When planning a vacation to Sydney, many overlook traveling outside of the city limits to the New South Wales countryside and outback. Just a short drive from Sydney, you can see golden beaches on the Pacific Coast, the soaring summits of the Blue Mountains or enjoy fine wines on the Hunter Valley. Rent a car and experience it all in a few days.
Just to prove that you don’t need to be a millionaire, tighten up your budget and explore the countryside and cosmopolitan of Cape Town because there are so many great things to do without having to spend a fortune.
The Alps, blue lakes, mountain-fresh air – Switzerland is an adventurer’s dream. The entire country is a playground for anyone seeking an adrenaline rush amidst breathtaking scenery. And, despite its relatively small size , there is no lack of options for a thrill seeker visiting Switzerland.
In honor of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s birth as a nation, guests can visit the national parks in Canada for FREE in 2017!
From Devils Tower we drove west across much of Wyoming, seeing nothing but fields. Fields, fields, fields, some hay bales, an endless stretch of road, and more fields. What I did not realize was that we were also rising, approaching small mountains on the horizon. It wasn’t until we were up on the mountain’s side that I realized how high we had risen. So high that we could see the line of haze where the atmosphere of the great big sky touched the vast green fields of earth below. This was a god’s point of view, and we could not help but stop for a few moments to take in the view.
The South Island of New Zealand offers so much to see that it can be hard to decide what to do and where to go. But we’ve listed the most beautiful sights to help you plan your trip!
Our drive through the Great Plains became a blur of field and sky. This was the Great American frontier, vast and wild and free. I watched it fly by in waves as we made our way to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Known as “the marvelous city,” Rio de Janeiro is one of the hottest travel destinations in the world, and the most visited city in all of the southern hemisphere. Nature lovers and city slickers alike can find something to enjoy in the various terrains Rio has to offer, from its mountains and rain forests to the beaches and concrete playground of the city center. With the Summer Olympics quickly approaching, the costs to visit Rio de Janeiro are expected to skyrocket.
It was mostly on a whim that I decided to climb the three highest peaks in the U.K. while visiting there last summer. Mount Snowdon (3,560 ft.), Scafell Pike (3,209 ft.), and Ben Nevis (4,409 ft.) are scattered throughout Wales, England, and Scotland. Completing the U.K. 3 Peaks Challenge ended up being one of the most incredible travel experiences I’ve had to date. Maybe it’s because I went into it with little to no training and still succeeded (which means you can too), or maybe it’s because I got to feast my eyes upon truly incredible and one of a kind views.
Despite the sense of wonder and adventure associated with a trek through the Himalayas, the journey does not have to be as rough as you would think. Surprisingly, trekking in Nepal does not have to involve any camping. Due to the frequency of small villages and “tea houses” along many popular hiking paths, most visitors and trekkers stay the night in small hotels or guest houses which provide a comfortable stay, meals, and even toilets.
So, if we’re not camping, then what do we need? Some basic outdoor equipment is necessary, as are good shoes and clothing for multiple climates. We’re talking about the Himalayas, where high altitudes can mean cold weather and rain (but not always). Food and water are also readily available, but a reusable water bottle and water purifiers can save you some cash along the way, too.