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Feeling Festive: Your Guide to Spending Christmas in Majorca

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Christmas Beach

Understandably, the idea probably hasn’t struck you yet but why not spend your Christmas in Majorca? Bizarre as it may seem, many people across the UK often go abroad for this special time of the year, some of them every year without fail!

Majorca, a widely known and recommended destination in its own right, is one such place where the Christmas period brings the same sense of relaxation, just with an intriguing twist you’ll want to go back for again and again.

Majorca, as you probably know, has a long-established and thriving tourist industry, and many popular resorts and attractions do shut down over the winter, so it is important to choose your resort carefully, according to what you’re wishing for this Christmas. Though it may not be as straightforward as in the height of summer, you’re sure to find an area with a holidays schedule suited to you. Whether you’re looking for action, relaxation, culture and history or shopping, there will be a resort somewhere across the island where you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

Now onto the other qualms you may be having. I’m sure that before you set off on a trip away from Britain you’ll want to know something about the weather. Odds are you won’t need to worry about that at all; most days in the Majorcan winter see a good amount of sunshine, and can often reach temperatures of up to 17°c and rain is exceptionally rare, though it can get significantly more chilly in the evenings. Though this prospect could well have seized your interest already, you may not know anything about Majorca, and are now left wondering where to stay and explore. Some popular resorts such as Palma Nova and Magaluf barely notice the festive period, but if you don’t have a preferred destination in mind, most people new to the island choose to visit Palma city itself. This metropolis is a thriving cultural centre for a very tight-knit community, offering endless streets of bars, restaurants, boutiques and shops open all year round, ensuring you’ll never be looking too long for the next big thing to see and do!

Top Tips on How to Pack Light for Your Majorca Holiday

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by admin No Comments

pack light

When packing for your holiday, it can be easy to pack too much and end up taking more than you need. Not only does this mean carrying around luggage that is heavier than necessary, but it may also cause you issues with luggage restrictions at the airport. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to pack light.

Firstly, choose a lightweight suitcase and do not use a case which is larger than necessary. A material case may be better than a solid one, as this will be lighter and stretch to accommodate the contents.

When packing clothes, you will not need to pack a new outfit for each day. If you take a small sachet of washing powder, you can wash clothes if necessary so that you can wear them more than once. You may also be able to buy new clothes fairly cheaply in Majorca, which will give you something extra to wear as well as being a souvenir. The climate in Majorca is mild for most of the year, so you should only need to pack lightweight summer clothes. Items that you may want to pack include casual clothes for the daytime, such as T-shirts and shorts or skirts, swimwear and something dressier for the evening.

Toiletries can take up a lot of room, but you can reduce the amount of space taken up by using travel size items or samples. If you are concerned that you may run out of a particular product, remember that you will have the option of buying more in Majorca. Generic products such as sun lotion should be easy to find at one of the many market stalls or supermarkets.

If you find that you always pack more than you need when going on holiday, taking these few simple steps may help you to reduce the load, leaving more room in your luggage to bring back souvenirs.

Getting the Perfect Holiday Tan Without The Sunburn

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by admin No Comments

Holiday tan

 

Choosing a sunny destination for a vacation provides the opportunity to get a sunkissed holiday tan. Unfortunately with great tans comes great responsibility, there is always the danger of getting burned. The following are a few tips that can help.

Sunscreen

Use a good quality sunscreen as this blocks much of the UV rays to avoid sunburn while allowing some tanning action to bronze skin.

Timing

Stick to tanning in the morning before ten o’clock and after four o’clock in the afternoon. The hours between ten and four are when the sun is strongest and sunburn is more likely to occur.

Tolerance

Rather than lying out for hours on your first day on the beach, gradually build up the time you expose your skin to the sun. Try 15-30 minutes at first and add a few minutes each day as you get used to the heat. This allows a tan to build slowly without the risk of getting burned.

Get your car hire sorted before before going off and getting a lovely natural tan.

Winter Driving – A Guide to Staying Safe This Winter

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Winter Driving

If you’re one of the unlucky ones staying at home this Winter you’ll know how important it is to know what you’re doing when driving in the British weather. Driving in snow and ice is an almost inevitable British experience, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep control when the time comes. Here’s a quick guide on how to maximise your winter driving skills.

As you begin driving, avoid using high revs and make sure you strike the right balance on the road. Going too slow reduces your momentum, while too fast means you have far less control. To ensure maximum safety, keep at least two to three car spaces between yourself and the vehicle in front. If you begin to lose control, it is vital that you take your feet off the pedals and begin steering. Only rely on your brakes if steering isn’t doing the job. Also, when going down hills, make the most of your brakes to keep your speed slow.

Other ways to stay in control include; Using high gears, avoiding slush, and using dipped headlights when snow is actually falling. All of these small habits make all the difference when driving in the snow and ice, reducing the risk of you crashing.

But, before you you even begin your driving trip make sure to pack and top up your vehicle with the essentials. Fill up your vehicle with enough screenwash to last, a sleeping bag for emergencies, at least 3mm tread on the tires, and, for worse case scenarios, a tank full of petrol just in case you get stuck and need to run the heater.

Of course, the best way to deal with horrible winter driving conditions is by avoiding them altogether and escaping to the lovely warm Spanish climate of Majorca. Get away and hire a car from us today!

Staying Safe in the Sun – Protect Yourself From the Spanish Sun

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by admin No Comments

Staying Safe in the Sun

 

With cases of skin cancer on the rise around the world, staying safe in the sun has never been more important. To do this we have to pay attention to sun safety and take the appropriate precautions. The sun is strongest between 11am and 3pm, so this is the time when you are most likely to burn. Try to avoid being in direct sunlight during this time – sit in the shade or move indoors if possible.

If you are out in the sun at any time, then wearing sunscreen will help to reduce the risk of burning. Choose one that is at least SPF 15, and protects against both UVA and UVB. Reapply your sunscreen generously and regularly throughout the day. You should also cover up delicate areas such as the face, using a hat and sunglasses, and remember that clothes will also prevent the skin from burning, even if the fabric is really light.