THE TWIRLING TRAVELER
Ever since I had seen pictures of the amazing spa hotel Aqua Dome in Tyrol, I wanted to go there, but it never felt like the right time. But when our France plans fell through with all the new restrictions for unvaccinated people, Austria became a very attractive alternative. Even though the time had not passed 14 days until I received my second vaccine dosis, Austria was already welcoming us with open arms. So, it was finally time to visit Aqua Dome. Complicating factor was that I was traveling with a baby and I did not know if Aqua Dome would be baby friendly. You will find out in this blog!
We visited Plansee as the first stop on our August Austria roadtrip. This beautiful lake is located just past the German border in west Austria, so it was the perfect first stop for us as we were driving from the Netherlands. I had seen some beautiful pictures of Plansee on Instagram and was super exited to visit, but also a bit hesitant as I have been disappointed in these kind of locations before, as pictures don’t tell the full story. For example Lago di Braies in the Dolomotis is overrun with people and it is almost impossible to beat the crowds. This leads to a traffic jam like hike, which is exactly what you don’t want when you visit a nature phenomenon. Luckily, Plansee is just as picturesque as in the pictures and surprisingly it was tranquil when we visited. If you are visiting Austria, or even just passing through, you should definitely put Plansee on your must visit list!
In the beginning of July we went camping in the Mosel & the Eiffel for a long weekend. We were actually supposed to go to Baden-Wurttemberg, but never ended up there because of an incident that I won’t talk about 😉 Luckily, we ended up having a great weekend and I can highly recommend visiting this area. It is perfect for camping, as there are lots of cheap opportunities near the river and the little villages. Because of the high supply and diversity of campsites you can be super flexible and don’t have to plan, it really is a camper’s paradise. Just make sure you do some research before you go to this area, as some parts have been destroyed by the terrible floods in July. As I am writing this blogpost, Cochem and Trier have reopened to tourism after the floods in these regions. Burg Eltz did not suffer from the floods.
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