Rate or nah – Part 1 of 2

As you may know, last December/January I travelled through New Zealand with my mom. We had an amazing time and I still have heaps of travels stories and photos to share. For this blog post, I thought it’d be a cool idea to review all the hostels that we stayed at during this trip (dueContinue reading “Rate or nah – Part 1 of 2”


How do you start a blog post about one of your favourite places you’ve travelled to? Many times I started and deleted my first sentence, but I’m just going to start and see where it goes. Because Hopewell is a very special place, perhaps one of a kind. And if not one of a kind, thenContinue reading “Hopewell”

Three foods Dutch people hunt for when travelling abroad

The idea for this post was sparked by my time on Stewart Island, New Zealand, last year. There were a lot of Dutch people staying at the wonderful hostel of Bunkers Backpackers (highly recommended, one of my favourite places). One time, we were all gathered in the common room/kitchen and somehow people started comparing theContinue reading “Three foods Dutch people hunt for when travelling abroad”

My 4 favourite musea in Amsterdam

While I mainly blog about nature and landscapes, I felt like blogging about something a little closer by this time. I was inspired to write about my favourite musea in Amsterdam after my latest visit to the Rijksmuseum with a friend last Monday. I haven’t seen all musea in Amsterdam, or the Netherlands for thatContinue reading “My 4 favourite musea in Amsterdam”

Hostelling series: what makes a hostel

What makes a hostel a great hostel? What do backpackers like in a hostel? These are things I sometimes think about. What I like in a hostel has changed over the years. Not only have I gotten older but I’ve also gotten a better idea of what makes me feel comfortable in a place. In thisContinue reading “Hostelling series: what makes a hostel”


When you go hiking, it’s smart to wear special hiking or trekking socks in your boots. Hiking socks are available from various brands and in various thicknesses, depending on the terrain and how warm the area is that you’re going to hike in. The thicker the sock, the more wool is generally used. Thicker socksContinue reading “Socks!”

Sleep tight, hope you’re insulated alright

  First off, I have to admit, I’m no seasoned camping-adventurer nor an expert. I’m simply a nut for outdoor gear and I love figuring out what the best option for a certain item is for me with my intended use. So any review is purely based on my view and personal experiences. I shouldContinue reading “Sleep tight, hope you’re insulated alright”

Hostels that will forever spoil you

Hostelling International is the hostel chain that most people will know. I’ve stayed at plenty, because I was familiar with them, but always found them huge and impersonal backpackers factories. I mean, ever stayed at Sydney Central YHA? Then I travelled to New Zealand and discovered BBH. And I was spoilt forever. ❤ BBH (http://www.bbh.co.nz/) isContinue reading “Hostels that will forever spoil you”