Thinking of Spain one thing amongst others inevitably jumps into mind. Dancing with passion! Strumming guitars, the sound of stomping feet and of course the dancer or dancers fill up the space with their graceful, energetic and passionate movement to the rhythm of Flamenco. As such, no holiday would be better suited to the International Dance Day than one happening in Spain. Nonetheless, Spain has way more to show in the realm of dancing than the usual, so in case that you want to learn, improve your skills or just dance for fun, here are 5 of the best known traditional Spanish dances to know and the best dancing festivals for each.
We don’t exactly know what attracts us to spend some sunny days on the coast of an island, but to be honest the reasons are more than enough. Opt for flying or sailing towards a secluded piece of land in the middle of the sea and enjoy a few of the things only an island could provide you. Two of the most well-known holiday destinations in Europe, Greece and Spain, are always a treat to visit and even more so when you kick back on one of their famous islands. Say that you have a bit of time and money on your hands and you’re about to visit one of the two. Which one should you go for? In this article we aim to find out.
The lunar landscape of Lanzarote is a place full of paths to take and settings to explore. Before you decide to spend yet another day by a hotel pool or beach gazing down the endless ocean with a cocktail in your hand, make an effort to get up and take one of the spectacular hikes the island has to offer. The volcanoes and arid settings of the island are amongst the main reasons why holidays to Lanzarote are more than just beaches and all inclusive deals. Without further ado, here are some of the best hikes in Lanzarote.
The sunny and friendly land of Spain is host to some of the best seaside destinations. Home to around a million British expats with way more visiting on holidays each year, the land of rabbits as its otherwise called and its islands, are a true playground for any type of traveller and budget. From a hip Barcelona getaway to a sunny session on a sandy beach in the Canary Islands, holidays in Spain provide some of the best vacation options just a short flight away from home. Speaking of the Canary Islands however, there is a certain destination which seems to be on the rise like never before. If being chosen by the British prime minister as his holiday destination doesn’t convince you, then allow us give you some insight into why this place is one of the favourite British holiday destinations in Spain.
Amongst various offerings worldwide, beach holidays are all the rage. The feeling of soft sand getting in between your toes, the sun warming you up and the relaxing sound of waves splashing a few feet away, are amongst the most soothing offerings of nature. Pair that to beach bars serving you fresh cocktails by the seaside and the choice of activities and opting for a beach holiday over any other type of vacation becomes apparent! However not all people can afford the exotic goodness of the Caribbean and as such they have to remain within the confines of Europe. Worry not because if you decide to have your beach holidays in Europe you still have a huge variety of amazing places to choose from!
As the popular song used to say ‘it is a man’s world’ but not anymore, as recent research suggests (source). Speaking about the matter at hand though, travel, women seem to be making all the decisions and possess the spending power to make them happen too. According to research by the Harvard Business Review, women control $15 trillion in purchases. This is quite a formidable amount as it accounts for more than India and China’s growth markets combined. As expected, a large amount of those funds trickles down on travelling expenses decided upon by women as research by suggests. Namely, 80% of travel decisions are made by women regardless of who is paying for the trip, where they go or who they travel with. As such, there has been a huge increase in travel companies devoted to women only travel during the past six years which amazingly surpasses 230%.
Europe has long been amongst the most culturally diverse continents, bustling with history and culture. As a result, each corner has its own cultural monument to show. From the imposing Neuschweinstein castle to the famous leaning tower of Pisa, the following sights bear a significant history and their appearance is definitely something to match!
Tenerife might be known as one of the top beachside destinations and rightly so as its numerous stunning beaches are a spectacle to enjoy. Ranging from black to golden sands, there’s always a place to laze on and enjoy the sunshine and clear waters. However, being host to the highest mountain of Spain, holidays in Tenerife are not only about the beaches. Hiking and cycling could be proven as exciting alternatives to getting burnt by the sun and if you plan on exploring the mainland, Tenerife will have you well covered. In this article we look at some of the best hiking routes and places to stretch your legs on this picturesque volcanic island.
The sunny, picturesque island of Majorca is not only famed for its beaches and seaside activities but its varied inland natural settings as well. Home to mountain ranges, unspoilt natural parks and pine forests, Majorca is like heaven in the Mediterranean. Being fans of exploring and hiking we couldn’t resist on hopping on our bicycle and pedaling our way through some of the best routes the island has to show. Grab your helmet, pack some water and make your holidays in Majorca a cycling experience to remember.
Spain is widely acclaimed as one of the sunniest, friendliest and most culturally diverse countries in Europe if not the world and with a closer look unto its events and festivals it becomes apparent why. If you are planning on family holidays in Spain rest assured that something will be on to keep you and your loved ones entertained, from the Dia de los Reyes to local festivals and cultural happenings. Here are some of the best dates to look at, in order to live some of the most interesting cultural experiences the land of the setting sun has to offer and give your family vacations a local colour!