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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SYDNEY BY NIGHT

I love Sydney! There I have said it. I have written many all-encompassing guides to different walks in Sydney, different suburbs as well as a full city guide. After pondering over what I would write about next I realized that I hadn’t written anything about Sydney by night. I can’t tell you enough how cool this city is when the sun has set! And then I am not talking about clubbing and whatnot (that’s not my thing) but I am talking about The Opera House, The Harbour Bridge and all other highrises around these buildings. This is truly a sight you must see at least once in your life. I can spend hours on end watching the city glitter at night whilst many many boats float past. Some blaring music, some enjoying the scenery whilst enjoying a dinner and some private boats just going to a sail on a water summers night. I have never seen a style of posts like this with other travel bloggers ( I couldn’t find it) so here it is. Sydney by night, what you must see, where you must go to optimize your Sydney by night experience and where the best instagrammable spots are to make your folks back home jealous. You are so very welcome…

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THE ULTIMATE EUROPEAN BUCKET LIST

Europe is one of the best travel destinations there is. Filled with ancient history, stunning nature and amazing cities, this continent must be on your travel list. In this extensive post, I will show you 73 of the best sights throughout Europe, just so you won’t miss out. From stunning national parks to must-see unique spots, here’s your ultimate Europen bucket list.

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THE EMIRATES BUSINESS CLASS EXPERIENCE

Not a lot of people get the chance to fly business class, cause lets be frank, it is not the cheapest flight you will ever get. In September I flew home (to the Netherlands) for my yearly holiday. I have been sick in the last few months and I am a tad scared that my health will be suffering when I have to take such a long flight, I decided to book myself into a Business class seat. My number one airline is Emirates, I have been flying with them for years and years and I always feel comfortable and safe with them. So this trip I also booked myself a business class seat with Emirates. In this blog post, I will take you along my travels and what it was like to fly like fancy nancy does 😉

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PALM BEACH AND BARRENJOEY LIGHTHOUSE WALK

Palm Beach is the place where some of Sydney’s wealthiest and most famous people escape on their holidays. It’s isolated, tranquil, charming and absolutely beautiful. In Palmy you could walk right by someone like Mick Jagger and not even know it. Celebrities such as Kelly Slater, Guy Sebastian, and Nicole Kidman and hubby Keith Urban also regularly visit Palm Beach during summer. Palm Beach is located 41 kilometers north of the Sydney CBD and is home to one of Australias most famous tv shows, Home and Away. The golden sands of Palm Beach curve 2.3km, from Little Head to Barrenjoey Point and is an excellent place to surf. You can also follow a trail to heritage-listed Barrenjoey Lighthouse which also offers splendid views of the coast, Pittwater and Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park. In this post, I will show you these amazing sights and why you should take the plunge and get over to Palm Beach as soon as possible.

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SPIT BRIDGE TO MANLY COASTAL WALK

Probably one of the most popular walking trails in Sydney, the Spit to Manly walk. This walk has some of the most stunning views imaginable: Crystal blue water, secluded bays and beaches, bushland and stunning cliff views. This walk is 10 kilometers long and is not super simple. The track, however, is so stunning that it will entice you to keep going. This walk has been on my bucket list since last summer. I attempted to do it, but I could not find that start of the walk, so I gave up. My friend the other day told me exactly where to go and what to do, so I did another attempt last weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have already seen some of my pictures of this walk.  I had such a good time, bringing me back to the time I lived in the mountains. I was so happy and  I wish I had done it sooner.  In today’s blog post I will show you some of the amazing sights that you will see during this walk.

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THINGS TO DO IN BONDI

Ahh Bondi Beach. If you are Australian or just someone who likes Australia, then you have definitely heard of this world famous beach. The suburb where the beach is located is only 7 kilometers from Sydney CBD and in summers gets run over by tourists and locals. The other day I did the Bondi to Coogee walk. But before I set off I wandered around for a bit. It had been a while since I had been to this famous beach, and I enjoyed it a lot more then I anticipated. This famous hipster suburb is home to some amazing shops, restaurants, walking tracks and swimming pools. So if you are planning to go to Sydney and want to know the ins and outs of Bondi then read on…

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AUSTRALIA’S MOST SCENIC DRIVE | THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic drives you will ever do. The 234-kilometer long route takes you along some of Australia’s most amazing scenery. Rugged cliffs, blue oceans, quaint little towns, lighthouses and lots of Australian wildlife is just some of the things you will encounter when taking this road trip. In this blog post, I will show you all the hot spots of where to stop and what to see. If you are planning to drive this route, or want to enjoy some of Australia’s best towns, beaches and attractions then keep on reading.

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LUNA PARK SYDNEY | A FUN EVENING OUT

This past weekend I wandered over to Luna Park at Milsons Point, Sydney. The park is an amusement attraction and was established in 1935, amazingly it still contains traditional midway games and rides while of course still offering your 21st-century amusements as well.  The older charm that this park offers, the more the modern generation can catch a glimpse of the past. 

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SYDNEY’S OLDEST NEIGHBOURHOOD | THE ROCKS

Even though it was a rainy cold(yes it gets cold in Australia haha!) winters day last Saturday, I still decided to go for a wander through Sydney. I ended up in the oldest part of Sydney called “The Rocks”. The Rocks is a neighborhood of historic laneways in the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Locals and many tourists mingle at the open-air Rocks Markets, purchasing street food and handmade souvenirs. The area has some of Sydney’s oldest pubs and many of the upscale restaurants have spectacular harbor views. I took my DSLR camera with me, but unfortunately, it was not working, so I had to take pictures with my trusty iPhone. They didn’t turn out too bad – thank goodness, but they would have looked better if they would have been taken with my fancy-pants camera.  Check out my pictures below…

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