Driving The Great Ocean Road to See The 12 Apostles

Who doesn’t love the fun and freedom that comes with taking a road trip? You can see the sights at leisure stopping wherever you like for as long as you like.

Driving the Great Ocean Road in south-eastern Australia is one of the world’s most famous road trips. This spectacular road hugs the rugged cliffs that wind along the turbulent Southern Ocean coastline offering travellers jaw-dropping views along the way.

Its location at the bottom of Australia far from the rest of the world means that for most people the Great Ocean Road drive is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Those people who are lucky enough to experience a Great Ocean Road trip are treated to pristine beaches, sparkling waterfalls, lush rainforests, lighthouses, and cute wildlife.

But it’s the incredible 12 Apostles limestone stacks at Port Campbell National Park that everyone wants to see. One of the top attractions on the Great Ocean Road, the Australian 12 Apostles draw visitors from around the world.

Below we list all the best Great Ocean Road attractions as well as some tips for driving this incredible road.

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DOC Review – Fine Dining in the Douro Valley of Portugal

Dining options in the Douro Valley are limited if you're not staying in one of the town centers, but DOC is one of the saving graces of the area. Set along the Douro River about midway between the towns of Peso da Regua and Pinhao, DOC offers tasting menus and a la carte options from Michelin-starred Chef Rui Paula.

While it took us a bit of a drive to reach this one (nearly 45 minutes from our quinta, in the pitch-black night), it was worth it to have such a lovely dining experience in the wine region.

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The Yeatman Review – A Simply Flawless Prix Fixe Dinner in Porto

The Yeatman, a two-star Michelin restaurant in Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal, provides a once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic experience. From the elegant pre-dinner drinks and snacks in the bar area to the over-the-top plating and molecular gastronomy techniques, to the “kitchen snack,” the surprises and delights during our meal at The Yeatman were unlike any other restaurant we've ever been to.

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How to Get the Most Out of Dia de los Muertos in Mexico

For many, attending Dia de los Muertos in Mexico (Day of the Dead) is a bucket list experience. Though it’s called “Day” of the Dead, it’s actually a two-day holiday; though some cities and towns begin setting up about a week in advance of the actual November 1 and 2 holiday.

While Day of the Dead is known the world over as the quintessential Mexican holiday, not every town has an elaborate celebration. In fact, in many places in Mexico, you’d not even know the holiday was taking place.

If you want to attend Dia de los Muertos in Mexico to see the beautiful cemeteries covered in marigold flowers, altars in dedication to the deceased, and more — you need to know where to go. Below you’ll find information on the best places to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico, and some history on the holiday itself.

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