IN SEARCH OF EUROPES BEST CASTLES TO VISIT

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a bit of a history geek. I love Europe because its so jam-packed with history from across the ages, loads of fascinating architecture and enough diversity to keep you entertained for weeks or months of travels. So when I was last in Europe I made it a bit of a mission to hunt down Europe’s Best Castles to visit. Some even operate as hotels and all are open to the public for viewing. So here they are…

Ashford Castle, Ireland

Chateau de Versailles, France

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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

 

Mont Saint-Michel, France

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Peleș Castle, Romania

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Windsor Castle, England

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THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK – ULURU

Visiting the Australian Outback is on most traveller’s to do list, but no other place is that more true than the bucket list must; a visit to Uluru.

You can either fly straight in to Uluru airport (from cities like Melbourne and Sydney) or choose to first visit the outback town of Alice Springs, followed by a lengthy road trip between the two with a stop in at King’s Canyon on the way.

Checking in: Sails in the Desert

 

 

 

Camel Tour

 

Dot painting Workshop

 

Helicopter tour

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Sounds of Silence Dinner

 

 

Viewing Platforms: Sunrise & Sunset

 

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Watson’s Bay: An experience at the famous Doyles on the Beach

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One of the most iconic restaurants in Sydney, Doyle’s on the Beach in Watson’s Bay. This incredible seafood restaurant has been family operated for over five generations and their famous fish and chips is on just about every Sydneysider’s bucket list.

It isn’t just the food that makes this place incredible, it is the suburb view over Sydney City and the harbour.

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The restaurant, located on the beach at Watson’s Bay is in the perfect location. Easily accessibly by ferry from Circular Quay or by car with parking available free of charge to patrons.

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We were lucky enough to get one of the best seats in the house, on the upstairs balcony.  It felt more like a private dining experience!

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BEACH – A LA CARTE MENU

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The staff were efficient and super friendly and the food came out pretty quickly as well. Jenna ordered the famous fish (flathead) and chips…

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Haunted National Parks

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Haunted National ParksWhat are the scariest places in the world? Transylvania? A New Orleans cemetery? An abandoned, haunted asylum?

If traveling through the continental United States, try a national park. Though national parks are mainly thought of as places to get back to nature, they’re also great spots to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Among the frights awaiting are haunted caverns, woodland witches, alien skies, and even stalking bigfoots.

Ghosts

Mammoth Cave National Park

Sightings at the Kentucky caverns date to before the Civil War. They range from apparitions of slaves to the phantom coughs of tuberculosis victims buried at a park cemetery. But the most common sighting is of Stephan Bishop, a former slave who explored the cave and whose remains rest at the Old Guide Cemetery. The best chance of seeing Bishop’s ghost is on the Violet City Lantern Tour, in which you walk through the…

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Sculptures by the Sea at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach

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Around this time each year, Sculptures by the Sea makes its way to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs on the famous coastal walk from Tamarama to Bondi Beach. 2016 Marks the 20th annual exhibition and is running from 20 October 2016 to 6 November 2016.

The 2km coastal walk features over 100 sculptures by artists not only from Australia but across the world.

For more information on Sculpture by the Sea, check out their website.

Here are some pictures we took during our coastal walk.

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If you’re looking for other things to do in and around Sydney, take a look at these posts:

Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park; Sydney

What to expect of the Sydney SKYWALK

An epic Sydney experience: Shark Dive Xtreme at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Visiting Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Sydney Australia

Visiting Sydney’s OLDEST brewery hotel: The Lord Nelson

Fitzroy Falls, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia

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2017-2018 Bucket List: Places To Go and Things To Do

I am supposed to work as I have an upcoming deadline but, I won’t be able to sleep well if I don’t post this tonight. (hehe) I know a Bucket List may be a little cliche but I believe that writing things down increases the chance of them happening. In late 2014, I’ve listed a few of the things that I wanted to accomplish and fast forward to 2016, viola! I only have one left to achieve. That’s a little personal, so I’m sorry, I cannot share that with you (not yet, but hopefully in the near future).

The list below is only for 2017-2018 so some of my long-term bucket list will be left out.

Places to Visit:

  1. Oxford University
  2. Bath
  3. Scandinavian Cruise
  4. Pilgrimage to Lourdes
  5. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  6. Krakow, Poland
  7. The Philippines –purchased my tickets forMay 2017
  8. Japan & Korea
  9. The Dark Hedges in Northern…

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Jackie Scanlan shared best beaches in US

Jackie Scanlan is helping people through their blog posts. Jackie Scanlan is also a travel avid and traveling across the globe. She has always shared the information about travel destinations, best beaches etc. In this blog post, Jackie Scanlan is going to share the images of best beaches in the US.

Here are the images :

  • Hanauma Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida
  • Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii
  • Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina
  • Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Grayton Beach State Park, Florida panhandle
  • Coronado Beach, San Diego, California

Hanauma Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

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Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida

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Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii

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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina

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Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Grayton Beach State Park, Florida panhandle

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Coronado Beach, San Diego, California

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