One Day in Hallstatt

One Perfect Day in Hallstatt, Austria

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Hallstatt is a picture-perfect town in Austria. This was once a quiet place, off of the radar of many European visitors. However, in recent years, Hallstatt has become one of the most popular places to visit in Austria. Spending one day in Hallstatt can be a wonderful experience, there are just some things you should know before you go. This …

One Day in Salzburg

One Perfect Day in Salzburg, Austria

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Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Salzburg is a compact city that is easy to explore in just one day. It’s the perfect blend of history and culture, being home to Mozart, an ancient fortress, and several Sound of Music sites. With one day in Salzburg, explore the old town, enjoy the view from Hohensalzburg, and visit Mozart’s birthplace. …

How to Visit Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle: Plan the Perfect Day Trip from Gdansk

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Malbork Castle is Poland’s most famous castle. It’s also the largest castle in the world, classified by surface area. Located just a short distance from Gdansk and easily accessible by train, Malbork Castle is one of the best day trips to take from Gdansk. In this article, get a brief history of the castle, learn how to get here, and …

Haarlem Day Trip from Amsterdam

Haarlem, The Perfect Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Haarlem is a small city that neighbors Amsterdam. With cobblestoned lanes, Gothic cathedrals, and a bustling main square, Haarlem is a joy to visit. We spent an afternoon in Haarlem and loved it. There is a different vibe here than in Amsterdam. Haarlem is like a laid back, relaxed version of Amsterdam, without the tour groups. If you are looking …

One Day in The Hague

One Perfect Day in The Hague, the Netherlands

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The Hague, also called Den Haag in Dutch, is the International City of Peace and Justice. It is here that some of the world’s worst crimes are prosecuted. But there’s more to The Hague than criminal courts and palaces of justice. In The Hague, you can see famous works of art by Vermeer, stroll down quaint Dutch streets, visit a …

Luxembourg City

One Perfect Day in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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Luxembourg City is easy to visit if you only have one day, since it is a compact city with just a few big sites. With one day in Luxembourg, visit the old town, tour the old fortifications of the city, walk the Chemin de la Corniche, and explore the Grund. An Overview of Luxembourg Luxembourg, also called the Grand Duchy …

Rakotzbrucke

Not Your Ordinary Berlin Day Trip: Rakotzbrücke, Gorlitz, and Bastei Bridge

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If you are visiting Berlin, there are numerous day trips you can take. Leipzig, Potsdam, and Dresden are all within driving distance. However, if you want to go off-the-beaten-path and see several very scenic places, you’ll love this Berlin day trip. In one day, you can visit the photogenic Rakotzbrücke, walk across the fairytale Bastei Bridge, visit pretty little Gorlitz, …

Bastion Bridge

Day Trip to the Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland

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The Bastei is one of Germany’s most unique landscapes. Giant pinnacles of sandstone rock tower over the Elbe River and the green countryside. Spanning these pinnacles is a stone bridge, dramatic in its appearance, as it connects these towers of rock and then seems to lead nowhere. We visited the Bastei on a day trip from Berlin, combining this site …

Rakotzbrucke Photo

Rakotzbrücke: A Fairytale Bridge in Saxony, Germany

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Rakotzbrücke, also called the Devil’s Bridge, looks like something that belongs in a fairytale. This unique looking bridge is tucked away in a small park in Saxony, Germany. Getting here can be a challenge, since Rakotzbrücke is not located near any major city. However, if you combine a trip here with other nearby destinations, you can turn this visit into …

Himeji Castle Japan

Day Trip to Himeji Castle in Japan

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Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan. If you are staying in Kyoto or Osaka, Himeji is easily accessible, making this a fantastic day trip to consider. What is Himeji Castle? Himeji Castle is a brilliantly white castle located in Himeji, Japan. It is called Hakuro-jo or Shirasagi-jo (“White Egret Castle” or “White Heron Castle”) for …

Best things to do on Bruny Island Tasmania

6 Must-Have Experiences on Bruny Island, Tasmania

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Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s southernmost islands. Covered in eucalyptus forests with long stretches of rocky coastlines and beaches, this island feels rugged and remote. But it is just a twenty minute ferry ride away from the mainland of Tasmania. Bruny Island is really two islands connected by a thin isthmus of sand. Approximately 620 people call this island …

Montserrat Day Trip

How to Guide: Day Trip to Montserrat from Barcelona

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Visiting Montserrat is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. It’s easy to get to and gives you an opportunity to see the Spanish countryside. The views from the monastery are breathtaking, well worth a day of your time while you are in Barcelona. What is Montserrat? Montserrat is a rocky mountain range in Catalonia, Spain. “Montserrat” translates …

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip

Day Trip to Masada and the Dead Sea

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Visiting Masada and the Dead Sea together makes the perfect day trip from Jerusalem or other locations in Israel. They are located right next to each other, so visiting them on the same day is easy and convenient. Getting to Masada and the Dead Sea Israel is a small country, not much bigger than New Jersey. The roads are in excellent …

The Perfect Day Trip to Milan

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Why go to Milan? It’s the home of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” one of the most famous paintings in the world. Milan is also home to the Duomo, world-class museums, and trendy shopping areas. Milan is undergoing an architectural Renaissance and is worth even a few hours on the fastest of itineraries. Seeing Milan in one day can be …

Feeding Deer in Nara, Japan

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While getting ready in the morning, I was greeted with Tyler’s typical question, “Mom, what are we doing today?” When I asked them if they wanted to feed deer in Nara, I got a half-hearted yes from both Tyler and Kara. When I asked if they wanted to see more temples, I got an emphatic “No!” from both kids. If …

Sani Pass

Driving the Sani Pass into Lesotho

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For some more adventure and a chance to visit another country, our family of four went for a drive over the Sani Pass into Lesotho. This mountain pass, not very well known by most in the US, is a big tourism draw for South Africa. The Sani Pass is a winding dirt road that takes drivers up and over the …

Sandhamn Sweden

A Day Trip to Sandhamn, Sweden

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There are 30,000 islands that make up the archipelago of Stockholm. These small islands dot the shoreline of Sweden, separating the city of Stockholm from the Baltic Sea. About 150 of these islands are inhabited year round, and several make a great day trip from Stockholm. The most popular islands to visit are Grinda, Vaxholm, Svartso, and Sandhamn. These islands …