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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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Day Trip to Central Bali

Day Trip to Central Bali

This blog post tells about a day trip to Central Bali. We rented a car and a driver to see the artist villages of Batubulan and Batuan. In the villages we visited a jewellery, a painter house and the famous Pura Desa Batuan temple. Before heading to the mountains and the volcano of Mount Batur we stopped at the ancient Goa Gajah Elephant Cave.   ...

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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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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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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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Great Ocean Road Self Drive Itinerary

This blog post shows a Great Ocean Road self drive itinerary. The Great Ocean Road in Australia is one of the most scenic drives in the world. On your trip to Melbourne the Great Ocean Road is a must see day trip destination. At least make a day trip and if you can, make a self drive trip and stay a few days. ...

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Lycian Way: A Walk to Phaselis Ruins

Phaselis Ruins, Turkey

Phaselis ruins are a former Roman city a short distance from Kemer. To get there you can take a boat tour from Kemer or Antalya, or you can walk along the famous Lycian Way walking trail. To get to Phaselis we only walked a short bit of the Lycian Way that is 500 km long in all. We first took a dolmus bus ...

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Ski Tour in Lapland Wilderness

Skiing in sunshine

We spent a week on our ski tour in Lapland in the wilderness of Urho Kekkonen National Park. I flew to Ivalo, Finland with three friends from Switzerland during Easter 2015. All we had with us was backpacks with warm clothes and food. No electricity, no modern conveniences. Only snow, sunshine and wild nature. – Guest post by Maria Nygård – Lapland ...

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Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges from Melbourne

A koala at Healesville Sanctuary

This post shows you a day or weekend trip to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges from Melbourne. Tour the wine area of Yarra Valley and return via the Dandenong Ranges, and you get a nice day trip from Melbourne. This route gives you beautiful scenery, vineyards and tall ash trees. There are pretty hill top villages and the famous Healesville Sanctuary ...

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Melbourne to Sydney: Merimbula to Sydney Coastal Drive

Bermagui, New South Wales

The last 500 km of our Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive were very scenic so we were happy for having reserved a couple of days to explore this area, the South Coast of New South Wales. The Merimbula to Sydney highway winds between green hills and turquoise ocean waters. And in addition there were well marked tourist routes that led us to small villages and remote ...

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