Located between the Great Dividing Range and the Coral Sea, Cairns is part of the Australian west coast. It attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations. With its warm sunny weather and beautiful landmarks most visitors simply love a tour to Cairns. While visiting Cairns many are often unaware of the opportunities which are on offer. So to make your vacation memorable we have selected 25 things to do in Cairns for your benefit.
1. Cairn’s Tour To The Great Barrier Reef
One of the largest coral reefs in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is known for its scenic beauty and the wild marine life. However those who aren’t adventurous need not worry. There are various kinds of floatation systems available which include semi submarines and glass bottom boats which help people experience the mystical marine life first hand.
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Made up of 8,000 islands, the rugged Bohuslän Archipelago is regarded as one of the world’s great wilderness areas. If you enjoy fresh seafood or sea kayaking, it’s paradise.
As part of my West Sweden road trip with Volvo to promote their cool Overseas Delivery Program (free trip to Sweden anyone?), Katie and I spent a few days exploring these beautiful islands their quaint fishing villages.
Stopping in the picture-postcard fishing village of Smögen first, we wandered around colorful little houses perched on pink granite boulders beside the sea.
This summer I’m road tripping around Western Sweden in a Volvo, exploring the area’s colorful culture, landscapes, and adventure activities.
My Sweden adventure starts the first week of July in the city of Gothenburg, home of Volvo and the country’s 2nd largest city. There I’ll join one of my readers Katie (she also blogs) who won my giveaway last month.
Together we’ll pick up a shiny new Volvo from the factory and spend the next week driving it around Western Sweden, stopping in different locations to partake in various adventures along the way.
Western Sweden is known for it’s beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activities to keep even the most adventurous traveler busy. I’m also excited to try local Swedish food and explore the country on our road trip!
Australia, the ‘Land Down Under’ cannot be explored to its fullest until and unless you have taken your family on an adventurous road trip. Yes, the country is so vast and has such rich natural beauty and culture that it can be best discovered by road. Lets take this discussion further as we list down the top 20 best road trips in this amazing land for our adventure crazy readers that are planning to take a road trip soon.
1. The Savannah Way, Queensland
In this list of the top road trips in Australia, The Savannah Way comes first as its regarded as one of the ultimate road trips in the world and stretches as far as 3700 kms. The journey begins from Cairns and ends in Broome. In all you should expect to cover almost some important destinations from east to western most point of Australia like Cobbold Gorge, Undara Lava Tubes, Boodjamulla National Park and the gorgeous Millaa Millaa Waterfalls.
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Greece has always been among the most visited places in Europe and the first choice of many people for the ideal vacation, and this does not come as a surprise, regarding the many touristic attractions of this country. Known for its kind people, delicious cuisine, strong religious beliefs and rich history, this country seems to have been blessed by the ancient Greek gods with a wonderful variety of landscapes, all mending perfectly together to create an unforgettable sight. From history to heritage, from beautiful mountain to sunny beaches, from traditional cuisine to religious beliefs, from rich nightlife to cultural experiences, Greece seems to have a little something to make everyone feel like they are visiting a little corner of heaven. If you plan to visit this wonderful place, here is a list with the top 18 best places to visit when in Greece:
Athens is most definitely a must for every person that wants to see Greece and really understand what this country is all about. Athens is a very important historical site for it is here where the democracy was born and also the cradle of modern civilization. Besides the rich history of this wonderful city, and its many archeological sites, the views are unforgettable. The city is more than 3000 years old, and all the old and the modern elements seem to fit perfectly together.
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The place wouldn’t be fitted for such a place. Perhaps, “Palace” would be a right term. Each year, several visitors come by and get Aruba Hyatt’s view. Aruba Hyatt contains restaurants and various amounts of attractive bars that can catch people’s interests. Additionally, there are several beaches that can make you feel fresh. Hence, book up a package and get your tickets to Aruba Hyatt to spend your vacations at this lovely spot of the world.
Aruba Hyatt has been carrying its essence as being an exceptional resort of the decade lately. The Palm Beach contains the importance of providing relaxation to the visitors and the travelers. Aruba Hyatt is 5m from Tierra del Sol Golf Course and additionally contains 11 km from the Queen Beatrix which is its International Airport. In addition, the resort possesses the overlooking palm-beach, something that can make you forget all your worries and feel relax.
- The resort contains laid-back rooms. You can totally get into the rooms and enjoy the additional Wi-Fi services. Once you enter in it, you wouldn’t find blemishes to spot on. The modern facilities of 21st century are all possessed by Aruba Hyatt.
- There are four indoor and outdoor restaurants. Additionally there are a lot of bars too. The resort connects some nice seeming swim-up and beach bars.
- Additionally with the white sand beach, Aruba Hyatt also has some outdoor pools, gyms and also the tennis courts.
- In addition to the great facilities it is providing, Aruba Hyatt also keeps the water sports that can catch your interest and make you stay in for much more time then you have expected.
Best time to visit Aruba Hyatt:
Let’s explore to the topmost attractions it possesses and the best time to visit.
Let’s take a look;
- Summer time – Summer Holidays (Junes and Julies)
You can find your placement at Aruba Hyatt in summers. It is the most appropriate time to visit. Because the moment you will be blessed with rays or when sun rays would strike onto you while you are laid by the sides of the swimming pools, would be amazing.
The beauty of Hyatt Aruba gets even more in summers because by every passing moment, you would feel like it is the best moment of your life. Hence, the best time to enter and find your way towards Aruba Hyatt would be the period of summers.
Steneby Prästgård, Sweden
Thor happily munches away as I stroke his large velvety antlers. I’ve always wanted to pet a moose. Sweden has over 300,000 of them living in the wild.
Thor is no longer a wild moose though. He’s one of seven now living at Dalslands Aktiviteter outdoor park in West Sweden.
Pontus, the owner, adopted Thor 10 years ago after his mother was killed. These days the moose park has grown, allowing visitors to learn more about these big goofy animals up close.
We’d stopped for a fun day of outdoor adventures, Swedish style.
The city of Gothenburg (Göteborg) is my kind of place. Urban creativity and convenience with nature nearby. Here are some fun things to do in Sweden’s 2nd biggest city.
Before I traveled to Sweden, I’d never even heard of Gothenburg. However after spending a few days exploring this important port city I can see why it’s growing in popularity.
Neoclassical architecture makes it pretty. Efficient public transportation makes it easy to get around. Surrounded by islands and forests, nature is only minutes away. The culture here breeds tasty food, cool art, excellent design, and — attractive people. Yeah I said it. Swedes are easy on the eyes!
I was visiting Gothenburg with Katie, an Expert Vagabond reader (and fellow blogger) who won my travel giveaway last spring. Volvo lent us a new car from their factory in Gothenburg for a road trip up the coast of West Sweden.
Here are some cool things to do if you ever find yourself in Gothenburg.
When you come to think of the phrase “Paradise on Earth”, there are quite a few places that should spring up in your mind. Among these numerous exotic locales lies a small island nation called Hawaii. With its pristine beaches, vast stretches of immaculately scattered white sand and tropical rain forests, Hawaii can be your perfect travel destination, when you are looking to run away from the din of the city-life.
We transcribed a list of the 15 best places to visit when in Hawaii, to help you devise your travel strategies in a better fashion. Every individual location mentioned in this list is equally serene and unbiased. Read on!
1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island
The biggest volcano of the world – Mt. Kilauea – is located here at the heart of Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. This park offers great hiking and camping opportunities. Although, tourists are required to follow certain protocol in order to ensure their safety.
Apart from the hiking or camping expeditions there are a few other things to do, such as, take short walks around the summit, explore the East Rift – which was formed after the last eruption, back in 2003 – and drive down the Chain of Craters, etc.
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Is it possible to travel in Honduras on a budget? Learn how much it cost me to backpack in Honduras — along with my favorite tips highlights.
Honduras has a reputation for being dangerous, and it can sometimes live up to that reputation. But that doesn’t necessarily make it dangerous for travelers. While I was there, shocking things did happen. The local news was full of uncensored video of chicken-bus drivers who had been shot for not paying protection money to local gangs, or drug related shootings at public soccer matches.
But just like in other countries (including the USA), these acts are related to gangs drugs. Someone traveling through the country really has nothing to be afraid of (unless you happen to be involved in the drug smuggling business). I met many friendly people in Honduras, and would happily recommend it to travelers who are looking to get off the beaten tourist path.
I would have liked to spend even more time in the country, but needed to get to a volunteer project in Nicaragua that I was already late for.
Honduras Travel Costs:
Honduras travel budgets can vary greatly. Here is a breakdown of how much money I spent over 3 weeks of travel there.
- Food Drink: $194 US (groceries, restaurants, water, alcohol)
- Accommodation: $362 US (hostels, hotels, camping fees)
- Transportation: $144 US (buses, taxis, boats)
- Activities: $246 US (entrance fees, rentals, classes, tours, etc.)
- Miscellaneous: $29 US (laundry, sundries, souvenirs, visas, etc.)
TOTAL DAYS = 22
TOTAL SPENT = $975 US
DAILY AVERAGE = $44.32 US
Budget Notes: My daily average was a bit higher in Honduras than in previous Central American countries, but this was mainly because of a PADI scuba diving course I took. Subtracting the course, my daily average is: $33.48 US
– Getting hassled on the street in Tegucigalpa
– I didn’t get robbed or shot
My Honduras Slideshow
Stories Adventures from Honduras
Planning to travel to Honduras soon? Browse all my blog posts from Honduras to get ideas recommendations for your own adventures.
Yet again I’m learning that places are not as dangerous as people make them out to be. The rumor that a particular country or city is overly dangerous gets passed on from traveler to traveler, without many facts or first hand experience to back it up.
For example, there was a mugging that happened in the Honduran city of La Ceiba while I was there. This sensational piece of news quickly spread throughout the backpacking community. It made the city seem unsafe. But of course, if you think about it logically, there are muggings every day in New York City. But that doesn’t stop school busses loaded with American children from visiting NYC on field trips!
Unreasonable fear is a common problem for people traveling in countries that are not their own.
My last trip to Honduras was in 2011. Prices have probably changed a bit since then. We don’t all travel the same way either. So to help you get a better picture, here are a few Honduras travel budgets from others:
- Honduras Travel Costs from Johnny Vagabond
- Honduras Travel Costs from Nomadic Matt
- Honduras Travel Costs from Alex in Wanderland
- Honduras Travel Costs from the Travel Chica
What About You?
Have you ever traveled to Honduras? What did you like or dislike?