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California Day Trip: Santa Barbara in One Day

Santa Barbara street

We made a day trip to Santa Barbara, California and explored this pretty Spanish-style city on the Californian coast. What did we see in Santa Barbara in one day? Purple trees and whitewashed houses, a lot of them. I can guess Santa Barbara looks good at all times of the year but in May jacarandas in flower make the city look like something ...

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Places to Visit in Denmark: North Jutland

The sand-buried church, Denmark

  Among the places to visit in Denmark North Jutland is a special one. Suberb beaches, high sand dunes, castles and half-timbered houses make the area worth a summer trip. And what about a sand-buried church and a collapsing lighthouse? I didn’t know much of this area in the north of Denmark but when my husband had a business meeting ...

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Rome’s Centro Storico in 25 Evening Photos

Pantheon after dark

Rome’s Centro Storico is a great place for an evening stroll. As the evening lights go on the architectural treasures of Rome’s historical center begin to glow. And you will see that they all look even more amazing than at daytime.  At night Rome’s sights show their best and you can clearly see all the fine details in them. Wandering through Rome’s ...

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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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New Zealand Drive: Mount Cook to Christchurch

Lake Tekapo and clouds

This post presents a drive across New Zealand South Island, from Mount Cook to Christchurch. Highlights of the Mount Cook to Christchurch itinerary are the two glacier lakes Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, the snow-capped mountain chains and the turquoise Rakaia Gorge. This is the last (number 9) of my New Zealand South Island posts that all together make a South Island round trip: from ...

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The Best of Florence in One Day

Ponte Vecchio from Uffici, Florence

The Italian city of Florence is a world class sight, but since its historic center is packed into a small area you can discover the best of Florence in one day. To help you explore Florence sights I put them on a map and made a walking itinerary between them.  So whether you are visiting Rome or touring Tuscany you should consider ...

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A Rome Weekend: The Top 10 Sights in Rome

Piazza Navona fountain, Rome

Rome is a city packed with treasures of history. But it’s also a city of 3 million people and the capital of Italy. After a Rome weekend I made a list of the Top 10 sights for a Rome city break. I picked up Rome’s best attractions and made a Rome walking itinerary that shows them all – and a lot more, since Rome ...

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How to Make a Lisbon Day Trip to Belem

Torre de Belem

This post tells you how to make a day trip to Belem, from Lisbon, Portugal, and what to see in Belem, a place full of history. We took tram 15 from Lisbon and spent a day exploring Portugal’s national monuments and learning about Portugal’s past and great explorers.  In Belem you will step 500 years back in time, to Portugal’s Golden ...

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Portugal: Touring Lisbon on Tram 28

Tram 28 Lisbon

This post shows you how to tour Lisbon on tram 28 that brings you up and down Lisbon hills to all the historic parts of the city. Most Lisbon sights are along the tram 28 route or just a short walk away which makes tram the best way to explore Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal. Lisbon is the warmest capital ...

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Santana Day Trip from Funchal

Santana triangular house

This post shows you the pretty island of Madeira. We make a Santana day trip from Funchal. To see the famous triangular houses we rented a car and took the steepest road up to Monte and on to Pico do Arieiro on the top of Madeira. On the north side we stopped at Ribeiro Frio and Faial. Santana is a village on ...

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