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'Tis the season for celebratory spirits

Posted 14 hours ago

These new and limited-release spirits can serve as celebratory holiday drinks.             [Link]

In Las Vegas, Sunday is the new Friday

Posted 14 hours ago

Go ahead, stay the extra day. It'll be like starting the weekend all over again.             [Link]

10Best Readers' Choice: Best NBA destination

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Oliva's Day Out

Posted 48 hours ago

If you like to run up the mountain you have it easy. This Sunday, the Olive Trail takes place, a mountain race 22 kilometers long and a trek up to 15, which begins and ends in Oliva. Come to spend a day out to Oliva and run! [Link]

Among ants and tapas in Torrevieja

Posted 48 hours ago

Tres Calaveras Huecas (Three Hollow Skulls) is the title of the show by the boys of El Hormiguero (the Anthill, a famous Spanish TV show). And their national tour ends this Saturday in Torrevieja. Their ending show also coincides with the Tapa Tour contest in the town. So, if you want to have fun among ants and tapas, come to … [Link]

El Toro, truffles and gastronomy

Posted 48 hours ago

El Toro, a beautiful border town in the Alto Palencia region, celebrates the Truffles and Artisans Products Fair. This event opens the season for collecting truffles, a delicacy known as the black diamond of gastronomy. [Link]

Telegraph Travel

Prince William: 'Time is running out for Africa's most magnificent creatures'

Posted 5 hours ago

As rhino deaths in South Africa reach a record high, the Duke of Cambridge makes an urgent plea for an end to poaching [Link]

Poll: Do women need more encouragement to ski and snowboard?

Posted 21 hours ago

The world's biggest ski resort operator launches an initiative to get women into skiing – but do they need it? [Link]

Rome: A vintage Fiat 500 tour

Posted 23 hours ago

There a few more memorable ways to see the Eternal City than in a brightly coloured vintage Fiat, finds Rhiannon Edwards [Link]

Travel | Mail Online

Photographer Gerald Donovan snaps selfie on top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa

Posted 23 hours ago

British photographer Gerald Donovan chose a spectacular setting in which to make his selfie debut – Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. [Link]

Holidaymakers forced to abandon romantic getaway and fly home early after falling seriously ill at all-inclusive Turkish resort

Posted 23 hours ago

Naomi Harding and boyfriend Kieran Pierce, both from Essex, say they came down with gastric symptoms at the Diamond Hill Resort Hotel in the coastal city of Alanya. [Link]

Christian holiday firm cancels Christmas cruise to Turkey and Israel 10 days before departure citing 'political instability'… and leaving customers £2,500 out of pocket

Posted 23 hours ago

Customers who signed up for a pre-Christmas cruise for Christians to Turkey, Greece and Israel are still waiting for a refund after the holiday was cancelled 10 days before departure. [Link]

Portugal | The Guardian

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

Posted 5 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 6 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 9 weeks 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]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa

Policía Municipal interviene 900 artículos falsos

Posted 6 hours ago

Entre los artículos incautados hay bufandas y mochilas de clubes de fútbol de la primera división española, neceseres, ropa interior, cinturones, juguetes… Todos son imitaciones de los originales [Link]

Apoyo socioeducativo y prelaboral a los jóvenes

Posted 14 hours ago

Orientado a adolescentes y jóvenes con algún tipo de déficit personal, educativo, afectivo, relacional o familiar, ASPA cuenta con cuatro equipos que dan cobertura a los 21 distritos Desde abril de 2010 ASPA ha atendido a más de 7.000 jóvenes en riesgo de exclusión social Son 46 los profesionales que desarrollan los tres proyectos que conforman el programa [Link]

La discapacidad intelectual, un compromiso municipal

Posted 14 hours ago

El Centro Ocupacional Villaverde tiene 80 plazas y trabaja por la inserción social y laboral de los mayores de 18 años con discapacidad El Centro de Día Navas de Tolosa es un equipamiento para personas con discapacidad intelectual gravemente afectada Ambos funcionan de lunes a viernes durante todo el año, excepto festivos [Link]

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Amazon reportedly launching hotel booking platform

Posted 98 minutes ago

Launch would include hotels in LA, Seattle, NYC and San Francisco [Link]

Amazon reportedly launching hotel booking platform

Posted 8 hours ago

Launch would include hotels in LA, Seattle, NYC and San Francisco [Link]

Amazon reportedly launching hotel booking platform

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Launch would include hotels in LA, Seattle, NYC and San Francisco [Link] Spain Travel

How Old Is Barcelona?

Posted 6 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 6 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 6 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]

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Zurich hotels: Panoramic views, cinema themes, and celebrity favourites

Posted 26 hours ago

Kameha GrandSet to open in March 2015, the Kameha Grand has been billed as an "international lifestyle hotel", which will feature neo-Baroque interiors overseen by Marcel Wanders. The hotel will have 245 rooms, including 11 suites – all of which have been designed by visual artist Michael Najjar. The Poker Face Suite features a roulette table and Kameha poker cards, … [Link]

School-holiday skiing in Norway for all the family

Posted 4 days ago

They were the tracks that stopped me in mine – those tell-tale Vs, left by long, thin, and (crucially) light, Nordic skis, stretching up the snowy path. They epitomised what Norwegian skiing is all about, and, as I gasped for breath, cursing my cumbersome planks, what it isn't: downhill. [Link]

Skiing in Slovakia: Join the Tatra pack for a bargain break

Posted 4 days ago

Surrounded by hunting trophies and enticed by the spicy scent of goulash, I make a dash for a lunch table in the cosy slope-side restaurant of Chata Zahradky. "Nie!" snaps a woman. "Nyet!" another responds, in Russian. When this sparks further argument with an adjacent table of well-fed Slavs, I slip back to my sheep-skin covered bar stool to watch … [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros

You Will Discover Good results With Weight Loss

Posted 9 weeks 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 9 weeks 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 4 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

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Grand Tour of the Self

Posted 12 hours ago

The latest and most obnoxious tool in the kit of digital narcissism. [Link]

Books Of Style: Three New Books On Luxurious Cold-Weather Escapes

Posted 14 hours ago

Three new books shed sun-drenched light on the world’s most luxurious cold-weather retreats, from Monte Carlo to the Caribbean to Palm Beach. [Link]

In Berlin, Still Partying in the Ruins

Posted 18 hours ago

An aspect of reunification — the emergence of techno and a do-it-yourself club scene — has endured as a cornerstone of the city’s identity. [Link]

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

Posted 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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]

MallorcaWeb: Latest news

Natural areas of the Balearic Islands

Posted 21 months ago

Situation, visits, events… [Link]

Illustrated catalogue of the springs in Mallorca

Posted 23 months 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]

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 3 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 3 years ago

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

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

Posted 3 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 15 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 15 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 15 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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