According to figures released by the UN, there are 650 million people living in this world with some sort of disability, with around eight million of those from Europe, which also has a population that is aging. That’s a huge section of the population and one that until recently was not well served when traveling overseas. However, times they are a-changing and guidelines for accessible travel laid down in the European Parliament are now largely being adhered to or at the very least worked towards.
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Forget dropping down on one knee at a glitzy restaurant; these days popping the question requires a little more thought. From drifting along the Venice canal ways on a romantic gondola ride to camping out under the Egyptian stars, or even from the top of the Empire State Building, here are 25 ideas for mind-blowingly romantic proposals.
As the Christmas lights start to fade and the holiday season is coming to an end, there’s still one final bash to send out 2012. With the New Year just around the corner, now’s the time to make your New Year’s resolutions, drink away the last year’s regrets and celebrate starting all over again in 2013. From riotous street parties and fireworks extravaganzas, to marching bands and torchlight processions, here are 20 of the best New Year’s Eve parties from around the world.
Once you’ve had your fill of Barcelona’s ancient architecture, world-class cuisine and hedonistic nightlife, venture outside of the Catalonian capital, where you’ll find plenty of sights to keep you occupied. From mountain-top panoramas to sipping cava in a family-run vineyard, here are 8 destinations that make great day trips from Barcelona.
Viator offers a 3-hour scooter tour of Barcelona which began in the Barceloneta neighborhood at a place called Cooltra. After a very short introduction to the motorbike, we took off following our guide Miguel. There were only 4 of us so it was easy to stick together among the traffic and stop lights.
Barcelona is a city of juxtapositions: ancient Gaudi landmarks pitched against modernist architecture; the winding streets and pleasant market plazas, crammed with Chupitos (shot bars) where come nightfall, rowdy students knock back shot after shot. But one thing Barcelonans can agree on is their love of the outdoors. Whether you prefer a gentle stroll around the city sights or a tough hike up the mountains; lounging on one of the city’s many beaches or taking to the waves on a kiteboard; there are an abundance of activities for all ages, abilities, and preferences. For those hoping to make the most of Barcelona’s beaches or explore the varied topography of the Catalan countryside, here’s a rundown of Barcelona’s best outdoor activities.
HURRY! Tours in Barcelona on sale for 3 days only! Get 50% off the Skip-the-Line Best of Barcelona Tour including La Sagrada Familia along with two new tours: the Small-Group Cava and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona and Small-Group Mediterranean Sea Sailing Trip. This deal is only available for 3 days – so hurry! You must book by June 28th, 2012 to SAVE 50%! This exclusive offer is available on travel through the end of 2012! This offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.
The next stop on Team Europe’s journey was Barcelona! They said ciao to the gelato and pizza in Venice and Italy and hopped on a plane to Spain, where they spent time playing on the beach, making paella, and riding around in fancy cars.
Whether you’re a health fanatic or just a curious traveler on the hunt for an adventure, biking is an ideal way to explore a city. There’s nothing quite like taking in the sights and sounds of a new destination as you whip past monuments, street vendors and public parks. Due to the increased popularity of urban biking, many cities have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make easily accessible bike lanes for travelers. So, the next time you find yourself in a bike-friendly city, skip the car rental and let your legs do the driving.
The history of Barcelona stretches way back to the ancient Romans and beyond, but most visitors to this Mediterranean port have just one name on their mind: Antoni Gaudi. The exuberant and eccentric architecture of this devout Modernista artist has become a signature byword for the city, from the spiky towers of La Sagrada Familia to the snaking roof line of Casa Batllo.
Here are the top 5 don’t miss Gaudi sights in Barcelona – before you set off though, save time by prebooking your tickets as the queues are often horrendously long for these popular sights.