Countryside

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[...]

3 Days in Croatia: More than just a Beach Vacation

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Hashtag #exoticbeaches and inevitably the azure shades of Bora Bora, Seychelles or Phuket will compete with each other to get your attention. But what about those looking for a little more than just pretty beaches on their beach vacation? That’s when the aquamarine and turquoise hues of Croatia come in to sparkle and entice, as it offers a lot more than j[...]

Hotels we love: Bleiche Spreewald

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Do you know that strange feeling when you look yourself in the eyes and realise that you’ve been completely out of touch with yourself and your body for way too long? The latter might somehow be functioning because it always does and you go about your daily business, or businesses. It may be when you step out of the shower, put sun screen on your legs and it[...]

An Ode to Fall in Europe

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A forest ablaze in crimson and amber, the heady scent of wood fires and roasting chestnuts and the satisfying crunch of fallen foliage underfoot. When I close my eyes and think of fall, this is the picture that is conjured immediately in my mind. One that makes me giddy with happiness and never fails to bring a smile to my face - though it is an image tha[...]

5 Ways the Lake District took me by Surprise

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My favorite trips are always the ones that take me by surprise. A weekend in the Lake District of North West England was one such trip. The Lake District had never really been on my radar. I had heard about it, of course - everyone from Cornwall to Aberdeen knows about the Lake District. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. It's f[...]

3 great day trips you can take from Jerusalem

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Few places in the world are as interesting as Jerusalem. Each year an increasing number of visitors flock to the city to learn more about its history, to pray in what is one of the most sacred cities in the world for the 3 biggest monotheistic faiths, and to unravel the mysteries of its multiple layers. This is a city of contrasts; churches, synagogues and m[...]

Skiing, Saunas, and Schnaps: How To Spend A Winter Weekend in South Tyrol

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There is one single thought that has reliably pops up in my head on all my travels, no matter the destination, experiences, or length of the trip: “I want to live here”. I don’t know what it is about foreign countries and exotic places -  they have this magical power of attraction over me that immediately makes me want to abandon all the structures that I ha[...]