North America

What to do in Kansas City

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What to do in Kansas City There are two Kansas Cities in the United States of America, but today we are only going to talk about one. Kansas City, Missouri, is also known as the City of Fountains. Although Kansas City is landlocked, I managed to find some dive shops in the city and a nearby lake for those scuba fanatics such as me. But first, let’s look at what you can see and do in the city. Where to Stay in Kansas City Before you venture out to explore the city, snag a Kansas City hotel deal and find a great hotel…

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2 Week Road trip through Ontario and Quebec

2 Week Road Trip through Ontario and Quebec – Canada for First-timers

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2 Week Road Trip through Ontario and Quebec – Canada for First-timers The decision Canada is famous for its remarkable landscapes, endless views and beautiful cities. Needlessness to say that a two-week road trip to Ontario and Quebec are not enough to see it all, but it is a great introduction to Canada! Need more reasons to visit the second largest country on earth? It is THE perfect place for an epic road trip. No matter if you are travelling solo, with your family or friends. All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is…

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Cascadas El Chiflon

Mexico is so much more than Cancun – 7 + 1 reasons to travel to Mexico

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¡Viva Mexico! And why Cancun isn’t Mexico I challenge you to experience more of Mexico than only touristy spots  Cancun, Tulum or even Playa del Carmen. When you tell me you’ve been to Mexico and haven’t set a foot outside your resort, I shake my head and pity you. I also challenge you to see more than those cruise ship towns like Cozumel. There is so much more to see in Mexico. I shake my head in disbelief when you tell me that you were too afraid to leave the resort because of the drug cartels or being robbed. I…

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About spending Christmas in Mexico (again)

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What’s like to spend Christmas solo in Mexico (again) The preface I got called heartless for not spending Christmas with my family. And before you judge me, I thought the same just a few years back. How can one not want to spend Christmas at home? To me it’s not that I don’t want to spend quality time with my family, but there is this urge in me to go and discover. And since this year has had many ups and many downs I decided to end the year how I started it: in Mexico. Spending Christmas abroad (again) doesn’t…

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Bridge between US and CA

Niagara Falls – worth a visit?

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Niagara Falls – worth a visit? Niagara Falls is so popular with tourists. Many say they love the falls, others simply hate them. But why? What’s so special about Niagara Falls?   Well, first of all the three falls straddle the international border between the United States and Canada. More specifically they are the border between Ontario, Canada and the State of New York, USA. The three falls are called „Horseshoe Falls“, „American Falls“ and „Bridal Veil Falls“. In my opinion the Horeshoe Falls is the most spectacular out of the three but I may be a little biased as I am a huge Canada…

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Road trip Canada costs

How much is a road trip in Canada? Breaking down all the costs!

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Road tripping the Provinces Ontario and Quebec! You are thinking about a road trip in Canada, but you are unsure about the costs of it? I will tell you how much I spent on my rental car including gas and other fees! The route I started my journey in Montreal and made the following stops on my way around: Gananoque and 1000 islands national park * Kingston * Toronto Stratford* Niagara Falls Burlington Ottawa * Trois-Rivieres Quebec City * and back to Montreal This nice little round is approx. 2350 km/1460 miles and I drove all this in 11 days. * marking…

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Cenote Diving – Best moment of Summer 2014

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Cenotes: underground cave and cavern systems in Yucatán I got into diving in 2010. My mum had told me to go and try it, because she used to dive a lot during our holidays in Turkey. I’ve never given it much thought. “It’s another world down there” is what I’ve heard people saying about it. While being on exchange in Venezuela I got certified and kept going with the courses until I became a Rescue Diver. Loved that course a lot! If you go straight through the main courses from PADI (that’s the dive organisation I got certified with) it’s…

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Pet Cemetery Cenote – Mayan Underworld

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Mayan Underworld Yucatan has the world’s largest underground rivers system, there are over a thousand of them and hundreds of miles of water filled tunnels beneath the limestone surface of the Peninsula, they are called CENOTES and there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. The underworld of the cenotes is probably one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. The water is around 23 C° and incredible crystal clear, there are hundreds of different formations everywhere, the roofs are covered entirely by beautiful and extremely fragile stalactites and creating almost a surreal mirror effect with the…

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Bungee Jumping in Cancún, Mexico – Do one thing that scares you everyday!

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Bungee Jumping in Cancún, Mexico Do one thing that scares you every day! There was just one question rising in my head: Why did I decide I wanted to do that? My mind went off: What if the rope breaks and I end up falling and falling and falling and falling and hitting the water? Pure fear and anxiety came over me. Why was I so stupid? I stood at the top of the bungee jumping tower in Cancun, Mexico and was not sure. Not sure of anything. My mind went blank. How did this start? I stumbled upon Canun Riviera Maya and…

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1000 Islands, Gananoque and Kingston

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I fell in love with Gananoque the moment I arrived. The first town that I was about to explore and enjoy on my trip to Canada this summer. I’m not too much into big cities and high buildings, so I felt welcomed in the area known as 1000 Islands Gananoque When I wandered through the streets of this town seemed so calm and this feeling continued. The southeast part of the town is located next to the shore and you see the 1000 islands national park. Walking near the fresh water makes you want to simply jump in and enjoy the cool wet….

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Summer of 2014 – Canada, Mexico and Florida

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Hi there my fellow Wanderlusters, Summer of 2014 – Canada, Mexico and Florida As I’m writing this I’m sitting in a crowded and for my taste too loud Heathrow Airport in London waiting for my connection flights. More than 24 hours travelling to get to the first stop of my two-month trip! The weather was great today and we flew over the centre of London and I was able to take those great shots from above: Soon I’ll board the plane that will  take me to JFK. I’m not going to stay there any longer than a few hours (plus…

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My packing list for New York City #BloggerChallenge

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Let’s discover my packing list for the  Austrian Airlines Blogger Challenge to New York City. Thanks to you my dear friends,  I will be going to New York City as one of  two finalists for  the Austrian Airlines #BloggerChallenge. Together with Jovana, who is from Serbia. We will be doing our best to complete various challenges and blog about them daily.  (hopefully- not making any big promises yet) So here is my ultimate packing list for New York: Clothes: 3 Dirndl (all three of them from the same shop, I got one from a sponsor in order to represent Austria in…

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