Best Waterfalls Near Cairns

McCabe David / February 21, 2021

Set amongst mighty mountain ranges and lush World Heritage listed rainforest, there are a myriad of waterfalls near Cairns that each offer something unique to photograph. You will find everything from gentle, dreamy waterfalls flowing to an almost meditative cadence, to powerful, crashing falls creating misty, magical scenes. We have created this guide to help you plan some of the best day trips possible from Cairns, with a focus on the incredible waterfalls nearby. Discover fairytale scenery amidst rich, tropical rainforest, pristine blue swimming holes, and distinctive rock formations...

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Essential Havana Travel Tips

McCabe David / March 06, 2021

Casa particulares are essentially bed and breakfasts in Cuba. The experience of staying in a casa particular is SO much better than that of staying in a hotel in Havana. For one, many of the hotels in Havana are on the US State Department’s restricted list because they are military owned or operated. Doing business with them directly hurts Cuban citizens and private business owners. You can...

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Famous London Landmarks

McCabe David / February 18, 2021

A visit to the “Big Smoke” wouldn’t be complete without seeing some of the famous London landmarks. These destinations are what make London the world-class city and tourist attraction that it is! These iconic landmarks of London range from centuries-old buildings and monuments steeped in history to sparkling modern skyscrapers. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local, there is something enthralling about visiting the London icons. An eclectic variety of architecture adds to its charm and helps to make it one of the most popular cities in the world. First up are my top 10 famous London landmarks. These are the destinations that personify London; the ones that no trip would be complete without! If you’re a first-time visitor to London then make sure you don’t leave...

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Flamborough Head

McCabe David / February 19, 2021

The Flamborough Head coastline is quickly becoming a favourite UK travel destination for landscape photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, hikers, or for family getaways. This stunning stretch of Yorkshire coastline boasts some of the most unique seascapes found anywhere in England. In addition to the remarkable scenery, it is also home to a bevy of seals, countless bird species, and most notably, it is a seasonal nesting location for puffins! With so many people seeking options for domestic travel in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to shine a light on one of our favourite (and often forgotten) options. This photography and travel guide to the Flamborough Head Heritage Coast describes the best times and locations to capture the area. We also provide insight on the many hiking trails and vistas that even casual visitors should consider adding to their itinerary. If you are here for more information on the region, start with these frequently asked questions. If you...

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Glenapp Castle

McCabe David / February 24, 2021

Staying in a castle has long been etched onto my travel bucket list. Growing up watching Disney, I developed a penchant for all things fairytale (although truth be told – I always wanted to be a mermaid most of all). With over 2000 castles in Scotland, it seemed like the perfect place to make my dream to stay in a castle come true! When we started planning our road trip to Scotland, I also...

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Gorgeous Fairytale Villages in Germany

McCabe David / March 03, 2021

If these villages in Germany look like they are straight out of a Grimm Brothers fairytale, that’s because they easily could be! Germany is home to some of the most beautiful villages in the world that will make you feel like you stepped right into the pages of a storybook. From Bavaria to the Black Forest, there are quaint German villages tucked into every corner of the country. While some of these villages are further off the tourist path, it’s well worth your time to go and experience these picturesque places for yourself. Rothenburg is one of the most beautiful villages in Germany....

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Guide To Traveling New Zealand

McCabe David / February 20, 2021

“Campervanning New Zealand” has become a quintessential bucket list item for every person who dreams of travel. The freedom of living like a turtle with your home on your back while exploring perhaps the most beautiful country in the world is an experience no one could possibly forget. There is much to consider before setting off to travel New Zealand by campervan, however. The locals (known as kiwis), hospitable as they are, have grown quite tired of gap-year students treating their home like a hotel with maid service. Excessive litter, overflowing toilets, and inundated parking lots...

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Kalepa Ridge Trail

McCabe David / February 23, 2021

The Kalepa Ridge Trail is one of few semi-secret, hidden gems of Kauai. This short but steep hike reveals unbeatable views of the Kalalau Valley and the jagged, dramatic cliffs of the Na Pali Coast. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the Napali Coast Lookout. In our opinion, the views from this trail are the best available for seeing and photographing the Na Pali cliffs by...

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Port Douglas To Daintree

McCabe David / February 27, 2021

Our road trip itinerary will help you plan to perfect getaway along the Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation, exploring both by land and water! This itinerary is designed to take four days, but there’s so much to see and do that you could easily extend it for a week or more! Our itinerary focuses on the road trip from Port Douglas to Daintree, however we started our journey in Cairns, about an hour south of Port Douglas. We hired a vehicle from jucy as they were a great affordable option and allowed us the flexibility of stopping along the route to take in the views....

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The Complete Guide to Cinque Terre

McCabe David / March 04, 2021

Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Italy. Translated from Italian, Cinque Terre means Five Lands. It is comprised of five colorful cliffside villages on Italy’s gorgeous Ligurian Coast. When you visit Cinque Terre, you’ll find breathtaking, postcard-perfect views, a slow and relaxed pace of life, and charming villages that remain untouched for hundreds of years. This...

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The Perfect Kauai Itinerary

McCabe David / February 22, 2021

As the hub of the south shore, there are plenty of things to do in Poipu. This is considered the “dry side” of Kauai, but there is still plenty of lush vegetation and swaying palms to marvel at! Like Princeville, Poipu offers a wide variety of places to stay. Here you’ll find everything from hotels and resorts to more moderately priced Air BnBs. Also like Princeville, Poipu is home to...

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Things to Do in Antwerp

McCabe David / March 05, 2021

Antwerp is a unique, stylish city located in northern Belgium. Since medieval times, Antwerp has been an important center for commerce and trade due to its location as a port city on the Scheldt River. The city is known for diamond dealers in its famous Diamond District, fashion designers like the celebrated Antwerp Six, and the legacy of Flemish Baroque artists like Peter Paul Rubens. Antwerp is also known for its food, with Belgian delicacies like waffles, chocolates, fries, and beer! The most popular shopping street in Antwerp is the Meir. It’s a long, pedestrian-only thoroughfare going through the middle of the city and it’s filled with dozens of shops, from trendy boutiques to big chain stores. Grote Markt is the historic town square of Antwerp surrounded by lovely Flemish Renaissance buildings. During the holidays, it’s transformed into a beautiful Christmas market. There are other markets held here throughout the year so make sure to do some research before you go to...

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Things to Do in Havana

McCabe David / March 02, 2021

Havana is an incredible, vibrant city that is now more accessible than ever to tourists. There is so much to do in this fascinating city filled with an abundance of history and culture. Dale Persons visited Havana for the first time last summer and can’t wait to go back. She has put up a list of activities not to be missed when visiting this beautiful Cuban capital. The Malecón is one of the most famous streets in Havana, running along the ocean from one end of the city to the other. The best time to see it is on a weekend evening, when locals and tourists alike come out to stroll along the promenade, play music and dance, or sit on the seawall with their friends and family to watch the sunset. There is nothing quite like cruising down the Malecón at sunset in a vintage convertible with the wind in your hair and the smell of the ocean in the air. Havana is famous for the colorful, classic American cars you see turning down almost every street. Why are there so many vintage...

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Things to Do in Salem

McCabe David / February 28, 2021

Looking for the best things to do in Salem, Massachusetts? Salem is a must-visit destination during fall in Massachusetts. This coastal town has a history dating back to the early 1600s, but it is best known for the Salem Witch Trials that occurred in 1692. For better or for worse, Salem has commercialized its spooky history and made itself into a huge Halloween destination. Visiting Salem in...

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Vancouver Island Road Trip

McCabe David / February 25, 2021

Close your eyes and daydream of a summer road trip through the Pacific Northwest. Do you see the vibrant green forests, massive waterfalls, cascading mountains, and of course, the plethora of wildlife? Now add some whales, rainbow rivers, and all the manners of Canada… The place you’re imagining is Vancouver Island, and this guide has everything you need to know to help you plan the ultimate Vancouver Island road trip itinerary! For quick reference, this Vancouver Island road trip guide has been broken down into different regions based on driving routes. I have also included all my favorite photography locations in each region. If you are visiting from the US, your cell phone is unlikely to work once you cross the border. Even if it does, it is unlikely to work in most places...

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Vang Vieng Photos

McCabe David / February 26, 2021

Vang Vieng is a small town in Northern Laos, located between Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Sitting along the Nam Song River with dramatic limestone mountain scenery as its backdrop, Vang Vieng is absolutely breathtaking. The best location for that perfect Vang Vieng photo is undoubtedly the Nam Xay Viewpoint just across the wooden bridge from the “city centre.” In fact, this may be the most Instagrammable location in all of Laos (apologies to Kuang Si Falls). The entrance to the Nam Xay Viewpoint is about 15 minutes out of Vang Vieng by car or scooter, so you will need to arrange...

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What I Miss (And Don’t Miss) About Living in Paris

McCabe David / March 01, 2021

Those were the words my landlady said to me on my first day in Paris, as she helped me lug my two enormous suitcases up the narrow spiral staircase to my new apartment. Little did I know that I was in for the best time of my life studying abroad in Paris. I had never lived abroad before, but after living in Paris, I knew I wanted to come back again one day. Some people will tell you that living in Paris isn’t actually all that glamorous or exciting, but for me, it always felt like it was! There’s truly nothing like living in Paris. There are so many things I miss about living in Paris (and only a few that I don’t…) My apartment in Paris was truly one of a kind. I lived in a beautiful studio in one of the best neighborhoods in the city: Saint Germain des Prés. This was by far the nicest apartment I’ve ever lived in, and it was worth every penny I paid to live there. (Even though I cringe now thinking about how high my rent was.) How could anyone ever get tired of living...

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