John Gordon Ross

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There’s a reason for the big emphasis on Spain and Portugal here.

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories

10Best: Vote for your holiday favorites!

Posted 25 hours ago

Vote for your holiday favorites in the 10Best Readers' Choice awards.             [Link]

Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday hotel deals

Posted 27 hours ago

It's the most wonderful time of the year – for bargain hunters!             [Link]

Five myths about travel insurance and terrorism

Posted 30 hours ago

Insurance might seem like a good idea, but what can it really do for you in these circumstances?             [Link]

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Spain's classic walking routes: From the Camino de Santiago to rugged Pyrenean routes

Posted 9 weeks ago

It's a simple pleasure but one that never fails to raise my spirits: the sight of the horizontal red and white stripes, painted on a pine tree, rock or fence post, which mark the route of one of Spain's long-distance footpaths, the Grandes Recorridos. [Link]

Apennines trip: Following my father's escape from an Italian prisoner of war camp

Posted 9 weeks ago

On the morning of 9 September 1943, my father and 500 other mainly British officers stepped through a hole obligingly cut in the barbed wire fence by their former captors at Fontanellato prisoner-of-war camp, near Parma in northern Italy. Their hosts, having deposed Mussolini two months earlier, had signed an armistice with the Allies, and the Germans were expected to … [Link]

Stockholm: Hit the roof for a bird's-eye view

Posted 9 weeks ago

'Make sure you look down," shouted guide Gabrielle, her words lost to the stiff breeze that whipped around us. From up here – on the roof of one of Stockholm's most historic buildings – peering off the edge was the last thing I intended to do. [Link]

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6th International Marathon of Castellon and 3rd 10k race, go faster, go further

Posted 11 hours ago

Castellon, with a great tradition in the competition of street racing, will host the key competition in athletics: the 6th Castellón City Marathon that, together with the 10k race will take place on Sunday, 6th December 2015. Enjoy this sporting event in a festive atmosphere. Don’t miss out! [Link]

Wood and cardboard at the International Puppet Festival of Alicante

Posted 11 hours ago

For another year, Alicante hosts this well-established and traditional International Puppet Festival named Festitíteres which began in 1984 and which has since hosted over 300 groups from 46 different countries (China, Russia, Australia, Latin America, USA, Vietnam, etc). Let yourself be amazed, thrilled and carried away by these stunning puppets. [Link]

Highest quality as a common factor at Palau de les Arts of Valencia

Posted 11 hours ago

Valencia, with its centenary musical tradition, on 5th December opens with Macbeth by G. Verdi and Plácido Domingo as the star of a cast, which includes the Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Lady Macbeth, the Italian tenor Giorgio Berrugi (Macduff) and the Russian bass, Alexander Vinogradov (Banquo), in the avant-garde and modern Main Hall of Les Arts. [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros

You Will Discover Good results With Weight Loss

Posted 14 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 14 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 16 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

Cultured Traveler: In Miami, the Brainy Side of the Beach

Posted 7 hours ago

Attractions like classical music, museums and a graffiti district make Miami a draw away from the beach. [Link]

Pursuits: Fracine Prose’s Food Crawl Down Sunset Boulevard

Posted 30 hours ago

Along one of the most famous streets in Southern California, there are stars on the menus as well. [Link]

In Transit: Tour and Hotel News: Dance and Music in India; Safaris in Tanzania

Posted 32 hours ago

What you need to know if you’re on a trip or planning one soon, including an Italian food festival from the Venetian and Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas. [Link]

Telegraph Travel

Alex Polizzi: Italy's true spirit is found on its islands

Posted 66 minutes ago

From Sicily to Sardinia and Capri, Alex Polizzi explores the Mediterranean islands that deliver the flavour of a nation [Link]

DVT: who is at risk and what can be done to prevent it?

Posted 4 hours ago

The death of Jonah Lomu highlights a lesser-known fact about DVT: the bigger you are, the greater the risk [Link]

Why your holiday should be cheaper next year

Posted 7 hours ago

The reticence of Americans to go to Europe, and Russians to visit Turkey, is likely to drive down holiday prices [Link]

MallorcaWeb: Latest news

"Sailing" in the USA from coast to coast

Posted 10 months ago

Record Go, with offices in Mallorca, is the main organizer of this supportive sports challenge. [Link]

Natural areas of the Balearic Islands

Posted 3 years ago

Situation, visits, events… [Link]

Illustrated catalogue of the springs in Mallorca

Posted 3 years ago

It includes by now 755 water springs. [Link]

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

Lufthansa cabin crew announce three more strike days

Posted 95 minutes ago

German airline prepares for disruption this week [Link]

Protesters block road access to Heathrow

Posted 4 hours ago

Gridlock as 'Plane Stupid' activists blockade tunnel [Link]

Lufthansa cabin crew announce three more strike days

Posted 6 hours ago

German airline prepares for disruption this week [Link]

Revista80dias: viajes, turismo, cultura y guías

Paradores expandirá su marca con más alojamientos en Portugal

Posted 9 hours ago

En una entrevista con Meraki TV Travel, Federico Costa, presidente de Grupo Visabeira, reconoce que en 2016 habrá noticias sobre otras franquicias de Paradores en el vecino de España. [Link]

La Villa del Libro en tierra de frontera

Posted 36 hours ago

Urueña (Valladolid) es la única Villa del Libro de España, pero es que también sirve como punto de entrada a pueblos como La Santa Espina y Wamba, una comarca bisagra entre los reinos medievales de Castilla y León, en la que quedan restos de una historia de luchas y de arte misterioso. [Link]

Denominación de Origen en el centro de Madrid

Posted 3 days ago

Sagasta 28 Bistró and Gourmet ha renacido muy cerca de la famosa plaza de Alonso Martínez, en Madrid. Con siete empleados, productos denominación de origen en su carta y la posibilidad de comprarlos, el establecimiento quiere diferenciarse en uno de los centros financieros de la capital. [Link] Spain Travel

How Old Is Barcelona?

Posted 18 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 18 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 18 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]

Travel | Mail Online

Mesmerising pictures show China's top tourist attractions transformed into a winter wonderland

Posted 3 hours ago

The recent unexpected snowfall has transformed Beijing and northern parts of China into a white realm offering tourists a unique, fairytale-like experience of top attractions. [Link]

Johnny Ravenhill takes legal action against Thomas Cook after son fell ill at hotel

Posted 4 hours ago

Johnny Ravenhill, from Belfast, said his son, Bobby, was unable to leave their hotel room at Oasis Park Hotel in Salou, Spain, for five days and was diagnosed with a case of food poisoning. [Link]

Israeli man ordered to pay fine for causing a disturbance on plane to Malta

Posted 5 hours ago

Boris Sapoznikov, from Jerusalem was charged with recklessly endangering persons inside an aircraft, being drunk on board an aircraft and breaching the peace during the flight to Malta. [Link]

Portugal holidays | The Guardian

Porto city guide: what to see plus the best hotels and restaurants and bars

Posted 10 weeks ago

It’s most famous for its ruby tipple and a strident football manager, but Porto is shaking off its fusty image with buzzy places to eat, drink and hang outIt’s spirit that turns table wine into port, spirit that turns crisis into creativity and spirit that allows dignity to flourish among Porto’s glamorous dereliction. Here the Douro river pushes into the … [Link]

Peace, raw food and ceramics: Pomar do Pombal, Porto, Portugal

Posted 4 months ago

Ceramic artist Joaquim Pombal has made a studio and garden from an old fruit market. Percussionist André Baltazar, from Be-dom, goes potty for its tiles, murals and home-grown lunchesRestaurants in Portugal: readers’ travel tipsTourists have yet to really discover this place that’s close to the centre of Porto. Ceramic artist Joaquim Pombal has turned an old fruit market into a … [Link]

Algarve travel guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

Posted 5 months ago

There is so much more to this sun-kissed region of Portugal than its beautiful beaches. Great seafood, elegant villages, and near-deserted islands and lagoons for a start …Readers’ favourite restaurants in PortugalThere are three Algarves. I’ll call them the Mystic East, the Dead Centre, and the Wild West. Most people flying to Faro will end up at the popular resort … [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa

La alcaldesa asiste mañana al encendido del alumbrado navideño

Posted 3 hours ago

Todo el alumbrado es de tecnología LED, que permite ahorros de consumo de entre el 40 y 60 por ciento con respecto al que se generaba con otras tecnologías tradicionales Este año, como novedad, se ha ampliado en una hora la iluminación, excepto los días singulares que ya tienen un horario ampliado. Los domingos, lunes, martes y miércoles las luces … [Link]

Campaña municipal contra el frío, 20% de plazas ocupadas

Posted 4 hours ago

No se ha necesitado abrir el otro dispositivo previsto en Villa de Vallecas ni utilizar las plazas de pensiones ni de emergencias El Centro de Acogida Pinar del Rey, con 150 plazas, ha registrado una ocupación de 111 personas El dispositivo de la red estable para las personas sin hogar han tenido una ocupación prácticamente del 100% [Link]

Carmena viaja a París a la cumbre sobre Cambio Climático

Posted 4 hours ago

El Ayuntamiento presenta las principales líneas de trabajo en París que pasan por la adaptación y mitigación del cambio climático. En este contexto, el Ayuntamiento materializará su aportación en diferentes medidas en 2016 como plataformas de movilidad cero emisiones, un Plan de intervención en Centros Deportivos Municipales y el programa de aplicación de soluciones naturales en la ciudad y creación … [Link]

Peanuts News

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

Posted 4 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 4 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 4 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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