Tags archives: sightseeing

Yes, it's still OK to visit Major Tourist Attractions

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Yes, you read the title right, and yes I'm letting you know that contrary to what most top travel blogs will say these days, it's perfectly ok to visit whatever monument or museum you've had your heart set on, no matter how photographed and popular it may be. “But everyone says to adventure off the beaten track and now you’re saying I should still make t[...]

16 Stops for the Perfect New England Road Trip

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You’ve seen the lighthouses. You’ve marveled at the fall foliage. You know that New England is a region of beauty, and this must-see destination is just built for the road trip crowd. At 72,000 square miles – slightly larger than the state of Washington – New England is an easily navigable road trip destination sprinkled with attractions and adventures j[...]

The Ultimate Guide to a Long Layover in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an ideal middle eastern city to spend exploring on a long layover. From culture and religion to shopping and relaxing, Abu Dhabi has a little something for everyone. Use this flexible guide as way to plan your day. If you want to see all the sights listed from start to finish, you’ll need a minimum of fo[...]

See the Golden Triangle – Travelettes Style

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India had been on my radar for such a long time, that in my imagination it had to be on everybody's ultimate bucket list. I thought it would be overrun by travelers from all over the world and I thought it would be super touristy all the way through. Oh, what a mistake. When I recently went there for a rather spontaneous girlfriend getaway with my oldest an[...]

The dark past of Cambodia

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Every country we visit will have a dark side.  For every beautiful, sunlit temple there will be a dark memorial, a reminder of violence, power struggle or corruption. For every smile we get from the locals, there is a tear being shed behind closed doors. Every scenic beach, filled with ice cream sellers and souvenir hawkers, has its counterpart in a dark, sh[...]

Beats, Bands and Blogs: A field trip to Prague

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Do you remember those days back in highschool when you went on a school trip with your friends having a good time, trying to see and do as much as possible within the little time you have, never sleeping enough and certainly not wanting to miss out on a single moment? When then suddenly it was over, you didn't want to leave and you have trouble sleeping beca[...]

Take me to the bridge...

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He draws me closer.  His pull is magnetic and powerful yet warm and welcome as I tilt my head to one side and soak up the sight of him.  He is big, tall and strong.  He makes all manner of bold statements.  He is iconic. It is love at first sight. He is a bridge.  The Sydney Harbour Bridge. There have been other bridges - The Golden Gate, Brooklyn[...]

Travel Bloggers Unite 2011 - Our trip to Innsbruck

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A week ago, we mentioned that a few of us went to Innsbruck to attend the Travel Bloggers Unite conference (read about it here). Upon arrival, we were greeted with gorgeous mountains, beautiful architecture and clear blue skies and from that moment our cameras were practically attached to our hands 24/7. In Austria, we had only been to Vienna before, [...]

Falling in love with Copenhagen

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Don't you just love Scandinavians? Good-looking, fashionable, smart and incredibly sweet. And as if that wasn't enough, they also have great food! So great in fact, that I kept eating pretty much non stop, duing my recent visit to the Danish capitol. My Danish friends, whom I had met during a semester abroad in San Diego always raved about their city, saying[...]