First world problems because of Corona: where to travel this summer? But for real guys… don’t forget to be grateful for having a European passport that makes it possible to travel around the world so easily in the first place. Lockdown? Don’t forget to some people are forever in a ‘lockdown’ simply because their passport makes it impossible to travel!
Our first world problems aren’t really a problem, it is just an issue!
Thanks for being interested in my travel packing list. In this blog I will give you a little insight into what I carry around on my travels around the world, which suitcase or backpack I use, when I decide to use which one, how much I decide to carry around, etc.
I have written this blog purely for those who are all asking what gear I use when traveling, so this is not a typical list of all travel accessories the standard travel blogs recommend you to take along. Too much bullshit on those travel gear packing lists anyway if you ask me.
There is no better feeling than setting everything ready to embark on a trip to Africa. Having your travel bag and camera at hand knowing you are going to have extraordinary wildlife encounters, the excitement is unrivalled. In this article I found you the most amazing African safari quotes to get you even more excited to pack your bags.
You have probably heard about the Ocean Medallion technology from my last cruise blog about the Sky Princess inaugural cruise by Princess Cruises, but aren’t too sure what it’s all about. Ocean Medallion is the latest and most advanced technology at sea that makes cruising more enjoyable, simple, and relaxing. In this blog I will tell you everything about the Ocean Medallion technology you need to know.
Three months after my first visit to Venice I already flew back. Yes I love Venice, but this time it had a much bigger meaning than taking a gondola through the canals. Princess Cruises celebrated the first sail away of its brand new cruise ship the Sky Princess and guess who was invited for the Sky Princess inaugural cruise from Trieste to Athens.
It took me a long time to finally come up with an article to help you to get the best sim card for traveling in Europe. I traveled to every European country to give you a complete overview and gathered all the information about each EU country separately. Because how can you determine what is the best Europe sim card for tourists? Extremely difficult but that is why I wrote this complete guide for buying a sim card in Europe. Check out why it is so complicated...
When I was younger I always wanted to have a position in a corporate company that would allow me to fly all over the world in business class. Flying like this always was a dream, but because of the perks of my job being a professional travel blogger it became reality. I was on my way trekking in Nepal and attending the Himalayan Travel Mart 2019 in Kathmandu when I enjoyed the A380 Qatar Airways business class from Frankfurt to Doha and onwards to Kathmandu.
Forget about the best places to visit in Europe, those are way too crowded! The standard holiday destinations in Europe are overrun by tourists between June and September and therefore I urge you to go off the beaten path in Europe. I found you some unique places to visit in Europe for 2020.
Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by maps. They hang above my bed, I collected flags of countries I had a globe to learn about our planet, basically I was already a big fan of exploring before I even started traveling around the world.
Who can travel without an internet connection? Is that even possible nowadays? Think about electronic tickets, ordering a taxi, booking a hotel or even making phone calls. Everything is done over the internet and being connected feels just so much better. As a professional travel blogger I feel like I can’t travel without anymore and therefore I had to try Vision Global Wifi. In this review I will tell you what I found out using this portable wifi device.
There’s much more to a casino than its gaming tables, spinning roulette machines and whizzing and whirring slots. The very best casinos in the world know that they have to offer their guests that something more to entice them into their establishment – especially now when gamers are heading to online casinos in their droves.
After years and years of contemplating taking a cruise holiday or not, last month I finally did it. My first cruise was a fact and I sailed from Barcelona to Rome on the Mediterranean Sea with Princess Cruises. In this blog I will give you an inside in all the activities I did on my trip and give you the best Mediterranean cruise excursions tips.
A couple weeks ago the moment was finally there: after endless travel adventures around the world in more than 100 countries in 7 years I finally did my first cruise. Obviously super excited I boarded one of those bigger ships in the world: the Crown Princess in Barcelona. On this western Mediterranean cruise I explored in total 6 different ports in 4 different countries. In this blog I will give you tips for a cruise around the med and everything you need to know when you are about to book this trip. Also included is the itinerary of my 7 day Mediterranean cruise and excursion tips.
After almost 7 years traveling and visiting 100 countries I finally embarked one of those big ships I had always been willing to go on. My first cruise was a fact! In Barcelona I went on board the Crown Princess of Princess Cruises and set sail for a 7-day cruise on the Mediterranean towards Rome. As I was extremely excited and wanted to go in with zero expectations, I did not do any research about a what to expect on a first cruise. For you though I wrote this guide with first time cruise tips so you get an idea of cruise do’s and don’ts.
Who is not dreaming about diving in Maldives? Or what about a liveaboard in Raja Ampat. Some of the most amazing scuba diving destinations in the world that I have been to, but I never dove there. Why not? Long lasting ear problems are keeping me out of the water now for almost 4 years.
Within less than a week there is a big thing coming up for me! Remember those days 4 years ago when I was living in Koh Tao, Thailand? While doing my Divemaster training I ruptured my eardrum. Now 4 years later I am finally getting a special surgery so I can go scuba diving again. But that also means no flights for the next two months. Perfect timing to make my last flight in a while a memorable one: flying the new Qsuite Business Class from Qatar Airways.
Waking up has never been among my favorite things to do and definitely not when you know it is cold and dark outside and you have to go to work. I used to have an office job and live in Netherlands where in winter I drove to work when it was dark and came home in the darkness. If that is what you are facing this winter than this inspiring post with colorful breakfast images and ideas from breakfast foods around the world should help you get back into the holiday mood.
How many flights I board a year? I don’t know anymore to be honest. I used to keep track of that and remember in 2013 and 104 that were about 50 a year. Nowadays it is a little bit less, but the last weeks I flew from Bali to Amsterdam with KLM, then from Amsterdam a return trip to Vietnam with Emirates and then quickly left Holland again to fly to Maldives and back to Europe with Qatar Airways.
After many years of traveling around the world I have come to the conclusion that I am a big fan of countries where you get a lot of bang for your buck! Every time I earn some money with my blog I calculate in 'months in Thailand'. As Thailand is one of the best places to backpack in the world I stranded there a lot of times and it never really cost me more than $800 a month. In this list I will give you the best backpack destinations that I have visited and some backpack destinations for beginners.
To travel the world and get paid is a dream coming true, but I don’t forget where I came from. I want to travel the world, where do I start? Be careful! Asking yourself this question can lead to a new lifestyle. Are you ready for it?
Am I addicted to my phone? I kind of always trying to deny that I am but I admit I probably spend like 6 hours a day on my phone. Or may be even more, I don’t really want to know I guess, haha! Anyway staying online is vital for me and not being able to get online is one of the few things in life that can make me stressed. If your hotel, bar, restaurant or airport is having bad internet I am pissed off and Im biased when it comes down to reviewing your place. Internet can make or break a place! J
Ever since I lived in the Caribbean in 2006 I have had a crush on islands. There is simply a different vibe and people seem to be happier than elsewhere. People don’t take life so serious and live a day-to-day lifestyle rather than worrying what the future will bring them. Over the years I have learned that islandlife is totally my thing. Running around on flip-flops wearing swimmers feels so uncomplicated and that is how life should be.
How many times did you hear people saying: I want to travel the world and get paid for it. But how many people do really get paid to travel? Hardly anyone! Yes there definitely are a few exceptions, but reality tells us that those people are exceptions. I am not telling you it is impossible, but don’t fool yourself by reading blogs saying: everyone can get paid to travel the world! That is definitely not true!
Being on the road and going to the gym is not a great match. We all know that traveling is not easy and can be pretty exhausting. Even when you are at home there are many excuses to not go to the gym, so while traveling it can feel like an even bigger obstacle. I have been traveling the world for more than 4 years now, though I still try to stay in shape. There are many options on how to stay fit while traveling, but a huge part of it is your mindset!