Menorca, Spain is the ideal vacation destination for tourists seeking a genuine Spanish holiday. The Island is fairly quiet and has a relaxed atmosphere even during peak holiday season. Menorca offers miles of sandy beaches. The beaches of Menorca tend to be quieter and less crowded than the beaches of the nearby Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza. The best beaches that Menorca has to offer are found on the eastern coast of the South shore.
The southern shore of the island features a number of popular resorts. Whereas the rocky northern shore is dotted with sleepy fishing villages for those of us who want to enjoy the culture of the island on a first hand basis.
Menorca has been largely protected from industrial development thus making it a haven for nature lovers. Menorca also offers excellent bicycle trails, which crisscrosses through out the island offering spectacular views of the waterfront and the island.
The Island enjoys Mediterranean weather characterized by hot summers and mild winters. Tourist tend to flock to Menorca during July and August, when the island reaches its hottest temperatures and offers sunny days with over eleven hours of sunlight. Menorca is quite an enjoyable tourist destination even during the off-season, where the temperatures never falls below zero degrees. During the winter months the temperatures range from a low of six degrees Celsius to a high of fourteen degrees.
Overall the quiet atmosphere of Menorca offers one of the top vacation destinations in Spain for tourists, who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the other Spanish beaches and cities.
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3 Destinations for Serious Party-GoersCroatian Festivals
Party goers from around the world make it a point to visit Croatia during festival time. This is actually one of the top festival destinations in the world. The Soundwave festival, which takes place each year in July, is one of the most exciting music events in the area. In addition to some great live performances, the festival has organised boat parties and a nightclub for parties after the performances. The Stop Making........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 2/27/2011 10:58:14 AM)
Ani - Ghost City Of 1001 Churchesimage credi
Ani - some call it the City of 1001 Churches, others the City of Forty Gates. Yet no one has called it home for more than three centuries
Abandoned by its once prosperous and powerful inhabitants, it is situated on the Turkish side of a militarised zone between the border of Turkey and Armenia. The city of Ani is no stranger to death, destruction and desertion........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 1/9/2011 10:07:03 PM)
After the Earthquake, Chile's Wineries are Open© dmhor
Decantor is reporting that Chile's wineries are open and resuming normal operational schedules in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that shook southern Chile last month.
Not only is this good news for travelers planning to head to Chile, it's also good news for consumers in the US. Chile's wineries are moving ahead with their exports more or less on schedule.
Chile has five basic wine regions:
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Tips for booking cheap flights onlineUp until the early 1980's, flying was a big deal. It cost a huge amount of money, and only the truly wealthy or the really desperate could afford to fly. But, when Southwest was introduced in the 1980's as America's first no-frills, low cost airline, things changed, slowly but irreversibly. These days, there are low cost flights every where. Cheap international and domestic carriers are beginning to take over the market as more and more people........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 10/27/2009 11:24:27 PM)
45 Incredibly Stylish Vintage Travel Print AdsA collection of the most colourful and endearing old school travel print ads out there. Travel ads of the fifties, sixties and seventies differ greatly from those of the noughties. While modern ads rely heavily on expert photography, those of yesteryear feature gorgeous Rockwellian paintings and detailed illustrations, not to mention beautiful typography.They provide us with a glimpse into the past and an opportunity to see travel through the........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 9/27/2009 5:21:37 PM)
Getting Around Hotel Internet FeesI find it hard to live without Internet access. In some ways, it's more important than food_ it's just essential - my connection to the outside world and my link to home. So when I go to a hotel that offers me free breakfast and even an open bar - but they want ten or twelve bucks for Internet access in your room, it confuses me and ticks me off. After all, why offer me luxuries but skip the essentials....
Travel Post has some........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 9/27/2009 3:38:37 PM)
Sicily's Wine Industry© Neil Weightma
I don't often see much on Sicilian wines. So when I came across this piece on Sicily's diverse wines and winemaking, I decided to save it...
Jack Felber of the Gloucester Daily Times wrote the piece.In the 1700s, several British families famous for producing port dominated the Sicilian wine-making industry with their development of fortified wine - marsala - made much in the same way as port. Marsala is........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 9/27/2009 3:38:29 PM)
Rent a Car to Explore MauiMaui car rentals: Are you planning a family vacation or an urgent business trip to Maui? Other than tour buses, this tourist destination has limited transportation options and taxis are expensive. Consider renting a car so that you can explore Maui to the fullest. There are two types of car rental agencies in Maui. The major, international car rental agencies are available at airports. These mainly concentrate on corporate deals. The other option is less........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 6/28/2009 6:29:00 PM)
Clothing Optional in BavariaTravelPost had an interesting spot earlier this month on the 32-room Hotel Rosengarten in the Black Forest region. It will soon become Germany's first nude hotel, "catering solely to those willing to shed clothing for the duration of their stay...."The project from entrepreneur Frider Haferkorn is designed to attract the growing European population of naturists, those who believe mingling in the buff is, well, just plain better.........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 4/30/2009 8:28:57 PM)
"Congestion pricing" could solve the problem of airport delaysIn London, motorists pay a fee to drive into certain parts of the city during peak traffic hours, and the idea has been considered for implementation in New York as well. Now Dr. Itai Ater, an economist from Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Management, is suggesting that introducing "congestion pricing" at airports could save travellers time and airlines money.
"What I propose is a policy to reduce the amount of delays in the airline........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 4/23/2009 5:29:50 AM)
Will Work For Travel: A Sosauce InternshipPhoto courtesy of iStockphoto, Image# 491670
Sosauce is offering a unique internship that will sponsor young people to travel abroad & participate in cause-oriented work.
It is an eight-week summer marketing internship that upon its completion will also make you eligible for a two-week travel experience. During this travel period you will volunteer with and document a social or environmental issue
Application deadline is on April........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:20:01 PM)
Airline MealsAirline Meals has over 7000 pictures, showing meals and full meal details from up to 350 different airlines, sent in by travellers from every corner of the world.First class meals, business class meals, economy class meals, but also crew meals, vegetarian meals, gluten free meals, children"s meals, or just a bag of peanuts.........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 1/28/2009 7:07:05 PM)
Jackson Wyoming - in FebruaryConcierge.com has an interesting tip on finding luxury on a budget. Consider Jackson, Wyoming in February.
You'd think it would cost money. But according to Concierge.com, the ski resorts in the nearby mountain may be full, but the in-town hotels that cater to summer tourists are running specials in the dead of winter.
There's lots to see. Grand Teton National Park is just to the north and Yellowstone is north of that. The........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 12/24/2008 6:21:08 PM)
Jacquinia pungensI''m on vacation, so please accept my apologies for the brief entries. -- Daniel
Thank you to Charlie Willis of Harvard University for submitting today''s photograph taken in summer of 2007 at the Centro de Investigacion Científica de Yucatán (CICY) Jardines Botánico in Merida, Mexico. Much appreciated........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 10/22/2008 10:14:31 PM)
Religulous"There is no arguing with faith," writes Stephen Holden in the New York Times. "As the comedian and outspoken nonbeliever Bill Maher travels the world, interviewing Christians, Jews and Muslims in the facetiously funny documentary Religulous, you begin to wonder if there might be two subspecies of humans.
"Bill Maher''s one-man stand-up attack on religious fundamentalism is a dog that has more bark than bite - a skeptical, secular-humanist........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 10/6/2008 9:24:08 PM)
Extreme Sports in South ThailandKitesurfing
A visit to Thailand will be rewarding for those seeking a thrill. There are many extreme sport opportunities in the area, ranging from bungee jumping to sky diving. One of the most popular extreme sports in South Thailand is kitesurfing. This is actually one reason many people will travel to the area. This extreme sport combines the thrill of a lifetime. It is one of the fastest growing water-based sports in Thailand.
Sky........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 2/27/2011 4:56:38 PM)
Exploring the History of Greece and its IslandsGreece is a place of ancient history, rich art, magnificent landscapes and a mesmerizing blue ocean that is reflected in the brightly coloured houses and rooftops. Visitors are swept away by the sites of this beautiful country, with most visitors coming back again and again. Of course, many people are familiar with the breathtaking beauty of the ancient ruins that still dot the land. In addition to the awe felt when one first lays their eyes on........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 2/7/2011 11:13:51 PM)
NY City on the Cheap© wilhelmj
New York City is one of the most expensive places on earth.For those of us who live here, the expense of New York City is something we've long since adjusted to. Designer tank tops for $140, truffled hamburgers for $150, studio apartments renting for upward of $3,000 - even in the midst of recession, these things seem somehow normal, the price of admission to the greatest city in the world.
For visitors, however, these........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 1/17/2010 10:37:21 PM)
Discount Skiing is Here© AtomicLlamaUSA Today reported recently that ski season in the US has already become discount season.Given the economic meltdown of the past year, many skiers are more likely to be lured by cash savings than flashy amenities. The industry is obliging, offering early-season discounts with longer shelf lives.Not only are the discounts coming earlier than usual, they"re coming with fewer restrictions than usual. The resorts have decided that........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 12/9/2009 8:05:02 AM)
Shuttle BusLooking at the growing needs of traveling passengers, the introduction of the shuttle bus especially at busy airports is a blessing. The purpose is specific- to transfer air passengers from one domestic airport to another in minimal time. The shuttle bus is also useful for group of passengers who have luggage and need to be ferried to the hotel in the city. Thus the main purpose of these buses is strictly from one point to another. It has no........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 10/12/2009 10:37:06 PM)
Colors of the Australian OutbackThe Australian Outback is one offbeat destination that is quite interesting.
In this blog, the striking colors of the Australian Outback has been featured in beautiful photos.
The one i love most is this........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 9/27/2009 3:38:46 PM)
Cheap Hotel BookingA comfortable and inviting accommodation does not have to be a huge drain on your pocket. It is possible to make a cheap hotel booking and still enjoy good hospitality and a beautiful ambience. While cheap hotels are one option, one can also find discount accommodation at higher ranked hotels. All this takes is a little bit of time as well as knowledge about where to look and what to do.
Cheap Hotel Booking: Where to Look and What to Do
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Tips for Buying a Home in Potomac MDBuying a home is a huge event in any person's life. After all, where you live is one of the most important aspects of your daily life. People who are interested in buying a home in Potomac, Maryland, though, quickly discover that the critical decision of location is easily solved in this remarkable community. That's because virtually any neighborhood in Potomac is sure to please those who want luxury, upscale living arrangements. Additionally,........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 8/5/2009 11:29:56 PM)
Sips & Apps by Kathy CaseySips & Apps by Kathy Casey is an inspiring Cocktails and Nibbles book. Kathy is a "bar chef." Like any chef, she creates new recipes; in her case, drinks recipes, and she explores and tweaks the old favorites. She has her signature cocktails, she knows her craft and she shares the results with us in this fantastic book........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 6/4/2009 8:51:30 PM)
Things to Do in Pattaya, ThailandThailand is one of Asia's most popular vacation destinations, and the beach resort town of Pattaya offers a lot to do
AquaTerraSky recently published a list of ten things to do in Pattaya. The city has a crocodile farm, a zoo, a tropical garden, some historical replicas of ancient Thai village life, an amusement park, a couple of temples and a very active night life. There's even a Ripley's Believe It or Not.
Of course,........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 4/1/2009 9:55:18 PM)
New Blog Deals With CrisisIt is truly a sign of the times; I recently received a comment from Malcolm Milburn on my post titled The Screws Tighten
Malcolm writes that he has become so concerned over the financial crisis - which I call a depression - and its impact on the game of golf that he has created a blog dealing specifically with that subject
I applaud him. If you read his bio, you will note that Malcolm is earning a double major in Business Administration........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:19:53 PM)
New Zealand's Wine CountryIt's been a few years since I've been to New Zealand. I spent a few days in Auckland once and was blessed to be allowed to spend Christmas with a Maori family near Napier. Some of the family's men swam out into the bay to get fresh abalone for Christmas dinner...
Chang-rae Lee has a good article online at the moment about New Zealand's vineyards. The article describes New Zealand as having "the most lush, grape-heavy........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 1/28/2009 7:06:56 PM)
Toronto DiaryToronto event listings for the weekend of January 10 + 11, 2009:SATURDAY1. No Pants 2K9Toronto joins 24 international cities and drops its drawers on the subway. If you don"t mind showin" a lil" skin, then join the crowd. But before you do, please read the instructions, and leave your cameras, laughter, and news reporter friends at home.TTC. OTHER / 3pm / free / website........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 1/10/2009 2:01:43 PM)
Airlines offer free seatsAre there lessons for other industries? Like, for example, the automakers?Airlines are doing it tough in this environment so it was interesting to read last week of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia scrapping fuel charges and giving away 500,000 free seats.Now Singapore's Tiger Airways is doing the same thing.The reason for all this is pretty simple: airlines are trying to bring back customers who have stopped travelling because of the........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 11/23/2008 3:52:27 PM)
Ancient Supervolcano at YellowstoneThe geysers of Yellowstone National Park owe their eistence to the "Yellowstone hotspot"--a region of molten rock buried deep beneath Yellowstone, geologists have found.
But how hot is this "hotspot," and what's causing it?
In an effort to find out, Derek Schutt of Colorado State University and Ken Dueker of the University of Wyoming took the hotspot's temperature.
The scientists published results of their research, funded by the........Go to the Vacation-blog (Added on 8/27/2008 6:48:43 PM)
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