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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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The Parc Omega – A Drive-Through Safari in Canada

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

We are always happy when we can visit during our travel the many different zoos in the world. On our 670-kilometer journey from Tadoussac on the St. Lawrence River to Ottawa in the southeastern part of the province of Ontario, we visited a very special zoo: Parc Omega – a safari park where we could even drive through independently with our large camper. Things to know about Parc Omega Omega Park was founded in 1985 and opened its doors to …

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Tadoussac – Whale Watching on the St. Lawrence River

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

Our motorhome trip took us from Québec City over the Canyon Sainte-Anne further north to the small village of Tadoussac. In Tadoussac, which is located at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord into the St. Lawrence River, we were looking forward to a very special animal encounter: a whale watching tour. Things to know about Tadoussac Tadoussac is a small coastal town located about 210 km northeast of the city of Québec. It is located at the mouth of the …

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Canyon Sainte-Anne – Waterfalls, Cascades & Suspension Bridges

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

About 40 kilometers northeast of Québec City lies the impressive Canyon Sainte-Anne, which is an absolute paradise for photographers and nature lovers. For us, visiting the canyon was a perfect stopover on our trip from Québec City to Tadoussac. Things to know about the Canyon Sainte-Anne Open from May to October, Canyon Sainte-Anne is a spectacular, steep-walled gorge dug into the 1.2 billion-year-old rock by the Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River. The canyon has been open to the public since 1973, but before …

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Québec City – Activities, Sights & Photo Spots

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

Today we were going to explore Québec City – the capital of the province of the same name Québec. In the lovely city on the St. Lawrence River we were able to discover beautiful spots during our walk: including the star-shaped citadel, the stone buildings and narrow streets around the Place Royale, the cobblestone streets of the Petit Champlain district and the majestic Hotel Château Frontenac. Our campsite “Coop Camping Saint-Esprit” For the stay in Quebec City we booked for …

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A hike in La Mauricie National Park (Les Cascades Trail)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

The first stop on our round trip through Canada was La Mauricie National Park located halfway between Montréal and Québec City in the Laurentian Mountains in the province of Québec. The night before we spent our first night in a motorhome at a campsite near the national park and drove from there to the national park the next morning. Our campsite Bivouak Our very first campsite: how exciting! Since we wanted to explore the La Mauricie National Park the following …

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Camping in Canada – Our Questions, Experiences & Tips

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

Holidays with the camper or motorhome in Canada – for many probably quite normal, but for us it was actually the first time. We have never been on the road with a caravan, but we always wanted to try it out. But what if you don’t have any camping experience at all? When planning our trip, we had of course many questions: What do you have to pay attention to? What are you allowed to do, what are you not …

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Our Holiday in Canada 2021 – Flight, Entry & Itinerary

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

After 9 days in the Dominican Republic we enjoyed the sun and were able to adjust to the time difference of 6 hours, we went on to Montreal in Canada. From here started our almost 3-week round trip with a caravan through the east of Canada. Our flight from the Dominican Republic to Canada From Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, it is about 3,000 kilometers north to Montreal in Canada. The good thing is that both cities are in …

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The Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort in Punta Cana

Categories: Travel reports, Central America & the Caribbean, Dominican Republic

We spend 9 days in September in the Dominican Republic to enjoy the sun and the caribbean beaches. For this we have chosen the Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort – a beautiful all-inclusive hotel on the east coast of the country in Punta Cana. Why did we choose Dominican Republic as our travel destination? Our big dream was actually to travel through the USA and Australia for a longer period of time during our joint parental leave. Corona …

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Gran Canaria – Our Top 15 Sights, Places & Photo spots

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

After Tenerife, the island of Gran Canaria is the second Canary Island we have travelled to this year. We spend nine days to explore the most famous sights and photo spots such as the impressive dune landscape of Maspalomas, the capital Las Palmas or the Aquarium Poema del Mar. Here you will find our Top 15 sights of Gran Canaria that you should definitely see when visiting the island. Things to know about Gran Canaria With an area of 1560.1 …

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Schiltach – Beautiful half-timbered houses in the Black Forest

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

The half-timbered town of Schiltach is part of the German Half-Timbered Road and is considered one of the most famous and beautiful excursion destinations in the Black Forest. The historic town in the valley of the Kinzig river is characterized by a medieval townscape, artfully renovated half-timbered houses and a town hall from the 16th century. Things to know about the half-timbered town of Schiltach The state-approved climatic health resort Schiltach is located in the Middle Black Forest and has …

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The Triberg Waterfalls – Germany´s highest waterfall

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

Waterfalls are always beautiful. So we hace already discovered the gigantic Waterfalls of Iguazu in Argentina and Brazil as well as the huge Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Also we have seen the spectacular Underwater Waterfall on the coast of Mauritius. What we did not see yet, however, were the highest waterfall in Germany: the Triberg Waterfalls – one of the most visited sights in the Black Forest. The Triberg Waterfalls – The highest waterfall in Germany The Triberg Waterfalls are …

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Hohenzollern Castle – Best viewpoint & Castle Tour

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

One of the most famous castles in Germany is Hohenzollern Castle in the state of Baden-Württemberg. We have already seen many impressive photo photos of the castle, which is build on a 855 meter high, isolated and prominent mountain hill. So we were already very excited about our visit. Things to know about Hohenzollern Castle The history of the castle Hohenzollern Castle sits majestically on an 855-metre-high mountain cone on the edge of the Swabian Alb in Baden-Württemberg. It is …

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Ludwigsburg Palace & the Fairytale Garden (Blooming Baroque)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

After we spend three days in Stuttgart we then visited the city of Ludwigsburg, which is only about 15 km north of the Baden-Württemberg state capital. The Ludwigsburg Palace is considered one of the largest original baroque buildings in Europe. In addition, several pleasure palaces and extensive gardens characterize the image of the former residential city. Things to know about Ludwigsburg Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Württemberg had a spacious and representative castle built outside the old capital Stuttgart in 1704 …

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Stuttgart – Top 15 sights, photo spots & activities

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

For three days we took our time to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of Stuttgart. The city on the Neckar enchants with its special location in a valley basin on the northeastern edge of the Black Forest, the oldest television tower in the world, several castles, the longest pedestrian zone in Germany and, of course, the invention of the automobile. Things to know about Stuttgart Stuttgart is the capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and has …

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Things to do in the area of Siegen-Wittgenstein (Siegerland)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

We spent 3 days in the beautiful Siegerland to explore some of the most famous sights of the region in the Rothaargebirge. Starting with the half-timbered town of Freudenberg, the city of Siegen, on to the tranquil Bad Berleburg and out into nature to the Bison Wilderness and the Kühhude Suspension Bridge on the Rothaarsteig hiking trail. Things to know about the Siegerland The historic Siegerland includes the altkreis Siegen of today’s Siegen-Wittgenstein district in North Rhine-Westphalia. The district was …

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