São Miguel, the main island of the Azores chain is also the largest one. It is often called “the green island” because of the flora that covers it.
On a recent visit to the new tree house hotel My Arbor in South Tyrol’s Brixen, we used the opportunity to explore the spectacular rock formations, surrounding valleys and alps of the Dolomites, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Here is some of what we saw on a sunny day:
Although as a kid I watched movies featuring the heroics of fictional Apache chief Winnetou, I am embarrassed to say that until recently(!) I did not know that most of them were shot in 1960s Croatia, by the Plitvice Lakes and waterfalls among other locations. This fangirl wanted to see for herself…
Justine Tyerman has trouble believing the flowers at Pha Tad Ke Botanical Gardens in Luang Prabang, Laos are real.
There’s more to rice than boiling a cup of basmati in the microwave, as Justine Tyerman discovers on a trip to Laos.
Justine Tyerman has a day of sheer magic at Tat Kuang Si waterfall near Luang Prabang, Laos.
“Talalpsee” has such a nice ring to it that says “mountain lake.” And, while the way up to it is something…the way down by kick scooter is something else!
After our idyllic motorhome trip in late winter-early spring, we couldn’t wait to get back on the road again in late summer-early autumn. Travelling outside the peak holiday period at the change of seasons means there’s less traffic on the roads and the weather is usually more settled.
Justine Tyerman learns about Franz Josef Glacier and the beautiful Maori legend of Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere: The Tears of the Ice Maiden.
Justine Tyerman discovers e-biking, and her husband performs a heroic deed…
Zermatt even has its own beauty contest! Mind you, here the contestants tend not to be tall and lissome, but short and rather plump. But, for this contest, too, they need flawless legs — complete with blotches!
Travel blogging is hard work. This is common knowledge. And sometimes it’s even enough to make you “go ballistic.” Like when Switzerland’s Zermatt Tourism wants us to try heli skiing…