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Art, design and the great outdoors: A Weekend in Brabant, the Netherlands

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It was still dark outside when we stepped out of the sleeping coach onto the narrow hallway of our train. I took a sip of the steaming hot cup of coffee the conductor had brought me just a few minutes earlier and was reminded of the mornings spent in trains in India, cold wind blowing through the open windows and doors, drinking chai to get warm, and asking [...]

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[...]

New York's best outdoor offices

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This month I am treating myself to a special adventure because I am spending it in New York! As you can imagine this isn't an entirely cheap endeavor - flights, rent, food, it's got its price spending a lush 4 weeks in the city. I comfort myself with this splurge by the fact that I do work while I am here, I am not just out partying 24/7. I have also been ve[...]

10 awesome things to make your city trip a success

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Early fall is here, and it's the perfect time to take a city trip. The sun isn't so hot, the storms aren't so intense, and the brilliance of autumn leaves creates a perfect backdrop for walking, sightseeing, bar/restaurant hopping, and generally drinking in the atmosphere of an urban landscape. Budget airline carriers have made city trips ever more accessibl[...]

10 awesome experiences around the world

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Anyone who loves to travel knows why we do it. We do it because we know that the only thing that matters in this life is making memories. We do it because you can't ever truly own material possessions, and you can't take them with you when you die; but a wonderful experience will stay with you forever, and nobody can steal it from you. The world is full o[...]

How to travel Costa Rica like a Rich Girl

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Who doesn't want to travel like a rich girl sometimes? As much as I love rougher, more culturally immersive types of travel, I'm by no means immune to the siren song of the luxury retreat - especially since I had kids. I'm not especially rich, but I do like to travel as if I am every now and then; and an ideal place to do that is Costa Rica. A peaceful, p[...]

10 Cool Hostels in Europe you should check out this summer

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I have a confession to make: I have never stayed in the dorm room of a hostel. There, I said it. I don't even think that it has anything to do with my wise old age of thirty-something; sharing a room with strangers was just never my approach of getting a good night's sleep. In addition, I like an accommodation with a story, a sense of place and preferably so[...]

An Oasis in the City: Finding Bliss at the Shangri-La, Singapore

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Jet lag can be a bitch. And despite a lovely experience flying Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class, I still feel it strongly. I arrive in Changi Airport dazed at the fact that it's bright and early morning in Singapore, and that the sun is shining and humidity has already hit 100%. It's quite a different scene to the drizzly 15 degree British summer I l[...]