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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Which city is nicer to visit, Ghent or Bruges?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. I did make a lot of drafts but couldn’t find the time and effort to finish them. But actually, I think it’s a good sign, it shows I was busy being outside of home: Exploring and doing fun things! Also last weekend, when I went away for 4 days with my lovely mom. I went to the beautiful cities Ghent and Bruges (or Gent & Brugge in Dutch) in my neighbour country Belgium. Of course, I cannot wait to share my experience with you and recommend you the best city to visit (if you have to choose!). Because ultimately, I can already give away a spoiler: I would recommend you to visit both! Continue reading “Which city is nicer to visit, Ghent or Bruges?”

Traveling to Germany by bus: My Flixbus experience

Last weekend I went to visit a good friend of mine who lives in Germany, Darmstadt. I want to share my experience of this trip and the means of transportation. I’ve visited her before by car, but this time I wanted to take public transport. As train prices from Utrecht to Frankfurt where almost just as expensive as plane tickets, I decided to check out possibilities for a bus drive. As I didn’t mind about a few hours of traveling longer (6 hours by bus or 4 hours by train, it’s quite a long trip anyway), I decided to book bus tickets with Flixbus, which were very reasonably priced!

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