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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 Campervan Trip: Christchurch to Greymouth

Visiting Arthur's Pass National Park

This blog post begins a series of posts on our campervan trip around New Zealand South Island. We bought flights to Christchurch, rented a campervan at the airport and set off from Christchurch to Greymouth and down the West Coast.  The scenic road from Christchurch to Greymouth takes you across the Southern Alps from the Pacific Coast in the east to the ...

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Day Trip to Muir Woods Redwood Forest, California

Muir Woods Redwood Creek Trail

California is famous for its giant redwoods but redwood forests have almost disappeared from Californian shores. To see giant trees I made a day trip to Muir Woods Redwood Forest that is the only remaining redwood forest in San Francisco bay area.   The trip was a half day self drive tour and I was traveling with my husband. Muir Woods ...

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Melbourne to Sydney Drive along Coast

Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

This post will help you plan your Melbourne to Sydney drive along the coast. We rented a campervan and spent more than a week on this spectacular coastal route.  We followed the Pacific coast all the way from Melbourne to Sydney, first heading south to Phillips Island and Wilsons Promontory after which we turned north. And this coastal journey became such a ...

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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil: Beach and Rock Pools

Porto de Galinhas jangada reef tour

This post shows you Porto de Galinhas, Brazil that has amazing coral reefs just offshore and the best beaches of Brazil. Porto de Galinhas is an isolated tourist resort that is internationally pretty unknown. But the Brazilians have many years in a row voted it the best beach in Brazil. What makes Porto da Galinhas in Pernambuco, Brazil that special? Is it the huge expanse of soft, white ...

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San Francisco Sightseeing: A Driving Tour

Alamo Square and San Francisco downtown

This post tells you how to make a San Francisco sightseeing driving tour. Driving in Central San Francisco is super easy if you can visit on Saturday or Sunday when there is less traffic. Parking may be a problem but we found good solutions for that. We spent a sunny Saturday driving around Central San Francisco and reserved the Sunday for Golden Gate area attractions. Both days were ...

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Day Trip to West Bali

Maru towers, Pura Taman Ayun

To discover Bali we rented a car and a driver for two days. To begin with we did a day trip to West Bali after which we toured Central Bali. This blog post brings you to West Bali. First we watch Barong dance. Then we visit a monkey forest and a temple with Maru towers. After that we walk on rice terraces and at the end it’s time to watch ...

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Cruise the Barrier Reef: Agincourt Reef Cruise

Snorkeling at Agincourt Reef

What is it like to cruise the Barrier Reef and what are the reefs like? How do you spend your day on a reef cruise? We took an Agincourt Reef cruise from Port Douglas and had a perfect day out on the sea. Agincourt Reef located at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef consists of 3000 reefs and ...

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Self Drive Trip to Daintree Rainforest

Fan palms, Daintree Rainforest

This post shows you the best things to do in Daintree Rainforest in the tropical north of Australia. We made a self drive trip to Daintree Rainforest from Cairns and noticed that there is so much to see in the Daintree National Park, the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world. Daintree is a lush, green rainforest that has both ancient plants and animals –  and ...

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Driving from Cairns to Daintree

View of Port Douglas Harbour

This post shows you a self drive itinerary from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical north of Australia.  I will show you Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you how to visit Mossman Gorge. Before crossing the Daintree River with a ferry we will relax on the white sands of Wonga Beach and spot wild crocodiles on a Daintree river cruise.   Captain Cook Highway that we drive ...

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