Off the beaten track

7 Reasons I was Miserable Walking the Camino de Santiago (But Why I'd Definitely Do It Again)

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In September 2016, I walked 126 miles in eight days. For as long as I'd lived in Spain, I'd heard people talking about the spiritual experiences they'd had while walking the Camino de Santiago. It wasn't uncommon for someone to say it had changed their life. In fact, it was the norm. The Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, is a network of pathways[...]

10 Must Have Experiences in Sweden in Winter

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Winter is dark and cold in Scandinavia, but there are plenty of activities and experiences to brighten up your days! While many people flock to Sweden during the summer to take advantage of those endless summer days, pristine nature and of course the delicious treats served on and around Midsummer festivities, it is actually also a brilliant winter destinati[...]

5 reasons why Sweden is the No.1 budget choice for nature lovers

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I know, I know - "Sweden" and "budget" is not a common combination. Sweden is famous for being one of the most expensive countries to travel to. Accommodation is expensive, food is expensive, wine is crazy expensive. How can anyone go to Sweden for a budget trip? If what you’re after in Sweden is a nature experience, you'll be surprised at how this country [...]

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[...]

A 20 step beginners guide to trekking

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Hiking and trekking is becoming more and more popular and is no longer a way of travel that only appeals to those who know how to make up a fire or can survive several days without food in the forest. It is promoted and available to the masses, who are largely a bunch of real beginners. And it is a truly amazing way to travel. It is cheap, you use your own b[...]

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 - [...]

7 Unmissable Experiences in Croatia: From Mountains to Island Hopping

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For some people travel means relaxation and a break from normal life. Laying on the beach with a drink. Reading a book by the pool. Well, for me it doesn't - even though I sometimes wish that was enough. When summer turned out colder then expected, I started to look for a cheap holiday with sun, adventure, culture and nature. Preferably with hidden, private [...]

Brazil's Hidden Paradise: Chapada dos Veadeiros

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Most people would think of Brazil as of a beach travel destination. The rest of the country, which frankly speaking is huge, is forgotten. Unfair, isn’t it? For those of you a little bit more curious, a second look at the map would make you wanna see what lies inland. The good news is that the heart of Brazil is not any less fascinating than its beaches [...]

Havana Blues: What it's like to live in Havana as a Foreigner

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From my 2nd floor balcony with view over the street, music suddenly breaks through the quiet noise of women gossiping in the door ways and children playing in this twilight of a Sunday evening in Centro Habana: “Ooh… New York… Ooh, New York…” The tones float through the air and reach my balcony. There is that special smell that follows with humid air. [...]

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