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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 68 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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Orlando – Magic Kingdom Theme Park (Disney) with toddler

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

Disney is to Orlando as casinos are to Las Vegas or Hollywood is to Los Angeles. A visit to Walt Disney World with the 4 different theme parks Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are definitely part of a vacation in Orlando. But which of these parks is best for a 2-year-old toddler? Disney’s main park, the Magic Kingdom, definitely has the most attractions and rides without an age restriction. The Magic Kingdom ist therefore the best …

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Orlando – Theme Park SeaWorld & Water Park Aquatica (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

Orlando is considered the center of the amusement and theme park industry in the United States. Walt Disney, Universal Studios and SeaWorld in particular have located their largest theme parks in and around Orlando, attracting millions of visitors each year. This made us totally curious and so we used our 5 days in Orlando mostly for visiting theme parks 🙂 Two of the most famous parks are SeaWorld Orlando and the Water Park Aquatica. SeaWorld Theme Park in Orlando The …

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Tampa – Theme Park Busch Gardens & Adventure Island (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

Everyone knows the big theme parks of Disney, Universal or SeaWorld in Orlando. But the City of Tampa, about 1 hour’s drive west of Orlando, also has one of the most famous Top 10 Attractions in Florida, the Busch Gardens Theme Park. And for the perfect cool down, you can visit the Adventure Island Water Park right next door. We visited both theme parks with our 2-year-old daughter and this is our report what you can experience there. Where is …

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City of Tampa in Florida – Sights & Attractions (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

This year was our first time in Tampa, the third largest city in Florida. The city on the Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay has a lot to offer: whether it’s the large amusement parks Bush Gardens and Adventure Island, the Tampa Zoo, the historic Latino neighborhood of Ybor City, the Florida Aquarium or the approximately four-kilometer-long Tampa Riverwalk – there is something for everyone to see and experience here. And despite these many tourist highlights, Tampa is not as commercial …

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Sanibel Island, Captiva Island & Cayo Costa State Park (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

When you visit the West Coast of Florida, be sure to make a stop one of the many pre-margined barrier islands between Naples and Clearwater. These include Marco Island, Big Hickory Island, Estero Island, Boca Grande, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Anna Marie Island and many others. On a beautiful day we started our trip to discover the 3 islands Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Cayo Costa. Things to know about Sanibel Island & Captiva Island Sanibel Island is a small …

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Fort Myers Beach, Downtown & Lovers Key State Park (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

After spending a few days in Fort Lauderdale, our Florida round trip took us to the state’s southwest coast to Fort Myers Beach. For several nights we were accommodated in the very well located beach hotel Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina and could wonderfully let our souls dangle here. We were already looking forward to exploring ‘The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel’ in advance, because finest pristine sandy beaches, national parks, mangrove forests, wildlife, numerous shells and fantastic …

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Fort Lauderdale – Sights, Beach & Attractions (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

The city of Fort Lauderdale, north of Miami, is often referred to as the “Venice of America” and “Yachting Capital of the World“. We had the opportunity to spend three wonderful days in Fort Lauderdale. In this travel report we will tell you something about our hotel, the beach, the great ride with the water cab through the canals of the city and about our excursions to the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Butterfly World and Flamingo Gardens. Things …

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Miami – Our Top 10 Sights & Attractions! (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

The City of Miami is an ideal starting point to explore Florida and the region due to its many direct flights from Germany, the numerous hotels in all price ranges, the miles of fine sandy beach, the large cruise port and the many sights. We have been to Miami 3 times so far and have listed our top 10 most popular sights & activities for you here. Of course, there is so much more to see in the city! But …

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Florida – Arrival, Route, Rental Car & Hotel in Miami Beach

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

Sun, beach, palm trees, sightseeing, beautiful hotels, pools and the world of Sea World, Walt Disney & Co… We were really looking forward to this three-week vacation in Florida, since the entry into the USA was unfortunately not possible for a very long time due to the Corona pandemic. It is now the 4th trip to Florida for us, but the first trip together with our little daughter. In the following travel reports we will tell you about our first …

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Venice – The top sights in half a day (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

After our MSC cruise through the Adriatic Sea was over, we were taken back to the Venice airport by transfer bus from Trieste. Since we still had about 7 hours until our departure flight in the evening, we decided to take the espress bus from the airport to Venice to see the main sights of the lagoon city. What we have seen in the 4 hours on site, we show you in this article. Things to know about Venice Venice …

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Dubrovnik – sights & photo spots in one day

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Croatia

A very special highlight of our 7-day cruise with MSC Cruises through the Adriatic Sea was the last stop: the visit to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik. The location of the medieval city directly on the sea, surrounded by massive fortress walls, towers and bastions, is an incredibly impressive and beautiful photo motif. Rightly, the city of Dubrovnik is one of the most popular and most visited destinations of cruises in the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. Things to …

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Corfu – Discover the island in one day (Greece)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Greece

We were thrilled to have a stop on the Greek island of Corfu as part of our MSC cruise through the Adriatic. We have been able to explore several Greek islands so far, such as Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Kefalonia and Crete and were totally thrilled by the flair and the places on the islands every time. On Corfu we took a rental car for a day, drove around the island and were able to see some very beautiful places on …

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Bari – Top sights & photo spots in the old town (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

The port city of Bari is the capital of the southern Italian region of Puglia and was the third stop on our cruise through the Adriatic Sea with MSC Cruises, after Ancona and Kotor. We had quite a few things planned for our day ashore: first, exploring the old town of Bari, as well as a day trip to the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away. Alberobello is best known for its many trullis – small, mostly white round …

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Alberobello – A day trip from Bari to the Trulli houses (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

After arriving at the port of Bari early in the morning on our MSC cruise ship, we used the first part of the day to explore the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away, on our own. What is special about Alberobello? Alberobello has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, because here there is a vast enclosed district built entirely with trulli – small, mostly white and round houses with conical roofs that look like large pointed hats. …

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Kotor (Montenegro) – Bay, old town and fortification (UNESCO)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Montenegro

The Bay of Kotor and the associated town on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro were the 2nd stop on our cruise with MSC Cruises. We had one day to discover the old port city in the bay of the same name. And even though we never really had Kotor on our bucket list before, we ended up absolutely loving it. Kotor was for us one of the highlights of our cruise through the Adriatic Sea ❤ The bay of Kotor …

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