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LURING A PIG TOWARDS THE ALLIGATORS FOR ENTERTAINMENT OR KILLING A DOLPHIN FOR A SELFIE – How far are we allowed to go in the name of tourism?

As I write this article, I am in shock... I am sad... And most of all, I am ashamed. I just read an article about how a baby dolphin died on a beach in Argentina, because a bunch of tourists thought it would be fun to take a selfie with it... At first it made… Read More

IT’S UP TO YOU NEW YORK, NEW YORK – How to spend 4,5 days in the Big Apple

Ooooh New York... I’m no big city girl. I come from a small town where 3 cars in front of a red light is called a traffic jam and nobody ever drives more than 15 minutes to get to work. I’ve lived and worked in Antwerp and in Brussels – some of the most congested… Read More

CRYING OVER SLAVERY – A drive along the Mississippi river plantations, Louisiana

Standing close to him, she suddenly saw a burn mark on his wrinkled forehead. She looked at it and asked him what it was. "That, my child, is what happens to slaves that try to run away." It looked almost picture perfect. The colorful plantation house popped out of the lush green gardens with their… Read More

How I managed to still fit into my pants after 24 days in the US

OK guys, it’s time for something a bit different. No weird Chinese habits, crying on the Mekong or pictures of me not looking sexy at all in a swimsuit today, just some good old (vegetarian) foodporn from the US. Sit back, relax and enjoy your meal! Warning: you might want to change into something more… Read More

LET’S GO ON A ROAD TRIP! From Washington DC to New Orleans in 2 weeks

My boyfriend had been wanting to visit the US and in a relationship sometimes you have to find a compromise. So we booked 2 tickets to New York and even though it wasn’t my dream destination, I got excited about our trip really fast. Traveling is always an adventure, so the destination isn’t really the… Read More

CITY GUIDE: How to spend 2,5 days in Washington DC

With its imposing snow-white buildings in typical Federal Style, perfectly maintained streets and squares and omnipresent tranquility, Washington D.C. just breathes patriotism. Even a simple walk through the streets of the Mall is impressive. A huge difference from New York, where I'd been just before, but definitely not less pleasant. Highlights are the Capitol, the Library… Read More

SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR! A LOUISIANA SWAMP TOUR

A trip to Louisiana isn't complete without a boat tour in one of the swamps. The mysterious realm of cypress trees rising up out of the muddy water and the alligators luring in the distance have something magical. We booked our tour with Cajun Encounters, a company that offers all kinds of tours and is… Read More

ITINERARY: 24 days in the USA thumbnail

From New York to New Orleans in 24 days. One week of city tripping in NY and Washington DC, followed by a road trip of more than 3300 km through Virginia and the South. 3300 km traveled by car & 300 km by train 56 hours on the road 12 states crossed - 6 visited… Read More

A VISIT TO BOONE HALL PLANTATION, SOUTH-CAROLINA, USA

When we drove up to Boone Hall plantation through the magnificent Oak Alley, it was love at first sight. All the main reasons why we came to 'the South' are gathered here in one place: the beautiful plantation houses with their front porch, the spanish moss-draped live oak trees, the vast gardens and farm lands… Read More

MY TRAVEL BUDGET FOR 26 DAYS IN THE USA

Our trip through the USA in 2015 was our most expensive trip up until now. Even though we didn't stay in fancy hotels or eat in expensive restaurants, we still spent € 3500 each, so a total of € 7000 for 2 people for 26 days. Let me tell you all the details about our… Read More