A brand new year has just begun! And what better way to usher in a sparkling new start than with a classic champagne cocktail - classy enough to impress your friends, and with just the right amount of alcohol to enjoy! Ingredients 1 white sugar cube 2 dashes bitters 20ml/¾fl oz cognac enough champagne to … Continue reading New Year’s Recipe Monday – Classic Champagne Cocktail
Unless you’re one of those people who totally relate to the Grinch, at least a teeny, tiny part of you will always look forward to Christmas time. From decorating the tree, to trying to convince your partner that you really don’t need so many lights hanging across the façade of the house, and let’s not … Continue reading Maltese Christmas Traditions that you don’t want to miss out on this Year
Travelling is a wonderful way for families to bond. In our article ’The Psychology of the Family Holiday’ we explain that families who travel once in a while are more likely to find ways to get along, come up with solutions to all sorts of problems and conflicts, and feel much more love between family … Continue reading 5 Important Tips for Families Travelling to Malta
Travelling is arguably one of the most enriching things you could do with your time and money From the moment you book your flights and pencil that all-important date into your diary, the excitement starts to build and your mind is quickly filled with vibrant images of all the sights you’ll see and things you’ll … Continue reading 8 Tips for a more stress-free holiday
Autumn in Malta might not be as clear a season at it is in other parts of the world, but it still makes the island feel that little bit more magical than usual. The weather’s definitely cooling down and everyone’s in the mood to go out a little more and enjoy everything the season has … Continue reading 6 Things to pack if you’re visiting Malta this Autumn
What is it about a Maltese summer that has thousands of tourists and travellers flocking to this side of the Mediterranean each year? Some visitors love our sun-kissed island so much, they never leave and decide to make Malta or Gozo their permanent home! So let’s take a cheeky look at just 7 top reasons … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Visit Malta this Summer
Let’s be honest – packing is probably the most annoying part of any holiday, no matter where you’re going. Some of us are packing ninjas, able to get organised and sort out a suitcase at a moment’s notice without breaking a sweat. Most of us mere mortals, however, need a little help – and possibly … Continue reading How to Pack like a Pro: 6 Quick Tips
Mothers. Sometimes, they can drive you up the wall, or nag you to the four corners of the earth. Little disputes here and there are inevitable with your mum. Regardless of all of that, your mother will always be one of the most important people in your life; perhaps the person who will always mean … Continue reading How to Treat Your Mother in Malta this Mother’s Day
In this age of political correctness, some people might think that celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Malta is more or less cultural appropriation. It’s not a Maltese tradition by any stretch of the imagination – so why do we hit the pubs year after year? There’s no easy way to answer this question. Well, actually … Continue reading Irish Bars to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at in Malta
Located in the North East part of Malta, Buġibba is definitely known for its charm. It’s one of those areas that saw rapid development in the 1960s, and quickly became a major attraction in the islands. That being said, we feel like this particular village isn’t always given its due attention. It’s easy to overlook … Continue reading Everything You Can do in Buġibba
New Year's Eve in Malta - what to do, where to go to celebrate the start of the New Year while in Malta.
If you want to do New Year's Eve Maltese style on a national level, this is the way to do it.
If you’re in Malta and need to get into the Christmas spirit we’ve come up with a checklist for things to look out for during the Christmas season in Malta.
Not many Maltese people would readily admit that we have too many public holidays, and let’s face it; why would we? Public holidays are great! Our island is home to the most holidays in the European Union, which we’re happy to count as a pretty substantial achievement. Besides, public holidays aren’t just fun, whimsical days … Continue reading The Day Malta Became a Republic
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you might initially be disappointed by what Malta has to offer this holiday season. Snow alone doesn’t make a good Christmas, though! In fact, we can say with confidence that Malta’s Christmas is one of the most exciting around. We even have the CNN backing our claims up, … Continue reading Christmassy Locations in Malta
It’s official: Christmas is less than a month away. That means that we can we can talk about our favourite holiday without shame; when we want and for how long we want to. Scrooges of Malta, beware! Joking aside, it’s impossible to not get excited about Christmas and its traditions. Regardless of what the holiday … Continue reading How to Make Imbuljuta tal-Qastan
If you had to ask us, we’d tell you that Malta’s living costs are generally pretty reasonable. We won’t make the argument that Malta is the cheapest country to live in or even have a holiday in, but we do firmly believe that it’s very possible to budget yourself when coming here, resulting in a … Continue reading How to Survive a Day in Malta on the Cheap
A Guide to Malta's best museums, get your fill of history - from wartime to archaeology!
Malta is undoubtedly abound with camera-ready locations just begging to be snapped, from picturesque countrysides to majestic architecture. We’re taking a look at the most photogenic locations on the island, giving you some inspiration for your next photographic journey. Wied iż-Żurrieq https://www.instagram.com/p/BM7djPFDsKn/ Definitely one of the most captivating views on the island, Il-Wied … Continue reading Remarkably Photogenic Spots: Malta
Set among the sprawling hills of Santa Maria Estate in the exclusive location of Mellieha, this four-bedroom, brand new, contemporary villa is the latest addition to Shortletsmalta’s ever-growing repertoire. Always keen on broadening their horizons and breaking all boundaries of limitation, the directors of Shortletsmalta Ltd embarked on an ambitious project – a goal to … Continue reading Villa Carob Hill – Modern Luxury exuding tranquility and peacefulness
Down by the sea shore where the ferry from Sliema berths along the coastline of Valletta, is a very old building, unseen from the road above, but quietly present and sitting right at the water’s edge. The building has existed for many centuries, constructed at the time of the Knights of the Order of St … Continue reading A Stylish Slumber
Given Malta's relatively miniscule size, most would wonder whether there are enough places to visit and stuff to do before things take a boring turn - worry not dear travellers! Read on below for an extensive A to Z catalogue of places to visit and things to see/do in the Maltese islands - assuring your … Continue reading Malta’s must-see – an A to Z of the Maltese Islands
Should Jean Parisot de la Vallette awaken from his 500 year old slumber and visit the city he had proudly designed and helped build, (but unfortunately never managed to see), he would surely do a double take and frantically call his architects. The once closed off fortress city now has wide-open gates, which hundreds of … Continue reading Valletta – a living masterpiece
The ancient people of the Maltese islands had many stories and legends surrounding their history and ancestors. Most of these myths find their foundations in truth and historical facts, although they were then embellished every time they were handed down from generation to generation. Some of these legends are associated with well-known characters in Maltese … Continue reading Legends from the Island – Mysteries and Myths of the Maltese
Children scream in delight, zooming past with a handful of paper confetti in their hands. Fireworks spiral their way into the air, leaving behind a trail of gleaming light. Band players huff and puff away at their trumpets and trombones, the odd thump from the bass drum echoing. Vendors call out to eager buyers, proudly … Continue reading Il-Festa t-Tajba!!
A trip to Gozo should be on everyone’s bucket-list. Our little sister island, known for its magnificent three hills, is a natural splendour, still very much raw and unspoilt. The Gozitans are friendly and welcoming (albeit being somewhat quieter than their Maltese neighbours), and the island offers a totally different feel than Malta does. Even … Continue reading A Day Trip to Gozo – How to make the most of your time on our sister Island!
Take our quiz to find out which kind of rental property would work best for you while on vacation! http://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/257733/what-kind-of-rental-property-suits-you-best Or take your pick from the results below: Luxurious Villa Only the best will do for you, and you make sure to have the best even during your travels. Your holidays are centred around utmost relaxation, … Continue reading What kind of rental property suits you best?
Kitesurfing is a relatively new sport, becoming a mainstream sport in 1999. It is a surface water sport which combines elements from wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing and paragliding. A kitesurfer uses the power of the wind with the kite to propel him/herself across the water, while also using the waves to be able to jump higher. … Continue reading Beaching It! – An insight into the world of Kitesurfing in Malta
Food is not just a means of nourishment for many. It is treated like a social vehicle; the act of eating is used as a medium - to meet up with family or friends, to discuss business, to celebrate an occasion. People seem to bond over food, making it a powerful social tool. Now imagine … Continue reading When Food can be Fatal – Food Allergies and Eating Out
It is common knowledge that stress is a killer. When you are stressed, your body does not function properly, making you more prone to illness; your mind is over-worked and thus leads to making rash decisions; and you are simply not 100% there. Stress can ruin you, in every possible way. Fortunately there is a solution to combat this stressful predator – a break from everyday life and day-to-day routine, which provides a much needed rest for mind, body and soul. That is all well and good; I can hear you say, but what about the kids? True - what about the kids? Should holidays be child-free? Do parents deserve a break more than the children do? Would bringing the kids along actually increase stress levels? We sat down for a chat with Elaine Grech a therapist specialising in Family Issues, to get more insight about the love/hate relationship of the Family Holiday.
In the past few years, holiday rentals - be it apartments, condos or villas - have grown steadily in popularity as the most opted for accommodation choice. This trend has never been as en vogue as it is right now; whilst holiday homes have been around for many years, the surge and demand for more … Continue reading Vacation Rentals – Advantages of renting a Holiday Home
Malta - our little island in the middle of the vast Mediterranean Sea. Yet, many have not heard of it, do not know where it is, do not know of our language, do not know her people. Here are some very quick facts, brushing up your skills on Malta and the Maltese: Malta is an … Continue reading Malta – an island of a thousand hues
1. The Weather Malta is in a state of perpetual summer almost all year long. Known for its 300 days of sunshine, our sunny little island enjoys mild temperatures even during the months of January and February. Storms just pass by, and usually clear up after a few hours. 2. The People The Maltese are … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Visit Malta