You know the feeling, there you are, strolling through the character filled streets of a beautiful European city on your much anticipated weekend city break, when, all of a sudden, you’re faced with the unsightly view of a drunken stag, complete with Borat mankini, in all his, erm, ungroomed, masculine glory.
Kind of ruins the moment do you think? That’s why we’ve come up with a list of our favourite European cities that haven’t been ‘stagged’ yet. There will be no naked men tied to lamp posts or burping competitions here!
There’s no better feeling than finding yourself laying out in front of the sea, music playing, cocktail in hand, watching the world go by and enjoying maximum chill time.
If you’re dreaming of travelling, it’s likely that this kind of scene regularly features in your plans, and there are some pretty amazing places out there. So many in fact, that we’ve been inspired to create a list of our own favourites.
Our Pick of the World’s Best Beach Bars
Café Mambo, San Antonio, Ibiza
When it comes to the best beach bars in the world, there’s no way we could leave out Café Mambo in San Antonio, Ibiza. This place is legendary for 2 main reasons; 1) Superstar DJ’s use it as their warm for gigs at many of the big Ibiza club nights and 2) It’s the perfect spot to soak up what it probably one of the best, most atmospheric, sunsets in the world.
Expect it to be teeming with San Antonio’s cool crowd, so get there early if you want a comfy spot for the epic sunset.
The Ibiza legend that is Cafe Manbo. Image courtesy of ST33VO on Flickr.
Sometimes you just want to stroll through golden sands and pretend that you are the only person in the world. As beautiful as some of the beaches are in Europe – and there are some absolute stunners – there’s something about the sight of a 50 year old stranger’s tattooed beer gut, that can take the edge off your peaceful oasis just a little bit.
So, I’ve made it my mission to seek out 8 of Europe’s best, most secluded, beaches, so that you have the opportunity to experience some deserted, tranquility for yourself.
But shhhhh! These beaches are heavenly, hidden secrets – let’s keep them that way.
We may not always have the best weather (ok, almost always we don’t) and we may spend a large part of our day, dreaming about escaping to exotic shores and adventures over the other side of the world, but sometimes I think we don’t realise how lucky we actually are here in Britain.
With some of the most grand and well preserved history in the world, beautiful landscapes able to rival any other you’ll find on the European continent and cosmopolitan cities, full of examples of the very cultural phenomenon’s that help our tiny island lead the way in terms of inspirational arts, music, dance, food, theatre, and architecture.
During this weeks High Five I’m taking a while to stop, reflect, and consider all the amazing places to visit and the fantastic experiences we have right here under our very noses – places that you can often get to during a free weekend.
The Roman Baths, Bath.
I get it, travel insurance may not be the most exciting purchase you make as you prepare to take off on your trip, but I can promise you one thing – it’s definitely one of the most important.
To answer the question above, it’s absolutely essential to have travel insurance, and I’ll tell you why…
Insurance covers us against a whole manner of events that are completely out of our control, and, contrary to what some people believe, isn’t just for people who are planning on throwing themselves off bridges, diving to the depths of exotic oceans, or climbing massive mountain ranges.