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Drive from Miami to Key West

Pigeon Key, Florida Keys

This blog post will show you the Florida Keys as you follow our drive from Miami to Key West, in fact a very scenic drive along Caribbean islands. The Florida Keys are a 112 mile long chain of tropical islands. The chain begins at the bottom of Florida’s mainland and ends at Key West, after innumerable islands connected by bridges. ...

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Phillip Island from Melbourne

A wallaby on Phillip Island

Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguins that waddle from the sea every day at sunset, in all weather. Phillip Island is just two hours from Melbourne and makes a perfect day trip if you’re visiting Melbourne. And even better if you can stay a couple of days, since there is much more to see. You can meet wallabies, koalas, pelicans and perhaps a whole seal colony. You ...

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Melbourne to Sydney: Merimbula to Sydney Coastal Drive

Bermagui, New South Wales

The last 500 km of our Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive were very scenic so we were happy for having reserved a couple of days to explore this area, the South Coast of New South Wales. The Merimbula to Sydney highway winds between green hills and turquoise ocean waters. And in addition there were well marked tourist routes that led us to small villages and remote ...

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Wilsons Promontory to Merimbula Coastal Drive

Sand dunes in New South Wales, Australia

Our Melbourne to Sydney road trip continues from Wilsons Promontory to Merimbula. First there are the Ninety Mile Beach and Lakes Entrance, the town of Gippsland lakes. After that we will spend some time in the pretty coastal village of  Mallacoota. Mallacoota was our last stop in Victoria before entering New South Wales and the tourist resorts of the Sapphire Coast. Wilsons ...

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Best Ko Samet Beaches Photo Tour

A Ko Samet beach

This post is a Ko Samet Beaches photo tour. Ko Samet island, Thailand three hours south of Bangkok is famous for its great beaches which I will show you. Which of the many Ko Samet beaches is the best? You can explore them just walking to the beaches and see which one you prefer. For Ko Samet is a small island ...

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Trip to Ban Phe Fishing Village in Thailand

Street view of Ban Phe

The Ban Phe fishing village is a small community south of Bangkok where ferries to Ko Samet and other islands leave. The trip from Bangkok to Ban Phe takes two or three hours and from Ko Samet about an hour.  We spent an afternoon in the Ban Phe and walked around in the old fishing village, parts of which are ...

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Bangkok to Ko Samet Island, Bangkok Stopover Trip

Ko Samet ferries

On our trip to Australia we made a stopover in Bangkok. We took a taxi from Bangkok to Ko Samet Island, directly from the airport. We spent some great days on the pretty beaches of Ko Samet. This post shows how we did it and what the island of Ko Samet is like.     To make the stopover trip easier we ...

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Cave House Trip from Las Palmas

A cave house in Barranco de Guayadeque

This is a cave house trip from Las Palmas that also takes you to botanic gardens, volcano crater and mountain villages with gingerbread houses. This is a whole day trip from Las Palmas but you can make it shorter if you like. Just turn to the coastal highway and return to Las Palmas any time you want. From Las Palmas take the road ...

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Las Palmas Mountain Trip to Pretty Villages

Mountains near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

This post tells you how to make a Las Palmas mountain trip by car. See the great mountains and pretty gingerbread villages right outside the biggest city of Gran Canaria.  The route goes south from Las Palmas and climbs into the mountains. After many pretty towns and villages you drive to north cost of Gran Canaria and follow the coast back to Las Palmas.   ...

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Gran Canaria Mountain Tour from Maspalomas

Road from Maspalomas

This post shows a Gran Canaria mountain tour from Maspalomas. We headed north from Maspalomas  to the southern Gran Canarian mountains and returned along the coastal road. This is a half-day tour from Maspalomas that gives you great mountain views and you will also see pretty Gran Canaria villages that are very different from the villages you can see on the coast. The first roadside stop is at a former guanche village that ...

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