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Tuscany Scenic Drive: Pisa, Volterra, Siena to Pienza

Tuscany scenic drive view from Volterra

Tuscany is so packed with scenic, winding roads that it’s hard to choose which one to take. We searched for a long while and then planned our Tuscany scenic drive, starting from Pisa and ending at Pienza. The next step was to take flights to Pisa, rent a cute little Fiat – and hit the road. I really think we ...

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Queenstown to Mount Cook via the Cardrona Road

Lake Pukaki shore and snow-capped mountains

This post will take you to the South Island of New Zealand. We are touring the island with a campervan and now driving from Queenstown to Mount Cook. We are taking the spectacular Crown Range (Cardrona) road from Queenstown to Wanaka, after which we will drive through the Lindis Pass to Lake Pukapi. At the end of the post we ...

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Queenstown Day Trips by Car: Arrowtown & Wakatipu

Queenstown Day Trips Arrowtown

This post will show you two Queenstown day trips by car: north to Arrowtown and south the Wakatipu lakeshore.  Arrowtown is a postcard-perfect mining village 20 km north of Queenstown, a must-see place in this part of New Zealand. The other Queenstown must see is the fiordlike Lake Wakatipu. Rent a car and follow the lakeshore south or north, both ...

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Drive in Central Bali: Batuan, Goa Gajah, Mount Batur

Drive in Central Bali: Bali village road

This article will invite you on a scenic drive in Central Bali, through jungles and villages and up the mountain. To see all this we rented a car and a driver and headed north from the tourist areas. Driving through the artist villages of Batubulan and Batuan we went to see jewels being made and visited a painter’s home and ...

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How to Make a Bali Day Trip by Car

Maru towers, Pura Taman Ayun

After arriving in Bali we booked a car and a driver to see the best places on the island. The next morning our driver was waiting for us and so we went on our first Bali day trip by car. He took us to Central and West Bali. We began the day watching Barong dance and then went to see ...

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Road Trip in Ireland: Dublin to Galway, Moher and Cork

The cliffs of Moher, Ireland

In this post I’ll show you our road trip in Ireland, from Dublin to Galway Doolin Cave, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick and Cork. I will 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 ...

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Self Drive Trip to the Daintree Rainforest

Jindalba boardwalk, Daintree

Now we will take you on a journey through the tropical north of Australia. To make a self drive trip to Daintree Rainforest we rented a campervan and headed to the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world, listed by UNESCO as a Wet Tropics World Heritage Site. Being such an old rainforest the Daintree contains many ancient plants and ...

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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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Saariselkä, Finland: Ski Tour in Lapland Wilderness

Skiing in sunshine

We spent a week on a 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 ...

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Melbourne: Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Drive

A koala at Healesville Sanctuary

This post shows you a Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges drive from Melbourne, Australia. My self-drive trip takes you to the wine-producing area of Yarra Valley and back over Dandenong Ranges. You can make this as a day trip from Melbourne. The drive also takes you to Healesville Sanctuary which is a perfect place to get close to native Australian wildlife. ...

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