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Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Germany, Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature 2 years, 5 months ago
A few summers ago (summer 2015), my husband got an opportunity to travel to Munich, Germany for a month long work exchange. We excitedly jumped at the opportunity to tag along and prepared to explore all that Germany had to offer.
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Germany, History 2 years, 7 months ago
Castles of Bavaria
Germany is full of castles. In our month long adventure in Germany, we saw 5 castles, 4 in and around Munich and 1 castle two hours away. We purchased the 14 day castle pass for 2 or more people for 44 EU, which covered entry into all castles in the state of Bavaria. There is also an annual pass for 65 EU. Kids are admitted free into castles. So though it sounds like a no brainer, you might want to calculate whether it is a good deal for your situation. On our visit to castles, we saved about 15 EU to 20EU with the Castles Pass, since my husband was not always able to accompany us. Admission into the castles that we visited ranged from 6 EU to 12 EU per person. Here are the Castles we visited:
Posted by: budgettravel in Canada, Hikes, History 2 years, 10 months ago
Just two hours from the bright lights of Vancouver (British Columbia) lies this small town which acts as a gateway to the Fraser Canyon. Hope has been a place we have just passed through in the past, but this time due to a hotel issue along the way, we arrived in Hope with enough time for a hike.
Posted by: budgettravel in California, Hikes, History, United States of America 3 years ago
Not too far from Berkeley, you'll find Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve. It is a short, fairly quiet trail, just under 2 miles in distance. Trees here were covered in a layer of green moss in the spring after a wet winter, making the hike very much surrounded by a green fluorescence. It is a mostly shaded hike, so very much a good choice for a warm day. Through the trees, there are peek-a-boo views of the surrounding hills and valley. You can easily make this a longer hike by connecting to neighbouring Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve.
Posted by: budgettravel in California, Hikes, History, United States of America 3 years, 1 month ago
Not too far off from the freeway, past Ardenwood Historic Farm, there lies a gem that is much hidden to passersby. A beautiful open space that is teeming with wildflowers in the spring overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The recent rains have worked their magic on the hills in this area, making them wonderfully green, dotting them with colorful wildflowers and filling marshlands with water.