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The European continent doesn’t have a ‘Florida’….but….

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Although Germany can be truly beautiful in winter,  for many seniors in Europe — the number one question is: where can we spend our winter? Where can we flee the gray skies and wet cold that creeps under the skin and into our bones, making us walk like stiff zombies?…And where can we go, to avoid looking at  our sad  RV.

I used to think Italy might be the answer. Italy’s climate varies according to the location, but the warmest part is still cold, (28 ° F), and usually rainy in winter.  What about Spain?   Once we stayed from February to April in Andalusian. Although the temperatures were around 50-60 degrees, the wind was freezing, and there was hardly a day where it didn’t drizzle.  Mallorca…the same thing…Greece and its islands… are not only cold in winter, but everything is closed. It’s amazing, entire beautiful sparkly islands get shut down, and  evolve into ghost towns.

There is one place in Europe, though, which basks under a warm sun, offers beautiful landscapes, and other than paying the normal flight costs, the islands have fair prices.  Because of their tropical location, just off the coast of Africa − the volcanic Canary Islands enjoy permanent spring-like conditions.  The weather is dry, (often windy), with year-round high temperatures near 72°F (22°C), and 100% sunshiny days are commonplace.

Of course we can’t fly over with our caravan, ( I wish), so this is one travel report that has nothing to do with camping. But since the Canary Islands belong to Spain, thus Europe, I hope to warm you up with some of our own personal experiences.

Each Island has its own character and beauty spots, but our personal favorite is Tenerife. To my surprise, I thought the Canary Islands were named after all the Canaries chirping away in their cages, hanging outside of the  white adobe house entrances . But no; the Canary Islands were named after the large dogs (Canes), which were once found living on the islands.

We were so lucky to have been able to stay in a beautiful hotel, on the island, at an incredible – off season price. If you want to get a great deal, don’t book! Just fly over, and go hotel hunting. That’s what we did, and found a gorgeous studio apartment, that normally goes for 200 Euros a night, for 40 Euros a night! No kidding! But please, I can’t guarantee this. Maybe we were just lucky − still, we are planning to risk that again.

Now kick off your shoes, lean back and enjoy some glimpses,  (3 minute video) through our eyes, of beautiful Tenerife and the other Canarian  Islands.

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Author: Angelika Schwarz

I'm an author on the go. Give me a caravan, laptop, camera, and Hubby at my side, ( not exactly in that order), and I'm on a 'roll'.

10 thoughts on “The European continent doesn’t have a ‘Florida’….but….

  1. Oh Angelika, I love this!!! And this is actually very useful for us, because we’ve been trying to figure out a possible alternative to going to Cuba every winter. To hear your comments about Spain, Italy and Greece in the winter is very helpful. We have thought of Tunisia or even Marrakesh, but never thought of the Canary Islands. Your video shows us that we would love it there. So we’ll be looking into that as a possibility for next year. Thank you for this, I really enjoyed it. On this cold, dreary rainy day here, I felt like I got lost in a tropical paradise for a few breathtakingly delightful minutes. ❤

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  2. Sharon, how cool is that! Maybe we could even meet there! The video shows scenes from all the islands, but most of the photos are of Tenerife. The good thing is, you can go on day excursions to the different islands as well. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the film. 🙂

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  3. I wanna go there, too! It looks fabulous!!

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  4. Ruth, the best is the temperature. It’s perfect all year round. I think Hawaii is like that too, not sure.

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  5. Oh girl. I just had the most beautiful vacation and never left my bedroom. Talk about candy for the eye and beauty for the spirit. What an elegant and sophisticated video. The scenery and music flows. I was instantly drawn in and was a companion on your journey. Thank you for sharing a truly breathtaking visit to one of the most beautiful places on earth. Angelika. You should make travel videos for travel agencies. Perfect in every way

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  6. Dee, thank you so much. You amaze me… in the middle of moving you take the time to comment on my blog. Making travel movies sure would be a challenge.

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  7. Wow . I can see why you considered being a professional photographer. These pictures just make you want to travel. Is this where yo uget your inspiration of ryour books?

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  8. Absolutely beautiful. Daniel, my son, was there a few years ago and he loved it. He was, of course, there with his girl and her family. That could have helped. But after seeing your video, I am sold. Beautifully done,too. You really do have a talent here. We Swedes see the Canary Islands as our Florida,too. Did you meet any Swedes during your stay? Many of my friends have been there quite a few times. So .. I think that you are definitely on to something here. You must have had a wonderful time there with hubby.

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  9. Iva, next time go with your son! 🙂 ..No I didn’t meet any Swedes there, but we met a lot of English folks…who kept us in stitches almost the entire vacation. I love the English humor. If we book a flight 6 months ahead of time… we can get a roundtrip under 300 Euros. Maybe you can too!

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  10. Gordon! Hello my dear brother! I’m sooo happy to see you here. Well, come to think of it… yes my next book has been inspired by the Canary Islands… but gee,.. I first have to get my first book out. lol. ❤

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