Tomorrow I begin my overland journey from Holland to Hong Kong. My backpack is all packed. It’s probably far too heavy. This is my first backpacking trip and I’m slightly nervous. This is the moment when my brain always tries to tell me I’m forgetting something important. I’ve had so much time to prepare and it never feels like I’ve done enough.
As we approach the end of 2018, it’s time for me to reflect on the past year and to look ahead to 2019. I didn’t travel much this year, but next year is going to be completely different. Continue reading My year in review: 2018
Portugal’s second city, Porto, has been gaining popularity among travellers over the past couple of years. Rightfully so, because Porto is a fantastic city for a weekend trip. It’s a colourful city with a beautiful historical city centre and some of the most famous wineries in the world. Discover what else makes Porto so special in this complete Porto travel guide.
Continue reading Porto travel guide: What to see, do and eat in Portugal’s second city
Ever since I’ve returned from my road trip this summer, I’ve been telling people how great Italy is. The weather, the food, the scenery; all of it was perfect. The only downsides are the crazy Italian way of driving, and the fact that there’s just too much to see. Even though my grand tour of the country took three weeks. I feel like I could’ve just as easily spent three months exploring every part of this fantastic country. And still it would’ve been be too short.
Continue reading 12 photos to inspire you to visit Italy
Everyone who hates Mondays will know that today is allegedly the most depressing day of the year; it’s Blue Monday. This particular Monday was chosen because Christmas is behind us, most New Year’s resolutions have failed, summer seems further away than ever and the first pay day of the year is yet to come. Let’s spend this bleakest of Mondays daydreaming. Where will you be travelling this year? Not sure yet? Have a look at my top 5 destinations for 2018.
Continue reading My top 5 destinations for 2018
The annual Dutch travel event Vakantiebeurs opened to the public today. As a trade visitor, I had the chance to visit the event a day early. I returned home inspired and with a head full of new ideas.
Continue reading Travel trends and inspiration at the Vakantiebeurs 2018
If I could name just one thing to convince you to visit Budapest, it would have to be the great food. There were far too many delicious looking dishes for my three day stay in the Hungarian capital. I seem to have tried sampling as many of them as I could, and returned home with a suitcase full of paprika. If you’re on a diet, a trip to Budapest in December could ruin it, but that’s a small price to pay for this culinary adventure.
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It’s the shortest day of the year. With the end of 2017 just around the corner, it’s time to look back on the past year. It’s been a good year for travelling for me. The year began quite hectic when I finally moved into my new flat. Nevertheless, I managed to make three trips abroad this year. It sounds like a terrible cliché, but I feel like this year has gone incredibly fast. I suppose time really does fly when you’re having fun.
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The iconic Scheveningen pier appears to have finally left behind its most troubled years. After costly renovations, fires and several years of decay, it eventually went bankrupt and was closed for a few years. In 2014, a new owner was found and Holland’s only pier got another chance. It reopened a year after and has been subject to ongoing improvements. My mum was very keen on visiting the Scheveningen pier, thanks to the most notable change: the addition of a ferris weel in 2016. We decided it was about time we took a day trip to the seaside to check out the new and improved pier.
Continue reading Day trip: Scheveningen pier, The Netherlands
Ever since moving here a couple of months ago, I’ve had plenty of time to get settled into my new home. It’s about time I added some finishing touches. I love having my favourite travel photos on the walls. That way, they form a daily reminder of my best moments on the road. The only thing that was still missing, was one of my panoramic photos. Thankfully, I was able to do another test for Saal Digital. Just like when I tested their photo book, I received a discount in exchange for an honest review. There is only so much that can be said about this, so I suppose I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Continue reading Review: Saal Digital wall decor