Travel

Things to do in Mallorca

It may be a small island, but there are so many things to do in Mallorca that you may just have to come back a second time!

I recently visited with my family (wife and two kids) for a week and we absolutely fell in love with the island. We stayed in the town of Cala Mendia which is along the eastern coast of Mallorca. We of course enjoyed the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and spent plenty of time at the beach and pool. However, we are an active family and wanted to get out and see the best Mallorca had to offer.

A few of the things we enjoyed were the Drach Caves in Porto Cristo, Es Trenc beach in the area of Campos and the Palma Cathedral. However, there was one excursion we did which everyone fell in love with. It’s not always easy to travel as a family because the kids are always active, so as parents we want to ensure they are engaged and expanding their minds. And as parents, we also want some time to relax and enjoy time away from our daily routine in the UK.

We found the perfect combination at the Palma Aquarium. Now let me tell you, this place is spectacular! It is home to 55 tanks and over 700 species of marine life from all over the world. My wife and I were awestruck upon entering, and left with the exact same sensation. Now if my wife and I were awestruck, just imagine what our kids were like!

The Palma Aquarium is the perfect day trip for families because everyone will be truly engaged from start to finish. There are plenty of activities for children, while parents can marvel at the marine life while tranquilly passing through each tank. There are even areas with big chairs and areas to sit down so you can relax while enjoying the spectacle in front of you. The aquarium also boasts a wonderful garden area, places to eat and various exhibits such as the AquaDome where you can watch a 3D movie.

Now, with this said, we failed to explore the western part of the island where the Tramuntana mountains are. With so much to do and see in Mallorca we are already planning our second trip back to explore the rest of the magical Mediterranean paradise!

Government travel advisories for Mexico

Sitting around the dinner table with family and friends can bring up some lively conversations. Or better put, debates.

Recently I found myself at a dinner party hosted by my friend’s parents. At the dinner were people from varying backgrounds, ages, nationalities and political beliefs. One conversation led to another, and we eventually landed on one which couldn’t be passed over: Mexico, immigration and safety. We began with Trump’s infamous wall, moved on to immigration from Mexico to the United States and then finally concluded with whether or not it is safe to travel to Mexico.

This final topic really got me thinking: is it safe to travel to Mexico? I went there many times as a kid and absolutely loved it. The people were so kind, the weather was amazing and the country is absolutely stunning. As the conversation progressed throughout the party, the diverse group offered up very contrasting views and opinions, primarily based on things they had read and heard from the main stream media.

As I got home that night I was itching to do some of my own research to find out whether or not Mexico really was safe. I first began with a basic Google search and found a myriad of articles and opinions swaying to both sides. I then took a look at the government travel advisories for Mexico, and found that certain areas are much more dangerous than others. Areas such as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, Cancun and Playa del Carmen have the exact same travel advisory level as countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. That alone helped me put things into perspective.

After sifting through countless articles, blogs and forums I concluded that parts of Mexico are unsafe, just as are parts of the United States. But that the major tourist areas, such as Cancun, continue to be incredibly safe, are free off drug cartel violence and continue to see an increase in tourism each quarter despite main stream media’s negative reporting.

Tired from such a long evening of discussions and research, it got me thinking…maybe I need a relaxing vacation to Mexico!

The best seats on the plane: tips and tricks for traveling by plane

The correct choice of seats on the plane can guarantee a pleasant and restful flight. Window or corridor: the absolute first choice concerns the side of the plane. We could say that the world separates between those who choose the window seat and those near the corridor! It must be said that it is very subjective and also depends on the character of the person and the context.

In terms of comfort, the aisle seat is certainly better, it is easier to get up and stand; It is possible to go over the corridor with your legs. Furthermore, due to the ease of abandoning the armchair, it is considered a safer place.

If we leave aside the rational aspect and move on to the emotional aspect then the story changes and the window seat becomes our first choice! If you are curious and love to travel, you will never get bored of looking out of the airplane window! Exceptional options for the best flight now come with Mauritania Airlines.

The window seat is the place loved by children, and it’s no accident!

Attention: for a better view from the window, do not choose the central seats for the plane as the wings obviously cover the landscape very much. There are sometimes contexts in which although lovers of the porthole can be renounced for a comfortable corridor, for example if you travel at night or on routes you know very well.

The multitude of airlines offers a wide choice: from low cost to the most luxurious, passing through those that make only short journeys and those that offer intercontinental travel . In this guide, let’s see how to choose the most suitable airline for your trip, evaluating prices, times and safety.

If your budget is higher and the journey is longer, it is better to focus on a more comfortable company, which offers a less tiring journey mode. Also check the prices for the transport of baggage and the measures for that by hand: to avoid surprises, choose the one that best suits your needs, especially if you have special luggage.

Journey times: same thing, controlling when you are going to make the trip and if by chance there are stopovers and when time you will have to stay at the airport between flights. The shorter journey is better but it will almost certainly cost more airport not all airlines fly to all airports, so check that the choice is starting and arriving at the airport closest to you or in any case more convenient for your needs. There are, then, the companies low cost: very cheap and online reservations, although usually with no services (or in addition to fee), are comfortable for short trips, given the good price.