There are all kinds of ways to travel around New Zealand. You can explore the different car rental options and drive yourself around (it’s a relatively small country, like the UK). There are companies that drive small numbers of travellers around. There are notice boards on and offline where travellers sell second, third, or even . . . → Read More: Magic Bus New Zealand
By Travel Writer Bradley Fink
When planning getaways, many tend to overlook the islands of Cape Verde. Butthis archipelago is one of the world’s most spectacular island chains.Magnificently scenic, exotic and diverse, Cape Verde is a great escapefrom the hordes of Paris and London.And what’s more, withbudgetbungalows,mid-rangehotels, and a growing number of resorts, there are . . . → Read More: Getting Away to the Cape Verde Islands
Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city is undoubtedly one the country’s many gems. While the city’s crime-riddled past may be of concern to some tourists (including myself), my experience of the city was anything but dangerous. So, here are just some of the things you can safely enjoy in Johannesburg….
Johannesburg places to stay are stylish . . . → Read More: Enjoying Johannesburg
The Felsenmeer is a graveyard of enormous boulders, some entering the realm of small-house sized. Local legend has it that two giants were quarreling and decided to end the fight by flinging rocks at each other, leaving behind a massive battlefield of stone. A more plausible explanation of the giant sea of granite is the . . . → Read More: Felsenmeer: A place where giants fought and mythical heroes died.
For those of you interested, I just checked and I’ve been to 43 places in this book. That would be just over 4% of the places that Patricia Schultz believes we should all visit.
Granted, I made myself not cheat – only places I can actually remember visiting were counted (sorry, Madrid…better luck . . . → Read More: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
View in St. Peter’s square. Entering Vatican City
Visiting the Vatican completed, nay, it made my trip to Rome. My advice for visitors? Pay whatever the admission cost is, for any of the attractions, and live to tell the story of the most beautiful art you have ever seen. Make sure to spend at . . . → Read More: The Vatican – a holy experience!
I think one of the biggest concerns that the backpacker (especially the money-limited backpacker) faces is: Should I spend my money on a tour? Will it be worth it, or will it just be a stupid gimmick? Will I still feel like I’m getting a “real” sense of the city?
After visiting many, varied cities, . . . → Read More: To go on a tour, or to not go on a tour: That is the question!
In a previous post, I detailed how to get to the Rhein and also gave information on my favorite village to visit, Oppenheim.
If you’re more interested in hiking up the hills and viewing the scenery from the top, nothing can beat hiking up to the Niederwald Statue. This is a mammoth statue overlooking the . . . → Read More: Rhein, Part Two – Lunch at a castle and a hike to remember!
I don’t know how many times I’ve traveled the short stretch of world-heritage Rhein (stretching from Cologne down to Frankfurt) and not had to catch my breath. This post details how to get to the area, but check out my other post on more sights of the Rhein!
The amazing trip can be made by . . . → Read More: The Rhein/Rhine river – a world heritage site, and rightfully so!