Tags archives: road-trip

Marfa – Discovering Modern Art in the Texas Desert

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Imagine a tiny town in the high desert of far West Texas. A place that was once established as a water stop, named after a character from a novel, and that is now famous for art installations and mysterious ghost lights. Sounds intriguing? Welcome to the City of Marfa. I first heard about this far away place when reading an article about the Prada[...]

5 Highlights along Highway 1, California

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I need to share a secret with you. Considering my age and my former attitude (talking childhood attitude here) towards the topic, I find it pretty embarrassing but I have to admit that I am obsessed with Baywatch. Have you stopped laughing yet? I know, I know, as a woman I should criticise the obvious combination of soft-porn and family show; as a film st[...]

5 cool facts about Mljet, Croatia

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Imagine it is early summer, and you want to do a road trip to the European South. Skip the crowded beaches of Italy, and trade them for the relaxing paradise you can still find in Croatia. Drive by the (just as crowded) beaches of Krk, Pag and Northern Dalmatia and make your way to the most southern (bigger) island of South Dalmatia: MLJET. 1. Get out to [...]

The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs

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When I first visited Weeki Wachee Springs, I was seven years old and immediately fascinated with the place. I don't quite remember the beautiful scenery, the palm trees, and the crystal clear water in detail but what really amazed me were the Weeki Wachee mermaids who dove in the spring and performed effortlessly on the underwater stage. They seemed perfectl[...]

A Culinary Road Trip in America’s Deep South

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When people think of Southern food in the United States comfort food tends to come to mind. But there is much more to be tasted than the fatty, fried, and greasy goodness of mac-and-cheese, fried chicken, and country-fried steak with biscuits and gravy. I spent this past summer, and then some, traveling across this culturally and historically rich region of [...]

Ghost Towns of America's Southwest

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On a roadtrip the journey is the destination – whether you follow a mapped route or just let the road take you to places you had no idea about. Either way, the trip will offer plenty of opportunities to discover what is hidden off the beaten path. Take ghost towns as an example. The decaying remains of old western mining towns are especially popular with [...]

San Vicente de la Barquera - surfing, cows and sunsets

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My heart was beating like crazy when I saw the sign: „SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA“…  I had the feeling that this was MY PLACE. Two months earlier I had put my surfboard on the roof of my small Opel Kadett in order to start my first real roadtrip, which led along the beautiful, vast coast of France and found its end in the fascinating and diverse Spanish coast[...]

Things to do in North Central Florida

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Florida is mostly associated with cities like Miami and Orlando, or major attractions like Disney World or Key West. The sunny state is the perfect spot for a beach vacation full of white sand, palm trees, and candy colored houses along the shoreline. But the Sunshine State has many other beautiful destinations worth exploring. How about visiting the United [...]

Dear Grand Canyon, I love you

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You are strong and beautiful, you stand tall, are full of surprises and you are famous around the world. Dear Grand Canyon, I have a confession to make... when I first saw you I got butterflies in my stomach, my legs were shaking and couldn't stop staring at you... for hours! You got me and will remain in my heart forever.... My first trip to the gran[...]

Art in All of Us - promoting cultural exchange

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It’s rare that I meet someone who makes me travel envious as I think I’ve managed to accumulate a fair amount of passport stamps and international experiences for my 26 years as a Travelette but then I made the mistake of having coffee with Anthony! . As my morning coffee revealed, Anthony is amongst the very few who can say that they have been to every si[...]

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