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Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro

Tourists at Christ the Redeemer

This post tells about a day of sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro. What sights should you see on your first day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? And what is Rio de Janeiro, the host of the 2016 Olympic Games like?  Rio de Janeiro is a city with a really unique setting. Rio is both a lively city and a tropical resort and it ...

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Olinda Carnival

Olinda Carnival parade and umbrellas

The Olinda Carnival together with the Carnival in Recife is where Brazilians from all over the country come and party. The Unesco World Heritage listed old town of Olinda makes a perfect setting for a street party that lasts for a week, or even more. People start preparing for the Carnival soon after Christmas since they just can’t wait.    ...

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One Day in Key West

A house in Key West

Key West in the southernmost point of US needs a long drive along the Florida Keys. But this tropical town definitely is worth the drive. Its gingerbread houses and tropical lifestyle make you want to stay longer than planned – but what if you only have one day in Key West?  I have been to Key West twice on my trips ...

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Drive from Miami to Key West

Pigeon Key, Florida Keys

This blog post will show you the Florida Keys as you follow our drive from Miami to Key West, in fact a very scenic drive along Caribbean islands. The Florida Keys are a 112 mile long chain of tropical islands. The chain begins at the bottom of Florida’s mainland and ends at Key West, after innumerable islands connected by bridges. ...

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Walking Trails in the Everglades

Anhinga bird, the Everglades

This day trip from Miami brings you to walking trails in the Everglades. You walk the Anhinga Trail which is one of the most popular trails in Everglades National Park. Next to Anhinga Trail is the short Gumbo Limbo trail. You continue driving all the way to the southern edge of the Everglades, to a place called Flamingo, where you can spot crocodiles and manatees. On ...

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Everglades National Park: Day Trip to Shark Valley

Alligator in Shark Valley

Me made a day trip to Shark Valley to bike in the Everglades. We rented bikes at the Shark Valley Visitors Center and had a fun day out, biking between alligators, birds and snakes. This post shows how we did it and what it was like. Afterwards we had lunch in the nearby Miccosukee Indian Restaurant and and we also went to ...

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Ocean Drive Art Deco After Dark

This is a photo gallery of Ocean Drive Art Deco buildings after dark. Ocean Drive Art Deco looks so beautiful by day, but look at it at night! Park your car and stroll along the beach side of Ocean Drive and enjoy the magnific Art Deco after dark! The South Beach Art Deco Historic District is the number one sight of Miami and it’s ...

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National Mall Walking Itinerary, Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

This post shows you Washington DC and a National Mall walking itinerary that takes you to all famous Washington museums and monuments. So why not park your car and explore the famous Washington DC National Mall by foot? The National Mall is a 2,5 miles long green area between Capitol Hill in the east and the Lincoln Memorial in the west. There is the ...

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Washington DC Day Trip to Old Town Alexandria

House in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, US

If you are visiting Washington DC make a day trip to Old Town Alexandria. Alexandria just south of Washington DC is a pretty 18th century town that once was an important port and commercial center. Many historic buildings still remain in Old Town Alexandria and the town has a nice small-town atmosphere with boutiques, restaurants and sights connected to American history. To make a ...

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Washington DC: Capitol Hill Walk

The U.S. Capitol

This self-guided walk shows you the Capitol Hill in Washington DC. My one day Capitol Hill walk will bring you to the most famous halls of the US Capitol and the Library of Congress. At the end we will visit the US Botanic Gardens. Visiting all these attractions needs a full day and you should prepare your trip in advance, at least a little bit. Make a reservation to ...

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