We went for the beaches, but were quickly mesmerized by the light.  The most magnificent hues of peach and soft pink gently caress the landscape each morning sending a wakeful greeting to everything it touches.

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And each evening those same warm colors bid a peaceful farewell to each onlooker.  Each building, stack of hay, or mountain is painted in the warmth of the sun with the most opulent honey tone.  To capture the light and to do it justice is nearly impossible, but I assure you, it is one of the most indulgent ways to rise and one of the most tranquil ways to depart each day.

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The island and her white, sandy beaches are beautiful.  Coves, hide-a-ways and secrets abound.  The gentle waves and turquoise waters are natural playgrounds for our children.  Not a word of complaint was uttered, no need to seek sleep, or alternative entertainment, for minutes quickly dissolve into hours of endless, sandy fun.  The need to eventually pry them away from their sandy, wet haven is was eventually necessary after hours of fun turned our small children into lifeless dolls.

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And each time we left another beach, we were met with a bit of resistance and the quiet question uttered from sheer exhaustion always seems to arise, “When will we return?”

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We too, turn child – like in the comforts of fresh ocean breezes, water and sand.  There are simple luxuries to be had in the presence of the ocean – luxuries we greatly miss throughout the year.

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Beach holidays are simple holidays – wake each morning with the golden sun, eat, ready yourselves for the beach, play, build, run, splash, absorb and return home for a short siesta, wake feeling rested, and do it all over again before the bellies are filled with a delicious evening meal.   Tomorrow is greeted eagerly only to do it all over again.

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Mallorca to us has become the ideal spot.  A location on a map we discovered years ago in a different time and a very different place.  Mallorca was a place to visit in the distant future – a dream location of sorts.  Funny how life turns out, now the future is upon us and that very dreamy destination is a mere 1.5 hour flight from our new home.  The children love the beaches, we love the warmth of the Spanish people and in just 30 minutes from the airport we are surrounded by gorgeous beaches, white sand and excellent accommodations.  It is a winner all around!  Oh, if you do go, notice the light, it will captivate you!

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Time of Year:  Late June
Duration: 4 Days (it felt a bit short)
Where We Stayed:  Hotel Migjorn – we rented a small apartment, which was ideal and the hotel was fabulous for young families
Eats and Treats: Room Service & Ice Cream in the Car
Child Friendly?  Absolutely
Likes: All of it.
Dislikes: Too Short!
How we got there:  Basel to Palma – Rented a car and drove to rural Campo
Favorite Beaches: Es Trenc
Would We Return? This was our third time.

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