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Water Parks in the Algarve

Water Parks in the Algarve

Slide & Splash, Aquashow and Aqualand were not the authors of the song “Barbie Girl”. They’re some of the largest waterparks in Europe, and all found in the sunny Algarve, Portugal. With over 300 days of sunshine a year in the Algarve, you might find that Slide and Splash, Aquashow and Aqualand provide a (literally) refreshing change from another day at the beach. In this comparison, we give the lowdown on the Algarve water parks.more ...

Venice: A Photo Journal

Venice: A Photo Journal

Venice is more than just a small archipelago joined by bridges and separated by canals. It has a special relationship with water, well more than just water, there is also carnival, bridges, stately palaces and mansions and much more you simply can’t find in other cities. These photos of Venice capture the essence of ‘La Serenissima’. more ...

Platja d'Aro on the Costa Brava: Hidden Beaches and Coves

Platja d'Aro on the Costa Brava: Hidden Beaches and Coves

Rocky coves, endless beaches, a plethora of activities and a picturesque old town make Platja d’Aro on the Costa Brava the perfect family holiday destination. Built around the impressive Benedormiens Castle , the origin of Platja d’Aro can be traced back to before medieval times. Today it is an enchanting town with a lot to offer the visitor. more ...

Amsterdam Coffee Shops: Should you visit?

Amsterdam Coffee Shops: Should you visit?

Amsterdam has its fair share of tourist attractions, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, canals, Anne Frank’s House, the Red Light District and of course, coffee shops. I bet you are asking why coffee shops are tourist attractions, for the simple reason that they sell marijuana. Yes, you can go into a coffee shop and buy marijuana over the counter. But should you visit?more ...

On Holiday in Begur, Girona

On Holiday in Begur, Girona

In the heart of l’Emporda, you can find one of the Costa Brava’s most spectacular coastlines. Here the mountains plunge into the sea forming the coves and cliffs the Costa Brava is famous for. If you are thinking in renting a holiday villa or apartment in Begur, this small guide will help you get to know the zone a little better. more ...

L’Escala: A Serve of History and Anchovies on the Costa Brava

L’Escala: A Serve of History and Anchovies on the Costa Brava

L’Escala is known for two things: Anchovies and the Greco-Roman ruins of Empúries. The origins of this small village go back to the 4th century B.C when the Greeks founded Empúries. However, it wasn’t until the 16th century when a group of fishermen needed a new port that L’Escala as we know it today was founded.more ...

Seville: Severed Heads, Crocodiles and Princesses

Seville: Severed Heads, Crocodiles and Princesses

There are many tales and legends an old storyteller with lively eyes and wrinkled hands could tell you about Seville on a moonlit night. Unfortunately, we have neither the old storyteller nor the moonlit night but we do have a bag full of tales and legends to tell you about Seville.more ...

Pals: A family holiday on the Costa Brava

Pals: A family holiday on the Costa Brava

Hidden amongst a pine forest atop a small hill only a few kilometers from the coast is the delightful medieval village of Pals.  Steep stone streets wind through the perfectly restored fourteenth century village and its location make it the perfect place to unwind and immerse yourself into the local Catalan lifestyle. more ...

15 Things to Do in Malaga

15 Things to Do in Malaga

Malaga. Sun, beach, tapas,…sun, beach…sun…tapas…Hmmmm…What else is there to do in Malaga. Well, there is a lot more to do in Malaga and not just the typical tourist activities. Just to show you here is our list of things to do in Malaga. Cultural activities, places to visit, restaurants, bars, monuments…these are just a few of our favourite places in Malaga.more ...

L’Estartit: Holidays on the Costa Brava

L’Estartit: Holidays on the Costa Brava

L’Estartit is a small coastal village on the Costa Brava blessed with fine sandy beaches and coves surrounded with sheer cliffs and pine trees. It is the perfect destination for diving, with the small archipelago of the Medes Islands rich in fauna and flora less than a kilometer off the coast. In fact, it is considered to be the best natural reserve in the Western Mediterraneanmore ...

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