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Coastal Drive from San Francisco to Monterey

Capitola pier

The coastal drive from San Francisco to Monterey is one of the top scenic drives in the US. So we took the spectacular Highway 1 south from San Francisco to see what this world-famous route is like. This post shows you the Highway 1 sights, driving from San Francisco to Monterey. The Monterey area is definitely worth a vacation trip. The city itself is ...

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Madeira: Exploring Funchal Sights

Funchal mountain view

This post presents the Portuquese city of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. We spent a day exploring Funchal sights, walking around and taking great photos. Funchal has a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. And the old historic centre is like from a fairytale: black and white Baroque houses and  streets paved with round sea pebbles.   I also show the ...

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Touring the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country, California

Santa Ynez Valley vineyard view

The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country is one of the new wine regions of California. In addition to vineyards and wine tasting the valley offers pretty small towns like Solvang, Los Olivos and Los Alamos.  The Santa Ynez Valley is in the Central Coast of California between San Francisco and Los Angeles. We toured this new wine region on our road trip ...

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Italian Farmstay: Agriturismo Holiday in Tuscany

Agriturismo Casalpiano swimming-pool

We had a perfect agriturismo holiday in Tuscany. This post presents our farm stay near Pienza and the beautiful Tuscan scenery in the area south of Siena.  An agriturismo holiday in Tuscany had been in my dreams and then there was a chance to take a short break in May. We bought flights to Italy, rented a car and a booked a ...

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Exploring The Historic Sonoma Plaza

Sonoma center

The small town of Sonoma one hour north of San Francisco is the center of the valley with the same name. Sonoma’s main attractions are its wineries and the historic Sonoma Plaza. This post is a small photo gallery of the historic Spanish-style Sonoma, California.     Sonoma History It all started when Sonoma Mission fathers planted the first vineyards in Sonoma Valley in 1824. ...

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Napa Valley Day Trip from San Francisco

Napa Valley Winery California

This post shows you a Napa Valley day trip with a route map and photos. We spent a sunny day driving around the scenic Napa Valley, California and visited top wineries tasting their best wines. Here are my top picks for a Napa Valley day trip. Napa Valley is a beautiful stretch of valley north of San Francisco and home to about 300-400 wineries. A day ...

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Road Trip in Ireland

The cliffs of Moher, Ireland

In this post I’ll show you our road trip in Ireland and give you my best tips for planning a self drive trip around the emerald isle. You will also get our itinerary map.  Me and three of my friends spent a week driving around in the beautiful, green landscape of Ireland. We flew to the capital of Ireland, Dublin and our road trip in ...

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Getting Around Bangkok by Boat

Bangkok by boat

This post tells you how to explore Bangkok by boat and I will also include a Bangkok ferry map. There are good boat connections on the Chao Praya river, Bangkok’s central waterway. What is best, Bangkok’s main sights and old town are all by the river. We will first take a Chao Praya river boat to Chinatown. Then we will take a river ...

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Sightseeing in Key West

A house in Key West

Key West is the southernmost city in the continental US and it’s a place where you’d like to stay much longer than you planned. The ginger-bread houses are so pretty and the tropical lifestyle is so relaxed. Key West is in the Caribbean islands. I have visited Key West twice on my trips to US, and I guess that on my next trip to Miami I’ll again have to take ...

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Sightseeing Around Antalya Old Town

Street life in Antalya, Turkey

This walking trip brings you to some of the most interesting sights around Antalya Old Town. You start in Karaaliogly Park in the south and walk around the Old Town to the lively local shopping streets at the north edge of Kaleici. From here you head west to the Museum of Antalya and Konyaalti Beach. Before dark it’s time to take a dolmus back and inspect the shops ...

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