Travel & Tours

Visiting the Beautiful Country of Spain

An undeniable fact about Spain is that it is a family-friendly destination with top-notch accommodation facilities and transportation, good food to satisfy anyone, and an immeasurable range of tourist attractions that appeal to both kids and adults.

BEST PLACES TO GO WITH KIDS

  • Mediterranean Spain

Spain’s coastline may be a total cliché for summer holidays, but it’s still an awesome place to be if you are with your family for a holiday in Spain. From Catalonia in the North to Andalucía in the Southern region, you’ll see the gentle waters of the beaches and different kids-friendly activities and attractions.

  • Barcelona

A wax museum, theme parks, a chocolate museum and all other types of museums with interactive displays, beaches and gardens are one of the things you can find in Barcelona. This city is one of the friendliest cities for children in Spain.

  • Inland Spain

You may not consider Spain’s interior to be the first place you go for a family holiday but when you see the tiny villages, fascinating cities and the concentrations of castles in the city, you’ll realize it’s worth considering.

 

EATING OUT

Spaniards love to things dearly- children and food. Children are always welcome into sit-down restaurants or even busy bars. Truly, you’ll hardly feel uncomfortable as you have your kids running around because the more formal the place, the more uncomfortable you’ll probably feel.

The ample outdoor terraces or patio is perfect for families in summer, but you have to be careful because it’s very possible to lose sight of kids wandering around the crowd.

Also, you shouldn’t always expect to see most restaurants with tronas (high chairs), but many restaurants do these days.

 

BEACHES

  • Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian
  • Aiguablava &Fornells
  • Cala Sant Vicenc
  • Menorca
  • Zahara de los Atunes

 

ARCHITECTURE OF THE IMAGINATION

  • Alcazar, Segovia
  • Park Guell and Casa Batllo
  • Catillo de Loarre, Aragon
  • Casa Colgades, Cuenca
  • Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and Camp Nou
  • Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

 

TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH KIDS

  • Expect people to kiss your kids, offer them sweets and even pinch their cheeks
  • Always make sure you ask for extra tapas when you are in a bar
  • Ask the tourist officer for the nearest park or children’s playgrounds
  • Bring your own crayons and papers to restaurants

 

Which destination do you consider the best place to visit in Spain?

 

 

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Travel to Beautiful Arizona! (Just not in the summer!)

Situated in Southwest America, Arizona is home to some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, modern big cities, and charming small towns. The Grand Canyon here attracts tourists from around the world, but if you look deeper into Arizona, you will find a lot of unique places and interesting sites. Arizona houses a vast desert, several lakes, high mountains, magnificent slot canyons, saguaro cactus, buttes, waterfalls, and even a freaking volcano with downhill skiing, all of which offer a world of possibilities for having fun on your trip here. Let’s take a look at the 4 places your tour to Arizona is incomplete without –

  1. Grand Canyon

When you stand on the Grand Canyon rim and look out over the endless ridges of colorful cliff walls and deep ravines, you feel nothing short of being in heaven. It’s huge canyon walls glow bright under the sun, with breath-taking hues of orange, red, yellow, and innumerable colors. It is one of America’s most visited tourist destinations, and it is carved out by the mighty Colorado River, which can be seen in the distance far below.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Monument Valley

One of the most beautiful sights to see in the Southwest of USA are the sandstone buttes of the Monument Valley. This area, spread along the border between Arizona and Utah, is home to jagged rock formations, huge stone spires and buttes, and seemingly endless sand dunes. The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park here is a must visit, especially the impressive visitor center and the 17-mile self-drive route along a one-way gravel road through the park. Guided tours are also available to explore the area more deeply.

  1. Phoenix

Phoenix is a for exploring Arizona but it’s also a major destination in the winter for golfers and sun seekers, who simply want to enjoy a stay at a resort or spa and spend a little time basking in the heat of the desert. In the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, which includes Scottsdale and Mesa, you’ll find great shopping, dining, golf courses, desert parks for walking, hiking, and biking, and some outstanding attractions. Topping the list of places to visit around Phoenix are the Heard Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.

  1. Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is one of America’s most iconic engineering marvels. This massive dam was completed in 1935, and it crosses the Colorado River, linking the states of Arizona and Nevada. The Hoover dam is about 726 feet high and over 1,244 feet long. The Lake Mead which is held back by it is the largest artificial lake in America. You can drive or walk across the dam for free, but you have to pay a charge for parking.

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Finland Fun Vacations

Finland is on the border of the countries Russia and Sweden and lies in North Europe. Finland is known for its technology, inspired design, and epicurean scenes, the place where summer’s endless light balances winter’s eerie frozen magic. Finland is the land of midnight sun. The beauty of the place lies in lakes and rivers that is lush with thick forests and make romantic landscape. If you are adventure lover this place is best for as the place offer canoeing, hiking, and kayaking. You can enjoy a dog sledge ride.

Finland is known as ‘The Land of Thousand Lakes’

Helsinki is the Finland’s largest city and it is known for its lively cafe culture, boasts varied architecture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights. The place is influenced by its strong geography. You can enjoy boat trips, fishing, and simply watching the activity of the bustling harbor in Helsinki. We went with several couples from our church in the Phoenix area, including my old Army buddy who now owns one of the largest exterior house painting companies in Arizona.  We had a blast.  Here are a few of the places that you must visit in Helsinki:

1) Fortress of Suomenlinna, Helsinki

The Fortress of Suomenlinna is built on a collection of six islands. It is a beautiful spot for both locals and tourists. It is the place that attracts visitors from the mainland of Finland.

 

 

2). Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki

Temppeliaukion Church is known for its striking copper dome and has been carved from rock material in the heart of the city. The interior of the church is eye-catching that has a striking dome and consists of rock and marble walls. The light shining in through the skylight made the place memorable.

3) Aurinkolahti Beach, Helsinki

Aurinkolahti Beach features golden sand with lovely views of the sea. The place offers swimming beach with showers, restrooms, restaurants, shops and other standard facilities. Also it is the best place for summers as you can enjoy boat ride, and tour one of the nearby islets.

4) Linnanmaki, Helsinki

Linnanmaki offers you the Experience over 40 rides that includes retro wooden roller coaster. This theme park was opened in 1950 and now attracts more than one million visitors every year. Linnanmaki is situated in the middle of the city. You can enjoy thrill rides, water rides, arcade games, carnival stalls and much more.

Plan your trip to Helsinki and other Finland destinations and make your holidays stunning and memorable.

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London: Where Sophstication Meets Excellence

London, England is an incredibly sophisticated yet highly captivating city in the United Kingdom. London is the capital city of England, a country which is part of the United Kingdom, sometimes also referred to as the U.K as well. Inside of London, there are many important and captivating landmarks including the Big Ben, the Monarchy Buildings, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.

The country of England has very strong ties to their monarchy. The king and queen are very influential and have a big part inside of their society. Also, England has large ties to Canada because of historical events which ensued centuries ago. One of London’s most visited attractions is the Big Ben in the heart of the city. The Big Ben is a massive clock tower which hovers over the metropolis. The structure is almost 100 meters tall and attracts tourists from everywhere. Unfortunately, the inside of the building is restricted for public access by international tourists at the current moment.

This clock tower is so popular, it has been utilized in many famous movies based inside of London including Peter Pan, a blockbuster film which has raised millions of dollars in revenue. Another major landmark in London, is the London Eye. It is an enormous ferris wheel which spans over the city. From there you can see the pure glory and beauty of this majestic city. The London eye is also one of the tallest ferris wheels in the entire world and was built over 15 years ago. This grand attraction cost over 70 millions euros to create but creates tens of millions of profit each year which goes back into the city positively.

Another major attraction in London is Buckingham Palace. Here is where all the highly ranked monarchy of the country reside. Many times, this is the venue where they hold highly important and classy events for royalty including weddings, commemorations and knighting. This location attracts thousands of tourists each day hoping to get a glimpse of the royalty in their natural setting and residencies. This building is built at the highest standings of architectural research and is utterly breathtaking. It was originally constructed over two centuries but has constantly been updated since that time. Here is where the queen, queen Elizabeth, does most of her official monarchical duties, public meetings and announcements.

One major place of worship in London is St.Paul’s Cathedral in the very heart of the city. This is one of the holiest places in the entire city. The cathedral is Anglican and sits on the highest elevation of the entire city of London. This cathedral has been standing for over 7 centuries in the same spot. But has been constantly updated and improved for the onslaught of regular visitors and tourists. This building combines the highest level of engineering with religious services to create an area that is highly popular with residents and visitors. London, England is a magnificent city located inside of the United Kingdom. I highly recommend you visit it while travelling. You will be amazed with the sophistication and excellence of the area and not be disappointed in your visit! You will create memories you will never forget.

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