Simple Guide to Costa Blanca

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screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-00-31-32Today we’re providing a brief guide to the Costa Blanca, a holiday destination in Spain, the “white coast”, so called because of its beautiful beaches, can be brilliant for a short break or a longer stay.

The Costa Blanca has warm temperatures for most of the year, and stays temperate without reaching the humidity of some of the southern coasts and other Mediterranean countries.

There is so much to see along the costa blanca with over 100 km of beaches and some beautiful mountains to explore, great for climbing or simply marvelling at from afar.

Towns such as Benidorm are known for having a lot of British people and other expats either living in them or visiting regularly. Other towns and cities along the coast have a lot to offer and there are some great costa blanca property deals out there for those who want to live in Spain or relocate to the coast.

The area is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Europe, and there is always plenty to do on the coast, whether you want to explore historical monuments, go on nature walks or just soak up the suns rays in a luxury hotel. Served by numerous airports, Spain is easy to travel around and hiring a car and heading along the coastline is one of the best ways to experience everything that is on offer at your own pace, you won’t be short of activities or places to stay in a bustling hive of activity.

Property Abroad: Find it Yourself or Hire the Pros?

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flightWhen you’re looking for property, it can be very stressful, even if you’re looking for somewhere just down the street, but if you want somewhere that is in another country, the process can become very difficult and very stressful.

Looking for property abroad is great fun, especially with a view to buying it, but lets be honest, besides looking at the fun photos, checking things like the floor plans, whether it is still available, in a good area and the terms of the property purchase can become a bit of a chore. On top of that, there isn’t just one site to go to in order to find the best property for your needs and you need to be willing to scour a few different places to find options.

With all that in mind, it may be the best bet to hire a local property expert. As well as knowing where to look in whichever area you’re planning to move to, they will know the process of moving to that place, and what it takes in terms of paperwork and legalities.

The very best property experts are also able to help with negotiations, which can vary so much from country to country. The money they can potentially save you can mean there service virtually pays for itself. The process is simple, you’ll usually set out the criteria for your desired house and let them bring you back options to look through and hopefully, fall in love with.

Buying property is never the easiest thing to do and it is one of the main decisions we make in our lives, so be sure not to skimp and to get all the help you need.

Choosing the Right Javea Estate Agent

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abode-987096_640There are so many reasons you might need a good estate agent in Javea. The amazing town not far from Alicante is a hotspot for expats, tourists and of course the locals to enjoy the Spanish lifestyle and to dip your toes in a beautiful beach next to the Mediterranean sea!

Whether you are moving from elsewhere in Spain or from a different country, and whether you know the ins and outs of the Spanish property industry or not, finding javea casas, homes and houses is made a lot simpler with the help of a local professional, so what are the key things to look out for?

A good website. This is key, and can show you a great deal about the companies you’ll be dealing with, a good website with a lot of info shows that the estate agent knows what they’re talking about.

The selection of houses. If you’re buying, you can look at the homes on offer and see what kind of properties they deal with and specialize in.

If you can find reviews and testimonials then this is a great sign, but it is an industry where not many people leave a review (its not like watching a movie or going to a restaurant!)

The best companies to help you will be keen to do business with you and will be easy to contact, showing details on their site for how you can get in touch with them and quickly returning any enquiries you have. A willingness to help will go a long way in your search for Javea properties.

Is it Difficult to Buy a House in Spain?

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keys-452889_640If you’re looking to move abroad, the reasons for wanting to move to Spain are clear to see, there are so many benefits to living in this culturally rich land, not to mention all the sunshine! Spain is already one of the most popular tourist destinations so it is clear to see why so many people want to live there, and why expat communities are thriving and retirees are seeing it as a better and better option to spend their twilight years. If you’re coming from another country it is easy to think that there will be a lot of red tape and difficulty, but is this really the case?

I would say that the best bet when looking for villas, apartments and commercial property in Spain is to consult with an expert, with many estate agents offering some great advice on the process as well as amazing ways to find the best property deals in Spain.

If you don’t live in the EU, it has become easier in recent years to buy properties in Spain as you can get your visa along with your home much more simply than in years gone by, making the whole process a lot more straightforward. If you do live in the EU, freedom of movement means that you’re able to live wherever you want!

A lot of Spanish property that is listed for sale doesn’t have anyone residing in it, which can make for a speedy sale, plus the fact that the deed signing process is simpler than in other countries make this an easy process.

Promoting Your Watersports Business

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wind-surfing-1620354_640If you love the world of travel and the great outdoors, the chances are running a watersports business is a dream come true. In holiday resorts and on beaches, as well as other establishments such as water parks, there are lots of different watersport businesses you can start, from jetskis to paddleboarding to underwater photography.

In a holiday resort and coastal venue then there are ways to spread the word. Plenty of holidaymakers will love to take part but it is very important to spread the word. In the modern age of the internet, having some good branding and a watersports website clearly displaying what you offer is vital, but some of the tried and tested travel and tourism marketing methods such as forming relationships in the local communities (offers with hotels locally can be great for watersports) still work well.

The truth is most people running watersports businesses are doing so out of a love of sports and surfing waves, and a lot of the marketing can be tough. It helps if you have someone doing it with you or for you such as a watersports advertising and marketing agency helping can take a lot of the strain away. As well as freeing up your time to be doing what you love instead of worrying about getting the word out there, a specialized agency such as the one mentioned above will know all of the tricks and tips to get the word out there, and will have learned by working with other brands. Their slogan is “Blasting Profits into Your Watersports Business – It’s All We Do!” and working with a true specialist niche marketing company such as this can have some huge benefits for your business.

The Best Places to Find Travel Inspiration

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luggage-1149289_640It is that time of year where everyone starts to think about their holidays, and plan what is in store for the year ahead, but it can be tough to know where to get ideas for your next trip. In the modern age, there are plenty of places you can turn to online to look for travel inspiration and see what amazing vacations are on offer, whichever continent, country or state you wish to explore.

Friends – One of the best ways to find out if a trip is worth taking is to talk to friends who are well traveled, who may not only have recommendations on locations but on everything from the best hotels to the best activities.

Websites – there are a lot of websites and blogs out there focused on the travel niche, such as this one! Unique travel worldwide is a great place to find tips on the best places to visit and a unique view of traveling, as well as some deals and tips on how to travel smart.

Instagram – I love looking for travel inspiration on Instagram as it is so visual Of course, we all want to see the amazing hotels and beaches as well as restaurants and activities we can take part in when we go on our holidays. If you have somewhere in mind, searching for the hash tag (E.G #Kauai on Instagram) can bring you a load of recent images people have taken in the area and can help you decide if it is your dream holiday.

Ubud; Family Destination

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ubud_resort_hotelBali is a beautiful and unique country, and is brilliantly situated in Asia and reachable from anywhere in the modern age of travel and tourism, with airlines connecting us better than ever. Bali, and in particular the town of Ubud, are amazing destinations for families to spend their time, and you can have an incredible luxury holiday in the country with plenty to do for children and adults alike.

Biking is a great thing to take part in, it is pretty simple to hire bikes and you can visit many different beautiful sites, seeing rice paddys and mountains among more incredible landmarks.

Watersports are another fun activity for the whole family, you can head out on the Siap river and take a tubing trip which is thrilling for the children (and the adults too). Bali also has a waterpark if you love swimming!

Finding the right Ubud resort will play a big part in how much fun you have as a family, and whether they can accommodate for your every need and give plenty to do for all ages.

There is a zoo not far away that can be a great day out and help you to see a lot of the nature on offer in Bali and beyond. Ubud also has a monkey forrest which is like something out of a fairytale and is a great way to see monkeys in their own environment!

There is so much to do for children and adults alike and it is easy to make a trip to Bali and Ubud in particular one that stays in your memory forever

Why Desert Safaris are all the Rage

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desert-landscape-1149719_640You’ve probably heard of going on Safari before, but as the middle east economy and tourism continues to boom, a lot of the countries are now offering desert safaris, an amazing opportunity to get out of the built up towns and cities and explore what there is to offer, whether you’re in Dubai or elsewhere.

Desert safaris can be visually breathtaking, with some offering the chance to see sunrise and sunsets, offering stunning photo opportunities and the chance to see sand dunes that look almost other worldly. The famous dune bashing drives can be great fun, and there’s a lot more on offer, including camel riding and lots of other local traditions. The trips are great for kids and adults alike.

The Best Desert Safari Deals will offer a lot of included things such as refreshments, even meals and the chance to choose how big a party you go out with, both private trips and those with big groups are available. You can go quadbiking in the sand, enjoy local food and drink, and experience sand dunes in a way you never knew possible!

Cities such as dubai are amazing, but there are plenty of people who want to get out and explore a bit further afield, and get out to the rural settings around the cities of the middle east, heading out on a desert safari is an amazing way to see the wildlife and landscapes and enjoy some thrilling activities along the way, we definitely recommend taking a trip out to the dunes.

Reasons to Move to Thailand

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thaiMoving from country to country is easier than ever in the modern age, and many of the challenges and uncertainty that a move would once have had, have been taken away by technological advancements and the internet. Thailand is very popular with expats and more and more people move to the Asian country each year, so what are some of the benefits of moving to Thailand?

The cost of living is one thing that jumps out as being a big benefit, if you’re used to living a country where the cost of living is higher you’ll notice the difference straight away. If your income can somehow come with you (if you can work remotely) then you can live like a relative king if you are moving from Japan, America or many parts of Europe.

The climate in Thailand is beautiful and very temperate meaning you have tropical jungle settings and a lot of great beaches to hang out, many of which are known to be party destinations, but there are plenty of quiet beaches too if you just want somewhere chilled out.

Thailand is well connected and transport is pretty good, taxis are relatively cheap and there are a lot of buses and trains to get around as well as numerous airports, from where you can head to a lot of different parts of the continent and beyond. It is no wonder Thailand is a really great option for so many expats or those wanting to change their life completely.

Destination wedding in Dominican Republic

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22Most of us think about our wedding for years in advance of when it happens, and in some cases dream of what our ideal wedding day will look like from when we’re children. More and more people are opting for destination weddings and while some are still happy with the local church, it is easy to see why a wedding in the Dominican Republic is such an appealing choice.

If you live in a part of the world where the weather is grey and grim, or just generally unreliable, planning a wedding can be very difficult, especially if the weather is going to play a part in your ceremony. The Dominican Republic has a tropical climate and if you plan with the seasons the weather is pretty reliable. On top of this, the surroundings are simply stunning, there is a reason why the caribbean is always top of the list for travel and holiday destinations, and the amazing tourist destination has become very popular for a luxury beach wedding or other destination wedding. The picturebook beach wedding or reception can be yours if you elope to punta cana or anywhere else in the Dominican republic. Some people even travel to the country as a couple to get married with or without their families, as it can be tough to fly a lot of people out to the country.

In the modern age, getting around the globe is simpler than it has ever been before, and wedding destinations certainly don’t have to be in your home country. Why not consider the caribbean for a beautiful wedding to remember.