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Telportus: Virtual Interactive Guided Tours Across the World. A NEW Way to Travel!

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Telportus: Virtual Interactive Guided Tours Across the World. A NEW Way to Travel!

Last year, international travel became much harder. Barred from landing in many countries, you may have found yourself in a situation where you’re stuck inside with nothing to do and had to cancel your long-planned dream vacation. Luckily, there are still places that are waiting patiently for you to come and explore!

With Telportus, you can now engage in a virtual guided tour. These live experiences are just digital versions of guided tours that you’re used to receiving when you travel, but now they’re happening right in your living room.

You can pose questions to local experts in real-time, pointing out what strikes your curiosity. Check out this video, and below for some of the most epic tours!

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The Natural and Relaxing Side to Ibiza (Travel Guide!)

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The Natural and Relaxing Side to Ibiza (Travel Guide!)

It remains to be seen if and how the pandemic will affect Ibiza’s upcoming summer clubbing season which runs from roughly the end of May through early October. Most people think of packed nightclubs and giant beach crowds when they think of Ibiza, which doesn’t exactly adhere to the whole social distancing concept.

Thankfully, Ibiza is much more than parties and music. There’s a natural and relaxing side to the island which may now be just what travelers need for planning a stay in Ibiza.

Ibiza is home to many protected natural areas including natural parks like Ses Salines and Amunts as well as the Ses Feixes Wetlands which attracts a great deal of birdlife. There are secret coves to explore, deserted beaches to seek out, and hiking trails to help you get off the beaten trail.

Sections of the island are also historically significant such as the Renaissance walls of Ibiza City’s Old Town and the remnants of early Phoenician settlements. Parts of Ibiza are actually recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of their significance.

Experience the Ibiza you may not have known as I introduce you to some of the island’s relaxing natural locations where you’ll be far removed from the pulsating beats puts out by DJs which will allow you to actually tune in to your own heartbeat.

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Where to Find the Best Views in Barcelona

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Where to Find the Best Views in Barcelona

Located on the coast of Spain, Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, full of charm, ancient history, iconic buildings and monuments like the world famous Sagrada Familia.

This is for the most part because of the early-20th-century architects and artists who lived there, like the incredible Antoni Gaudí, who designed several buildings inside and outside of Barcelona as well.

One of the great things about the city of Barcelona are the several viewpoints which offer spectacular panoramic views of the city. And that’s what this article is all about; where to find the best and most breathtaking views Catalonia has to offer!

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Safety Tips for Traveling From Barcelona to Madrid

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Safety Tips for Traveling From Barcelona to Madrid

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is one of the most visited cities by tourists in Europe. And thanks to its well preserved architecture and beautiful parks, it’s one of the prettiest capitals in the continent.

The same can be said for Barcelona, a popular city on northeastern Spain’s coast, which also happens to be the capital of Catalonia (worth noting that many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain).

Because of their close proximity, it’s natural for many people to include both Madrid and Barcelona in the same trip, so at some point you’ll be planning your travel between them.

To that effect, here are 5 helpful tips!

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Things to do in Tenerife on a Canary Island Cruise

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Things to do in Tenerife on a Canary Island Cruise

A Spanish volcanic archipelago of seven major islands, the Canary Islands is one of the world’s most beloved cruise stops. While the Canary Islands may belong to Spain, they sit just off the coast of north-western Africa, geographically part of the African continent.

The largest and most populous of the islands, Tenerife offers up a year-round destination with ideal weather and abundant natural beauty; from the north to south, the island is blessed with diverse landscapes and range of unique micro-climates.

There are readily available direct flights from Europe to the Canary Islands, but the most popular way to travel is by cruise. Luxurious Canary Island Cruises not only take in the islands but also often include incredible destinations such as Portugal’s Madeira archipelago and the stunning Cape Verde islands.

While there are a number of beautiful islands to explore in the Canary Islands including Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and La Palma, Tenerife is often considered the most exciting and beautiful.

Traveling to Tenerife by cruise? Whether you’re into nature, outdoor adrenaline sports, archaeology, or simply relaxing, check out these amazing things to do!

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Secret Spain: 5 Hidden Gems to Discover

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Secret Spain: 5 Hidden Gems to Discover

With stunning natural landscapes, quaint fishing villages and historic monuments, Spain is brimming with amazing sights just waiting to be discovered.

Yes, Barcelona is overcrowded (to the point where they’re considering a limit of tourism), and every corner of Madrid has been uncovered, but there is much more to the country.

Whether you’re staying in a hotel or a luxury Spanish villa such as these from Oliver’s Travels, go beyond the popular resorts, towns and villages to see what hidden gems you can find.

Here are some of the fantastic places you can discover.

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Things to Consider if You’re Planning on Moving to Spain

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Things to Consider if You’re Planning on Moving to Spain

While we don’t have a choice over the country we’re born in, these days we often do have control over whether or not we choose to stay.

And one of the most popular countries for expats these days is Spain!

Moving abroad is one of the biggest life choices you can make, so you do need to make sure you’re prepared. From where you’re moving, to making sure you have a work visa, there are plenty of things to consider in the preparation stage.

The following are the most important things to consider once you’ve decided you’re moving to Spain.

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Don’t Miss These UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Extremadura, Spain

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Don’t Miss These UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Extremadura, Spain

If you were to brainstorm Spanish cities to include on your next holiday, you would probably come up with Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville. If I asked you to dig a little deeper, you might land on Granada and Valencia as well.

While these are undoubtedly excellent destinations, they can often leave the more adventurous traveler a little bit dissatisfied; unfortunately they’re just so overcrowded with tourism.

Travel is supposed to be about experiencing something new, and immersing yourself in history and culture. But this is hard to do when you’re trying to appreciate Gaudí with selfie sticks blocking your view.

If you’re hoping to experience a more authentic side of Spain, away from the crowds, look no further than Extremadura. How this autonomous community has managed to stay under the radar is a wonder in itself, especially when you consider it boasts half a dozen locations that are recognized by UNESCO.

While Extremadura has something to offer every type of traveler (an amazing combination of food, festivals, history, and nature), my favorite thing about this region is its off-the-beaten-path World Heritage Sites.

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Exciting Day Trips From Palma, Majorca

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Exciting Day Trips From Palma, Majorca

90 miles east of the Spanish city of Valencia lies the Balearic island of Majorca in the Mediterranean Sea. The island has always been a well-known tourist spot among Europeans, though in recent years has also become quite trendy among the broader international scene.

Majorca (also spelled Mallorca), has golden beaches, UNESCO protected sites, history, and a culture all of its own. Though most people who head here plant themselves in one spot, and don’t venture out further than the resort town of Palma.

That’s their loss!

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Things to do in Palma Mallorca (Majorca) Spain

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Things to do in Palma Mallorca (Majorca) Spain

Palma is a beautiful resort city and capital of the Spanish island Majorca, which is located off the coast of Spain in the western part of the Mediterranean.

This beautiful coastal city is known as a hot destination for tourists who want a relaxing beach vacation with an infusion of history.

Dating back to the 13th century, Palma has a rich Gothic history, and many of the city’s buildings maintain their original baroque influence. Honeycolored stone and medieval streets makes for an incredibly unique look for a beach city.

Despite being a historic town, Palma has a modern soul, with an endless list of modern culture, entertainment and gastronomy.

There are a lot of things you can do in Majorca, though you’ll want to spend time in Palma if you’re a beach lover and / or history buff.

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