A night at the races: camping on a mountain for the Tour of Spain

It is one thing to stay a night at a camp site where all the services people usually need are available, and completely other thing to camp on a mountain with thousands of people without any facilities. If it is camping on a mountain in order to watch a bicycle race, it can be a lot of fun. We camped a night on the famous Alto del Angliru near Oviedo, northwest Spain to follow a stage of the Tour of Spain (La Vuelta a España) road cycling race.

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The secret of the bridge of Avignon in France is gradually revealing itself

For years, historians, archaelogists, architects, geologists and engineers have searched the archives, researched the Rhône river and its banks, calculated the river flow, the strength of old constructions and modeled three-dimensional structures of the bridge of Avignon in Southern France.

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Tips for avoiding the behavior of an ignorant tourist – and getting respect from locals

If you have seen the crowds around the key sights in Venice, Paris, or Barcelona during the high season, you may understand why a certain degree of resistance against mass tourism is developing in some specific European cities. Not only do the residents feel that their neighborhoods have been conquered by visitors, but these uninvited visitors also behave badly. Here are a few simple tips for getting along with locals in popular tourist destinations.

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How to travel and earn a living at the same time?

Traveling and earning enough money to support oneself at the same time is not easy. Yet, many professionals have made it, and continue living and working on the move for years. Here are the basics for establishing a lifestyle that enables living like a digital nomad, remote worker, location independent mobile professional, or whatever you may call these people.
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Traveling with a cat or small dog? This bag lets your pet see what is going on

Traveling with pets complicates things, there is no question about that. You have to carefully plan the food you take along, how you deal with meal times, toilet times and getting enough exercise. Taking pets along for a road tour is relatively simple, but other methods of travel require checking what is possible, and getting the right kind of travel gear for the pet.
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Five unforgettable scenic drives in Lapland, Scandinavia for road travelers

If you are planning to make a long road trip to the northernmost region of Europe, Lapland, here are 5 scenic drives to include into the tour plan. Summer months July and August are the best period to tour the large wilderness above the Arctic Circle. Top 5 scenic routes were suggested by the travel guidebook Lapland.

Karasjok, Norway, Lapland, Scandinavia. Read the story “Five unforgettable scenic drives in Lapland, Scandinavia for road travelers”