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Istanbul and an incredible city, and these are the Top Things to See and Do in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is historically rich, has some of the most famous markets in the world, many many stunning mosques, and the food scene is insane. Istanbul is not the capital city...read more
Even in a Rainstorm: Australia’s Great Ocean Road is amazing. The 12 Apostles are a group of limestone formations that rise above the ocean. The Great Ocean Road is one the most visited areas in Australia. They were christened the 12 Apostles by Victorian …read more
If you plan to visit the Czech Republic, then your first priority should be at least 48 Hours in Prague. Prague is stunningly beautiful with monumental landmarks, Gothic Churches, and a rich cultural history. As the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague is an...read more
Many people visiting Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, will do choose to do some day tours of the north of the country, and here are The Top 5 Day Trips from Hanoi. Hanoi is a melting pot of cultures, combining French cultural influences and distinctive cuisine and...read more
Here are the 7 Best Day Trips from Sydney, one for every day of the week. While Sydney has a lot to see and do, why not get out of the city and experience some of the unique things that Australia has on offer. From parachuting to wine tasting, caving to koalas, there...read more
We had the most incredible time in Aarhus in Denmark and wanted to share with you how to spend 48 Hours in Aarhus. This city is edgy, historic, trendy, and very cultural. It is a place you need to put on your must see list. Aarhus is pronounced 'or-hooss', FYI. There...read more
We spent 48 Hours in Boston and enjoyed every minute of our experience. From history to culture, food to drink, Boston is a great city to visit. While Boston may only be a short train journey away from the bright lights of New York City, it is a world away in terms of...read more
It's been two years since we visited San Francisco, but it is a city you remember, so here are 10 Things not to be missed in San Francisco. When it comes to iconic American cities, San Francisco has to be one of the best known. Famous for its Golden Gate Bridge, its...read more
From Cathedrals to the Kilkenny castle, from pubs to hurling, spending 48 Hours in Kilkenny is one of the most delightful and intriguing Irish cities.
Spending 48 hours in Kilkenny will give you a taste of Irish hospitality, the Irish pub culture, and the intriguing …read more
The traditional Australian motel or motor-inn had its heyday in the 1950s through to the 1970s. They were traditionally cheap and cheerful accommodations in locations that built on the growing travel market. Because everything old is new again, the Aussie motel is...read more
Seminyak is one of the most trendy places to stay on this lovely tropical island, and we share the 10 Best Things to Do in Seminyak, Bali. This guide starts your stay by visiting Balinese temples, then has you doing some yoga, going for coffee, doing some beach...read more
Welcome to Short Holidays and Getaways. I am Gordon. With my wife Paula, we run Contented Traveller, a site for fit, free and financial travellers, who love experiences. Here I share short vacations.
Let’s travel the world together….in style
We share you all the information you need to have an amazing short vacation.
- what to see
- what to do
- where to eat
- where to stay, in destinations throughout the world. We are taking the worry out of it for you.
I am Gordon, and my wife and I are professional travel writers at the award winning travel site Contented Traveller, a site for fit, free and financial travellers. We love travel and we love to help you make the most of your short holiday and getaway.