Ireland's ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is a 178 kilometer circular route in Ireland’s county of Kerry passing by ancient castles, rugged landscapes, small Irish towns and the wild Atlantic ocean. It is possible to drive, bike or walk the route but most visitors opt for driving.
If you are in a hurry you can drive along the Ring of Kerry in half a day, see most of the sights and stop at every ‘lookout point’ to take in the scene. However, we would advice otherwise. Take your time to climb up the stairs to Torc waterfall, visit Muckross house and Ross castle and take a detour to Skellig island and visit the monastery. That way you will have more memories of the route than photo’s.
Ilha de Tavira
At first glance the island of Tavira seems quite touristy. Walking from the ferry to the beach you pass by many Portuguese restaurants and a few lounge bars all filled with people. However, the beach stretches along the coast of the island for eleven kilometers and therefore doesn’t look crowded.
Most people visit the island for the day and take the ferry back to the mainland in the late afternoon. Restaurants ,with the exception of one or two, all close around seven in the evening and there is no nightlife scene. Apart from a few campers at the local campsite Ilha de Tavira is completely deserted by nine in the evening.
The European continent can roughly be divided in picturesque North Europe, colorful, flamboyant South Europe and the former communist countries of East-Europe. European history is rich, consisting (amongst others) of the ancient Greek, Roman, Germanic and Viking civilizations.
Over a time of centuries cities such as Paris, Vienna, Barcelona and Warsaw were constructed, destroyed and rebuild, shaping the European landscape. Art flourished during the Middle Ages and golden age with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Goya and Van Gogh challenging existing artistic boundaries. The books of Tolstoy, Shakespear and Kafka still inspire many today. And although revolutions took place and wars were fought in the continent, Europe is still one of the world’s strongholds when it comes to democracy and the right for free speech.
Of course it is impossible to describe 44 distinct countries and thousands of sights and attractions in a few paragraphs. So why not scroll down and discover ‘our’ European favorites. But be careful! After reading about these destinations you might develop serious wanderlust…
Cliffs of Moher
‘Not too close to the edge, you might fall! Come on, I just want to make a selfie to show how high the cliffs actually are. Can you hold my legs? Kieran, don’t encourage him to do those things. He might fall down!’
Apparently some visitors go ‘selfie’ crazy when walking on top of the Cliffs of Moher. And although we would never agree to let someone else hold our legs while we hang above a cliff (yes, real life example!) we can imagine that it is very tempting to take snapshots of such a beautiful sight as the Cliffs of Moher. We leave it up to you how close you dare to stand to the edge while doing so!
The area of Tuscany is no stranger to tourism. In fact tourism is one of the main industries of the area with cities such as Florence, Sienna, Pisa and seaside Castiglione attracting millions of foreign visitors each year. However, most foreign tourists come to visit the stunning Italian cities or come for a seaside holiday and pass by on the Tuscany countryside.
Don’t! Rural Tuscany might not be so impressive as the tower of Pisa, art in Florence or the central square of Siena, however it’s natural beauty is breathtaking and absolutely relaxing. Here are no tourist-traps or long queues to enter a museum and if you go out to eat you can genuinely say you have eaten just like a local.