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Saturday
Apr262014

Three Awesome Things To Do On A Lanzarote Vacation

Taking a holiday in the Canary Islands is a great way to soak up the sunshine and leave you feeling refreshed. Lanzarote is one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting the Canary Islands and for good reason! Below we’ll list just three of the many things you should do while you’re on vacation in Lanzarote.
 
Take A Trip To The Beach
Lanzarote is blessed with gorgeous weather and stunning beaches to match. Last minute holidays to Lanzarote are perfect for those who want to enjoy fantastic surfing spots dramatic landscapes beautiful white sand and so much more. There are plenty of great beaches to choose from located all around the coastline so you’ve ample choice and you’re sure to find a spot to sunbathe even at the height of high season!

The Cave of Los Verdes
The Canary Islands have been formed over the centuries as deposits from volcanic eruptions. There are many volcanoes in the area, though most are now dormant or extinct. This means that you can explore the chambers they have left and there is an amazing network of underground caves and caves in Lanzarote that are just begging to be explored! They’re a phenomenal experience and well worth the visit.
 
Try Your Hand At Go Karting
Lanzarote also has a go kart course that you can try your hand at! The course is fairly large and the go karts can reach some surprisingly fast speeds. It’s a fantastic day out and a it’s lot of fun to compete with your friends! It’s a great experience for kids, no matter their skill level, and adults alike!
 
Lanzarote is a great holiday destination whether you’re going on your own, with friends or as a family. There are plenty of attractions and things to do that are suitable for all age groups. The constant sunny weather makes Lanzarote a pleasant destination whether all you want to do is sit on the beach and sunbathe or you want an active adventure holiday

Sunday
Jan272013

Must-Sees in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Naama Bay Sharm el Sheikhphoto by Marc RyckaertSharm el Sheikh is one of the mainstays of the package holiday scene, and for good reason too. This beautiful Egyptian resort offers year-round sun, soft golden sands, a fabulous mix of hotels and some of the most beautiful seascapes you’ll ever see. Plus, the popularity of this holiday hotspot means you’ll always find cheap holidays to Sharm el Sheikh - perfect if you’re watching the pennies.

So what is there to do?

First off, Sharm el Sheikh is famous for scuba diving, and has become something of a mecca in recent years. Join a local excursion to get out and explore some of the best dive sites, including vibrant coral reefs and fascinating wrecks. Or if that’s a little out of your comfort (or financial) zone, try your hand at snorkelling instead. You’ll be amazed at the magnitude of marine life just beneath the water’s shimmering surface.

One truly memorable must-do is an overnight trip to the desert. Stay in a traditional tent with wonderful hospitality, and while the evening away gazing up at the stars, which shine particularly brightly in this arid wilderness.

Ambitious visitors who don’t mind early starts and long days can take a tour to Mount Sinai. Even better, set off in the small hours and watch the sunrise. Even if you hate early mornings, this one is definitely worth it; sit back and gaze in awe as the sun explodes over the horizon, throwing a magnitude of colours across the landscape and creating one of the most beautiful scenes you will ever see.

If you travel with a major tour operator such as Thomas Cook holidays, you can often book excursions through the company. Of course you can also find such tours locally or through your hotel - but just make sure that the tour operator satisfies basic safety requirements and has the necessary qualifications.

Of course there are plenty more must-sees in Sharm el Sheikh, these are just a few of them. After all, half the fun is finding them out for yourself.

Wednesday
Jan232013

In Photos: Costa Brava, Spain

The Costa Brava region of Spain, in Catalonia, has gained prominence recently through its agressive campaigns on social media and with bloggers. The hashtag #InCostaBrava and #InPyrenees have signaled a shift in the use of social media, inspiring other destinations and brands to promote in similar ways.

Costa Brava is a region that, surprisingly, was unknown to me before I visited. When I considered Spain, I always thought of Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia but never of heading north from Barcelona to the countryside that is between that city and the great Pyrenees mountains.

It turns out, I couldn’t be more grateful to Costa Brava for how they have chosen to promote their great region because now - I have been here:

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Tuesday
Jan222013

Experience the Beauty of Scotland: Top City Breaks

Edinburgh City skylineEdinburgh City skyline at dusk from Salisbury Crags looking towards a floodlit Edinburgh Castle. Photo: Chris Robson / Scottish ViewpointYou don’t have to jetset to a far off place for a break to remember. You could just hop over the border to bonnie Scotland and appreciate everything that this stunning country has to offer. Whether you prefer to rough it in the wilderness or you wish to explore one of the culture-rich cities, you can.

If a city break is what you’re after, and with several buzzing Scottish cities waiting to be explored, here’s a guide to some of the popular ones.

Glasgow

Whether it’s the thriving nightlife or the masses of culture that attract you to the bright lights and sounds of Glasgow, you’re in for a real treat. Scotland’s largest city is jam packed with wonderful offerings, to ensure you have an unforgettable trip. You can find hotels in Glasgow that won’t break the bank, meaning you can fully appreciate what’s on offer, even if you’re on a budget.

Whether you decide to visit an art gallery, a museum or the ski slopes of Xscape, it’s all here. Explore the Mackintosh Ten if you would like to learn more about the man

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Sunday
Feb122012

In Photos: The Train from Zagreb, Croatia to Belgrade, Serbia

I’m in Serbia on a nerdtastic fact-finding mission about the inventor Nikola Tesla. The journey started in lovely Croatia, followed by a Saturday ride on the train from Zagreb to Belgrade.

It is the dead of winter, but that didn’t create a lack of scenery. The train was comfortable and cozy on the inside, warmed even more by the fact that Croatians and Serbians are among the friendliest on the planet.

This is what it looked like (all photos snapped on my iPhone from the train window):

 

Creative Commons LicenseZagreb to Belgrade Train Journey by Kim Mance is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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Kim Mance is Galavanting’s editor-in-chief, writer, photographer and con-camera host of Galavanting.tv and two cable TV shows in production. She’s based in Brooklyn, NY and blogs for places like Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Huffington Post, and Babble. She’s host of the popular TBEX conferences in North America & Europe. She’s @kimmance on Twitter.