Staying at Hoteltraube Rüdesheim in the Rhine Valley

The Rhine Valley is without a doubt one of the prettiest regions in Germany, and Rüdesheim am Rhein is one of the cutest towns on the river. It wasn’t difficult to find a great, affordable hotel room. Enter Hoteltraube Rüdesheim. Location The location of Hoteltraube Rüdesheim couldn’t be better. The hotel is located right in […]

Visiting the Alternative Wolf and Bear Park in the Black Forest

I travelled to the Black Forest with my family just before Christmas. The number one thing I wanted to do was visit the Alternative Wolf and Bear Park. This isn’t your average animal park or zoo. The park is a sanctuary that offers a better life for bears, wolves, and lynx that have been rescued […]

Taking a look back at my top travel moments of 2017

This past year has been life-changing for me in a lot of ways. For starters, I moved to a different continent! But more about that later. I think a great way to start the new year is to look back at the previous year and take a moment to appreciate all the opportunities that came […]

Why visiting the Christmas Markets in Brussels is a must

I travelled to Brussels a week ago for one purpose, to check out the Christmas markets. And let me tell you, I wasn’t disappointed! From delicious, affordable food to local handmade crafts, from a giant Christmas tree to an ice skate rink, everything you could want is there. Also, the markets were a feast for […]

Lessons learned from posting an article every day for a month

As you may or may not have noticed, I was very active on my blog during November. I posted a new article on my blog every day for a whole month. Yep, talk about commitment… Why would I do such a thing to myself, I hear you ask? Well, I did it for a number […]

How to spend Christmas day in Vienna

Vienna is very conservative when it comes to celebrating Christmas. It’s a holiday spent with family. As such, most of the city shuts down around 14h00 on Christmas Eve. All the supermarkets and the majority of shops are closed on Christmas day, so be sure to stock up on snacks and drinks the 24th of […]

All the animals I saw in Yosemite National Park

Everybody who likes nature will love Yosemite National Park. With cliffs, mountains, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls, there is literally a postcard-perfect picture around every corner. Despite all these beautiful sights, what excited me most was the prospect of seeing some fascinating animals. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I really wanted to see […]

Where to find the best views in San Francisco

Are you wondering where to find the best views in San Francisco? I’ve got you covered! I spent four days in the City by the Bay this past summer. As I expected, the city was beautiful. Here’s where you can find some of the best views in San Francisco. The view from Pier 39 Check out this […]

The Freehand in downtown Los Angeles

Freehand opened its doors in downtown Los Angeles this past summer. I stayed at this beautiful hostel/hotel combination for one night. The hostel is well connected to the rest of the city. The nearest Metro stop is the 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Whole Foods Market is only one block away. Checking in Checking in was […]

My stay at the Best Western Kinsky Gardens, Prague

Prague is one of a handful of European capitals where you can stay in an affordable 4* hotel. So this is exactly what I did by booking a room at the Best Western Kinsky Gardens. Location The hotel is located across the river from the Old Town Square in the Mala Strana Quarter. The Charles […]

Everything you need to know about eating a cruffin in San Francisco

San Francisco is every foodie’s dream destination. And I love me some great food, especially the sweet kind. When I started to search for the best bakeries in San Francisco, Mr Holmes Bakehouse, home of the cruffin, consistently popped up in my Google results. So naturally, I had to get my hands on one of […]

Flying with Emirates

I’m one of those people who doesn’t mind flying. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that I quite like it. It’s part of the whole travel experience for me. Over the last few years, I’ve flown with Emirates a couple of times and every flight has been a positive experience. […]

Watching the sunset at the Santa Monica Pier

I wanted to watch the sunset at the Santa Monica Pier. I know, right? So unoriginal. It’s one of those must-do Los Angeles activities on everybody’s bucket lists. Perhaps it’s even a bit touristy. And here I was, a travel blogger who is supposed to seek out ‘alternative’ or ‘off the beaten path’ adventures. Whatever! […]

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