Yearly archives for 2013

EATING OUT IN PUERTO POLLENSA

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Your holiday time is precious, and at Handpicked Villas we constantly look for way to save you time and make your experience as enjoyable as possible. That’s why we are delighted to provide you with this wonderful map detailing the best places to eat and drink whilst in the North of the Island. Many of […]

TREN DE SOLLER – THE BEST WAY T...

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In Mallorca you have the possibility of travelling in the only time machine that actually works, that takes you back in time: The Sóller Railway. This railway has connected the city of Palma de Mallorca with the small town of Sóller since 1912. The train travels 27 km along its narrow-gauge track through beautiful landscapes, […]

NEW YEARS EVE OR ANO NUEVO

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Every country has their own traditions when it comes to NYE. The Scottish crowd into Edinburgh for Hogmanay, the Americans gather in Times Square for the infamous countdown, the Aussies light up the sky with fireworks spilling from Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Mallorcans however, have a style all of their own. With the heavy influence […]

LETS GET PHYSICAL

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Everyone has a vision of how they want to spend that longed-for couple of weeks of travel each year. From the beach-side relaxers, to the bar-visiting party people. From the families who want plenty of space, to the couples on a cultural exploration. From the eaters, to the sleepers, the tanners, to the head-stuck-in-a-bookers, we […]

MYTH BUSTING : THE CARIBBEAN

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Like every country in the world, the media and stereotypes build popular misconceptions in travellers minds about the nature of a destination. We’re here to bust those myths and open your eyes to the wonders of the Caribbean. MYTH: Every Caribbean island is basically the same, isn’t it? REALITY: This couldn’t be further from the […]

FOOD, WINE AND RUM FESTIVAL

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This delicious event brings together the very best of culinary delights from across Barbados, with a splash of rum, a dash of culture and a sprinkle of festive cheer. The finest local chefs as well as world-renowned masters take part in the activities, using beautiful on-island ingredients from both the land and the sea. Wine […]

THE FEAST OF MUSICIANS

THE FEAST OF MUSICIANS

Today, November 22nd, marks St Cecilias Day in St Lucia. Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and church music and the whole island pays homage to this special day. Throughout St Lucia, special church services are held to celebrate this female Saint who was devoted to prayer. St Lucia is one of the only […]

DON’T LET AIRPORT BOREDOM SET I...

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Since undergoing major upgrades from 2000-2006, Grantley Adams International Airport is now a major gateway to the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, including exotic tropical Barbados. Direct international flights link the island with North America and Europe. The airport now provides all the modern amenities travelers have come to expect, granting a warm welcome to […]

THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

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We know your time is precious. With most travellers having only 6 weeks holidays available a year, why waste your time on the same old destination when you could make the most of your time with somewhere completely new and exciting. Get prepared with our first hand tips and hints and make your travel as […]

OUR TOP 10 ESSENTIAL CARRY ONS

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With organisational qualities bordering on obsessive, I decided that it was time to post my views on travelling. Every traveller wants their trip to be as smooth as possible, after all, you travel mainly to relax, to get away from it all and to enjoy yourself. The last thing you need with those aims in […]