Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur. Tennyson made this place famous in his Idylls of the King when he described waves bringing the infant Arthur to the shore, where he was plucked out by Merlin and carried to safety.
Palma itself, the Balearics’ one real city, is a bustling, historic place whose grand mansions and magnificent Gothic cathedral defy the expectations of many visitors. And so does the northwest coast, where visitors delight in the rearing peaks of the rugged Serra de Tramuntana, beautiful cove beaches, monasteries at Valldemossa and Lluc, and a string of delightful old towns and villages – such as Deià, Sóller and Pollença.
The Hamptons of France: Even Better than Long Island, We Swear
Connected via bridge to France’s La Rochelle, is the small charming island of Ile de Re. With its natural resources protected by the country, visit traditional vineyards and explore beaches, forests, dunes and even salt marshes in their pristine conditions. Automobiles are uncommon in this flat island where bikes are king, with over 60 miles of paths and trails you can traverse.