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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

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New Zealand | Explore More Campervan Review

New Zealand :: Explore More Campervan Review from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We were lucky to have “sampled” travel in various sizes of campervans in Australia for short periods of time before we had to...

Nelson & Malborough | New Zealand :: The Kiwi Wine Region

Two years ago today, we were in Nelson, New Zealand’s oldest city, is an artsy retreat near expansive beaches, full of cafes, art galleries (the museum of ‘Wearable Art’ is located here) and craft...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Monkey Forest

There a few words that can describe the cutest, playful but moody monkeys that you will come across in Monkey Forest. Beware that if you have any traces of food in your purses...

World Cup Bound! Third Times A Charm

It is now official! We are going to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as official ticket holders. This is a big relief, and probably keeps us out of unnecessary trouble or hassle...

Picton to Wellington | New Zealand :: Interislander Ferry Crossing

Picton to Wellington | New Zealand :: Interislander Ferry Crossing from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. Time for the North Island!  Hopefully no more curvy, windy, one lane highway roads up steep mountainsides adorned with sheep...

A European Holiday (Pictures)

I just wanted to share a couple of nice shots we grabbed during our recent trip to Europe. Canals in Amsterdam, Church in Amberg, Germany and St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. Just a breathtaking...

Christchurch | New Zealand :: City Tour

Christchurch | New Zealand :: City Tour from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We landed in Christchurch just after midnight and were still intrigued by its small town charm as greeted by warm hospitable kiwis trying...

Tokyo | Japan :: Touch Down In Tokyo

We arrived into Narita International, the air hub of Tokyo, with little affair and even managed to get to our intended downtown location, Bakurocho, quickly and easily. However, it took us about an hour...

Shanghai | China: Chinese Supermarkets To Unsettle Your Tummy

Chinese supermarkets have to be one of the most interesting places within the country, especially for westerners. At the same time, it can leave your stomach a little unsettled. Meat is sitting out in...

Phuket | Thailand: Visa Expired!

Oh no! We had a slight scare today, and as always seems to be the case run we run into trouble Manali and I immediately into our bad cop / good cop roles. Guess...

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