Christchurch New Zealand

16 Amazing Things to Do in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand. A series of devastating earthquakes rattled the city in 2010 and 2011, and these events have left their mark on the city. Learning about these earthquakes is one of most popular things to do in Christchurch, but you can also visit a wildlife reserve, drift on the Avon …

2 Day Porto Itinerary

2 Days in Porto: Best Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

Julie Itinerary, Portugal 2 Comments

If you are planning your first trip to Porto, this Porto itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Porto, you have just enough time to see the highlights of this incredible city. Enjoy the views from the Dom Luís I Bridge and Torre dos Clérigos, go port tasting at the wine cellars in Gaia, stroll along the Douro …

Great Barrier Reef Tours

Liveaboard Tours of the Great Barrier Reef: The Best Way to Experience the GBR

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The Great Barrier Reef is a fascinating bucket list destination for many around the world. Whether it be for a quick snorkel trip or a multi-day scuba tour, there are a variety of ways to explore this massive natural wonder. From impressive coral reefs to hidden shipwrecks, divers can truly see it all here. But where, and how, are the …

Best Beaches in Algarve Portugal

Best Beaches in Algarve: 10 Stunning Beaches You Can’t Miss

Tim Portugal 2 Comments

Located along the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Europe. From hidden coves and grottoes to long stretches of shoreline, each of these gems offers a unique experience that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of this part of Portugal. Join us as we unveil the best beaches in …

South Island New Zealand Itinerary

10 Day South Island New Zealand Itinerary: 4 Different Ways

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With 10 days on the South Island of New Zealand, you have just enough time to visit several top spots. Queenstown, Wanaka, the Milford Sound, and seeing Aoraki / Mount Cook (New Zealand’s tallest mountain) all top the list, but you also have the option to add on the Southern Scenic Route, Akaroa, Abel Tasman, and the Marlborough wine region. …

One Day in Sintra Itinerary

One Day in Sintra: 3 Sintra Day Trip Itineraries from Lisbon

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Tucked away in the mountains outside of Lisbon sits the lovely town of Sintra. This town is the gateway for exploring several of Portugal’s most famous palaces, castles, and museums. With one day in Sintra, visit Pena Palace, stroll through the gardens at Quinta da Regaleira, walk the walls at the Castle of the Moors, see the beautifully tiled rooms …

Arches National Park Reservations

US National Parks that Require Reservations – 2024 Guide

Julie National Park, United States 8 Comments

Due to growing popularity and visitation, there are now eleven National Parks that require a reservation in advance. This includes timed entry reservations, vehicle reservations to drive a particular road, or a hiking permit for select trails. Why are National Parks Requiring Reservations? For the last 10 years, visitation in the US national parks has steadily been growing. Contrary to …

New England Road Trip Itinerary

12 Day New England Road Trip Itinerary

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Embark on an exciting New England road trip, exploring Cape Cod’s beaches, Maine’s coastal beauty, and the vast White Mountains of New Hampshire. This fast-paced itinerary is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a mix of sightseeing, town hopping, and hiking. Each destination has its unique charm, providing a well-rounded experience of the best sights in the American Northeast. About this …

Vienna Christmas Lights Photos

Christmas in Vienna: Christmas Lights Walking Tour & Festive Things to Do

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From late November through December, Vienna transforms into a holiday wonderland. Festive lights are strung up along this city’s famous streets and small markets pop-up all-over town. Imagine yourself sipping on hot mulled wine, shopping at the markets, and going for a stroll along the brilliantly illuminated streets. These experiences create a memorable Christmas in Vienna. In this guide, we …

Falmouth, Cape Cod

2 Days on Cape Cod: Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown & Falmouth

Kara United States 3 Comments

There are an overwhelming number of activities, towns, and beaches to visit on Cape Cod. Planning a trip here is difficult, especially when you only have a short amount of time but want to see everything. Here is how we spent two days on Cape Cod with tips to help you have the best experience. About Our Trip to Cape …

Portland

Portland, Maine: Things to Do, Day Trip Ideas, Where to Stay & Eat

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Portland, a lively city by Maine’s Casco Bay, features historic red-brick buildings, cobbled streets, and century-old monuments. Along the shore, travelers embark on whale watching cruises, ferry tours, and fishing trips on Maine’s blue seas. The city is brimming with shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and rooftop bars. With a bustling atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, there’s a constant buzz of activity …

Christmas in Prague

Christmas in Prague | Best Christmas Markets & Festive Things to Do

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Prague is a magical place to visit at Christmas. In December, Christmas markets spring up around the city, shops and hotels are adorned with festive decorations, and add in a dusting of snow, and Prague becomes one of the best cities to visit in Europe during this holiday season. A year earlier, we spent a week in London in December, …

Best Vienna Christmas Markets Photo

Vienna Christmas Markets 2024 | Where to Eat, Drink & Shop

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If you have plans to visit Vienna in December, you are in for a holiday treat. The Vienna Christmas markets are some of the best in Europe. In mid-November, Vienna transforms into a magical wonderland. Small markets spring up on famous squares and in front of historic buildings. For sale are holiday gifts, arts and crafts, spiced mulled wine, and …

Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth, Maine: Lighthouses, Lobster Rolls & Beaches

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Cape Elizabeth’s enchanting coastline offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and historic charm. It is home to the Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine, as well as numerous smaller lighthouses and state parks. Here you can bike along scenic trails, savor fresh lobster rolls, and gaze over serene ocean views.   Best Things to Do in Cape …

Kancamagus Highway

Top 10 Stops Along the Kancamagus Highway

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The Kancamagus Highway is one of New Hampshire’s most scenic drives, as it travels past rolling mountains, lush pine forests, and cascading waterfalls. Along the way are opportunities to complete several short hikes, in addition to quick overlooks to gaze over gorgeous mountain views. This drive is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the White Mountains in a …

Big waves of Nazare

14 Amazing Things to Do in Nazaré, Portugal

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Nazaré is a small fishing town surrounded by a long stretch of sandy beaches. This city has a long, rich history, but in recent years it is growing in popularity because of its enormous waves. During the winter months, the largest surfable waves in the world crash on Nazaré’s shore, making this a surfing mecca. Seeing the giant waves tops …

Franconia Notch State Park Things to Do

Best Things To Do in Franconia Notch State Park

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Within New Hampshire’s White Mountains National Forest lies Franconia Notch State Park. This park sits on one end of the popular Kancamagus Highway and it is near some of New Hampshire’s tallest peaks, making it a prime destination to explore. With forested ridges to climb, gorges to wander, lakes to play in, and signs for moose crossing, this is a …

Tasman Valley Hiking Trails

Tasman Glacier View, Blue Lakes, and Tasman Lake Hiking Guide

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This Tasman Valley Hiking Guide covers the various walking tracks in the Tasman Valley section of Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. These trails lead to Tasman Glacier View, Blue Lakes, Tasman Lake, and the Tasman River. You could easily spend several hours walking all of these tracks, but are all of the tracks worth hiking? In this Tasman Valley …

Franconia Ridge Loop | Trail Guide, Hiking Stats & Photos

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The Franconia Ridge Loop is one of the most beautiful, yet challenging, hikes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Hikers will traverse the National Forest’s second highest range of peaks and reach the summit of three mountains. A long stretch of the hike is above the treeline, offering beautiful views over the park’s expanse of forested ridges. On a clear day, …

Spit to Manly Walk

Spit to Manly Walk in Sydney: Map, Photos & Helpful Tips

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The Spit to Manly walk is one of the most famous walks in the Sydney area. This 10 km (6.2 mile) adventure is filled with a variety of breathtaking lookouts and beaches. The trail begins at the Spit Bridge, which is located about 10 km north of Sydney’s CBD (Central Business District) and ends directly east, at the quaint beach …