Have you ever seen almond trees blossom?
For the very first time I got to see almond trees was in Guadix - a little Andalusian town in the mainland Spain.
We were there for work from March to May and were staying in an apartment overlooking some orchards. Back than I had no clue that these plain looking trees were actually almond trees. Until one sunny day in March the boring looking trees transformed into magnificent soft pink and white clouds.
Since than we have witnessed almond trees in bloom in Provence in the end of February which was breathtaking.
So when we heard that Gran Canaria holds an almond tree blossom festival we were all eyes and ears and ready to go.
Ibiza is often seen as a party island, which is true at some point. The island indeed has great clubbing opportunities to those who seek them.
BUT (there is always a but!) after spending 10 days on the island upon the invitation of Santa Eularia Tourism Board we are happy to report that Ibiza is also great for traveling families.
Yes you read it correct - if you are looking for a destination with beautiful beaches and facilities catering for kids of all ages, Santa Eularia is the region you want to pay your close attention to.
While we are working on our big guide about things to do and see in Santa Eularia, in this post we would like to share with you our 6 favorite family friendly beaches.
We just came back from Stockholm and are itching to share with you everything we managed to see, do, try and stumble upon within our 48 hours stay in this vibrant Swedish capital.
If there was one sentence to describe Stockholm we'd choose "Perfect for families". The city is so well thought through and open to children that your heart opens up too. You see parents, grandparents and kiddies everywhere you go. Or maybe we just pay more attention to it now, who knows?!
Fact is that everywhere we went we saw families happily walking the streets, having lunch, playing outside and engaging in all sorts of family activities.
All the little tokens of attention from pavement slides to playgrounds with covered playing areas - it all makes it count.
The feeling we had was that kids are welcome everywhere.
So, if you are still in doubt on where to go with your kid - Scandinavia is the best start possible.
Oh, and thumbs up to Swedish dads who take a very active role in bringing up kids! I (Alexandra) don't think I have seen dad + kid combo so often as on the streets of Stockholm.
Once we stayed in an apartment in Helsinki which had a big coffeemaker, but no tea kettle. Later we learned that in Nordic countries coffee is king and many easily consume 4-5 cups a day. It's mostly filter coffee without milk or sugar in it.
With this in mind, assuming that Swedes also prefer coffee over tea we didn‘t have any doubts that there will be enough places with good coffee in Stockholm...
Once upon a time, when I was 14 years old and a quite nasty teenager at that I went to Spain with mom. Her dream was to see Granada and Seville. Mine - eating a lot of frozen juice ice-cream and complain about anything and everything (sorry, mom).
The only memory I have from back then is a yellowish photo of myself with a grumpy face infront of the Columbus monument in the World's largest Seville Cathedral. It was time to fix that memory. And as Spring is the most amazing time in Andalusia, we got our tickets fixed and flew in for a long weekend.
This time I was a mom. And even though our kids are far from being teenagers, I'm sure you agree that city trip as a couple and city trip as a family is a completely different challenge.
Saying that, let us share with you what we managed to discover in the Andalusian capital during our 48 hours stay. Hope you will find our tips helpful.
When we were choosing which part of Crete to visit, first of all we checked for beach options. You might know from our Instagram posts and Stories that Olivia loves being next to the water. Actually she loves beeing in the water so we have to be in there too, no matter what temperature the water has.... but that's another side of the coin.
Long story short, if you also enjoy idyllic sunsets, building sand castles and run away from tiny feet chasing you - Chania region is your choice. It has marvelous beaches some of which are holding the title "Europe's best".
Sit back and enjoy the 7 beaches of Chania region we are about to introduce you to. Oh, and we'll totally understand if you'd want to book your ticket to Crete this summer =).