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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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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 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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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 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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Queensland, Australia: Driving from Cairns to Daintree

Mossman Gorge

This post will take you on a self-drive itinerary from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical far north of Australia.  We will show you the resorts of Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you how to get to the magic jungle of Mossman Gorge. Then, before getting across the Daintree River by ferry we will take it easy on ...

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