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Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, United States of America 1 year, 6 months ago
Space Center Houston
If you are interested in space and space exploration, Space Center Houston is a must-see. Where else can you see "Mission Control" of so many of our flights into space. As we arrived at the parking lot of the Space Center, we spotted an exhibit being built. A Space Shuttle was being placed on the back of a 747. It made for a pretty cool picture. Online tickets to the Space Center saved us $3 per person and a wait in line to purchase tickets. Parking was readily available when we arrived around 10:30am. Parking cost was around $6, if I remember correctly.
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, United States of America 1 year, 7 months ago
The Las Vegas Strip itself offers free and inexpensive entertainment for families and adults alike. One thing I've always loved about Las Vegas is that it gives you an opportunity to pretend that you are in a different place. Many hotels offer replicas of European buildings and monuments.
Posted by: budgettravel in Austria, Fun Activity, Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature 1 year, 7 months ago
Overlooking the city of Salzburg is a fortress called Hohensalzburg. Its building began in the 1000s, although back then it very much looked like a farmhouse with fencing. As the years passed, and its function change, it began taking on a fortress appearance. Don't miss the audio guide included with the tickets, we found it very informative. We found some stairs that climbed up to the fortress. It was a nice way to see this part of Salzburg, as we passed by countless gelato shops, peoples' open windows and balconies, on a cobblestone path up to the fortress.
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Germany 1 year, 7 months ago
Berchtesgaden sits on the border between Germany and Austria. There is both a town and a National Park by the same name. The attraction for us in Berchtesgaden is the summer luge ride (sommerrodelbahn - link is in German, I used Google Translate). At 2.50 EU per ride, it is hard to resist. There is a family ticket that allows 10 rides for 16 EU, which would have been our ticket of choice had we had more time. The old cable car ride (Obersalzbergbahn), though a little scary, (spoken by an acrophobe), afforded us beautiful views of Alps, as did the luge ride. You can hike or take the cable car to top for 10 EU both ways. 13 EU buys a person a cable car ride both ways, and 3 rides on the luge. Highly recommend getting the 13 EU package, because one ride is not enough. The only unfortunate thing is that they didn't allow bags on the luge, so we had to leave our bags in an unsecured place at top of luge run - which unfortunately prevented us from taking pictures of us actualy on the luge. Prices above as of July 2015.
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Germany, Hikes, History 1 year, 7 months ago
Füssen is a quaint little town in Bavaria. Most will know it as the town the train pulls into on your way to Disney-inspiring Neuschwantein castle. Füssen is a beautiful town in its own right, with cobble stone streets, a town wall, colorful homes and cozy alleyways. Not surprisingly, it is on the Romantic Road. We wandered around the town, mostly so we wouldn’t have to board the crowded buses to Neuschwanstein. I am glad we did. Not only did we explore a beautiful town, we also discovered a back way in to Neuschwanstein Castle.