31 May, 2016 in Limburg
A GoGo Valkenburg Netherlands (7)

One of the last things you might expect to find in the very flat Netherlands is a chairlift or cable car. In most of the Netherlands, there are no hills, but on the southern province of Limburg, you’ll start to see a hill here or there, and in Valkenburg, not too far away from Maastricht, […]

24 Feb, 2016 in Budapest
Citadella at Gellert Hill Budapest (6)

Arrived at a new city? A good rule of thumb to get yourself oriented in a new place before starting your explorations is to find the highest point in the area, and go see the city from above. Whether it’s an observation deck or a mountain, it not only gives you a better feel for […]

18 Jan, 2016 in Illinois
Matthiessen State Park Hiking Trail Illinois-023

Illinois is very flat, and it gets the somewhat deserved reputation of being a bit dull, especially in comparison to other areas in the US with much grander natural scenery. However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to do, there are some lovely national parks and natural hikes in Illinois, and the Matthiessen State Park Hiking […]

6 Jun, 2013 in Puerto Rico
El Yunque Rain Forest-012

Looking for a lovely nature day-trip in Puerto Rico away from San Juan. Lots of wonderful options for you to choose from, but there’s one that really stands out – the El Yunque Rain Forest, the only rainforest under the United States National Forest System. The trip was an easy choice with the rental car […]

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