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IN PHOTOS – Piva Canyon and Durmitor national park, Montenegro

Montenegro. In a country whose name literally means 'black mountain', the winding roads and endless views probably won't come as a surprise. But can you ever expect to find nature as stunning as THIS in a country you'd probably not even be able to locate without Google maps? With a capital whose name doesn't even ring a bell? Podgorica... Yep… Read More

BALKANS ROAD TRIP ITINERARY – 3 weeks in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania thumbnail

Guys, before I tell you everything about my Balkans road trip, have you read my ABC of the coolest things to do on a road trip in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Montenegro? Not yet? OK, go ahead, I’ll wait here until you get back! And stay tuned ‘cause I’ll be publishing one for Albania… Read More

VIDEO GUIDE: DISCOVERING THE NETHERLANDS – A last-minute weekend in Gelderland

I guess it happens to anyone who travels. Every birthday, Christmas or Valentines day you either get a new set of camping plates or quick-drying socks, or a gift voucher for some kind of travel experience. I had five of the latter and for once I decided not to wait for the expiration date to use… Read More

My ABC of the coolest things to do on a road trip in Montenegro

After almost a week of cruising through Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was new country time and we had decided to continue our road trip in Montenegro. It was cheaper to rent a different car in each country, so we dropped off our Bosnian car in Mostar and jumped on a bus to Herceg Novi, right across the… Read More

In photos – A practical guide to Cinque Terre, Italy

A few months ago, right before jumping on a plane to Indonesia, I quickly shared a picture of Manarola, one of the five villages of Cinque Terre, with my then 2400 Instagram followers. It was a 40-hour journey with a 12 hour wifi-less layover in China and by the time I arrived in my hotel I nearly… Read More

PRACTICAL GUIDE – The local tour to the sulphur mine of Kawah Ijen, Indonesia

It had happened almost by accident. I hardly ever watch TV but carelessly zapping around on that dark and grey Sunday afternoon, between cheesy television films and the guy with his way too white teeth selling the latest Ab King Pro on the shopping channel, suddenly something caught my eye. Kawah Ijen. It looked so surreal my finger… Read More

My ABC of the best things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Road tripping has always been my favorite way of traveling. Maybe it's because there's nothing like that feeling of total freedom that you get when you turn the key and hit the road, the possibility to go wherever you want whenever you feel like it and to just stop every time you drive by an… Read More

Northern Italy Road Trip – 18 day itinerary

Plunge head first into European history, gain 10 pounds just by looking at all that delicious food, be seduced by that oh-so-sexy Italian accent and witness first hand what 'dolce far niente' really means. When you go to Italy, it doesn't matter where you go or what you do, you just know life will be good. My last… Read More

City guide: How to spend 2 days in Hue Vietnam – Imperial city and Perfume river

If you're looking for the hustle and bustle of cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Hue probably isn't the place to be. If you just fell in love with the charm of Hoi An and are hoping the rest of Vietnam looks the same, I'm pretty sure you'll be dissapointed. But if you want to… Read More

LOOKING FOR MONKEYS AND ELEPHANTS IN THE WILD – Khao Yai National Park, Thailand thumbnail

If I shout Thailand, what's the first 3 things you think about? Temples, pad thai and elephant rides? I'm pretty sure I'm not far from the truth - unfortunately... Of course I agree on the temples and the food, but if you've read my blog before or follow me on social media, you've probably understood… Read More