shipwrecks and even browse underwater art! Whether you’re interested in natural splendors or prefer to seek historic relics, there are plenty of dive tours available throughout the year to guide you to the immeasurable underwater beauty of Cancun.

MUSA Underwater Museum

MASA Underwater Museum

MASA Underwater Museum

This bizzare museum features more than 500 underwater sculptures off the coast of Cancun. “Bodies”, heads in the sand, fill every corner… The artwork is as part of a major project called “The Silent Evolution.” The installation is the first endeavor of a new underwater museum called MUSA, which combines contemporary art with reef conservation.

Cenote Dos Ojos
Enter the underground rivers and caves of the Yucatan Peninsula through a natural spring found only here. Cenote Dos Ojos, or as they call it ”Two Eyes”, is named after the double rivers that come together. Located about two hours south of Cancun, it is the deepest known cave passage in the region.

Don’t miss a Day Trip

You know that something amazing and unexpected lies ahead… The breathtaking Caribbean is home to charming seaside villages, unmarked swaths of white sand beaches and mysterious ancient history.
On your next #Cancun vacation, make sure to set aside at least one day to step outside the resort and discover some of the region’s nearby attractions. Rent a car, grab a bicycle or board a ferry and embark on one of these amazing day trips.

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres Mexico

We discovered heaven on earth!

This Caribbean island is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Cancun, You can rent a golf cart for the day to tour the island and visit the tortugranja, or as they call it ”turtle farm”, to watch cute baby turtles (Green Sea Turtles, Loggerheads). Head back to downtown Isla Mujeres for a Mexican delicious lunch followed by an afternoon swimming at Playa Norte.

Playa del Carmen
The beach city of Playa del Carmen, known by locals as the Playa, is a vibrant place for a day of swimming and fine dining! Spend your morning exploring Mexico’s 5th Avenue, Quinto Avenida, a charming street with some of the region’s best shopping.

Buzzy Nightlife
Life in Cancun can be a never-ending party! The Glistening City’s most well known hotspots are among the best on the planet.

Coco Bongo
If you only choose one nightclub during your vacation, make sure it’s Coco Bongo. Cancun’s best and most famous nightclub is known for an over-the-top acrobatics show and celebrity impersonators

The City
The biggest nightclub in Latin America hosts live concerts and the world’s best DJs, as well as the most crazy glow and foam parties…

What are you waiting for? Keep up the Cancun spirit!

 

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