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DRIFT Travel Spring 2019

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  • Napa
  • Wine
  • Paris
  • Africa
  • Magazine
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  • Travel
  • Drift
  • Wines
  • Winnipeg
  • Resort
  • Calpe
  • Spain
  • Empress
  • Belize
  • Safari
In this issue DRIFT takes the family on vacation. From the wilds of Africa to an iconic luxury hotel that caters to kids, there’s a perfect family destination waiting for you. Come along on the journey as we discover a world of fun and adventure.

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seaside retreat for travelers. One of the most impressive sites in Calpe is the Rock of Ifach. Also a nature reserve, it rises from the sea into a rocky towner that measures an incredible 332 meters high. The Rock of Ifach is a popular climb where you can reach the summit via a (nerve jangling) tunnel through the upper part of the rock. Less dangerous adventure activities in Calpe include a sailing club, windsurfing, water-skiing, world class golf and plenty of coastal walking. With a typical Mediterranean climate and 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, Calpe enjoys warm days, cool sea breezes and wind shelter from the mountains. We stayed at the beachfront Hotel Bahia Calpe by Pierre & Vacances. The location of this hotel was amazing – walk out the front door, down a few steps and right onto silky sand and into salty waters. Our spacious room 22 . DRIFTTRAVEL.COM

overlooked the Mediterranean Sea with tremendous views to Rock of Ifach. The hotel’s flexible late arrival was appreciated and the morning breakfast (included in the room rate) was the best of our trip in either country. The Wi-Fi was strong and the air conditioning was cold. There was a store just down the street for basic supplies and the local restaurants were friendly, delicious and cheap! When you think of Spain or visiting the Costa Blanca, Calpe is not as popular as other Costa Blanca beach towns, but it should be. It is bucket worthy for many reasons. After three days, we left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and feeling like we had connected with local culture, and still had money left in our wallets – which was important as we headed to Barcelona (more on that later)! On our return trip from Spain, we chose a three day layover in Iceland so we could experience all corners of this unique island. My wife TRAVEL OFTEN . LIVE WELL . 23

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