A SUMMER HOLIDAY ON LANZAROTE | CANARY ISLANDS

What is better than hopping on a plane and a couple of hours later you end up on a volcanic island with some unique ‘moon-like’ landscape, blissful weather and cool beaches. This is exactly what I did during a trip to Europe last year. Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa is known for its year-round warm weather, beaches, and volcanic landscape.  Here is what I did during my holiday there.

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THE SACRED MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY IN UBUD | BALI, INDONESIA

If you are planning your first trip to Bali, Indonesia, then a trip to Ubud Monkey Forrest is kind of a must! Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions. A natural forest sanctuary that is home to a large horde of grey long-tailed macaques. I visited this sanctuary during my trip to Bali last year. Due to some nastiness at the end of my holiday, I kind of forgot to write a couple of blog posts, including this one. So in this blog post, I will take you along with me to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. I will show you the best way to get there, what it costs, what to do and what not to do when wandering around this amazing jungle whilst being surrounded by cheeky monkeys.

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A FIRST TIMERS GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM

So you are thinking about going to Amsterdam? But you are a tad concerned whether it is too crazy for you? Or how to get there? Or how not to get run over by a mad Dutchy on a bike?  Then don’t worry here is a first timers guide to Amsterdam. This is not a city guide, if you want to know all the must-see sights, then check out this post here.  This post is to help you get there, the must-knows, the bike laws and warnings and much more helpful information to hopefully help you have a great holiday in Hollands main capital. 

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY

Who hasn’t dreamt of visiting the Big Apple! I know I have for years and years. My good friend Kim has been several times and called it one of her favorite cities to visit. Together with here, have written this very extensive guide to New York City. From where to eat, where to stay, what to see and when to go is all given in this guide! We have tried to make it as all comprising as possible and ended up with a post with more than 2500 words. So, I hope you will enjoy this guide and leave a quick comment underneath if you found it helpful or when you are going to use it for your trip to New York.

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MINI GUIDE TO OOTMARSUM, NETHERLANDS

I think pretty much 100% of the people following my blog have never heard of this small town before. Heck, I am certain if I would ask a Dutchman, most of them would say they don’t know where this little town is located. And, I can’t blame you. It is a pretty small town in the East of the Netherlands, and there is not a whole lot happening. You might wonder, why the heck would I write a post about it then? Well, this town is where my family originated. My family is super small and we have an unusual last name, so it is pretty easy to track our history (well we didn’t even have to do that, cause my grandpa is the first of the family to leave his village for love nawwwwwwwwwww). The town is actually very cute and went I was back home last September and I visited it with my parents. I took a bunch of photos which I would like to share with you. Additionally, I will give you some basic information, in case you are ever in the area and would like to check it out.

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A TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT CITY | ROME, ITALY

Rome is a city that has an amazing mix of old and new. A city that has kept its stunning and historic buildings whilst moving along in the modern world. You can wander the quaint cobblestone streets with a delicious gelato in your hand whilst walking from one stunning and impressive monument to the next. From the Spanish steps to the world-famous Colosseum and Vatican City, this city has so much to offer. Of course, being an Italian city, the city is also a foodie’s heaven, from the best gelato to pizza and pasta, you might come back with a few extra kilos of ‘baggage’. Here’s my ultimate Rome travel guide!

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THE GREAT AMERICAN BUCKET LIST

America is one of those countries that you must visit at least once in your life. But because it is so large, it will probably take you a couple of trips in order to see a substantial part of it. In this post, I will show you some (yes some, definitely not all) of the national parks, cities, and monuments that you should try to visit. Keep in mind that America is very large and that there is no way I can add every single cool spot 🙂 This post would be 10.000 plus words, and it would take me months and months to write. So again, I have selected some of the amazing highlights that I think are a must-see. Sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy these amazing spots in my great American bucket list!

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THE MAGICAL TOWN OF GIETHOORN

Have you ever heard of the Venice of the North? A village where there are no roads, just canals that you can navigate by a boat? footpaths, bicycle trails are the only other way to make your way around this village, no honking cars anywhere! And if you think that is it, then you are mistaken. The houses that are scattered around this village are stunning centuries-old thatched-roof houses… It sounds like a fairy tale but it does truly exist. The village is a small village located in the northeastern Dutch province of Overijssel. (Where I am from YAY) and can be reached when you are on a trip to Amsterdam or Rotterdam.  I will show you the best ways to get there, when to go and what to see and do. Get ready to add this stunning little village to your ever-growing bucket list…

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MINI GUIDE TO BOURTANGE, NETHERLANDS

The small village of Bourtange is probably something you have never heard off unless you are from the Netherlands yourself. This small village was built in 1530 and is a fort built in a star. Additionally, it is a pretty typical old Dutch town and is pretty cool to have a look at when you are in Holland. In this blog post, I will show you the must-know information about this village and what you can expect when going to this cool little town.

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO AND SEE EUROPE IN WINTER

Europe has culture, nature, fantastic cities and amazing festivals. But the continent is mostly seen as a summer destination. From the sunny steps in Rome to the blistering sun in Paris in June, Europe is mostly a summer destination. Did you, however, know that Europe is absolutely stunning in winter as well? From the frozen canals in Amsterdam to the snowfields in the Alps and the Igloo hotel in Finland and the husky safari in Scandinavia…..What is not to love? In this post, I will show you some of the most amazing things you can do in winter and what are the top destinations to go to when the thermometer drops below 0 Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

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