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Big Time Sensuality At The Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland

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Located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwest region of Iceland, the Blue Lagoon Spa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in this beautiful country. This spa is unique and distinguishes itself from other spas because it is a geothermal spa, fed by warm steamy waters which come straight out of the GrindavĂ­k lava field. What this essentially means is that the waters in this lagoon are heated deep below the Earth's crust. Because of this geothermic heating, the waters at the Blue Lagoon average a toasty 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), so it feels like a lovely hot bath outside in the snow! When you visit the Blue Lagoon Spa in Iceland, you have a number of options, ranging from the simplest - just renting a towel and soaking in the warm waters – to the full spa experience. The Blue Lagoon offers all the usual spa treatments, such as massages, sauna rooms, and full pampering packages should you wish to go that route. There is also a nice gourmet restau

Easy Life Ibiza

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Advantages of  All-inclusive Holidays in Ibiza One of the happiest times of  the year is when you are on holiday! And if you're young - Ibiza still has pulling power. The island, part of the Balearics belonging to Spain, offers beautiful beaches, clear blue waters, hot and sunny weather, great Spanish food and there are plenty of hidden coves and countryside landscapes to discover and explore. Once you have settled on Ibiza as your holiday destination, you have to choose where you want to stay from the many hotels in Ibiza . There is a wide range of hotels available, but what kind of package are you looking for - half board, full board, room only?  Many hotels offer the so called “all inclusive” service - so here are some pointers as to why it could be the choice for you. First of all, when you book an all inclusive deal, all your meals and snacks are included - and food is always available which is great for hungry tums! There are beautifully presented buffets and th

Catalonia

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Summer In Catalonia Summer is nearly here. Hooray! And heading off to Catalonia for a much needed break would be a great choice. You may know the beautiful city of Barcelona is Catalonia´s capital and as the tourists flock for tireless sightseeing, perhaps venturing out to see what else the region has to offer could be a bit more relaxing! Catalonia is on Spain´s eastern coast and where does that end? That’s right, the Mediterranean sea! If you´re looking for family fun or a playful trip with friends Port Aventura theme park situated in Vila-Seca in the Catalan province of Tarragona could be for you. It opened in 1995 as the first theme park in Spain. The park has six different areas, five of which are themed as different regions of the world; the Far East, China, Mexico, the Mediterranean and the tropical paradise of Polynesia. The newest addition is a Sesame Street themed area. There are huge rollercoasters, children friendly rides, restaurants and shows. You can make

Majorca - Beach Life And More

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Combine A Beach Break With Local History In Majorca Although a beach break can sound very appealing, spending an entire week doing nothing more than sunbathing can get a bit repetitive. Why not  introduc a bit of local culture and history to your beach holiday?  Majorca is a classic destination to choose for a beach holiday, but if you pick the right part of the island, you can also be within easy reach of a host of amazing historical and cultural attractions. One place that certainly offers the best of both worlds is Playa de Palma, which is just 10 km away from the island's bustling capital. Here are a few ideas on how to combine a stay by the seaside with a dash of history. Playa de Palma Playa de Palma is an excellent place to stay (you'll find information about hotels in the area here ), the golden sands are beautiful, plus it's close enough to Palma that travelling to the city isn't a hassle. Playa de Palma is one of Majorca's many Blue Fl

Staying in Barclona with Children

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Where should I stay in Barcelona when visiting with kids? Spain is an incredibly child friendly country. Though shops and restaurants do not have as many facilities for children as they do in Northern European countries, the approach to children is much warmer, and children are gladly welcomed anywhere, at any time of day. If you are visiting with small children, renting a Barcelona apartment is a great accommodation option, offering essentials such a your won kitchen fully equipped for self catering, a large bathroom and a washing machine. Barcelona is a great city to visit with kids and offer many many options. One question that seems to be asked by many visitors is - where is the best area of Barcelona to stay in with kids? Barcelona has over 3km of clean, golden, sandy beaches: these are perfect for your little ones. Usually occupying children during a city break can be challenging, and it can be hard for you to find time to relax as well as take in the galleries, museum

South Africa

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Top Five Tours And Activities In South Africa South Africa is an amazing country with a lot to offer to all kinds of travellers. If you're planning a luxury break here, there are plenty of places you can explore and things to do if you have the time. You'll find details about accommodation options if you  click here , but the following are just a few examples of tours and activities to experience in South Africa. Drive Along The Garden Route Running from Cape Town to Knysna, the Garden Route is one of the most picturesque drives in the nation. It is so named due to the verdant vegetation that grows in this part of South Africa and is dotted with small coastal towns where fresh seafood is available in many of the restaurants. With the Indian Ocean on one side and lush countryside on the other, you may find it hard to concentrate on the driving because of all the spectacular scenery passing you by. You should also take time out, and try out a whale-watching tr

Getting to Know Greece

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What you need to know about Greece Whenever you travel to a foreign destination it is always a wise idea to brush up on the cultural differences. Understanding the place you are heading to, and what lies ahead, will serve you well.   Money    Since the start of January 2002 the Greek currency is the Euro. Don’t forget to pick up your Euros before you head out. Most major credit cards will be accepted at hotels and restaurants, car hire and stores, but it is wise to make sure you have plenty of Euros with you just in case.  Language    The Greeks speak, well, Greek. But the second most widely spoken language is English. Greek children are taught English from a young age and most adults under 40 will be able to speak English. But it is always helpful to carry a phrase book. Driving    When driving in Greece remember that they drive on the right hand side. Their speed limit on motorways is 75 miles per hour but this will be in kilometres which

Exciting Pleasures of Mexico

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South America is full of unique cultures and unless you manage to get the chance to travel coast to coast, you may have to pick just one destination to go and enjoy yourself. The beauty of South America is you can go hiking in the hills, get involved in water sports, or just lounge around at an all-inclusive resort.  Before you embark on your South American bonanza an ICE Plc. Travel Currency card will enable you to get some good value on your hard earned cash before you go.  Cancun Definitely more of a spring break destination, but Cancun still has a lot to offer outside of the hectic March season. It is a fantastic destination for those who love white sandy beaches and being pampered in all-inclusive style. Outside the realms of the hotel you can hop on a quick ferry ride and make your way to Isla Mujeres, which translates to ‘the isle of women.’ Unlike its nearby counterpart, Isla Mujeres is deeply rooted in its traditional values, meaning the hotels are small