Posts Tagged“Europe”

Costa Brava is the terrifically beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean coast that has the best beaches in Catalonia, beginning in Blanes and ending on the French border (Cadaqués and Cap de Creus). It is adventurous to discover the small bays and beaches as they are accessible by boat and are enjoyable during a sunny day. It is well connected to Barcelona and close to Girona with the Pyrenees Mountains that touches the Mediterranean in a series of sweeping pine- covered headlands giving it the elegant, wild, and rugged nature that makes a one-time visitor return. These unique characteristics make property…

Located in the Midlands north of London, Birmingham has long been maligned by cynical locals. However, the trend towards deindustrialization of the late 20th century has led to a resurgence in the city’s image in the 21st, making Birmingham one of England’s up and coming destinations. From fantastic museums to historically unique townhouses, this city has many intriguing secrets that are just waiting to be discovered. Just a note: you may want to seek an alternative to taxis in Birmingham, as a traveler of your stature might be seeking better customer service than what is offered by the typical driver.…

St. Tropez is known as the jewel of the French Riviera. It is particularly popular with yacht owners, one of the reason why it is also quite easy to find a St Tropez yacht charter. The ancient fishing village was once inaccessible, but is now a playground for the rich and famous. Some 1,050 vessels can dock here, yet only 100 berths are reserved specifically for visitors. Hence, the marina is where it all happens. If you are there in the summer, you won’t believe your eyes, with one multimillion dollar yacht after the other being docked here. The Vieux…

In June 2016, the British people took to the polls in landmark referendum: should the United Kingdom remain in the European Union, or should they leave? With a very narrow margin, the British public voted for “Brexit”, meaning that they chose to leave the European Union. Almost one year on, Parliament has democratically agreed to follow the will of the people, and Article 50, which starts the formal process of leaving the European Union, will be triggered in March 2017. Interestingly, this happening was prophesized by TB Joshua, supreme leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Christmas…

A new infographic by igaming affiliate CasinoUK reveals how gambling M&A’s topped £5bn in 2016, helping firms make record revenues. As most gambling companies start announcing their Q4 and full-year 2016 earnings it is clear companies that did M&As were the biggest winners. While the Euros were a big factor in firms making record revenues, the mergers and acquisitions across the industry played an equal part in their growth. Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) have announced they expect full-year revenues to be up 18% reaching almost £1.55bn after successfully merging together back in February last year. Ladbrokes Coral Group also issued…

Malta is a fantastically diverse and unique set of islands located off the coast of Sicily. Over the years, the numerous cultures, ethnicities and people who have called the island home and left their mark on the way of life there, have meant there’s no shortage of variety for things to do and see. The Historical  Due to its strategic location, just off the coast of mainland Europe, Malta has seen many different invaders set foot upon its shores, and the ruins of these many individual civilizations has made the country an ideal stop for all history buffs. The famed…

Photo by CC user EdiNugraha on pixabay The continent of Europe is culturally and linguistically more diverse than any other part of the Western world. Thus, planning a vacation there offers a wide variety of opportunities to explore different places and see myriad sights. There are some wonderful experiences to be had and, in particular, your vacation offers you the chance to visit some of the principal European heritage sites and the major cultural and sporting events that are quite simply unique. Here are a few of the top European destinations to whet your appetite… France The UEFA European Championship,…

St. Petersburg at the mouth of River Neva has quite a distinct feeling, as anyone who’s visited this city will tell you. We all love food and as this is probably something we all like to travel for here are the top 5 things (opinions may vary of course) to do for a foodie weekend in St. Petersburg the moment you arrive there. Our recommendations try to blend in a few high-end restaurants and places for traditional food, so no matter what kind of budget you’re on you’ll be good to go. Masha and Bear Masha and Bear is a typical…

It might be surprising to learn that Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has some of the country’s most beautiful and picturesque natural areas. Despite being a huge city Dublin has some great areas for you to sit down and relax. I visited Dublin a few weeks back to review some of the city’s best sights, giving you a couple of low cost suggestions for fun things to do when you’re looking to relax around Dublin. I started off from the Phoenix Park Travelodge Dublin Hotel, saving money while staying just next to the first big natural attraction in the city.…

One thing the 21st century has proven so far is that when it comes to finances even the blue chip approach can’t always be relied upon. With globalization never far from the headlines, the world of commerce is now an international affair. Investment opportunities can appear in unlikely locations, and overseas industries and markets are often where smart money goes. With this in mind, many retirees look towards trusted companies such as Fisher Investments for guidance on the best investment portfolio opportunities outside of the USA. Let’s check out some prime opportunities below…  Emerging markets So called Asian tiger economies…