Playa Blanca is the most southerly resort on the Spanish Island of Lanzarote. The Canary Islands draw holidaymakers from around the world all year round thanks to the their sunshine, beaches and relaxed way of life. Playa Blanca offers visitors a wide range of activities and things to do in addition to its beautiful stretch of coastline, sandy beaches and crystal clear, calm water. James Villas, the leaders in villa rentals in Europe have asked us to share some of the top things to do…

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Described by Lonely Planet as the ‘star of the Mediterranean’, Mallorca is a beautiful island bursting with culture, history and lush scenery, all waiting to be uncovered. Mallorca is a destination that is quickly growing more popular every year, and it’s easy to see why! This gorgeous island has everything one could ever ask for. From quaint historical towns such as Alcudia; to bustling, lively cities like Palma, Mallorca has something for everyone to enjoy! Whilst Mallorca is renowned for its nightlife, beach resorts and…

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The Times and The Sunday Times launched Insider City Guides in late March 2016, bringing together the expertise of the travel teams from The Times and The Sunday Times with the help of city-break experts at The Sunday Times Travel Magazine. We visited Barcelona in April and fell in love with the culture, city and of course food! If you are a regular reader of our blog then you’ll know that we took a tapas tour which we absolutely loved and so were very excited when…

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One of the most recent additions to Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Barcelona’s Cotton House Hotel is located in an iconic 19th century building that was formerly the headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation. The hotel was only opened last year and underwent an incredible restoration process which retained the original elements, beauty and charm of the building whilst also ensuring it met the highest quality five star standards for guests to the hotel. The hotel is ideally located in central Barcelona, has a wonderful welcoming and…

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Sweet Home Abroad is an international service offering an excellent selection of over 1,000 apartments and villas for rental all around the world which can be rented on a short term or long term basis! We love staying in apartments when we travel as they very quickly feel like your own home on the road and allow you the opportunity to live life like a local in different cities around the world! We love the freedom, privacy and independence apartment stays offer and especially love…

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