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Frankfurt and its famous Apple Wine (Apfelwein)

Frankfurt Apple Wine Festival The Apple Wine Festival Apple Wine is so popular and...

UNITED STATES

Meaning and use of the AM / PM time format in the USA

AM is the abbreviation for "ante meridiem", i.e. "before noon". Consequently, PM stands for "post meridiem",  i.e. "after noon".

Michael Jackson’s Childhood Home and Memorial in Gary, Indiana

Michael Jackson Home in Gary, Indiana, USA Michael Jackson Home in Gary, Indiana, USA

Lincoln’s Boyhood in Indiana, USA

Abraham Lincoln moved to Southern Indiana as a child and lived here until age 21.At the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln...

Famous people from Indiana, USA

James DeanThe Fairmount Historical Museum (www.jamesdeanartifacts.com) honors two creative men who were born and raised in the Indiana town. Fans of James...

USA – the history of shopping malls

Shopping Malls in America History of Shopping Malls: From the 50s to the 90s The...

America’s Byways – List

Colorado Scenic Road Following a list of American Byways. Note: The National Scenic Byways Program...

The history of ‘haka’ and the All Blacks rugby team of New Zealand

All Blacks performing the haka before a test match has become a ritual on the world rugby stage. Various types of...

Kapa haka – traditional Māori performances

Violent foot-stamping, lizard-like tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping - so heavy it induces a bright red skin glow - are just...

Queenstown – travel guide & visitor info

Queenstown, New Zealand (photo: Destination Queenstown) Queenstown, New Zealand (South Island) Known as the...

Queenstown — what to do

Aerial view Queenstown in winter from Bob's Peak (photo: Destination Queenstown) Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on...

Fiordland National Park & Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound (photo: Travellers & Tinkers ) Southwest New Zealand is one of the great wilderness areas...

The Twelve (12) Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia

The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria,...

ARRIVAL in Germany, USA, NZ, Australia

Arriving in Germany – Entry Requirements / Customs

European Union or not? Upon arrival in Germany the visitor has to pass the immigration control (passport control). There are two types of lines: a) for...

Travel to the USA — entry requirements and arrival (Visa, VWP, Customs)

  Travel to the United States of America This article gives you a brief summary of the process and provides weblinks to the official websites of...

Australia – arriving, visa, customs

Immigration and Customs Immigration Information on applying for a visa, including: Choosing the right visa Application requirements Your obligations while in Australia Why you must...

Arriving in New Zealand – Visas, Permits, Customs

Do I need a visa for visiting NZ? The requirement for obtaining a visa from the New Zealand consulates depends on the traveler's nationality. Travelers from...

Daylight Saving Time

Electricity and Voltage in Germany — you need a travel adapter

220 Volt AC in Germany If you want to operate devices which you bring from your home country, such as notebooks, mobile phone, battery chargers...

When are School Breaks in Germany

  School breaks in Germany heavily influence the travel landscape: higher prices, reservations for popular destinations are needed, traffic on the German Autobahn is substantially...

Cash or Credit Card for your travel trip to Germany?

Currency Germany's currency is the EURO. 1 Euro has 100 Euro Cents. Credit Cards Visa and Master Card are the most common credit cards in Germany. Credit cards...

Camping in the USA — Tips for your vacation

Camping Camping and RV'ing are the best ways to discover the beauty of the country, to meet like-minded...

Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany — Overview, Travel Guide & Visitor Info

Minden, Westfalen, Germany -- ] Minden (North Rhine-Westphalia) was first mentioned in the year 798 when 'Karl der...

Dunedin, New Zealand — sightseeing

Railroad Station, Dunedin, New Zealand ↦ find all of our Dunedin travel articles tagged as 'Dunedin': Travel Dunedin

Molokai, Hawaii, USA

Hawaii, USA (map) Kepuhi Beach at the west end of Molokai (photo: Rose_Braverman )

Queenstown – travel guide & visitor info

Queenstown, New Zealand (photo: Destination Queenstown) Queenstown, New Zealand (South Island) Known as the...

Editor's Picks: Germany

German History in a nutshell

After World War II After losing World War II and the end of the Hitler Regime the country was divided into four zones of occupation...

Bavaria, Germany

Schloss Neuschwanstein (Castle) — Bavaria, Germany — a must-visit

In 1864 King Ludwig II – at age 18 – came to power as the new King of Bavaria. He was born on August...

Travel Tips AUSTRALIA

Electricity in Australia

230/240 volts (at 50 hertz) Australia has a standard voltage of 230/240 volts (at 50 hertz). The plug must be a flat three (if grounded)...

Australia – arriving, visa, customs

Immigration and Customs Immigration Information on applying for a visa, including: Choosing the right visa Application requirements Your obligations while in Australia Why you must...

Australia — Climate and Temperatures

Australia's climate can vary greatly from one year to the next. The schematic below, and links on the right, present the main - but...

New Zealand Tips

Climate & Temperatures in New Zealand

Climate New Zealand’s climate allows a range of settings and moods. Overall, the New Zealand climate is temperate, but ranges from snowy winters in the South...

Automobil club AA and its AAsmartfuel program — saving on gas

Saving money on gas The New Zealand automobile club AA (www.aa.co.nz) has partnered with BP and Caltex and offers the AA SmartFuel card. You do not...

Electricity in New Zealand / Travel Adapters

230/240 volts (at 50 hertz) Australia has a standard voltage of 230/240 volts (at 50 hertz). The plug must be a flat three (if grounded)...

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Meaning and use of the AM / PM time format in the USA

AM is the abbreviation for "ante meridiem", i.e. "before noon". Consequently, PM stands for "post meridiem",  i.e. "after noon".

Michael Jackson’s Childhood Home and Memorial in Gary, Indiana

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Lincoln’s Boyhood in Indiana, USA

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USA – the history of shopping malls

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America’s Byways – List

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Indiana, USA — visiting the The Hoosier State

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Illinois — visiting the Land of Lincoln

Illinois, USA The nickname 'Land of Lincoln' points out the close connection of the state to the President. Lincoln...

Kansas, USA — visiting the Corn State

Kansas, USA State NameKansas  - State Abbr.: KSStatehood29-Jan-1861- Statehood Ranking: 34Land Area81,815 square miles  (211,893 qkm)- Land Area...

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America the Beautiful is the name of the U.S. Annual National Park Pass for all parks

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Camping in the USA — Tips for your vacation

Camping Camping and RV'ing are the best ways to discover the beauty of the country, to meet like-minded...

United States — Security Screening at the Airport, 3-1-1 Carry-on luggage rules, guidelines

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Travel to the USA — entry requirements and arrival (Visa, VWP, Customs)

  Travel to the United States of America This article gives you a brief summary of the process and provides weblinks to the official websites of...

Electricity in the USA / Travel adapters

Travel plug adapter that offers a ground contact and has a built-in fuse: Image shows plug type USA