Europe

The beautiful Polish city that's only a stone's throw from Berlin

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Berlin is such a universe itself that I often forget how close other fascinating universes are, like Poland. Bydgoszcz is often referred to as "little Berlin", and I don't like comparisons like that but there are certain similarities in architecture, street art and well, pretty coffee shops between the two cities. But let's go back to the beginning. When I r[...]

15 Unique Experiences you Must Have in France

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Last summer I decided to go on a road trip around France, Spain, Portugal & Andorra. In total I spent three months exploring these interesting, delightful countries, and during this time I spent about six weeks in France. I had been to France before but only to Paris for the weekend and a school trip to Normandy, so these six weeks really showed me wh[...]

Do it for the Gram: The Ethics of Climbing Roofs in Santorini

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If you Google 'climbing roofs in Santorini', you'll find two things: Stunning photographs, and tales of adventure and beauty. If you read those tales, you'll most likely find some sort of advice on the best spots for the Instagram shot. But as I quickly discovered this summer, there's more to these shots than meets the eye. Is it an Ethical Dilemma? [...]

Is this Region in Europe the best for family travel?

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It is no secret that we are fans of the Brabant region in the Netherlands, we've proved it here and here. Since I knew the journey here to be quick and easy I also brought my little son with me on our last trip and was curious to see if Brabant would deliver when it comes to traveling with small children. I did already know, from countless personal experienc[...]

Exploring Texel Island: The Ultimate Cycle Trip through the Dutch Countryside

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Texel Island is probably the most diverse and beautiful place I've ever seen in the Netherlands - and still very much undiscovered by a lot of people. After spending a weekend on Texel Island  I completely fell in love with it. It's the perfect place for a weekend of cycling and discovering the Netherlands off the beaten track. This is how you get the most o[...]

5 Relationship Truths from My Honeymoon Road Trip in Iceland

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‘It’s not worth it!’ The frazzled-looking couple in the red car strained to make their warnings heard over the wailing wind. Through the half-open window, I saw the grave shaking of heads as they cautioned us against the road ahead. ‘The weather is really really bad.’ Exchanging skeptical glances with my husband, I knew he harbored the same question. Hadn[...]

Love Nature, Classical Music, and Serenity? Come to this festival!

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Fog hung heavy in the valley. I knew that mountains over 3000 meters high stretched towards the skies around me, but saw only misty clouds of white. I closed my eyes. Feet placed firmly on the yoga mat beneath me, I breathed in. Out. In. Out. For a little while, silence took over. Until softly, not far away, sounds of a Viola da Gamba started filling t[...]

Hitting reset - A weekend in the Hague

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One of my first memories regarding the Netherlands is “Hagelslag”, colorful, sugary sprinkles in all the flavors you could wish for. We were little and pimping our “boring” wholemeal bread with the local specialty made my little sis and me fall hard. We l o v e d the Netherlands. (Also, did I mention Vla?!). Later came the fascination with all the gre[...]

How Best to Explore the Greek Islands Santorini, Naxos & Amargos

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‘Oh boy, 24 hours on a boat’ - that was my first thought when my partner asked me to go to Greece and travel there by ferry. Why so long? Of course the main reason was that we had a low budget but a hungry heart: we wanted to travel around and see different islands while spending as little money as possible. The only way we could afford to do so was by buyin[...]

A First Timer's Guide to Romania's Highlights

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Last spring I had an amazing opportunity to visit Romania, a country which I had not yet been able to cross off my list, but more importantly, the country where my boyfriend comes from. We had previously traveled  to London and Paris together, but this trip was different. It was not just a holiday, it was where he was from; his country, language, heritage - [...]