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Our world is so incredibly beautiful and versatile and we want to explore & experience as much of it together as possible. We are Sandra and Michael from Darmstadt – commuters between full-time jobs and 30 days of vacation per year. There is a lot of wanderlust in between. And that’s why we keep pulling out into the wide or near world. Since 2012, we have been on our smaller and larger holidays by 78 Countries On travelled to all 5 continents and blog with a lot of passion about our countless adventures and experiences in our travel blog – be it from dreamlike islands, in cities of millions, on mountain peaks, in the pure wilderness or even in the depths of the oceans. Travel is our great passion and we love to get to know and write about new countries, places and cultures.

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Alsace (France) – Beautiful Cities, Sights & Photo Spots

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, France

A visit to beautiful Alsace in France had been on our travel list for a very long time. And so, on a beautiful summer day, we headed to Alsace for a few days of exploring. The villages are mainly characterized by picturesque cobblestone streets & half-timbered houses and take you back to the time of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. That means at almost every corner awaited us dreamy postcard motifs 🙂 We show you in this post the …

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Neuf-Brisach (Alsace, France) – Town and Fortress (UNESCO)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, France

Located about 15 kilometers east of Colmar, the French commune of Neuf-Brisach is an architectural masterpiece. It is a fortified city and was once laid out geometrically as a planned city. Since 2008, the fortifications have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Fortifications of Vauban” along with other structures in France. Things to know about Neuf-Brisach (UNESCO World Heritage Site) A visit to Neuf-Brisach makes a good day trip from Colmar, as the town is only about 15 …

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Ribeauvillé, Alsace – Top Sights & Photo Spots (France)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, France

The charming town of Ribeauvillé is located on the Alsace Wine Route, about 18 kilometers northwest of Colmar. As part of a day trip, we explored Ribeauvillé and were very impressed by the medieval monuments and the numerous half-timbered houses. Things to know about Ribeauvillé in Alsace Ribeauvillé is a small French town with about 4,700 inhabitants, located about 25 minutes drive from Colmar in a scenic area – the eastern edge of the Vosges Mountains – at an altitude …

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Eguisheim in Alsace – Top sights of the medieval town (France)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, France

The picturesque village of Eguisheim is located in the middle of the Alsatian vineyards, about 15 minutes from Colmar. Eguisheim, like some other towns in the area, is a true picture-postcard idyll: cobbled streets, narrow alleys, colorful half-timbered houses and numerous flowers awaited and impressed us here. Eguisheim was voted one of the most beautiful villages in France and even the favorite village of the French in 2013. Things to know about Eguisheim in Alsace Eguisheim is located 6 kilometers …

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Riquewihr in Alsace – One of the most beautiful villages in France

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, France

The picturesque town of Riquewihr is a little jewel in Alsace and a popular tourist attraction in the region. With its narrow cobblestone streets, medieval half-timbered houses and unique ambience, Riquewihr is one of the most beautiful and most visited villages in France. During a relaxed walk through the car-free old town, our camera was again in constant use, because we could discover numerous worth seeing corners and photogenic motifs. Things to know about Riquewihr in Alsace The small medieval …

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Kaysersberg, Alsace – Sights, Old Town & Castle (France)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, France

Kaysersberg is located about ten kilometers northwest of Colmar and is one of the most visited towns in Alsace. The idyllic half-timbered town on the Alsace Wine Route enchants with its beautiful medieval old town with remains of the old town fortifications, numerous ornate half-timbered houses and the ruins of Kaysersberg Castle. We visited Kaysersberg as a day trip from Colmar and saw the main sights of the town in just over two hours on foot. Things to know about …

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Turckheim – A day trip from Colmar (Alsace, France)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, France

Just 6 kilometers west of Colmar, the small town of Turckheim lies at the foot of the Vosges Mountains, which here reach a maximum height of 840 meters. In contrast to Colmar, Turckheim is rather off the beaten tourist track – but is definitely worth a visit as well. Colorful half-timbered houses, historic city gates and walls, cobblestone streets and numerous vineyards characterize this city in Alsace. In our travel report, we take you on our tour of the charming …

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Colmar – Top 15 sights in the old town (Alsace, France)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, France

A visit to the beautiful, romantic town of Colmar had been on our travel list for a very long time. And so, on a beautiful summer day, we set off for Alsace and spent a few days exploring the small town of Colmar and the surrounding region. The villages are mainly characterized by cobblestone streets & half-timbered houses and take you back to the time of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. That is at almost every corner awaited us …

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Sir Bani Yas Island – Beach, Safari & Island Tour (Abu Dhabi)

Categories: Travel reports, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

The last stop on our cruise with Mein Schiff 6 was the small island of Sir Bani Yas about 170 kilometers southwest of Abu Dhabi in the Persian Gulf. In addition to a beautiful beach exclusively for cruise guests, the island has, above all, the largest wildlife reserve in Arabia. The nature park is home to over 13,000 wild animals such as oryx antelopes, mountain gazelles, Barbary sheep, cheetahs and giraffes and can be visited on a guided safari. Things …

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Muscat – Top 5 Sights & Photo Spots (Oman)

Categories: Travel reports, Asia, Oman

After exploring the beautiful fjord landscape and cultural heritage of Khasab on our Mein Schiff cruise the day before, today we headed to the Omani capital of Muscat. The port city is located on the northeast coast of the country on the Gulf of Oman and shines with oriental flair, a rich culture and historic architecture. Since we only had one day to explore the city, we opted for a classic Hop-On Hop-Off tour directly from the Cruise Terminal with …

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Khasab – Boat trip through the fjord world & Khasab Castle (Oman)

Categories: Travel reports, Asia, Oman

After exploring the metropolitan city of Abu Dhabi the day before, we arrived with our cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 in the early morning in the port city of Khasab. This is located on the Musandam peninsula in the north of Oman and awaited us with a breathtaking fjord landscape. We spent a wonderful day on the water here and even had some animal companions. Things to know about Khasab (Oman) Khasab is a small port city in Oman with …

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Abu Dhabi – The Top 5 Sights on Your Own

Categories: Travel reports, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi was the first stop after the start of our 7-day cruise with Mein Schiff. We already paid a short visit to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, ten years ago and were curious to see what has changed here over time. Since we only had one day to explore the city, we opted for a classic Hop-On Hop-Off tour directly from the Cruise Terminal. Things to know about Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi with its approximately …

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Cruise with Mein Schiff 6 – Dubai to Oman (Orient)

Categories: Travel reports, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Dubai

We are looking forward to a new cruise. We have already cruised the Adriatic Sea with MSC Cruises this year. And now we decided us for a one-week cruise with the Mein Schiff 6 (TUI Cruises) in the Orient. Cruises are predestined to combine multiple destinations in a convenient and stress-free way. You always have the hotel with you, there is no daily packing and unpacking of suitcases, you don’t have to worry about food, you have a great entertainment …

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Dubai – The All-Inclusive Hotel RIU Dubai on Deira Islands

Categories: Travel reports, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Dubai

What could be better than a few more days of sunshine in the cold month of December? So we started thinking about where we could go. When planning our trip, it was important to us that the time difference was not so big for our little daughter, as we only had 10 days in total. Therefore, long-distance destinations such as Thailand or the Caribbean have unfortunately been omitted. Other destinations like the Canary Islands or Egypt can get quite chilly …

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Book cheap flights – Significant factors while planning your trip

Categories: Travel reports, General

We’ve flown a lot over the last few years. Through our world tour and our normal holidays, more than 100 flights have certainly come together in the last 5 years. Of course, since the airfare often accounts for a large part of the cost of the holiday, we always research here very long and accurately in order to get the cheapest and best flight for us. Every time we notice how different and complicated the prices of flight bookings are. …

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