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Queenstown Day Trips by Car: Arrowtown and Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown Day Trips Arrowtown

This post on Queenstown day trips by car shows you two short self-drive trips from Queenstown: one takes you to Arrowtown and the other follows Lake Wakatipu shores. Arrowtown is a postcard-pretty mining settlement full of historical buildings and just 20 km north of Queenstown. It’s a must-see destination if you are visiting Queenstown. Lake Wakatipu again is on the ...

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Dining in Gdansk Old Town Restaurants

Restaurant Pod Lososiem, Gdansk

Before my trip to Gdansk I only had a vague idea of Polish food in my mind: potatoes, sauerkraut and pork. But after dining in Gdansk this idea had changed. Gdansk is on the coast so they serve a lot of fish, and even meat dishes were not heavy as I had thought. I wanted to taste local dishes, that’s what ...

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A Walking Tour of Historic Gdansk

Historic Gdansk from Motlawa river

This blog post tells you about the historic Gdansk by the Baltic Sea. We stayed there for a weekend and were surprised how great history this more than thousand years-old town has. And that there were so many things to see!  We walked up and down the old streets of Gdansk. We also made trips out from the city, but in this blog post I’m telling you about the ...

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Miami Beach Ocean Drive Art Deco After Dark

This is a photo gallery of Miami Beach Ocean Drive after dark. Everybody knows that the Ocean Drive Art Deco buildings look great at daytime but they look even better at night. So why not park your car and just walk along Ocean Drive and enjoy the views. Miami Beach Art Deco after dark! The South Beach Art Deco Historic District ...

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National Mall Walking Itinerary, Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

This post will show 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. Washington ...

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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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What to Do in Krakow Old Town in One Day

Horses and a carriage, Krakow Old Town

This post shows you what to see in Krakow Old Town in one day. Krakow in the south of Poland is the country’s former royal capital, full of art and culture. Walking in Krakow Old Town is like stepping back in time. What about the trumpeter playing from the top of the church tower – every hour and in all directions – to make sure everybody knows the time? ...

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Phillip Island from Melbourne

A wallaby on Phillip Island

Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguins that waddle from the sea every day at sunset, in all weather. Phillip Island is just two hours from Melbourne and makes a perfect day trip if you’re visiting Melbourne. And even better if you can stay a couple of days, since there is much more to see. You can meet wallabies, koalas, pelicans and perhaps a whole seal colony. You ...

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Driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory

Walking track to Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory

We made a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney along the coastal road and started driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park. This was our grand Australian tour and we wanted to drive slowly, see Australian nature and stay the nights in the most scenic places we could find. Wilsons Promontory definitely was one of those places. Wilsons Promontory, Squeaky Beach walking ...

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