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Napa Valley Day Trip from San Francisco

Napa Valley Winery California

In this post I will show you our Napa Valley day trip by car. We spent a sunny day driving around the valley and looking for top wineries. Here are my top picks for your Napa Valley day trip. Napa Valley is a scenic wine-growing region one hour north of San Francisco and home to about 300-400 wineries. A day ...

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Queenstown to Mount Cook via the Cardrona Road

Lake Pukaki shore and snow-capped mountains

This post takes 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 Lindis Pass and along the shores of Lake Pukapi . At the end of ...

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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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Central Bali Day Trip: Mt Batur, Tegallalang, Tirta Empul

Central Bali Day Trip

In this post we are on a Central Bali day trip and drive from Mount Batur to Tegallalang rice terraces and the holy Pura Tirta Empul temple. On the way we will first visit a coffee plantation and learn about Bali’s Luwak coffee, said to be the most expensive coffee in the world. Before reaching the south coast we will ...

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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 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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Driving from Cairns to Daintree

Mossman Gorge

This post shows you a self drive itinerary from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical north of Australia.  I will show you Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you how to visit Mossman Gorge. Before crossing the Daintree River with a ferry we will relax on the white sands of Wonga Beach and spot wild crocodiles on a Daintree river cruise.   Captain Cook Highway that we drive ...

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Great Ocean Road Self Drive Trip

This post will show you a Great Ocean Road self drive itinerary. The Great Ocean Road in Australia is one of the world’s scenic drives. We explored the magic coast by car and found koalas, kangaroos and nature wonders. In fact we have made two Great Ocean Road self drive trips. The first time we rented a campervan and took the Great Ocean ...

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