Because of geographical location of Dubuque Iowa, there are plenty of opportunities to get ‘up high’ and experience some of Dubuque’s vantage points! Sitting along the banks of the Mississippi River, it is possible to see 3 States (Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin) at once from the majority of these viewpoints!
I don’t know about you, but I find going to the toilet a bit of a chore. Especially when you travel! I’m sure you can all relate, wandering around a city bursting for a pee and attempting to find a public bathroom (Venice, I’m looking at you with your ‘follow’ the WC graffiti for miles just to pay 1.50Euro just to relieve yourself…or Mostar when I paid to use the toilet to discover there was NO toilet, just a hole in the ground, that felt like the biggest rip off ever!). Or having to hold on for hours on a long bus journey. However, sometimes the toilet stops can surprise you, they appear in the most beautiful locations and offer you amazing views from the loo and suddenly it turns a mundane task into a memorable experience!
Autumn in the Midwest is a pretty big deal, people decorate the front of their houses with Autumn colours, there are Autumn themed weddings and towns will track the trees for when the leaves will be the best colours. So I thought it’d be the perfect time to explore the Mines of Spain recreational area in Dubuque, East Iowa.
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The Mississippi River is over 2000 miles long and stretches across 10 US States. It’s packed full of history and is an area I would love to learn more about. This photo essay will include various views of the River from 3 different Midwest States: Iowa, Illinois and Missouri!
Ever since I had watched Adventurous Kate’s Snapchat of her climbing up the Kotor city walls in Montenegro, I knew it was something I had to do, I love a good challenge after all! Here’s a quick run down of Kotor…its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro (not THAT far away from the Croatian border, Dubrovnik to Kotor is a doable journey!), rather than go around…the city walls go up ABOVE the city to the Kotor Fortress of St John’s Castle, there’s even a church half way up! Entrance is €3 and it offers some of the best views of the city and bay.
Geeky post alert! I have a bit of a soft spot for Funicular Railways and the city of Lisbon in Portugal has plenty! When I was researching my trip, I knew there was a chance I’d be pushed for time and wouldn’t be able to ride on them all. I could find information such as their location but when it came to which ones were worth a trip, there wasn’t a whole lot of help out there! So here’s my guide to the 4 Lisbon Funicular Railways; Elavador de Santa Justa, Ascensor da Bica, Ascensor da Gloria and Ascensor do Lavra.