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The Northland Region (North Island of New Zealand)

  The Northland Region Historically it's the place where all started: In 1840, at a place called Waitangi, the chief Hone Heke became the first of...

Paihia and Russel, Bay of Islands, North Island of New Zealand — a destination for travelers

Paihia is a little seaside town at the Bay of Islands -- it is located across the bay of Russel. Swimming, kayaking, sailing, helicopter rides...

Hundertwasser toilet art in Kawakawa

Bay of Islands: In 1998 Fredrick Hundertwasser submitted a design to the Kawakawa Community Board for their upgrade project of the 40-year-old toilet facilities...

Ninety Miles Beach, Cape Reinga (Northland Region, North Island of New Zealand)

Ninety Miles Beach and Cape Reinga It’s not really 90 miles long, nor is it New Zealand’s longest beach (that would be Ripiro Beach a...

Wellington, New Zealand — must-see attractions and places for travelers

Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand's capital city New Zealand’s capital city received world attention as host to the production of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the...

Burg Greifenstein (Castle, Fortress), Germany (Bad Blankenburg, Thuringia)

Greifenstein Castle in Thuringia Greifenstein Castle is situated on top of a hill in Bad Blankenburg, Thuringia, in a conservation area overlooking the entrance to...

Wartburg Castle, Germany (Eisenach, Thuringia)

Geographic Location: Western Thuringia, Middle Germany The Reformation, one of the most significant religious and political movements in Europe in the last thousand years, began...

Sanssouci Palace, Germany (Berlin – Potsdam)

Potsdam / Berlin Potsdam, the regional capital of (state) Brandenburg, is like an island surrounded by the river Havel, canals and lakes. The town is...

The Marksburg (castle), Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate)

The Marksburg is a castle above the town of Braubach near Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is one of the principal sites of the Rhine...

German Food: Germans and their Bratwurst

The Germans love their sausage ("Wurst"). The word appears in many German idioms and sausages are an important part of German cuisine. But there...

German Food Specialties

  Across regions and states: onion-based dishes in Germany The common-or-garden onion originated from Asia, probably in Afghanistan. It is one of the oldest plants cultivated...

Heidelberg, Germany — Annual Events

Heidelbergs Annual Events and Festivals With events such as the Heidelberg Spring Music Festival (March/ April), the Castle Festival (July/ August), the Autumn Festival with...

Heidelberg Castle, Germany – for travelers

The Heidelberg Castle The extension and building up of Heidelberg to the level of a Prince Elector’s residence and the founding of the university, both...

Heidelberg, Germany — Kornmarkt (Corn Market)

The Kornmarkt (Corn Market) The Kornmarkt (Corn Market), this market square, as its name implies, was once used for the collection and trade of agricultural...

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Travel Tips USA

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

When you arrive at a screening security station at a U.S. airport you need to have following rules and guidelines in mind...

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

Annual National Park Pass (includes Federal Recreational Lands) If you're visiting ca. 3-4 National Parks or several Federal Recreation Areas per year the Annual Park...

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...

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