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USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories

Hotels revamp guest rooms for Millennial travelers

Posted 117 minutes ago

Hotels are reconfiguring rooms for younger travelers who work and play in different ways.             [Link]

Winter means deals in California wine country

Posted 36 hours ago

Now's the time to have the tasting rooms to yourself             [Link]

Best of 2014: Most thrilling theme park rides

Posted 36 hours ago

Any one of these rides would surely leave you breathless (after you finish screaming).             [Link]

Travel | Mail Online

Inside the fairytale castles you could own in Italy

Posted 6 hours ago

A single luxury real estate agent has 37 castles for sale in Italy with private palaces from Piedmont to the Tuscan countryside boasting asking prices ranging from £2million to £14m. [Link]

Inside the Seven Deadly Sins-themed Paris hotel by lingerie designer Chantal Thomass

Posted 6 hours ago

With interiors that are the handiwork of sassy lingerie designer Chantal Thomass, it's no wonder the rooms at Paris's Hotel Vice Versa are sensual, seductive and sometimes downright naughty. [Link]

Michaela Strachan watches grizzly bears on Vancouver Island adventure

Posted 9 hours ago

Knight Inlet is a special place, a floating lodge in the middle of the wilderness, accessible only by boat or float plane and one of the best places in British Columbia to see grizzly bears. [Link]

Telegraph Travel

Brazil's World Cup legacy: carnival of the animals on the Amazon

Posted 19 hours ago

Brazil's World Cup stadium in Manaus recently played host to Boi, the festival of the ox. Donna Bowater joined the party [Link]

First-class flights? I'd rather travel in economy any day

Posted 20 hours ago

There are benefits to flying economy even if you do have to suffer sharing limited space with your fellow passengers [Link]

Top 10: romantic Tenerife hotels

Posted 20 hours ago

The best romantic places to stay in Tenerife, including the top hotels for couples and honeymooners [Link] Spain Travel

How Old Is Barcelona?

Posted 7 months ago

How old exactly is the city of Barcelona? That's a tough question. There was a settlement called Barcino founded in the third century BC, but there is nothing left of that town. The oldest structure in Barcelona today is the Roman Ruins near Via Laetana, but there's not much left of those today….Read Full Post [Link]

Will Game of Thrones' Sunspear be Filmed in Spain?

Posted 7 months ago

There are rumors going around that parts of Season 5 of Game of Thrones will be shot in Spain. As a big fan of both the books and the TV series, my guess is that they chose Spain to depict Dorne, specifically the capital, Sunspear, the home of the Martells, who were introduced into the show at the beginning of … [Link]

The Best Way to Have Your Kids Learn Spanish

Posted 7 months ago

Have you ever considered taking your children to a Spanish language summer camp in Spain? May is discount time for travel planning, and I've found another great offer that is valid until the end of the month: get 10% off a summer camp in Spain….Read Full Post [Link]

Portugal | The Guardian

Garrett McNamara on Nazaré: the surfer’s favourite town in Portugal

Posted 9 weeks ago

For the surfing legend, the Portuguese town of Nazaré is more than just a place to catch record-breaking waves: it’s a great destination for food, views and relaxation• Do you know Nazaré? What other surf spots would you recommend along this coast? Add a tip in the commentsAmerican surfer Garrett McNamara travels around the world chasing big waves. But there’s … [Link]

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

Posted 10 weeks ago

From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell … [Link]

The foodie traveller in Portugal

Posted 3 months ago

Portugal’s pastel de nata is a melt-in-the-mouth buttery delight, and those in the know visit the village of Nazaré to taste itHaving whisked egg whites to starch their habits, Portuguese nuns and monks employed the attendant surfeit of yolks to concoct rich, sugary conventual pastries. The highly fashionable flake-fest that is Portugal’s iconic pastel de nata was first baked some … [Link]

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Geneva: new rail links make the capital of Francophone Switzerland more accessible

Posted 5 days ago

For many people, Geneva is merely a place to do business – a global financial hub and home to international organisations, including the United Nations. And skiers may regard it only as a necessary stop on the journey to the Alps. But in French-speaking Switzerland it's renowned as a lively cultural capital, with a wealth of historic landmarks and loads … [Link]

Best Christmas markets in Europe: Mulled wine, smoked sausage and handmade gifts

Posted 10 days ago

Every December we wrap up warm and venture out to festive markets to guzzle Glühwein, cram Currywurst, and fill our stockings with hand-made gifts. [Link]

Trains in Europe: From the Channel to the Balkans, it is getting better

Posted 10 days ago

Each December, revised schedules come into effect across the Continent and the big day this year is tomorrow. We've read many comments mourning the demise of rail services as they lose ground to low-cost airlines. Yet the reality is that across much of Europe rail travel is a rising star. Passenger numbers are up, and each December sees a raft … [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros

You Will Discover Good results With Weight Loss

Posted 3 months ago

It’s really not always difficult to shed weight. You may change your weight by means of a variety of approaches you just need the best way of thinking. This article offers you lots of information and facts pertaining to weight loss guidance. Don’t store higher-caloric unhealthy foods and other stuff you are preventing in your home. You don’t need to … [Link]

Start Shedding Weight Today With One Of These Simple Ideas

Posted 3 months ago

It can be difficult to acknowledge you are overweight. This realization brings about opinions of health conditions and the possibility of death. The following advice below will help you out. A sensible way to assist you to lose fat decrease strategy requires straightforward keeping track of of calorie intake each and every day. Cut out fats it is possible to.You … [Link]

Jump Manual Feedback And Guidelines

Posted 5 months ago

In golf ball, height can seem to be like pretty much everything. Even if it’s the specific stature of person, or even the size within their top to bottom hop, having the ability to soar over the opposition is certainly a really important area of the action-and also the workouts treatment. That’s why finding out how to jump bigger may … [Link]

NYT > Travel

For Russians Abroad, a Ruble Doesn’t Go as Far as It Used To

Posted 2 days ago

The collapse of the Russian ruble — down more than 45 percent this year — has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being felt in tourist destinations across Europe. [Link]

Macau Looks Beyond Gambling as the Take From the Tables Slows

Posted 2 days ago

Casino revenue is falling in Macau, the world’s largest gambling destination, and China is urging its territory to offer family-friendly options. [Link]

Los Angeles, as a Pedestrian

Posted 2 days ago

Seeing the city from the sidewalk, not the freeway, opens a visitor to quiet wonders that would be lost at 60 miles per hour. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa

El Español saca el teatro a la calle por Navidad

Posted 17 hours ago

Alaska será la maestra de ceremonias de esta fiesta, que tendrá lugar el lunes 22, a las 19:00 horas Las Voces de la Escolanía del Real Monasterio de El Escorial y una espectacular representación de acrobacia vertical en la fachada del teatro se suman a la celebración El recientemente fallecido Andrea D'odorico firma la decoración de la fachada, su última … [Link]

Cambios horarios en la EMT por Navidad y Nochevieja

Posted 28 hours ago

Las líneas nocturnas de la EMT funcionarán en Nochebuena con un solo autobús por línea En Nochevieja los ‘buhos' prestarán servicio desde las 22.30 hasta las 07.00 horas, con una cadencia de 25 minutos La línea Exprés del aeropuerto adapta sus horarios en estos días, tanto su servicio diurno desde Atocha como el nocturno desde Cibeles [Link]

Centro Abierto “La Rosa” tendrá 25 nuevas plazas para atención diurna

Posted 28 hours ago

El Centro realiza dos funciones como centro de baja exigencia: recurso de alojamiento/descanso de baja exigencia y dispositivo de Centro de Día En 2013, atendió a 225 personas (177 hombres y 48 mujeres) y se realizaron 13.505 estancias diurnas y 10.950 estancias nocturnas [Link]

Los españoles se animan a viajar en la primera parte de 2014

Posted 18 days ago

Los datos muestran que los viajes de los residentes en España han crecido un 7,8% entre enero y abril de 2014 si se compara con el mismo periodo del año pasado. Muestra un cambio de tendencia que los diferentes gobiernos no aprovechan para cambiar el modelo turístico. [Link]

Ryanair difamó a las agencias de viajes en Internet, sentencia el Tribunal Supremo

Posted 18 days ago

Tras seis años de litigios, el Tribunal Supremo ratifica que Ryanair vertió acusaciones infundadas sobre la actividad de las agencias de viajes online, y de Rumbo en particular. También dice que amenazar con cancelar los vuelos reservados por este canal fue competencia desleal. [Link]

La búsqueda del vuelo MH370 de Malaysia Airlines, sin resultados

Posted 18 days ago

Tras dos meses de intentos y millones gastados en la búsqueda del vuelo MH370 desaparecido en marzo, los equipos australianos, chinos y estadounidenses no han encontrado ni una mínima parte de su fuselaje. [Link]

TravelMole Media Group, L.L.C. | Top Stories

Contingency plans in place at Heathrow for Christmas strike threat

Posted 3 hours ago

Gatwick and Manchester say passenger flights won't be disrupted [Link]

Etihad unveils new aircraft interiors

Posted 3 hours ago

And crew get a new look – see photo [Link]

Contingency plans in place at Heathrow for Christmas strike threat

Posted 9 hours ago

Gatwick and Manchester say passenger flights won't be disrupted [Link]

MallorcaWeb: Latest news

Natural areas of the Balearic Islands

Posted 22 months ago

Situation, visits, events… [Link]

Illustrated catalogue of the springs in Mallorca

Posted 2 years ago

It includes by now 755 water springs. [Link]

Traditional fairs for November

Posted 2 years ago

Dijous bo in Inca, the Olive Oil Fair in Caimari, the Mushroom Fair in Mancor… [Link]

RSS Actualidad

Expojove, fun for all ages

Posted 4 days ago

Reportaje: 0 Expojove is a ludic space, with workshops and activities for the whole family, and a program that will delight young and old. Christmas time comes to Expojove, one of the funniest dates of the year for all ages. [Link]

Christmas in the Palace

Posted 4 days ago

Reportaje: 0 The music of the Swedish group Abba, Strauss, a Gospel choir, together with paintings by Lidó Rico, is the Christmas stars in the Palau de Altea. Music and painting come together in the white villa of Altea this Christmas to offer you the best art. [Link]

Stone Horizons, the treasure of Els Ports region

Posted 4 days ago

Reportaje: 0 Walls, terraces, wells, troughs and roads that gets lost in the horizon, as well as isolated huts, make the most humanized landscape of Els Ports region, in the northwestern province of Castellón. Dry stone is an ancient building technique that has transformed the local land in a captivating environment. The ground is leveled with stones taken from the fields … [Link]

Peanuts News

Ryanair condems Ferrovial/BAA’s latest attempt to delay the sale of Stansted and a better …

Posted 3 years ago

Ryanair today (Oct 7th) condemned the latest attempts by the Ferrovial/BAA monopoly to further delay the sale of Stansted Airport, as recommended by the Competition Commission over three years ago in its August 2008 report. Ryanair has been invited to a case management conference this afternoon before the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) at which the Ferrovial/BAA monopoly is seeking to “stay” … [Link]

Airberlin and Malev launch codeshare operation – 2011-10-10

Posted 3 years ago

Airberlin and the Hungarian airline Malev will in future be offering their customers selected flights as codeshare services. The codeshare agreement comes into force today and applies to flights from 30th October 2011. [Link]

Frontier Airlines receives coveted IOSA registration – 2011-10-05

Posted 3 years ago

Frontier Airlines has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and achieved IOSA registration. Frontier is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. RJET +3.95%. [Link]

Offers in the Region of Valencia

FLY WITH PARAGLADING!, 130€, SANTA POLA, Adventure sports, Comunitat Valenciana

Posted 4 years ago

First contact with paragliding: come with Sureste . A safe, amazing and exciting sport, discover it in Santa Pola. [Link]

ADVENTURE IN THE NATURE, 50€, MONTANEJOS, Adventure sports, Comunitat Valenciana

Posted 4 years ago

Enjoy doing sport with Geoextrem. Canyoning in Montanejos (Castellón) [Link]

LIVE PAINTBALL , 25€, BOCAIRENT, Adventure sports, Comunitat Valenciana

Posted 4 years ago

Paintball in the deep of the mountain range with quality tours . For 10 persons in Bocairent [Link]

Cosmopolitan Forums

Not Looking Forward to Christmas

Posted 16 months ago

NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO CHRISTMAS Michael Walsh On the face of it, the idyllic Andalucía hills forming a backdrop to Estapona are an unlikely lair for a whistle-blower whose revelations could threaten a country’s senate and expose the European Union to charges of cover-up and fraud. When Latvian anti-corruption dissident John Christmas rumbled Latvian state deceitfulness, his primary need was … [Link]

Fleeced like sheep

Posted 16 months ago

Fleeced like sheep; Nadia and I visited the bank with a view to transferring €400 to a non-EU bank. No problems except that there is a bank transaction fee of €45. Thankfully we have a non-EU national who told us of a local internet café where the transaction can be done just as securely – for €6. She has never … [Link]

As True Today as it Ever Was

Posted 16 months ago

I could not dig, I dared not rob / Therefore I lied to please the mob / Now all my lies are proved untrue / And I must face the men I slew / What tale shall serve me here among / Mine angry and defrauded young. – Rudyard Kipling. 1865 – 1936. [Link]

Spain and Portugal for Visitors

Tourism to Fuel the Flagging Spanish Economy

Posted 3 years ago

The economic news from Spain is dire to say the least. Recent figures are showing that the Spanish economy is slowly but surely slipping back into another recession. Despite all the doom and gloom, there is one sector of the economy that has been growing and is predicted to grow further in 2012: tourism. [Link]

Tourism to fuel the fledging Spanish economy

Posted 3 years ago

The economic news coming from Spain is dire to say the least. Recent figures are showing that the Spanish economy is slowly, but surely, slipping back into another recession. Despite all the doom and gloom, there is one sector of the economy that has been growing and is predicted to grow further in 2012: tourism. [Link]

Maldonado Worlds Most Expensive Ham

Posted 3 years ago

Castile-La Mancha and Extremadura Iberian ham comes with black toenailsThough not actually available until 2008. the Maldonado family firm's 2006 Alba Quercus Reserve Iberian hams are being reserved at the whopping price of $2000 each, making this probably the most expensive ham in the world. Unfortunately the combination of high prices and pigs has brought out the worst in journalists around the world. For example, one headline from the normally … [Link]


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