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New Zealand: Short Walks in Mount Cook National Park

Tasman Glacier Walker

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is on the absolute top of New Zealand’s South Island. We hiked to Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier Lake and afterwards to Kea Point and really enjoyed our short walks to glaciers and lakes . Aoraki Mount Cook National Park has New Zealand’s largest glaciers and highest mountains that have a round the year snow ...

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Hiking Cinque Terre Trails between Five Villages

Hiking Cinque Terre Trails

This post shows you a hidden gem in Italy, we are hiking Cinque Terre trails between five coastal villages north of Tuscany. The isolated Cinque Terre with its five villages is in a location where you don’t get by car, you have to take a train through many coastal tunnels. To explore the Cinque Terre villages you have to walk between them, or take ...

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Slowinski National Park Sand Dunes

Slowinski National Park, Poland

This post will tell you what to see in Slowinski National Park on the Baltic Coast of Poland. Slowinski is famous for its sand dunes that move 10 meters a year, pushed by the wind. Some of the dunes get high like hills and you can climb on them, on the soft sand. In cooperation with: Polish Tourist Organisation To ...

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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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Four Short Walking Trails in the Everglades

Anhinga bird, the Everglades

This post will show you four short walking trails in the famous Everglades National Park, Florida. We will begin with the Anhinga Trail, one of the most popular Everglades trails, and also see the Gumbo Limbo Trail next to it. Then we will drive on to the southern edge of the national park, to a place called Flamingo that has ...

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Everglades National Park: Day Trip to Shark Valley

Dreaming about travel: alligator in Shark Valley, Florida

As we wanted to ride bikes in the Everglades we made a day trip to Shark Valley. Shark Valley Visitors Center in Everglades National Park has bikes for rent so there we went and cycled between alligators, birds and snakes. This post will show you how we did it and what biking in the Everglades is like. Afterwards we learned about ...

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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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Melbourne to Sydney: South Coast of New South Wales

The Little Blowhole, Kiama

The scenic South Coast of New South Wales is a perfect road trip destination. Kiama, Minnamurra, Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach, Tilba Tilba, Merimbula… And Kangaroo Valley if you like a side trip. The Merimbula to Sydney highway winds between green hills and turquoise ocean waters. Or maybe you prefer the well marked tourist routes that take you to remote villages ...

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Melbourne to Sydney: Australia South East Coast Drive

Sand dunes in New South Wales, Australia

This post will show you the drive along Australia South East Coast. We are driving in the Victorian countryside from Wilsons Promontory and Lakes Entrance to Merimbula and will also visit the Ninety Mile Beach and Mallacoota. The post is a part of our Melbourne to Sydney road trip by campervan. Mallacoota was our last stop in Victoria before entering ...

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Driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory

Walking track to Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory

We started our road trip from Melbourne to Sydney by driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park. That is a three hour drive, 250 km, but you can add some nice side trips and see more of the country.  This was our grand Australian road trip which we wanted to make slowly, to see as much of Australian nature ...

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