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Daytrip to the Unesco centre of Trier, Germany

Trier is a city with history dating back to the 4th century BC! The city is located on the banks of the river Moselle and is most famous for the Porta Nigra, a Roman gate that still stands to this day! Trier is worth a (half)day trip if you are wandering around the area, and is a perfect spot to relax while soaking up all the pretty old historical sights!

7 things to do while doing the Salzkammergut roadtrip

Salzkammergut is an area that lays East of the city of Salzburg. The name refers to the salt winning from that area (Salz is German for Salt) and is an addition on the UNESCO world heritage list for Austria. If you are visiting Austria this summer, be sure to drive through this nature filled roadtrip with a lot of lakes, ending all the way to Hallstat! These are our 7 favorite things to do while going on this route!

Highline 179: 400+ high meters bridge with amazing views

This one was unexpected. We were driving towards Neuschweinstein Castle from Austria and all of a sudden we drove under this bridge:

We had to check this out, not knowing we were going to enjoy the famous highline 179 and visit the Ehrenberg ruins!

Want to know what we saw before you read on? Check out the video below!

Hallstatt: instagram famous picture

Can you ever imagine this picture clear without any crowded tourism that affects Hallstatt normally? We visited Hallstatt in June 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic just got a bit better here in Europe and international tourists from outside the continent are not welcome yet. That gave us the opportunity to enjoy this amazing place in peace! More about our adventures there soon!

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Before you continue to read further on this blog, we did not get a ticket to enter the castle. For years we wanted to see this castle with our own eyes. So earlier last month when we decided to drive to Austria, we thought of picking half a day out for visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. To be honest, you do not need to spend a dime for enjoying the outside of the castle at all. We were a bit lazy/ in a rush so paid for a few things. At the end, glad we did it: but definitely not the prettiest or most impressive castle we ever visited :-). Got to be honest!

Strolling in Volendam: De Dijk

De Dijk in the Dutch city of Volendam is a tourist hotspot. Why? The amazing view over the lake called the IJsselmeer, the many tourists shops, fresh sea food and nice walking routes. During COVID-19 not a lot of tourism was going on. But, the empty streets make up for some nice pictures.

Sightseeing in Edam without tourism

COVID-19 forces us to stay at home as much as we can, and be responsible about the trips we make. Once things calmed down, we decided to slowly see something of our current country of residence: the Netherlands! Today we share with you some pictures of Edam, the city famous for it’s cheese market (which was not open unfortunately šŸ˜‰ ).

Zaanse Schans without tourists during COVID-19

The Zaanse Schans, located in Zaandam, is a sight that reminds us of the golden ages of the Netherlands and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Netherlands. With COVID-19, the sight is still open for public but of course with limited stores opened. Great way to see this otherwise swamped by tourists sight in it’s full glory!

6 places to stop on a UK road trip

Laughs, memories and adventure: you can expect all of this and more from your UK road trip. Who says you need to travel to an exotic location to have a fantastic holiday? There are so many amazing places sitting on your doorstep just waiting to be explored. Don’t just take our word for it, ask the 37.9 million tourists who visited the UK in 2018, eager to experience British culture and admire the green landscapes. If you’re worried about the safety of a road trip, don’t be; driving fatality rates are the best they’ve ever been in Europe and the odds of a driving-related death occurring are 49 in a million.

What are you waiting for? Get your driving snacks prepared and add these six epic locations to your UK road trip plan:

1. Wiltshire

You might think that nothing much happens in this farming county, but it’s actually home to one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world. There are many theories surrounding the construction of Stonehenge, ranging from ritual worship to aliens. Whatever the reason, Stonehenge truly is a marvellous construction; it’s well worth visiting the structure so you can make up your own mind about the reason for its erection.

2. Cornwall

Everyone needs to stop at the seaside during their road trip. Slip-on a wetsuit, swap your car for a surfboard and have great fun surfing the Cornish waves (or in most cases, falling into them). You could also use this stop off as a chance to visit St Michael’s Mount, a majestic castle located on its own tidal island.

3. Bristol

Modern art lovers will be in their element in Bristol as they get to explore the Banksy artwork that is dotted all around the town. Once you’ve had your fill of art, there is so much more to do and see in one of the biggest cities in the south-west of England; Bristol Harbour is a great place to admire the view and grab a bite to eat, while a tour of Brunel’s SS Great Britain is a great activity if you have young children.

4. Cumbria

If you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of the UK’s nature, then look no further than the Lake District. This national park is a beauty to explore and the ideal picnic destination for sunny days. You could easily spend days here, hiking the scenic routes and camping overnight.

5. Birmingham

Shopaholics will be in their element in this bustling city, sure to find a road trip souvenir in the many ‘Brummie’ shops. If you’re hungry, grab a curry for dinner, as the locals will argue that Birmingham’s are the best in the country.

6. London

No epic road trip is complete without a trip to the capital. Start off with a ride on the London Eye, before hopping on a tube to visit Buckingham Palace. If you like all things unique, then a trip to Camden market is essential before you get back on the road.

Half day trip to Rhine Falls (Rheinfall), the largest waterfalls of Europe

The Rhine Falls (or in German, Rheinfall) is located on the north of Switzerland, just across the boarder of Germany. The waterfalls are not so high (just 23 meters) but their width (150 meters) makes up for it! If you are on a trip through Switzerland, Rhine Falls is definitely worth a stop!

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