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Tenerife landmarks

Tenerife has a lot to offer! The nature of the Canary Island completely blew me away. Here are my 10 things you should definitely do on the island and how I experienced them. Get out of the hotel, into the car and off you go!

1. Day trip to Teide National Park

The Teide is the highest mountain in Spain at around 3700m and that is not the only reason why you should pay a visit to the volcano when you are in Tenerife. The region around the Pico de Teide belongs to the UNESCO natural heritage and offers an incredibly beautiful landscape.

For those who are not so enthusiastic about hiking, you can also easily drive up the mountain by car. Of course not all the way to the top, but far enough to marvel at the constantly changing landscape. Sometimes you feel like on the moon, sometimes like in the jungle and sometimes like in the Black Forest.

We spent almost a whole day photographing, marveling, reading and picnicking in the national park. In the end we hiked for 2 hours and almost broke the 2500 meter mark. Yeah baby! : P

It is definitely a blatant feeling when you are suddenly above the clouds or in the clouds.

2. Marvel at dolphins / whales in Los Gigantes

Up until this trip I have never seen dolphins or whales in their natural habitat (where they belong!) And therefore whale watching was one of my absolute must-do’s on Tenerife. Goodness I was excited! 🙂

At first I thought “Oh, these are only big animals that live in the water. So why make such a fuss about it? ”But when I saw a swarm of dolphins swimming next to our boat for the first time, I was completely freaked out. How beautiful are these animals, please? You are really happy like a little child. Incredible!

At the gigantic cliffs Los Gigantes, which are a sight in themselves, you can sail out in the harbor with a small boat. The trip costs only € 15 and takes 2 hours. After you have examined the animals, you go to a bay on the cliffs and you can jump from the boat into the water. Don’t forget your snorkel! 😉

3. Visit the black beach of Montaña Roja

Tenerife is a volcanic island and has an incredible variety of landscapes. There are green parts, whole areas on which nothing grows, long gold beaches and beaches with black sand.

That was also something I have never experienced before, walking barefoot through coal-black sand. It’s a very comical feeling when you’ve walked through light sand all your life. It is particularly strange when you cannot see what the next wave will bring because it is also black.

If you are looking for a black sand beach in Tenerife, you should visit the beach at Montaña Roja. Because not only is it particularly beautiful (and abandoned!), But also the Montaña Roja is very beautiful to look at. As the name suggests, the mountain is red. A red mountain on a black beach, that’s Tenerife!

4. Bathe in one of the many natural pools

This was also at the top of my list of things I really wanted to do. Tenerife has an incredible number of natural pools. We picked out the two that looked the coolest in Google Images Search.

I have to say that I am a little shit and reluctant to go into waters where you can’t see the bottom. I just don’t like the uncertainty of not knowing what’s under me. This is the case in the natural pools.

For everyone who feels the same way:

I’ve developed a trick over the years. I jump from the bank / stairs onto the arm of my companion. No joke! : P Then she has to carry me around, but mostly I’m not long in the water anyway. In some cases I dare to swim alone after a while.

What to do if you are alone or if you cannot expect your companion to carry you around? Then you need rubber water shoes or you jump from the shore directly into the water. Small tip on the side. : P

In Tenerife I can recommend the Garachico Natural Pool and the Natural Pool in Puerto de Santiago, near Los Gigantes.

These were my top 5 things to do in Tenerife. More didn’t fit in 4 days.

You can also go hiking in the Anaga Mountains, visit the famous mountain village of Masca, visit the pyramids of Güimar, try paragliding, swim with turtles, heat with the jet ski over the water and much more!

So don’t just chill in the hotel complex, but explore Tenerife! 🙂

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Tips for traveling with a pet on the road


The high season of travelers in USA is approaching and, therefore, many are already preparing their next car vacation in the country with the best energy to undertake the adventure. For the trip to be a quiet experience and leave the best memories, it is important to take into account the road prevention and maintenance measures for the car; but, in addition to that, if within the plans you are taking the pet, so as not to leave it in a nursery or with the neighbor, it is very important to take into account the following recommendations given by the experts of Mac Batteries so that it is prepared to any eventuality

Not all pets are suitable for travel

We know that pets are one more member of the family and their company is very important, but their health is more important. Ideally, consult a veterinarian first to have a professional concept before traveling. Additionally, there are other factors that allow you to determine if it is a good idea to take it for

Road: the years, their race and species, if they are used to traveling by car and medical history.

Prepare the luggage

When packing, you have to leave a space for what the pet needs: enough food, plenty of water for the ride in the car, ectoparasite product (if traveling on warm ground), favorite toy, leash or harness, snacks and, if possible, a portable fan or fan to make the heat adaptation process easier. In general, cold weather is easier for them than hot.

Crate, cage or other

The mere fact of changing the environment can generate a high degree of stress for the pet, that is why the crate, cage or other, must be inside the luggage. In the first hours it is better to leave it inside it, as it is a space that it already recognizes and where its smell makes it feel safe. When passing the hours or in intervals, it will be necessary to free it, everything will depend on how it reacts.

Stop more, know more

For all the crew to make stops to stretch the legs will be a relief, but for the pet it will be vital. And, although it seems at first a bad idea because the arrival at the final destination will be delayed, it will be the perfect reason to know and that the pet can run, drink water and go to the bathroom. So from the beginning it will be essential to plan those other hours in different parts of the journey that, surely, not only the pet will enjoy.

Ideal temperature

Taking into account the difficulty that most pets have to change the temperature, air conditioning the car will help make the process easier, so it will not drown or shake from the cold. Therefore, before starting the trip, you should check the battery and make sure it is well charged, so that during the road trip you can provide maximum power to the vehicle.

A battery of excellent quality and performance is vital not only to allow a normal start and start of the car, but to provide the energy needed by the other components of the car to function properly (lights, sound equipment, air conditioning, etc.) . In short, a good battery not only guarantees a smooth trip, but makes it more fun and bearable, both for people and for animals on board.

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Tips for an absolutely perfect road trip

A vacation on wheels can be a great adventureThere is the asphaltthe landscape that passes before usScenes from memorable filmssuch as Easy Rider and Thelma & Louiseor novels such as On the Roadby Jack Kerouac come to mindThat is the mystique of road tripsthe magic of getting going and going wherever you wantletting the kilometers go forward because the important thing is not so much the destinationas to reach it.

Tips before a road trip

The first thing is to ask a series of questionsWhere do we want to goHow much time do we haveWho do we travel withA good place to start is on Google MapsI always mark the place of destination and from where I leave and so I get an idea of the routethe distancethe places where you pass.

Most of the time I end up complicating the first route a bit to get to other points that I find interestingOf coursethe important thing is to have a clear basic ideabut leaving room for improvisation.

Own or rent a car?

Wellit depends on many factorsHow many kilometers are we going to doIs our car ready for a long trip or is it already a few years oldAre we going to travel in a group and need extra spaceAs much as you want a red convertible to emulate your cinematic heroesit may not be the best choice if you travel to rural destinations or with children.

If you decide to rent the vehiclealways do it with timeread the fine print of all offers and contract with the insurance optionIt comes out more expensivebut the tranquility on our vacation is pricelessAs far as possiblealready put to rentbetter be an ecological car.

Of courseif you decide to travel with your own vehicleit never hurts to make a small review and check that everything is ready to devour all the kilometers we want.


Maybe you wonder if this section is serious hereand I have to answer yesthat muchMusic is one of the essential elements in every good road trip and the proof is that the soundtracks of road movies are always greatFor this reasonyou have to spend some time before leaving to prepare song lists.

They can be our favorite groups and artistswe can alternate stylesThat sounds something of everyone’s tasteor try the music of the area where you are going to travelBe that as it maysomething always sounds in the carAnother very interesting option is to listen to the local stations as we pass through the places of the touryou never know what information will be valuable to us.

Tips to keep in mind during a road trip

Get a GPS

Today any phone with internet connection is worth itJust remember to bring a charger so you don’t run out of batteryThere are also applications that will guide us successfully without the need for connectionThese are very useful especially in rural areas where coverage may fail.

The navigation systems give you security and confidence in the route you are followingthey indicate the times and the average speedwhich are very useful data when it comes to tracking the trip.


They are not to go on the selfies in star planbut they are super useful when driving during the dayBetter if they are polarized and antireflective sunglassesThe quality of your vision is greater with them and they allow you to drive in a more relaxed way.

Have you tried driving when the sun is hitting you in the faceAt leastI find it very uncomfortable and dangerous.

Food and water

There is no road route that does not whet your appetiteTo do thisbetter prepare a travel bag with provisionsMake food easy to keep and eat in the carThey always crave sweetschocolatenutscookiespotatoes … It should not forget the healthyso also look for other alternatives such as vegetable chipsrice pancakesoatmeal cookies or fruits such as bananas or applesOf coursedo not forget that you have to hydrateespecially if the trip is in summer.


Tips to improvise a picnic

It is very practical and today they do not occupy as much space as in the pastSome chairsmaybe a tablethe occasional plate and cutlery well stored in the trunk can take us out of more troubleIn additionyou never know when we are going to find a shaded corner in which to enjoy the landscapeThe restaurant with the best views in the world can be past the next bend.

Make the necessary stops

This is a pleasure tripso we don’t have to break the Le Mans 24hour record or have a hard timemuch less put ourselves at riskWe must always look for our own safety and that of otherstherefore we must follow the basic rule of making 20 minute stops every two hours of travelor every 150/200 kilometers.

Tricks that will make your life on the road easier
Avoid tolls

Not only because of the money that is goingbut because many times the most interesting thing is on the secondary roadsFor me there is nothing more boring than doing kilometers in the monotony of a highway.

This is an adventure that you can do alone or with friendspartner or childrenYou just have to keep in mind the tips above to make your car trip perfect.