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Airport Layovers: How to Pass the Time

Make the most of your vacation from the get-go!  Vacation season is well and truly upon us! Alas so are the long-haul flights and dreaded layovers. If you don’t fancy taking root outside your gate and using up all your phone battery, you might like to check out what some airports have in the way […]

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The 10 Most Incredible Beaches in the World

You love beaches and are already planning your next trip to the seaside? Check out the 10 most incredible beaches in the world!Have you been to one of the amazing beaches yet? If not, what are you waiting for!

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Airport Layovers: How to Pass the Time

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Make the most of your vacation from the get-go! 

Vacation season is well and truly upon us! Alas so are the long-haul flights and dreaded layovers. If you don’t fancy taking root outside your gate and using up all your phone battery, you might like to check out what some airports have in the way of entertaining distractions. Together with the help of the consumer organization FairPlane, we’ve put together our favorite airport attractions from across the globe that will help turn the hours into minutes. Enjoy!

1 – Rooftop Paradise

At Singapore’s Changi Airport, it’s worth having a bathing suit stowed away in your hand luggage. A rooftop swimming pool awaits all those with time to kill! Those who prefer to stay dry can while away the time in the tropical garden, complete with almost 50 different types of butterfly and luscious greenery.

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2 – Airport Brewery

Beer-lovers are bound to feel at home at Munich Airport. Home to the only airport brewery in Europe, what better place to kill an hour or 2 than with a behind-the-scenes tour or a sampling of their very own “Airbräu” beer? Follow the sound of clinking beer steins to the restaurant, located between terminal 1 and 2.

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3 – Play and Fly

Keeping the kids occupied during a layover? Oh boy. All those stranded in Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Here, little ones can let off some steam in the Disney-style play corner whilst the older ones check out the range of simulator games. With Playstation games, cartoons, and themed areas, the only thing you need to worry about is not missing your connecting flight!

4 – Underwater Wonderland

An underwater world of gigantic proportions awaits passengers at Vancouver’s International Airport in Canada. More than 20 different kinds of fish from the Pacific can be found bobbing through this huge aquarium. Go pay them a visit at the International Terminal.

5 – Rest and Relaxation

Travelers with a layover at Frankfurt am Main Airport in Germany won’t find themselves short on options to pass the time. Indulge in a pamper session to chase away pre-flight nerves, or treat your tootsies to a mani-pedi for that all-important beach debut. Those looking for a more spiritual atmosphere can find around-the-clock prayer rooms for peaceful contemplation.

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6 – A Hole in One

The ultimate activity to keep airport boredom at bay can be found directly on the grounds of the Frankfurt Hahn Airport: a fully-functioning 9-hole golf course. Built in 1954 and renovated in 2006, the putting green provides fresh air and welcome relief from the tannoy system.

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7 – The Endless Wait

If you’ve conquered the art of patience by now, why not visit an airport where airplanes are a thing of the past? At Tempelhof Airport in Berlin you won’t see any aircraft on the runway or in the skies above it. All air traffic was discontinued in 2008, although luckily for us the grounds and building itself are still open for intrepid explorers. Embark on a guided tour of the underground bunker system and many other secret corners that have only recently opened up to the public.

8 – Eliminate Further Waiting

After having waited hours for a delayed flight or connection, you’re probably not looking to waste further vacation time on queuing for taxis or navigating an unknown public transport system. Reward your perseverance with a luxury airport transfer, available from major airports worldwide such as Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. Sit back, and let the Mercedes do the work for you.

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The 10 Most Incredible Beaches in the World

You love beaches and are already planning your next trip to the seaside? Have you been to one of the amazing beaches yet? If not, what are you waiting for! Pack your bag and get ready for your next adventure. Whether you are looking for a pink beach or glow-in the-dark-water, these stunning places actually exist. Check out the 10 most incredible beaches in the world!

1. Pink Sand Beach in the Bahamas

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The pink beach consist of tiny pieces of pink corals from a reef not far away which washes the chunks ashore.

2. Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

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This is actually explainable even though it seems like the water glows all by itself! Bioluminescent Phytoplankton cause this glow by grouping together and shining it all out…

3. Glass Beach in California

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Near Fort Bragg in California this beach looks like a million pieces of glass were being placed on to the ground but there is another, quite sad reason behind this special look: A long time ago, the residents that lived here used to dump all their garbage into the water and it was washed back ashore. The broken glass and other materials were pounded by the water over and over again for ages, so that is why this shore is glassy.

Head to Los Angeles in order to get to beach and spend your day there!

4. Panaluu Black Beach in Hawaii

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This beautiful black beach gets its color from the lava that was running into the sea ages ago. Cooling of quickly in the water, the basalt then stayed at the shore, creating this particular sand.

5. Shell Beach in Shark Bay, Australia

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As a cockle clam this is just the perfect place to be. Ever. The water around this stunning bay contains natural saline which is something sharks can’t stand. That is why the clams in this area go simply nuts and their shells litter the beach. Even though it is paradoxically called ‘Shark Bay’, you can’t find any around and just enjoy your day with the clams (or what is left of them).

6. Giants Causeway in Ireland

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What you see here is cracked lava after it rose to the surface over 50 million years ago!

7. Vik Beach in Iceland

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Another magical black beach formed by lava. Iceland has much more to offer though: The Blue Lagoon is perhaps Iceland’s most famous site, and with good reason. The steamy milky blue-green water of this natural geothermal spa will wash away the stress and sore muscles of all who enter. A number of tours from Reykjavik are available to the Blue Lagoon.

8. Hidden beach in Marieta, Mexico

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Head out in the morning and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the waters of Banderas Bay on your way to the beautiful Marietas Islands National Park. Spend the morning there, watching for rare species of birds, snorkeling in the crystal clear waters that surround the islands, or relaxing on one of the island’s secluded beaches with your favorite drink.

9. The Beach of the Cathedrals in Ribadeo, Spain

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This high, cathedral-look-a-like creation has all been formed by mother nature itself: the water that pounded continuously over the stones during time, has curved the different shapes into the rocks.

10. Dragon Eggs Beach at Koekohle Beach in New Zealand

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These stones are surely not real dragon eggs but they go way ahead of our time. The sedimentary rocks are left overs from another land that has been washed away over the years. They could not be removed so the water pounds against them and shapes them into these round forms.

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