Are you looking for travel ideas for your vacation this year? I asked 4 German travel blogger to tell me which destination from 2015 they would recommend you and why. If you had no idea where to go in 2016 you will may now find the perfect location.
Lust for wildlife, endless forrests and feeling of adventure? The black forrest is not enough for you? Instead of deers you would like to see bears? Then Canada is my travel suggestion for you. More precisely the Rocky Mountains in May.
Bears are coming already out to graze when the first snow is thawed and some routs are still closed. Yes, they graze! Once a year after hibernation, you will find bears grazing for 18-20 hours a day, until they will find salmons again in the rivers. Why is it that interesting you may ask? Very simply, because it increases your chance to see a brown bear or grizzly by the roadside. My Canada travel secret for you ist he Banff national park. In May 2015 we saw 17 bears on our tour through the park and most oft hem along the Bow Valley Parkway. This road is parallel to the highway and runs through forrests. Every time we drove down this way, we observed many animals like bears, deers, porcupines and mountain sheeps.
Our accommadation was located outside oft he park. For our next stay here we will rent a room at the Baker Creek Mountain resort. It´s located not far from the main trails, close to the area in which the bears are living. One big plus is the 13.6 km further located Lake Louise, a trade mark for Canada and printed on mostly every tour guide cover with it´s turquoise-coloured water. The restaurant oft he Baker Creek Mountain resort with it´s huge card is outstanding. The perfect place to start your daily trips tot he national park. If you are undecided where to go in 2016 for vacation, I can highley remonned this place as secret travel tipp!
For more information about my three week long Canada road trip from the Rockies to Vancouver, Indian reserves, museums and the magic moments I saw Orcas, visit my blog www.cicoberlin.com.
This post was written by Nicole, 29 years old and Berlin based blogger. On www.cicoberlin.com I write about my travel adventures, Berlin, recipes and restaurants. Next year I will have a six month long time out to travel around the world.
I was so excited when the airplane touched Moroccan land in 2015. What am I going to find behind the air-conditioned airport building? Am I going to find my hotel? A lot of questions came up and answers followed quickly.
The Marrakech-Menara Airport is just 10 minutes from the Medina. Whether you take the bus or a taxi, it is up to you. I chose to take a taxi and got ripped off promptly. I think that happens to everyone in Morocco, after that experience you are smarter. What you always need to do is to haggle, haggle, haggle. I have been told that Moroccans haggle themselves even to their hotel room. However, I had already booked my Riad from Germany. Riads are old mansions which are located at the old town and offer a great haven from the bustle outside. I highly recommend you the Riad les Oliviers.
Marrakech old town is beautiful and characterized by numerous small, winding streets. I was especially fascinated by the Maison de la Photographie. From the terrace you have a magnificent view of the city. If you have enough from the bustle of the souks, there is also the option of having a break in the Cafe des Epices. There, you also have a great view of the small place and can watch the people doing their daily activities.
A must is of course the Djemaa el Fna. At this place the true heart of Marrakech beats with the beginning of twilight. On numerous stalls there is incredible delicious food, stories are told and acrobats show off their skills. A true dream of 1001 nights!But of course, Morocco has much more to offer than Marrakech. In particular, the harbour city of Essaouira attracts artists and dissenters. In the hot summer months there is always blowing a gentle breeze here and this attracts the occasional surfer on the coast.
You should also not forget to plan a short trip to the Atlas Mountains. There are great routes that lead to Berber villages. And maybe you are also lucky and see one of the goats climbing up a tree. They love to get the leaves. And true to the motto “Only the strongest will survive” you can also go hiking to the High Atlas and climb the highest mountain in North Africa. On the Jebel Toubkal, you have the best view of all (unfortunately the climbing is really exhausting, I have learned that the hard way).
And finally, there is nothing better than a ride on camels into the sunset, in the middle of the Sahara.I could go on forever. Morocco is a country which incredibly impressed me because of the diversity. I recommend taking a trip there. It is worth it!
Hello! I’m Lynn and writer of the blog www.lieschenradieschen-reist.com showing you how beautiful the world is. In addition to small trips in Europe, I also greatly enjoy to travel to my favorite continent Africa. Would you like to accompany me?
Which destination from the 2015 I can recommend? I do not have to think twice: In the last year my highlight was Bolivia. I have explored this fascinating country for four weeks. These are my tips for a trip through the poorest countries of South America:
More than planning a trip
Many Bolivia travelers limit their visit to the famous Salar de Uyuni and might also visit the Lake Titicaca. The country has much more to offer than just these two destinations! Even those who have only little time for Bolivia should plan at least a few days in the Amazon region. The place Rurrenabaque ((http://www.ferngeweht.de/rurrenabaque-regenwald-pampa/)) is a good starting point. It is just the opposite of the bolivian highlands!
Book rainforest friendly
In Rurrenabaque there are a number of tour operators for trips into the rainforest or the Pampa. But only a handful of them works ecologically responsible. My request to all rainforest and pampas visitors: Pick a supplier who takes care of the sensitive nature in the Amazon region! Only in this way future travelers will be able to enjoy the unique Amazonian landscape.
Visit the Salt Lake starting from Tupiza
Most hikers who want to get to Salar de Uyuni take a tour agency in Uyuni. The problem: Here, the quality of the tours varies enormously, the passengers are often only interested in having a party, which destroys the experience of nature in my opinion. So my advice: Start the journey to the Salt Lake in Tupiza, a place south of Uyuni. Here the vendors are more reliable, and you’re not driving in convoy with many other jeeps to the sights along the route. Are you curious why the drive to the Salar de Uyuni ((http://www.ferngeweht.de/von-tupiza-zum-salar-de-uyuni/)) is unforgettable?
Adapting to the height
Bolivia is to a large extent in the Andes – a mountain which is up to 6500 meters high. Those travelers arriving by plane in La Paz, are often surprised: At 4,000 meters above sea level, the air is thin, an adaptation to the extreme height is stressful. So my tip: Start your trip in Santa Cruz. Starting 400 meters above sea level you can easily adapt to the height and enjoy your trip to the salt lake or Ttitcacasee without having any complaints.
Sabine reports on http://www.ferngeweht.de in reports and images from their journeys around the world and provides tips for individual travelers and nature lovers.
Piece, Silence and seclusion. Pure Nature. Loneley islands. And not far away from a small town, located to an harbor with wonderful restaurants and convivial pubs. Old towns with shopping areas that invite you to linger. I´m not talking about any islands at the caribbean sea. Friesland, a part of the Netherlands, is already well known as an insider tipp under water sport fans. The best way to discover Friesland is on motorboot, by canoe or by sailing. A license is not necessary and you can find many places where you are able to rent a boat. Friesland is huge, so that it´s impossible to discover everything of it within one vacation.
Who wants to can come into town by boat. I even had the luck to set up my tent at the harbour. A bit outside of Harlingen you will find a campingplatzt o stay during high season. From here you can go to Vlieland and Terschelling by ferry, or exploring the on a Wattwanderung. The centre oft he town is by countless canals and harbours and a city centre, that is remarkable by the old buildings from the golden age.
Even though Harlingen is very pretty, it´s located away from the common routs because the Frisian Sea is located far away. However, Snee is located right in the centre. Coming from the west, you can moor your boat at the Waterpoort to explore the city centre. If the weather is fine, you can enjoy an ice cream and historical buildings. In the east of Sneek you will find the Sneek Sea.
It doesnt matter how tall your boat is, who will discover Friesland should take a look on the Mrrekrite-grounds. Small jetties and huge islands are waiting for you here. You only have to pay a fee of 15€ (in 2015), everything else is for free. To spend a night in the wilderness on the ilsand is an adventure everybody should experience once in his life. In some areas it´s even allowed to set up your tent.
In Firesland you will find many canals. Unfortunateley only a few of them are officially released for high motor or sailboats. Shallow draft and low bridges block some oft he prettiest canals. Who wants to explore Friesland on a huge boat should have at least a canoe or dinghy to get into some of these canal jewels.
Even I can´t stand ready-to-use-foods after a while. Luckily you can find an amazing range of food in Friesland like a perfect breakfast with Vla o ras dessert? A few Pannkoken at the Pannkokenhus (Pancake house)? Or a Portie Patat? Und for sure-Cheese-I recommend Brokkel!
On segeln-ist-leben.de I give you an insight of my adventures straight from my sailboat. Besides my adventures you will find very personal thoughts and tipps about the best sailing spots, about sailing and everything, I discover on my journeys.