Road Trips

Queentown To Te Anau - 2 hours of Roadtrip Heaven

Posted on 25 October 2011

For those who are looking to holiday to New Zealand, the drive from Queenstown to Te Anau is an absolute must. Its just over 2 hours, but I would suggest driving slow and enjoying it as much as possible! Here is an excellent video of the reverse drive (Te Anau to Queenstown):For a virtual Queenstown to Te Anau Roadtrip, click here. Below are driving directions from Queenstown:Head northwest toward Ballarat St 52 mExit the roundabout onto Stanley St 0.4 kmContinue straight onto Frankton Rd 5.8 kmAt the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Kawarau RdGo through 1 roundabout 1.6 kmContinue...

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Finger Lakes Roadtrip

Posted on 24 October 2011

Eleven is not a finger too many when it comes to the beautiful Finger Lakes of Upstate New York. When seen from a plane, the long, narrow, roughly parallel lakes are reminiscent of outstretched fingers on a pair of hands; when seen up close, they are breathtaking.Owasco lakePhoto by Lida Rose, FlickrAside from their natural beauty, the lakes are a water-sport playground, offering endless opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, motor boating, water skiing and anything else you can think of.In the surrounding area, you’ll find parks, waterfalls, farms, ski resorts, museums, historic sites and plenty of opportunities for shopping,...

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Queentown To Te Anau - 2 hours of Roadtrip Heaven

Posted on 24 October 2011

For those who are looking to holiday to New Zealand, the drive from Queenstown to Te Anau is an absolute must. Its just over 2 hours, but I would suggest driving slow and enjoying it as much as possible! Here is an excellent video of the reverse drive (Te Anau to Queenstown):For a virtual Queenstown to Te Anau Roadtrip, click here. Below are driving directions from Queenstown:Head northwest toward Ballarat St 52 mExit the roundabout onto Stanley St 0.4 kmContinue straight onto Frankton Rd 5.8 kmAt the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Kawarau RdGo through 1 roundabout 1.6 kmContinue...

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Finger Lakes Roadtrip

Posted on 24 October 2011

Eleven is not a finger too many when it comes to the beautiful Finger Lakes of Upstate New York. When seen from a plane, the long, narrow, roughly parallel lakes are reminiscent of outstretched fingers on a pair of hands; when seen up close, they are breathtaking.Owasco lakePhoto by Lida Rose, FlickrAside from their natural beauty, the lakes are a water-sport playground, offering endless opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, motor boating, water skiing and anything else you can think of.In the surrounding area, you’ll find parks, waterfalls, farms, ski resorts, museums, historic sites and plenty of opportunities for shopping,...

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Los Angeles - Joshua Tree Roadtrip

Posted on 21 October 2011

If you live in, or are visiting, Los Angeles and have had your fill of “the entertainment capital of the world”, you might like to hit the road and head for somewhere completely different.Just three hours away (in a straight line) is Joshua Tree National Park, a desert paradise, alive with unique flora and fauna, brimming with surreal landscapes and perfect for outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, rock climbing and four-wheel driving.Not so fast, though. There are many interesting places to visit along the way, so why not slow down and spend a few days getting there.Day 1Before you...

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Roadtrip Shenadoah Valley

Posted on 21 October 2011

Named after the river that winds most of the way through it, Shenandoah Valley (also known as “Daughter of the Stars”) is a place of scenic beauty and spectacular natural landmarks.Shenandoah ValleyPhoto by jpmueller99, FlickrA key area of conflict in the American Civil War, Shenandoah Valley offers many opportunities—in the form of trails, marked historic sites and re-enactments—to reflect on its history and the significance of the fierce battles that finally put an end to slavery.Although you could travel from Salem to Winchester in about three hours, you would miss many of the unique and memorable experiences Shenandoah has to...

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Los Angeles - Joshua Tree Roadtrip

Posted on 20 October 2011

If you live in, or are visiting, Los Angeles and have had your fill of “the entertainment capital of the world”, you might like to hit the road and head for somewhere completely different.Just three hours away (in a straight line) is Joshua Tree National Park, a desert paradise, alive with unique flora and fauna, brimming with surreal landscapes and perfect for outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, rock climbing and four-wheel driving.Not so fast, though. There are many interesting places to visit along the way, so why not slow down and spend a few days getting there.Day 1Before you...

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Roadtrip Shenadoah Valley

Posted on 20 October 2011

Named after the river that winds most of the way through it, Shenandoah Valley (also known as “Daughter of the Stars”) is a place of scenic beauty and spectacular natural landmarks.Shenandoah ValleyPhoto by jpmueller99, FlickrA key area of conflict in the American Civil War, Shenandoah Valley offers many opportunities—in the form of trails, marked historic sites and re-enactments—to reflect on its history and the significance of the fierce battles that finally put an end to slavery.Although you could travel from Salem to Winchester in about three hours, you would miss many of the unique and memorable experiences Shenandoah has to...

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