I have to say this fall has been treating us nicely. Yes, there are autumn showers and a slight chill in the air, but after a scorching summer and endless sunshine, I’m glad the weather hasn’t been so drastic, easing us every so slightly into an impending winter. In preparation for the winter whites, it’s nice to explore ways to spend the holidays. Snow cabins are a popular choice; sledding in Rovaniemi or skiing in the Alps. However, for this island girl only one thing stands true: show me the warmth.
There aren’t too many places I’m willing to travel to twice. Between coordinating schedules, and picking a destination that suits everyone – well it can be nerve wracking. And travelling with the little ones? Forget it. There are so many things to consider, baggage to carry, activities to plan and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. So when I do take the pilgrimage (it really is) again and again, shows just how special this place must be. And Mallorca truly is.
There is a sea of nostalgia and calm that washes over your senses on your first visit to Mallorca. The landscapes, typical of the Mediterranean, are views of contrast; the bleach white of the limestone against the emerald blue of the sea. The denizens are warm, charming and very proud of their traditions – even the king of Spain frequents this Balearic gem with his family in tow. And taking the trip in the peak of winter is just the refresher needed to survive the rest of the season. Though I’ve been all over, I have a particular affinity to the capital Palma, and the surrounding areas. Take a look for yourself, and see if you can spot the Gaudi treasure.