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Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Dublin

Giants Causeway high stone columns

While Clas was at his conference I had a whole week in Dublin on my own. Yet after two days walking I felt like getting out from the city, just a little bit. I had seen most of the sights already and now wanted to see more of the country. So I checked what alternatives there were and decided to ...

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Sri Lanka’s Ancient Cities and the Cultural Triangle

Dreaming about travel: Polonnaruwa stupa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a long and remarkable history, most of which happened in the jungles. We went to see Sri Lanka’s ancient cities that once were the capitals of some of the world’s great kingdoms. Sri Lanka’s ancient cities had dagobas almost as big as the Egyptian pyramids. One after one these cities disappeared and became parts of the jungle, until ...

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New Zealand South Island Road Trip in 11 Days

Crown Range Summit road

Spending a week and a half on a New Zealand South Island road trip we found the best places of the remote island. This post lets you join our spectacular drive across this long island in the Pacific Ocean, close to Antarktis. To make the trip, we bought flights to Christchurch and rented a campervan right at the airport. Leaving ...

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Places to Travel at Different Times of the Year

Kick of the travel year

The new year is here, and the time to start planning your travels. To inspire you I listed some of the best places to travel in winter, spring, summer and autumn. Portugal, Italy, Finland, France… See the list of my favorite places to travel. You can make more trips if you don’t travel that far. As I live in Finland ...

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Things to Do in Monterey and Carmel

Pacific Grove ice plants

The shoreline south of Monterey is one of California’s top places to visit. We were driving down the Californian coast and found so many things to do in Monterey and Carmel that we just had to stay some extra nights to see it all. This post will tell you what to do in Monterey and Carmel and around them. Places ...

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Places to Visit in Denmark: North Jutland

The sand-buried church, Denmark

Among the places to visit in Denmark North Jutland is a special one. Suberb beaches, high sand dunes, castles and half-timbered houses make the area worth a summer trip. And what about a sand-buried church and a collapsing lighthouse? I didn’t know much of this area in the north of Denmark but when my husband had a business meeting in ...

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Southern Konnevesi National Park in 24 Hours

Southern Konnevesi, Finland

Southern Konnevesi National Park is one of Finland’s 40 national parks open to everyone to explore on foot – or even by boat. We made a short 24 hour trip to this fantastic new national park located in the Central Finland lake country.  My post will tell you what you can do in a day in Southern Konnevesi National Park, ...

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New Zealand Drive: Mount Cook to Christchurch

Lake Tekapo and clouds

This post will show you the drive from Mount Cook to Christchurch across the New Zealand South Island. The highlights of the Mount Cook to Christchurch drive are the two glacier lakes of Pukaki and Tekapo, the rows of snow-capped mountains and the Rakaia gorge with deep turquoise waters. This is the last (number 9) of our New Zealand South Island ...

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New Zealand: West Coast to Queenstown Drive

Blue Pools, New Zealand

Our New Zealand campervan trip now takes you from the South Island’s West Coast to Queenstown. We will follow the Haast River to Mount Aspiring National Park and see the amazing Blue Pools. What else is there for travelers? The majestic Southern Alps with the turquoise mountain lakes Hawea and Wanaka. From Wanaka we will take the Cromwell road to ...

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New Zealand: Hiking to Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Franz Joseph Glacier walkers

The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are the two biggest of the 140 existing in New Zealand, but the easiest to reach on foot. I will tell you how to get to these two glaciers and show what they look like.  Normally you can only get to glaciers on guided tours and helicopter rides but Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers ...

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