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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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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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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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Florida Keys: Drive from Miami to Key West

Pigeon Key, Florida Keys

This post lets you follow our drive from Miami to Key West along the Florida Keys. It’s a 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. The single islands are called keys ...

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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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Phillip Island Self Drive Trip 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. The penguins – and koalas, kangaroos and other nature wonders – can best be explored on a Phillip Island self drive trip. The island is just two hours from Melbourne which makes a perfect day trip or even better if ...

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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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Thailand: The Best Ko Samet Beaches in Photos

Enjoying one of the best Ko Samet beaches

This post will show you the tropical island Ko Samet in the Gulf of Thailand. Once on the island, we explored to all parts of it so here they are, the best Ko Samet beaches. Ko Samet is not far away from Bangkok, you only need to travel three hours south. This makes its beaches easy to reach from the ...

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Thai Village Life: Ban Phe Fishing Village Built on Poles

Flowers and drying fish at Ban Phe

Thailand is dotted with tiny fishing villages built straight on the water. They just add poles and then their houses. Ban Phe south of Bangkok shows you what a Thai fishing village built on poles is like. We wanted to see what Thai village life on poles is like and spent an afternoon in Ban Phe wandering through its streets. ...

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