Roadtrip California – Visiting the major highlights within two weeks​​

Wow, time flies. It’s already been over a year since me and my boyfriend made our first big trip abroad together! By that time, we were not even together for a year, but quickly decided that we wanted to travel somewhere awesome during our Christmas holidays! We did not really have an idea of where to go – even though the USA always appealed to me a lot for doing a road trip. We decided to spend some time finding destinations where we could book a ticket for a reasonable price at that time of year. You can read more on tips to planning your holiday here: How to travel more often and find good deals – 5 tips!

We’d loved to go to South-Africa, however, it seemed that the prices were incredibly high that time, as it was peak season then (and we were actually lucky to already go half a year later to S-A). We found extremely cheap tickets from Dusseldorf – San Francisco for 385EUR! Still a very cool destination to us, with lots of sights to see and nice weather for wintertime. As we flew both ways to San Francisco, we decided to travel in a circle. Spending the first days in San Francisco (which was actually during Christmas time) and spending the last days very closeby for our return flight. It was an amazing holiday and we couldn’t be happier to spend this time together there. I’ll talk you through the stops we made and the experiences we’ve had – of course, including lots of photos! Continue reading “Roadtrip California – Visiting the major highlights within two weeks​​”

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Kruger National Park: Our 3-day Safari experience

It’s been some time since I wrote my first post on South-Africa: The Ultimate Roadtrip through Incredible South-Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town (in 3 weeks), so it’s definitely time to write the next! In this first post I only briefly touched upon the Kruger Park, and our experience was so wonderful, that I’d like to tell you more about it. And more importantly, show our best pictures of all the beautiful animals living there!

We stayed in Kruger Park from September 11th-14th 2018, which is in the wintertime – early spring. It actually appeared to be the perfect timing for animal watching, as winter is the dry season in South-Africa, and animals tend to get together at the limited water resources there are. It was actually still quite hot in this period of the year, so we were quite happy to not be there in the summertime. You spend a lot of time in your car, standing still, and with the sun burning that could get quite tough. However, good to note is that the nights are still cold, so also bring something warm to wear! I’ll now dive into other tips that will help you get the best Kruger experience you can get!

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The Ultimate Roadtrip through South-Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town (in 3 weeks)

Hi there!
Thanks for reading, I’m so excited to share this new post with you all! I’ve just returned from a trip to South-Africa, which was amazing! It’s a country I can recommend to anyone: Incredible diverse landscapes, wonderful wildlife, bubbly cities, friendly people, tasty food & wines, affordable prices (at least for Europeans) and the best sunrises/sunsets I’ve seen in my whole life! Okay, I’ll calm down now a bit and will tell you all about my travel itinerary with the wonderful places I’ve visited together with my boyfriend. As mentioned in the title, we booked 3 weeks and landed on Johannesburg and flew back from Cape Town, it was just enough to see most of the highlights we wanted but in the end, we wished we could have stayed longer, as we were so mesmerised by this beautiful country. Continue reading “The Ultimate Roadtrip through South-Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town (in 3 weeks)”

Utrecht Cityguide: My 7 Favourite Hotspot Restaurants

I’m currently living in Utrecht for almost 2 years, and over that time I’ve really enjoyed exploring the city, finding nice places to drink and eat. Especially for young people, there are plenty of places that not only serve food for reasonable prices, but have a great atmosphere and fun vibe, and of course have very tasty food! I thought it would be nice to share some of these places, in case you are visiting the city (which you definitely should!). I’m no culinary expert, so I wouldn’t state these are the absolute best restaurants there are, but these are sure my favourite hotspots (map included)!  Continue reading “Utrecht Cityguide: My 7 Favourite Hotspot Restaurants”

Tips for preparing a vacation to Cuba

Hey there. It’s been a while! I personally take it as a good thing, have been distracted with fun things and not being behind my computer all the time. However, I still really wanted to write this post, and now that I’m in the train, it feels like the right time! End of May, I was able to make my first longer travel outside Europe! So far, I’ve been to New York, last year to The Dutch Caribbean island Bonaire and now… Cuba! Continue reading “Tips for preparing a vacation to Cuba”