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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Top 5 Alternative Holiday destinations and must-see's abroad!

With holidays abroad more meaningful than ever, of course each one needs to be unique. With many amazing places to choose from, it can be hard to figure out those that are thriving in popularity at the moment.

Below we have favourited some of our most alternative, unique and up and coming holiday destinations and sight to be seen of 2013, that are sure to give you both a cultural, exciting and memorable experience time away.
North Africa After suffering with political unrest for many years, North Africa's most loved holiday resorts are more than safe, and a welcoming, friendly place to spend a holiday. Morocco is now proving to be more and more popular with intrigued travellers, hosting Marrakech as one of the most cultural and bustling holiday destinations there is. Agadir in Morocco is especially spectacular, holding beaches and historical sites. The country is full of flavour and fast paced activities, offering a perfect mix of both Arabia and Africa. Red sea holidays such as Egypt are also as hot as ever, being a great all rounder and a paradise for divers and snorkelling beginners. North Africa is also lucky enough to host the stunning country of Tunisia, home to many filming locations and celebrity hotspots. Without spending a fortune here, you'll get to taste theTunisian cuisine, as well as visit its world renowned ancient ruins such as Amphitheatres, cathedrals and religious sites.
Dominican Republic 

With the Dominican increasing its tourism visitors in 2012 by over 8%, we have seen more airlines jump on the bandwagon, offering flights here at lower prices than ever before. Not only is this a dream like and affordable destination to relax on, the Dominican Republic's coastlines are some of the most beautiful in the world. Usually destined as a place to get married or to spend a honeymoon, resorts such as Punta Cana and Puerto Plata can now be enjoyed by everybody. Here you will find extremely tranquil beaches, lagoons and private coves to swim in and take boat rides out of, as well as its secluded walking routes. Aside form its coastal culture, open valleys and fields are also wide open for you to enjoy, being home to lots of natural production. With a mix of the Maldives and France's countryside, there no better place to unwind. The Dominican Republic will always be a splurge and a treat, but a well deserved and memorable one.
Malta. Even though Malta is one of the smallest EU nations in population and in size, it holds stable and loveable Mediterranean climates. The country hosts a full hub of all things arty, great food and harbours which have slowly helped Malta on its way up the holiday ladder for educational yet stunning places to visit. With its Maltese culture surrounding newcomers everywhere they look, architecture and exhibitions reflect the early renaissance. With young students and couples after an informative break away, The Traditional Museum of Fine Arts located here should go down a treat, with spectacular seas and sands to go with it.
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Aspros Potamos, Crete
Aspros Potamos, situated in a stunning valley in Crete, Greece is a secret destination offering peace and tranquility. A place without traffic, mobile phones, or lights, it’s the perfect place to spend some quality time in a faraway place. Aspros Potamos is designed to create simplicity, and here will lead you to the historical village of Pefki, a place used in the Vietnam War times. The village was originally used to prepare wheat and barley and keep animals. The village is surrounded by stacked cottages, perfect for a romantic break alone. They are made of local stone, and each consisted of only two rooms. The miniature houses are drenched in an authentic atmosphere, and although you have no chance of drying your hair or having a shave, you’re bound to have an extraordinary break exploring the depth of a well-kept historical landmark together.
Lake Vinuela
We all know Costa Del Sol is famous for it's sandy beaches, but little do people know, it also offers a beautiful romantic attraction, Lake Vinuela. It has enticed holiday makers for many years, with a capacity of 170,000,000 cubic meters of water, the lake was created when the rivers Velez, Guaro, and Seco were dammed together. The lake thrives in a sense of hush as the public are left to discover what the lake has to offer. Scattered around the lake are paths that lead to dainty and delightful little villages, such as Canillas de Aceituno, Alcaucin, Periana, and. Riogordo. It is located fifteen minutes from the local town of Torre del Mar. Visit Lake Vinuala where the tiny romantic villages are perfect for couples to explore, and feel a real sense of adventure in an unexpected location.





Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The stunning bridges of Venice

Bridge of Sighs.
This infamous bridge connects the Doge's palace with Prigioni. It's often looked at and thought to be romantic, situated in a wonderfully beautiful part of the city. It's Italian name is the Ponte Dei Sospiri made in limestone.

















Rialto Bridge.
This photogenic bridge is situated across the main pedestrian bridge of the Grand Canal. The bridge is close by to many shops and authentic markets, making it extremely accessible and popular. 












Scalzi Bridge. Literally meaning 'The bridge of Barefoot Monks'; It connects Santa Croce, Cannaregio and the Santa Lucia Rail Station together. Completed in the early 30's, its stone structure still remains in tact and gives beautiful views down the Grand Canal. 



Calatrava Bridge. This is not your typical Italian bridge, as it's Venice's newest. Smoothly using its curve edges to span the Grand Canal. Made from glass steel , it was completed in 2008 and adds a modern touch to the city. 




Acadamy Bridge. Crossing both the Grand Cnal and the recommended Venice museum 'The Galleria dell Acadamia' it's name makes sense. First built in the 19th century and re-erected in the 30's it offers an interesting yet huge piece of art to look at, all made out of pure wood. 






Treating Mum 'Abroad Style' this year- Give her something to really smile about

On the odd years, when Mother's Day tends to get a little repetitive, I find myself thinking of something that will really show my appreciation for my Mum. I think most hard working Mums out there really do deserve a nice break away, or at least the opportunity to feel free from the daily banes of life for a few days.  Treating Mum 'Abroad Style' this year- Give her something to really smile about


That's why I have come up with a few interesting ways on how to turn that tired smile into a shining grin this Mother's Day.
Spa Weekend


Would a back massage in Italy or a simple Spa day at your local hotel go down a treat with your Mum? I think this must be most women's dream, having a full day of pampering to themselves. With in-Spa Jacuzzis, swimming pools saunas, and a personal masseuse at the ring of a bell, what more could a hard working Mum of three want? Not only has been relaxed proved to help our mental and emotion selves, it's a great way to show your appreciation for your Mum, and is way better than turning up to the house with just a card, a surprise won't hurt! 

Take her with you!


Okay, so maybe not for your main summers party holiday with your friends, but been able to bond with your Mum in some of the greatest shopping malls in the world and treating yourselves to a new hair do will prove just how close you bot really are. The chances are your Mum will be flattered that you want to take her away and spend some quality time together. So surprise your Mum and offer to take her on your text holiday with you. Even suggesting that  she 'needs a break' will show her how much you care, and how much you have thought about how to giver her an ultimate break from reality. 

Plan a holiday


We all know that the perfect getaway from day to day life is the best thing in the world. And having deals from under £100pp on site, you wouldn't even need to spend hundreds. You could even start to talk about the idea of a perfect holiday, and help your Mum come up with a plan on how and when she'd go. Giving your Mum that little something and idea on having a break from it all will give her something to look forward to- and will love you for it. By giving her a little towards a deposit could really allow her to believe that in just a few months she could be jetting off somewhere exotic. 

Turkish Bath

The chances are if you have ever experienced a Turkish bath you'll want to do it again, and was more than likely taken out whilst abroad. But did you know? That not only can you re-live this memory again whilst on holiday, there are now several spas and leisure facilities that offer this service around the UK. It has said to be the ultimate relaxer, as you'll get to experience being pampered to high heaven. It's also known to leave both men and women in a complete trance after not experiencing something so tranquil ever before! You could even suggest this for their next holiday, and show them reviews and pictures of just how stylish and worthy a Turkish bath and Spa really is. 



Tapas Style

If being able to offer your Mum a holiday is impossible for you, then create a theme at home! Try venturing your Mum out to try some authentic cuisine, or even cook for her at home. You could try a traditional Moroccan tagine cooked stew, or even take her out to a Tapas bar where drinks and meze are all foreign and yummy. Flavours can go down a treat when done right, so treat her to something unique that she's never done before. 






Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How to Make Your Favourite Holiday Cocktails!

How to make your favourite holiday cocktails!

We all know that what makes an all inclusive holiday that bit more special is the unlimited drinks we are able to take advantage of.

This is why we have shortlisted a few of your favourite drinks to show you exactly how to make them so you can re-live that dream holiday drinking experience in your garden whenever you like!

Crucial Cocktail Tackle
Cocktail Shaker
Cocktail Strainer
Cocktail Muddler
Mixing Spoon
1 x 25ml Measure
1 x 50ml Measure
1 x Sleek Cocktail Glass

You may also want to get a hold of a cocktail strainer to ensure that your drink will pour out perfectly into your favourite cocktail glass.
Cosmopolitan

What you'll need:

1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier
1/2 oz Lime juice
1/2 oz Cranberry juice

How to do it:
Pour all of your ingredients into your cocktail shaker, and skae like crazy! Once your wrists start to hurt you can then pour the delicious mixture into your cocktail glass glass. Adding Crushed Ice and an umbrella to your drink will transfer this red happy juice into a real surprise to serve to your friends.

To serve: 

Add crushed iced to make this into a tasty long drink!

Pina Colada Recipe

What you'll need:

3 oz Rum/ Malibu
3 tbsp of Coconut milk
3 tbsp crushed pineapples

How to do it:
First pour in your crushed pineapple into the shaker, and make sure they're as small as you can get them. Then add in your Malibu and coconut milk to make sure all is creamy and consistent. Once you've done so, take your strainer to ensure no bits fall into your glass, and HEY PRESTO!

To Serve:

Try adding a few ice cubes into this swirl of yumminess. You could even top it off with squirty cream to make sure it looks and tasted just like the ones you've had on holiday.

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

What you'll need:

2 oz Tequila
3/4 oz Grenadine
4 oz Orange Juice

How to do it:
Depending on how much alcohol and alcohol you' require, pur in the above mesurments to taste. (More Grenadine for stronger, More orange for weaker.) And mix it all up. Pour straight into your glass.

How to serve: 

Take a cocktail stick and on a glacier cherry and a slice of orange. Best tasted with a little something savoury!
Sex on the Beach Cocktail Recipe 

What you'll need:

1 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Peach Schnapps
2 oz Cranberry juice
2 oz Grape Fruit juice

How to do it:
Mix all of the above ingredients in your cocktail maker and again, stir. Simply as that.

How to serve:

Use lemon juice t created a frosted look on the sides of your glass, and no-one will ever know you've only just started to make your professional looking summer cocktail drinks.
Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe 

What you'll need:

90ml of Tomato Juice or V8 juice
45ml of Vodka
2 drops of Tabasco Sauce
½ teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
A dash of lemon juices
A wedge of lime
A celery Stick
Freshly ground Black pepper
Ice cubes

How to do it:

Make sure that your glass is chilled before serving and start to place your tomato juice, vodka, worcestershire sauce, black pepper, lemon juice and ice cubs into your cocktail shaker. The strain these ingredients into your chilled cocktail glass. Add in your tabasco sauce to taste and give it one final stir with your plastic cocktail stick.

To serve:

Use a stick of celery or slice of lime to rest above the mixture, serving right away will make it extra yummy also.

Top 5 beauty must haves for your 2013 summer holiday!

At icelollyholyday.blogspot.com we know how important it is that we look great, and most importantly FEEL great about ourselves.

When preparing for a holiday there's nothing better than grabbing some bargains that you know will come in handy. There's just something about owning a few items that you've specifically bought for your holiday that makes use even more exciting too, and if you're anything like me you won't let yourself wear it until you go. 

1. Bold and beautiful Bikini

If you're daring to bare all this year then make sure your bikini is bright and beautiful to make sure you stand out. There are hundreds of choices to choose from this year, especially neon coloured pieces and animal prints that are already proving to be popular so far this year.


2. Ray-Bans

Protect your eyes in style this summer. When shopping for your holiday items this year you'll see that almost every shop in the country are selling ray-ban type sunglasses. Now in many shapes and colours there's now a style to suit everybody with different patterns suiting all hair types and eye colours around them. The great thing is that you can pick up a pair of these starting from just £1.00 in some high street stores.


3. Large Beach Bag

Since 2006 we've seen large bags on the catwalk, and they soon made their way onto the beach. The saying goes for 'the bigger the better' for a beach bag this year, as as a nation we like to take more and more things out with us, and let's face it if you're the type that loves a big beach towel you're going to need one. Loved for covering up the body and making our frames look smaller, a beach bag is perfect for those who may feel slightly self conscious whilst walking around as they can surprisingly hide a lot, y'know!


4. Fitted Cocktail Dress

Are you going to Malia with your friends this year? Or Turkey with your boyfriend? Either way you'll be in need of one stunning drop-dead gorgeous dress that everyone's gonna turn they're heads at once you're wearing it. Imagine you're getting ready to go to BCM nightclub or out for an A La Carte meal, hang your fitted dress up whilst you're getting ready and just imagine how hot you're gonna look once you slip into it.

5.) Vintage Floral Swimsuit

We've seen Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift and Elie Goulding looking fantastic in these already this year, and so can you! The shape of these swimsuits are wonderful, and many stores such as ASDA are now offering these with tummy controllers fitted inside too. Vintage is sometimes pretty tough to pull off whilst abroad but with a floral printed costume you're bound to get your personality across.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

What to do in Mexico- May

More and more people are visiting Mexico year on year due to its versatile approach. Holidaying in the Cancun has allowed hundreds of thousands to get a real taste of the Caribbean coast for less. Not only are there endless amounts of things to do here, it offers a more luxurious experience than your typical sun holiday and is loved highly for it.

In May, visiting Mexico is relatively cheap but is a great time to visit if you're wanting to avoid heat that's just too blistering for small children and if you're wanting a lot on a reasonable budget. Everything in Mexico has just re-opened in May too, and there's no better way to experience its thriving and bustling atmosphere as its exciting activities start to get underway again.

Take a look at some of the best things to do in Mexico below, that are especially spectacular in the month of May.



Beach babies.

There's a huge array of beaches in Mexico to be discovered; ones that are crystal white, pristine and beautifully maintained. Each of its beaches are suitable for children, and a cheap holiday here will allow you to let loose on many of them where you're able to forget all of your worries. The one thing that stands out for people when settling down to sunbath on a beach in Mexico (whether it be the Cancun or  The Mayan Riveria) is how still, calm and remote they seem to be. The beach of Playa Del Norte in Isla is where you will find clear turquoise waters as well as Akulman's main beach where palm trees offer a wonderful amount of shade. One of the best places for couples would be the Playa Del Amor beach (also known as the lovers beach) as it offers coves, and breathtaking views of Cabo San Lucas. One of the best beaches to sunbath on would be Neuevo Vallarta Beach which offers a huge amount of sand that looks over a beautiful horizon of the ocean. In Playa La Ropa and the Cancun all offer wonderful experiences for kids, as each caters wonderfully for those who like to take part in constant activities, wether it be beach ball or going on a speedboat. 


Tours of Mexico

Mexico is a big place, and when visiting that will become very clear. There are some brilliant opportunities to discover more about Mexico whilst there though, as you will see that its neighbouring resorts are very accessible. From just £30pp you could take an excursion or boat trip out to archeological mysteries such as Talum or Chichen, or even places that offer something you'd like to do such as ziplining in another resort. that yours may not offer. You could even try to book a 2-day tour that will allow you to cruise around the Caribbean coastline to catch sight of Mexico's real history and culture, visiting beaches as well as cities. Touring Mexico is the best way to see its real way of life, including fresh food and goods markets. 


Nightclubs/ Partying 

Thanks to TV series such as Geordie Shore, the Cancun has rapidly grown to be one of the best places for students, large groups of friends and spring breakers to get wild. The Cancun offers endless opportunities to get involved in some of the craziest parties in the world, hosting boat parties, beach raves and themed nights in many of its booming night-clubs. DJ's such as David Guetta and singers such as Rhianna have been known to headline here too, and is now one of the best places for a 18-30's holiday.  BullDog Cafe, Daddy Rock, Fat Tuesday and Planet Hollywood are some of the greatest places to hold of cheap booze and to enjoy an extremely fun holiday away with your mates. With even swimming pools in nightclubs and neon raves taking place every night it will be hard to get bored, yet hard to rest! Even throughout the day you could buy tickets to go on a booze cruise or have a laugh on a vast banana boat on Mexico's smooth waves of the sea. 

Zip Line 


This adrenaline pushing and exhilarating activity is perfect for all travellers . There are many destinations across the whole of Mexico that will allow you to do this. You could even take a ride over waters, animal parks and nature reserves to get the best out of it.  Acting as a runway, these tracks have been designed for those who adore to get get adventurous when abroad, using your hands to keep you up on this thin wire ride! To get some really good views, again visit Cancun to take this out, as you'll find various locations to ride zip lines here.
Snorkelling and turtle beaches


Snorkelling in Mexico has been made popular because of Mexico's high heats all year around.  Its blue corals and clear lagoons that rest along Mexico's coastline mean that snorkelling is perfect here, having it been made easy to see so much underwater. You'll get to catch sight of weird yet wonderful sea creatures, as well as receive a great view of the sea's bottom. The versatile beach of Akumal even offers vsitors the chance to turtle watch! It's a well know turtle beach where you'll be able to get up close to the cute reptiles and take some photos of them.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Eating out on a budget abroad

If you think you can't go away on holiday– don’t despair!

We have loads of great deals on city breaks, with many less than £100, and we’ve come up with some tips for you to save the pennies while you’re away too...
- Explore!

It’s all part of the fun anyway... who wants to go away to find the same things everyone else has found before? If you have time, just make the city your own – we all want to see the big sights but if you just take a trip a few streets away from the major tourist zones of basically any city, you’ll find a wealth of local independent restaurants which are cheaper than the famous names and usually offer more authentic cuisine. If in doubt, try asking the hotel porter or even your room cleaner for hints on where to go, but make sure you are clear that you don’t want a ‘touristy’ place. It will give you a more authentic and personalised experience, and the love of food is a global thing – people will enjoy recommending their favourite restaurants and tavernas!

- You don't have to eat out everyday.


Street vendors in Barcelona offer delicious local delicacy churros (a fried dough pastry which is a lot tastier than it sounds!) for as little as €2, and it’s always fun to explore the local supermarkets to find fresh local produce so you can eat al fresco. Who doesn’t love a picnic?!

When in Rome, do as the Romans do and stock up on some gorgeous local prosciutto and freshly baked focaccia bread!

- Never be afraid to ask questions.

Try local cheeses and meats, ask about market days and always ask locals where they shop. You’ll find out about some real gems. The daily market at Forno Campo dé Fiori in Rome has great flatbreads (or “pizza bianca”) and if you’re in Istanbul, fish lovers must try the incredible fish sandwiches sold straight from the boats in the historical Sultan ahmet district.

- Do your research!
Most cities have public transport links – they want tourism; tourism pays their way, so knowing beforehand about these things will allow you to see more of the city. Paris has a great bicycle scheme called “Velib” which can allow you to get about on a tight budget. A basic knowledge of the language will also allow you to decipher the menus so you can eat in the less tourist-orientated regions, so pick up a basic language book a couple of weeks before you fly.
- Last but not least: be careful about falling into tourist traps – when eating out in Barcelona or Paris you can often expect to pay more to sit outside!

Stick to these rules, and you can be sure to have a great time, tasting foods you can’t just pick up at your local supermarket at home. Food is a great way to experience different cultures and local, authentic foods don’t have to cost the earth.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The 5 best 18-30's Partying Resorts of 2015

With TV and music hypes giving us a real insight into to exactly how some resorts come alive at night abroad, there's more demand than ever for young people who are in need of that all important holiday abroad. But what is it that makes these so special and exciting? Perhaps it's the looking forward to this type of holiday with the know that you won't be left disappointed at the end of it. It also probably all boils down to the fact that these destinations offer a once in a lifetime experience, one that most dream of. The great thing about getting wild and crazy abroad this year is how you're able to do it on a budget and on a whim. 

Below we have shortlisted some of the greatest places to visit some of the world's most renowned DJ's, celebrity appearances all time, world- renowned clubbing strips this year. 

Kavos.
This Greek resort is possibly the best for partying in the whole country and now even gets thousands of visitors each year to prove it. Every single one of its visitors are up for all night drinking sessions, booze cruises and ultimate foam parties. The fact it is situated on the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu, it's home to a stunning coastline and endless, enticing bars and clubs that cater for all groups of friends. More and more people now  choose to spend their first holiday away from their home here, as Kavos offers such an escape from reality, as well as mind blowing hot temperatures. You will find its atmosphere trans-like being extremely bustling and constantly having something going off. 


Magaluf. 
Most famous for its crazy nightlife all year around, here you'll find a hub clubs, and offers some of the wildest experiences in the whole of Spain, and is truly the reason for its Island Majorca being so alive. Not only is it a perfect place to bond with your mates and socialise with other party-goers you'll also get to take full advantage of its many daytime activities too, where the famous banana boats have taken over the world. Whether you'd like to venture into a world of dance in Club21 or BCM's you're bound to leave with some great memories after consuming its extremely cheap and tasteful alcohol. More and more people are now deciding to return back to Magaluf for their sun holiday of a lifetime. 



Ibiza. 
Now Ibiza really is the place it all begun. Intriguing inner party animals since the early 60's Ibiza soon became the most popular place in Europe to hosts a ground for the best DJ's in the world beach- style. It is loved solely for its picturesque scenery and boiling hot temperatures in its peak months. Millions of people around the world hold memories of great time from being here, and people continue that urge to visit this stunning Balearic island. Many celebrities feel like Ibiza is their second home too. Hosting clubs such as Café Del Mar and Pascha, it comes as no surprise that it birthed many neighbouring clubbing hotspots across the whole world. 
Malia
Resting in the lively and lovely Greek island of Crete, Malia is its little exciting twist. There are many reasons why it soon became a place to spend many nights letting your hair down here.  Here you'll get to visitsome crazy nightclubs including Candy, Safari Club, Corkers and Apollo. Throughout the day, Malia is the best place to cure a hangover, with awaiting sunbeds and golden sands are there for your pleasure, a great place to get the perfect tan too. Its locals friendly, and an 'anything goes' approach make it a comfortable place for everybody in need of a great time. Come here to involve yourself in some hilarious drinking games and to simply have the time of your life. 

Aiya Napa
Resting in the far East of the Southern coast of Cyprus, Aiya Napa is insanely beautiful. With hot weather all year round, it is both a great place for families, solo travellers and mot importantly fun loving groups of friends. With its white sands and coral beaches. There are dozens of bars, restaurants and upbeat night-clubs to choose from here which soon made it of the best places to escape in Greece. Whether you're spending a week here all inclusive or 3 nights self catering, you're guaranteed to feel huge amounts of adrenaline push through your bodies in both its bars and when taking part in many of its day-time beach activities such as paragliding and quad biking.  It was been attracting clubbers since the late 90's and that hasn't changed since...In-fact continues to attract more and more due to recommendations allowing it boom, thrive and grow even further. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Family holidays in the Caribbean - Our top 3

We have all imagined the Caribbean, clear blue skies, warm sunshine and calm seas. It's the kind of holiday experience most don't think they will ever achieve however the good news is the Caribbean is becoming more affordable and also a  great option for families. In case you need a little more convincing here are 3 destination ideas, so whether you are looking for a romantic boutique style hotel or a fun for all the family resort, the Caribbean will have the holiday for you! Family holidays in the caribbean


Atlantis, Bahamas 

In Paradise Island in Atlantis their is an array of majestic and inspirational things to do that the whole family can enjoy. Its on site facilities and all inclusive hotels are becoming more and more famous, and is now well known for being a fantastic family all rounder. The main thing that stands out in Paradise Island is its water facilities, with endless chances to swim and take full advantage of its admirable beaches. Once you're here you will understand its popularity. 
Dolphin shows here are also spectacular, with many sanctuaries and performances constantly open and on the go for children to watch, as well as swim with them. Its home to one of the world's largest aquamarine centers too, especially 'Marine Habitat' that holds over 50,000 sea animals. Predator Lagoon is also said to be a great day out which is very similar where you'll even find black nosed sharks. You could even visit the amazing water park of 'Aquaventure' that is world famous, wild and great fun. In fact, you've probably seen a picture of it at some point in your life it looks that great!  To eat out here you're not expected to spend extortionate amounts as throughout the day you'll find many American influenced cafes selling doughnuts and burgers. On an evening you'll be able to find some yummy places to eat out too. 



Antigua 

Wherever you choose to stay in the Caribbean you'll be able to do things at your own pace and you'll get to relax. You'll find that Antigua's unspoilt grounds are spectacular and beaches out of this world. An Eastern Caribbean holiday here offers tours of the sea to eco adventures. More popular with older children rather than small babies and toddlers, animal lovers will be in their element here. In its wildlife areas you'll get to catch sight of some unique species especially if you choose to go snorkelling or visit a turtle beach. The National Parks of 'Nelson's Dockyard' and 'Shirley Heights' look right over the East of Antigua and look over its unbelievable beaches such as Moon Bay and Valley Church. There's even a donkey sanctuary here and many geological formations such as the 'Pillars of Hercules' and Hell's Gate that make it an educational place to visit too. You could try sailing, diving or visiting one of its many cultural food markets. 

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 

Once only popular with honeymooners (or baby mooners if you like) it soon made its way into the books of versatility with travellers. On an evening you'll find that the resort comes alive with on-site entertainment, animation shows and dazzling fun in bars. You will even get to enjoy its restaurant cinemas and experience a flash way of life. Aside from this, Punta Cana's beauty will leave you in awe, without a shadow of a doubt. Its award winning beaches such as 'Bavaro Beach' are clear, well- maintained and there's always something happening on them. The Marinarium is a place in itself that's been loved for many years now and will allow you to take out boat tours and water activities which counts for a brilliant day out. There's opportunity to take out excursions to visit bodies of water and swim in them, as well as to pet baby seals. The Marati Park Bavaro is a brilliant zoo where you'll get to see animals such as flamingos, dolphins and parrots. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Where to take out some of the most adrenaline pushing and wildest activities abroad

Are you a REAL daredevil who feels thrills from heights, high speeds and adrenaline pumping activity?
You've probably heard of many things and thought 'I'd give that a go!' but have never really had the chance. That's why we have come up with some of the most exhilarating things to do abroad to ensure that when you're next on holiday you can get to take out that one thing you've always wanted to do, but never thought you would.

Hold on tight! ! !

Whale Shark Swimming

Yes, that's right we really are telling you that being able to swim with Sharks is getting more and more popular, it never gets any easier to think about though! This truly exciting, and scarily heart pounding activity really is for those who dare to do absolutely anything. These whale sharks are actually not as bad as most people think too, as they're not actually harmful to humans at all. What we can tell you though is that you're guaranteed to get a beautiful close up of one of these beastly mammals as they become intrigued by your visit. Being able to take out this scenic activity will truly leave you in awe. You could do this in Cancun/ Riviera of Mexico or South Africa. You'll only get to do this in the country's seasonal/ peak times so make sure you investigate into this before travelling to avoid any disappointment!




Paragliding

This adventure sport is bound to get your heart rate going. With no rigid primary structure, a perfect summers day will give you the best views in the world of your holiday resort. Available to take out in many countries including Spain, Cyprus and Greece, you've probably missed out on this extraordinary must-do already. Reflecting the concept of a parachute, you are able to glide through the open air at vast speeds. You'll either be landed in an allocated area or be destined to come down wherever you have drifted away to, on which your pilot will control your location and keep you safe. Once you're in the know and comfortable; keep your eyes wide open and take in this rememberable experience with stunning views for miles ahead of you to be seen.




Quad Biking

A rough ride on a quad bike will leave you smiling, muddy and full of energy. You'll get to zoom around the pretty back streets of your holiday destination as you and your friends use reasonable speeds to discover all that your resort has to offer. With specialised mud tracks and intriguing routes that will lead you to exciting locations, you'll get to see some great sights. This fun-loviing activity has been proven to be most popular in top partying hotspots such as Falaraki, Malia and Ibiza where it can give large groups of friends a real sense of humour. With heat on your back and slight winds blowing in your hair, to do this in Egypt or Crete is a dream-like and vast experience.


Zip Line

This fascinating and exhilarating activity is perfect for all travellers as there are so many levels and versions to choose from. You could even take a ride over waters, animal parks and nature reserves to get the best out of it.  Hoisted up, and connected to a long zip wire you'll feel a slight drop and you nerve the line. Once you're one you will soon zoom to the other side, and before you know it you'll be proud to have done so! Acting as a runway, these tracks have been designed for those who LOVE to get get adventurous when abroad, using your hands to keep you up on this thin wire ride! To get some spectacla rviews visit Cancun, Mexico to take this out, as you'll find various locations to ride zip lines here.


White Water Rafting

This wet and rough activity really is challenging no matter what level/ advance you choose to raft at. With some beautiful rivers across the globs famous for its fast currents, white water rafting has soon become one of the funnest and speediest water activities in the world. To be able to do this you need strength and the ability to work in a team, as you'll be fighting through some rough waters. It's now known for being an extreme sport due to its levels of danger as you may come into face with large rocks and unexpected thrusts towards your durable inflatable boat. Popular in India, Italy and Turkey, make sure you're ready as you dip down lagoons and travel through coves on your exhilarating journey.