Exploring San Antonio and Santa Eulalia in sunkissed Ibiza

As two of the largest cities on the island of Ibiza, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia are popular tourist destinations, thanks in part to their wonderfully Mediterranean climate, their fantastic culture and cuisine as well as a variety of other features that attract countless groups of tourists.

San Antonio.

This is one of the clubbing capitals of the world and an impressive town with an abundance of bars, clubs and restaurants. The West End Strip is the location that many young British tourists will be most familiar with and features bars/clubs such as Viva, Tropicana and Funky Flares.

However, there's a lot more to San Antonio than meets the eye. It is a wonderfully attractive part of Ibiza, complete with great stretches of golden beaches, fun water activities for all to enjoy and some beautiful countryside where tourists can gather to enjoy the stunning sunset over the town.

Those seeking to enjoy a few extra thrills on their trip can head to the Arenal Diving Centre for some classes and the wondrous backdrop beyond the town, with its mountainous terrain and hilly peaks, is perfect for mountain-biking as well as long, exploring walks and hiking.

As the location grows in popularity, services offered to potential customers are gradually increasing in quality. Retail outlets selling fashion, fruit and vegetables, souvenirs and many other items are growing more popular, adding to their stock.

Santa Eulalia

Santa Eulalia is praised as being far friendlier for families and couples than the elegant, yet noisy, streets of San Antonio. From the palm promenade running alongside the broad, sandy beach, to the excellent assortment of hotels, this is a charming and relaxing place for anyone to spend their holiday at.

Like San Antonio, its retail industry has picked up in recent times and it's a great place to find souvenirs for home. Its quaint atmosphere is showcased further with its river walks inland, a few yards off its main harbour.

Its eclectic nature is heightened with the presence of Ring O'Bells, a quaint British-themed pub that will be sure to please many. Celler Can Pere Restaurant is another strong staple of this fanciful location and is situated in an authentic vine-yard cellar, complete with a classic menu.

The street of Calle San Jaime is a popular location as it features a number of fine restaurants and bars, promoting an idyllic Mediterranean scene full of lights, live music and a fine fiesta atmosphere. For those seeking something different, make your Ibiza holidays special with Thomson, with San Antonio and Santa Eulalia both excellent places to visit.

Tips on What To Do in Crete

25.06.2012 In: Travel tips

Ancient ruins, stunning beaches, boutique-covered boulevards, experts agree that Crete has it all and more. However, not everything is located in the same place and it's hard to see the entire island in one trip. You'll make the most of your time on Crete by planning ahead and basing yourself in an area where the attractions that most interest you are located.

Historic Attractions

One of Crete's most famous archaeological sites is the ancient Palace of Knossos, which sits just two and a half miles southeast of Heraklion. Originally constructed around 2000 BC, the Palace of Knossos that stands today is actually a reproduction built by Sir Arthur Evans who excavated the site in the 1930s. The palace that stands today offers insight into the life of the Minoans who built it. However,...

Best Honeymoon Destinations: Maui

19.06.2012 In: Travel tips

Maui is an attraction-filled destination that seems like a compilation of Hawaii's best qualities. Surfing beaches? Check. Volcanoes? Several. Family-friendly? Definitely. Posh resorts? Absolutely. The legions of vacationers that come back home teary-eyed and hypnotized can't be wrong -- this is where you learn Hawaii is more than a series of islands, it's also a spiritual experience. Step off the plane, take one whiff of the plumeria blooms and you'll be hooked.

You should note that every Hawaiian island offers something different. With Maui, you can expect one of the most tourist-friendly experiences. The island is easily covered by car, and the diverse terrain keeps photos interesting. If you're looking for adventure, you're better off on the Big Island. Should you want luxurious...

Travelling With A Computer

14.06.2012 In: Travel tips

Anyone who's had to go on a work trip knows the difficulty of trying to stay connected and productive can be challenging. Here are a few tips to help you protect a laptop or notebook while you're going from coast to coast.

Most people who buy their own laptop or notebook computer will show some care when moving it about, and they should, since their hard earned money is at risk. What about those who are more lucky? Sure: most companies will purchase computer equipment on behalf of their employees, but when you're 1,000 miles and three days from coming back into the office for a replacement, you may have to rethink your confidence.

Laptop cases come in three categories:

1- The lowest is given to a briefcase or backpack that is not made to carry a laptop, but happens to fit the...

Women Traveling Alone

08.06.2012 In: Travel tips

Now more than ever, women are traveling by themselves for business or pleasure. And although their reasons for traveling are similar to their male counterparts, women traveling alone have very different concerns. From safety issues to cultural variations, women travelers encounter a variety of difficulties that can be avoided if the necessary precautions are taken.

To learn how you can travel safer, read these tips from ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents). Some of the most travel-wise people in the world, ASTA members understand that while it pays for both men and women to be educated travelers, it is imperative for women to plan every step of their trip - from packing a suitcase to choosing a hotel room - to ensure a safe return.

Know Before You Go - Learn as much about the...

The Insider’s Guide to Istanbul

04.06.2012 In: Travel tips

Going to Istanbul? Prepare to be astounded, for Istanbul is one of the most intriguing metropolises in the world.
For more than 1600 years the city served as capital for two major world empires, first of the Byzantines and then of the Ottoman Turks, and has remained the cultural capital of Turkey since the country’s founding in 1923. The brilliance and beauty of this long legacy can be found throughout the city, in its monuments and in the spirit of its people.

Throughout its extensive history Istanbul has also been attracting a certain type of traveler. As a “bridge” between Europe and Asia, the city has lured in foreigners from the West to see at first hand the mysteries of the East, and from the East to see at first hand the mysteries of the West.

Over the past ten years...

A pick of vacation destinations from the royal couple

26.04.2011 In: Travel tips

Prince William and Kate Middleton have never been the stay-at-home types. A traveler could plan a royal (and royally expensive) getaway just following in their footsteps. The couple has journeyed to some of the world's most luxurious spots. Here are five places to catch the flavor of a royal vacation.

Desroches Island, Seychelles

Kate and William rekindled their romance here with a getaway in 2007. The private, three-mile-long Indian Ocean coral atoll is surrounded by clear turquoise water, and is reached by private plane. The five-bedroom Presidential Villa would seem perfect for the honeymooners, but others can book a beachfront suite for a mere $1,000 per person per night. If you'd like to follow their steps, find a vacation rental in Seychelle that would suit your needs....

Going to Europe? Read some tips as to what to ask first

11.04.2011 In: Travel tips

Traveling to Europe may be a dream of yours that is finally about to come true. Now that it is, you want to ensure that everything goes exactly as planned. Many choose to stay in a vacation rental rather than a hotel or other lodgings which accommodate a number of people. If you choose to go this route, you need to know that the property you are renting is suitable. Here are five questions to ask about vacation rentals in Europe that every traveler should remember when booking the trip:

- If problems arise during your stay, how will they be handled? Will the owner or property manager be accessible at all times so a problem can be reported and handled in a timely manner? As a vacation can be ruined by a lack of hot water or a bug infestation, you definitely need to know how issues will...

Top 10 party places - never too much

04.04.2011 In: Travel tips

The sun isn't the only thing that heats up between June and August in the Northern Hemisphere, the season also ignites the hottest summer party spots.

Top 10 Hottest Summer Party Spots north of the equator are:

Ibiza, Spain – Known for attracting world class DJs and referred to as the 'party capital of the world', Ibiza is home to some of the world's most famous clubs and brings revelers in their millions. The heaving club scene is complemented by a diverse collection of bars and Ibiza has also recently been home to the popular live music event, Ibiza Rocks.

Ios, Greece – Ios is the party capital of the Cyclades islands and is a haven for younger tourists. You'll need some stamina to survive the late night summer action in Chora, so once you've had enough, you can visit any...

Top 10 ways to look confident on your journey

28.03.2011 In: Travel tips

Don't play the fool on April 1. Here is a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid looking like a "foolish" tourist, helping you decrease your chances of being approached with insistent offers of souvenirs, tours, or unscrupulous timeshare salespersons. Walk, talk and act like a local, no matter where you are in the world:

1. NO fanny packs - also known as the Buffalo pouch, hip sack, waist bag, hip pack or bum bag, nothing says "I'm not from around here," like a bulging hump around your midsection.

2. Plan ahead - There is nothing wrong with consulting the map in private to gain your bearings, but try and avoid the dazed "where am I?" expression, especially in crowded city streets.

3. Camera see, camera go - for those who are not professional photographers, try and avoid the tell-tale...

Top 10 pubs for celebrating St. Patrick's day all over the world

14.03.2011 In: Travel tips

You love a craic, right…who doesn't. Bet you enjoy a pint? Here are the best Irish pubs around the world to welcome in St Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17. Slainte! (that means health by the way).

1. Guinness Storehouse (Dublin, Ireland) – If you happen to be in Dublin this St Paddy's Day, a visit here is a must. The Guinness Storehouse will host a festival in honour of the Irish patron saint, and probably the most famous beer in the world. There is live music and entertainment, dance troops, complimentary local seafood, Guinness tastings (naturally) and much more. It's a great excuse to be Irish for the day, not that you ever need one. If you're looking for accommodation, you can try vacation rentals in Dublin .

2. Galway Arms (Chicago, Illinois) – The Galway Arms combines...

Cultural places of the Arabic world - fine arts and exquisite architecture

28.02.2011 In: Travel tips

While Dubai is definitely the capital city of leisure for the Gulf, both Abu Dhabi and Doha (Qatar) compete to turn themselves into cultural destinations for travelers. Abu Dhabi’s strategy to achieve this target is in some ways quite similar to the Dubai approach: prestigious mega projects created to turn the Emirate into a destination out of the ordinary. Saadiyat Island, 500 m from Abu Dhabi Coast, will be turned into a cultural icon destination, welcoming five prestigious museums. The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors in 2013 – with works from French museums leased for a ten-year period - the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is due also to open in 2013. Both museums have been designed by prestigious architects - the Louvre by Jean Nouvel and the Guggenheim with Frank Gehry. There is also a...

Goa - a place of spirituality and bliss

13.12.2010 In: Travel tips

The murmuring of winds, the soft sun rays pampering your skin and the waves of the ocean swirling beneath will sweep you off your feet at Goa. Situated in the Southern region of India, off the Arabian Sea at west coast Goa is blessed with enormous exquisite beaches. The smallest state of India, Goa houses lovely beaches and captivating natural beauty. Travellers from world over are charmed by the picturesque beaches, breath- taking beauty and relaxed life style of the popular ‘Ibiza of India’.

Dotted with palm groves the beaches of Goa are full of life and are thus favourite spot of all. For fun and frolic the beaches here offer a variety of options ranging from water sports for adventure freaks to small shacks offering delectable sea food for gourmets. Goa offers its visitors...

Airport security checkpoints - be prepared

06.12.2010 In: Travel tips

There are three things that are all but certain during the winter high-travel season: family gatherings, plenty of food, and strict security at the nation's airports.

To improve the safety of passengers, the federal government has introduced advanced imaging technology at some of the country's airports. These are machines designed to screen people for weapons, explosives, or other items that might present a security risk.

Here is some information to help you learn more about how this technology works, as well as tips to help you prepare for the busiest travel season of the year.

How Advanced Imaging Technology Works

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed two types of body scanners with advanced imaging technology at dozens of airports across the...

Ski resorts in Colorado - a good reason to plan out your winter vacation

29.11.2010 In: Travel tips

There are many great ski resorts in the state of Colorado. Determining which is the best ski resort in Colorado for your ski vacation is often dependent upon skier ability, desired terrain, nightlife, and other available resort activities. The best ski resort for a Colorado local might not be the best ski resort for the destination ski resort vacationer.

Aspen/Snowmass Ski Resort

Aspen and Snowmass Village are located in the Roaring Fork Valley of Central Colorado. They host two of Aspen Skiing Company's four ski resorts that are all located within a 12 mile radius. Aspen Mountain offers expert skiers steeps, bumps and glades while Snowmass offers vast terrain for every ability level of skier and snowboarder. It is one of the best ski resorts in Colorado for locals and destination...