Articles Tagged ‘spain’

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested June 20, 2012 | General, Travel News | Read More
The newest breakthrough in the movement towards autonomous driving, the first public test of futuristic “road train” cars—conducted on a highway in Spain—was a resounding success. Road train cars feature not one, but three unmanned vehicles following a truck with a human driver. The...

11 Dangerously Perched Cliff-Side Monasteries

11 Dangerously Perched Cliff-Side Monasteries June 4, 2012 | Featured | Read More
Placed on the tops of mountains, perched on steep hillsides, and nestled among sharp rocks, the precarious location of these monasteries offered protection from invaders and the chance for worshipers to feel close to god. By modern-day standards the construction of such compounds seems daunting –...

Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano

Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano March 22, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
There’s nothing like grilled chicken right off the volcano. What? You have yet to experience volcano-grilled meat and fish? Well, it’s time for you to hop on the next flight to the Spanish island of Lanzarote and make a bee-line for the restaurant El Diablo. That’s because architect...

Postcard Perfect: Ibiza

Postcard Perfect: Ibiza November 21, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Phoenician settlers founded a port in the Balearic Islands in 654 BC, naming it Ibossim, meaning the isle dedicated to Bes. Bes was the god of music, dance, and all things pleasurable, so it’s no surprise that the island, now known as Ibiza, is famous for its insatiable party and music scene. Every...

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe October 17, 2011 | Budget, Travel News | Read More
Maybe this will turn everything around for some unfortunate European countries. Yes, even though Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain are having some serious cash-flow issues (hey, who isn’t?), their loss is our gain (well, at least for UK travelers who still have money to spend). Which...

Spain’s Got Super-Cool New Hertz Electric Rental Bikes

Spain’s Got Super-Cool New Hertz Electric Rental Bikes October 13, 2011 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
They get all the cool stuff in Europe. Hertz is now offering electric bike rentals in Spain, from Granada to Barcelona and islands in between. London is the only other lucky-enough spot to enjoy electric bikes as a Hertz rental choice. Why go electric bike instead of a car? Well, they’re easier...

Spanish Village is Blue (For Smurfs)

Spanish Village is Blue (For Smurfs) September 30, 2011 | Spain, Travel News | Read More
The tiny Spanish village of Juzcar has been painted white since before the Moorish invasion in 711 AD. The village may have survived the Moors, but it couldn’t withstand…The Smurfs. The recently released The Smurf movie chose Juzcar to be a kind of “promotional town”. Although...

Don’t Want to Gain Weight While Traveling? Don’t Visit the US

Don’t Want to Gain Weight While Traveling? Don’t Visit the US August 10, 2011 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
Surprise, surprise. If you want to come home from your vacation a little more svelte – or at least not gain the equivalent weight of a newborn baby – then US is not the place to visit. The Daily Mail reports new research shows British travelers gain an average of 8 lbs. in two weeks when...

The Contortionist Suitcase Caper

The Contortionist Suitcase Caper June 10, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
After reporting on a slew of recent cases of smugglers caught with questionable carry-ons—from massive amounts of meat to exotic animals—we thought we’d share the latest (and possibly greatest) smuggler making headlines. Both wrist-slaps and golf claps go out to the smuggler who smuggled himself...

Drunken British ‘Sailor’ Braves The Open Seas to Visit a Friend

Drunken British ‘Sailor’ Braves The Open Seas to Visit a Friend September 1, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Drunk people have a habit of making unwise decisions. In the most recent case of a bizarre, alcohol-impaired judgment call, 20-year old British tourist Zirian Kamarin Tahiri attempted to row the 40-mile distance between the Spanish islands of Minorca and Majorca on a small Zodiac boat stolen from a marina....