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Dan

Just your average guy doing his 9 – 5 job as a Senior Payroll Officer by day, writing about his travel adventures and hopefully giving you inspiration and ideas for your next travel adventure here at loneXplorer…

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
in Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland – 5 must do experiences for any visitor & where to stay

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places on the face of the Earth you can visit. The small village located in a valley of 72 gushing waterfalls is about an hour’s drive from Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The village is best known for its location within the valley allowing visitors to have a front row seat to the waterfalls that bring with...

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18 Jul 2016
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures
in Travel Advice

Travel Card Review: ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa & American Express

The travel money card market is heating up once again with the introduction of a new product from ANZ to give savvy travellers a reward for spending whilst overseas. Introducing the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Card which is packed full of features for both home and abroad that combines the need for having different additional cards to use whilst travelling overseas. In the past I...

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18 Jul 2016
Mercure San Sebastian Monte Igueldo, San Sebastian, Spain
in Hotel Review, Spain

Hotel Review: Mercure San Sebastian Monte Igueldo, San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian, in the northern reaches of Spain isn’t front and centre in the spotlight as some of the more frequently visited destinations of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and even Valencia are. However any trip to Spain requires a visit to San Sebastian and this amazing city located in the heart of Basque Country is not only beautiful but it also showcases a completely different Spanish...

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17 Jul 2016
Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney, Australia
in Hotel Review, New South Wales

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Old Sydney, The Rocks Sydney, New South Wales

Choosing accommodation in in Sydney can be a daunting task as you want to stay close to the harbour where all the action is happening. It can cost an arm and leg to stay in some of the world’s best known hotel chains that occupy the best waterfront real estate. However there is a an alternative, the reasonably priced Holiday Inn Old Sydney hotel located in...

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26 Jun 2016
Gardens of Versailles, France
in England, Fat Tire Bike Tours, France, Germany, Spain

Pedal around with Fat Tire Bike Tours in Paris, Versailles, Barcelona, Berlin & London

Fat Tire Bike Tours are without a doubt one of my favourite tour operators in Europe and are a fantastic way to see a city for the first time or a great way to reacquaint yourself with a city you haven’t visited for a while. Operating out of Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and London the Fat Tire Bike Tours team offers a wide range of tours...

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21 May 2016
Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
in Busabout Oktoberfest, Germany

Oktoberfest & Munich, the world’s largest beer festival with Busabout

Oktoberfest, the world’s largest and most well known beer festival is an annual event, not just attracting thousands of people from all over the world, but millions with 5.9 million attending the event in 2015 which is down on previous years due to the refugee crisis gripping Europe at the time. This is truly one of those things you need to experience at least once...

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08 May 2016
Vaduz, Lichtenstein
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland

Lucerne to Munich via Liechtenstein – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

Today for me it’s the final day of travelling on the Busabout Hop On Hop Off network around Europe as we depart today from the Swiss city of Lucerne and head over to the German city of Munich for the fun and festivities of Oktoberfest. Along the journey today we will also stop off at the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz for a short lunch stop and...

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24 Apr 2016
Lucerne, Switzerland
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

This morning another bright and early start awaits us for this second last portion of the Busabout Hop On Hop Off trip around Europe as we get closer to the world famous beer festival, Oktoberfest. Today the journey continues from Lauterbrunnen where we have just spent four nights in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Today’s trip is really short, only taking...

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23 Apr 2016
Schilthorn, Switzerland
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, France, Switzerland

Paris to Lauterbrunnen via Bern – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

A new day and a new adventure awaits us this morning as we resume our journey on the Busabout Hop On Hop Off network of coaches and depart the French capital of Paris from the drop off/pick up point hostel St Christopher’s Inn. Our destination today is one of my favourite places to visit, Lauterbrunnen in the heart of Switzerland as well as Bern the capital...

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10 Apr 2016
Tours to Paris – TGV Train vs Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, France

Tours to Paris – TGV Train vs Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

This morning the grand adventure around Europe continues, however today I’ll be doing something a little different and will detour away from the usual Busabout Hop On Hop Off coach network for one sector and will be travelling from Tours to Paris in style on the express high speed TGV Train. If I were to continue on Busabout, departure time from the pick up point would...

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28 Mar 2016
San Sebastian to Tours via Biarritz – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, France, Spain

San Sebastian to Tours via Biarritz – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

Today our Busabout adventure continues as we depart Spain for the last time, where most of the time has been spent on this entire trip, and cross the border into France staying two nights in the Loire Valley city of Tours. We are slowly heading closer and closer towards our next major goal of attending Oktoberfest in Munich, also with Busabout. So far along this...

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06 Mar 2016
Mercure San Sebastian Monte Igueldo, San Sebastian, Spain
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, Spain

Madrid to San Sebastian via Pamplona – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

Today the European adventure continues with Busabout after a week of fun and discovery on the Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour that concluded last night in Madrid. The journey continues on as we jump back on the Busabout blue coach and head north from the capital Madrid to the stunning coastal city of San Sebastian. This potion of the Busabout Hop On Hop Off network also...

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