Andorra is a haven for skiers, snowboarders and others who flock to the Pyrenees for wintertime activities, but there’s a lot more to do in the tiny principality than hit the slopes with the hordes of others.
Upon arriving in the region nestled between northeastern Spain and southwestern France, grab a room at one of the copious hotels, most have some sort of spa access. The natural springs beneath the town of Andorra La Vella (Old Andorra) provide healing waters for all the city’s spas, plentiful in the hotels.
If your hotel doesn’t have a hotel or shops connected through the lobby, visit Caldea, a hot-springs spa that draws visitors from all over the region for hours of relaxation in the indoor and outdoor salt pools, hammam, saunas, ice baths, Roman baths and more. Pay a little extra for a massage, facial or body treatment.
Andorra is also known as a tax-free destination for shoppers looking to stock up on everything from clothes from outlet,s such as Zara and Mango, to electronics, cigarettes and liquor. Join the other shoppers along Avinguda Meritxell for window-shopping with the masses.
To escape the concrete jungle, head to the hiking paths that caress the city on all sides. Cami Rec de Sola takes strollers past small local farms where roosters crow and dogs hop up on fences for a friendly pet.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Book the Night on a Glacier experience, available May–September, from Off the Map Travel, to not only spend a one-of-a-kind night in a one-of-a-kind destination, but also enjoy your chance at seeing Norway’s magnificent polar bears.
The City of Sin is often seen as the perfect destination for pre-wedding celebration, but it offers plenty of thrills for newlyweds, too. Alongside the bright lights and buzz of the casinos, the city offers world-class entertainment and numerous outdoor adventures.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Sitges is one of Europe’s most lively and charming beach towns, and the perfect destination for a memorable spring break. The Spanish town is only a short drive from Barcelona and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This, combined with an incredible selection of restaurants, shops and nightlife experiences, make it a can’t-miss.