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Visiting the Empire State Building: Day vs Night

The Empire State Building is one of the top, if not the first, attraction that comes to mind when I think about New York City. I’ve travelled to the city twice now and both times I’ve visited the Empire State Building. Back in 2016, I visited the building during the day. It was packed full […]

I ate a cronut in New York City and it wasn’t great

Being a huge fan of sweet pastries, a trip to New York City wouldn’t be complete for me without a visit to the Dominique Ansel Bakery to grab a cronut. If you haven’t heard of a cronut before, where have you been for the last five years? A cronut is a trendy hybrid pastry, part […]

Staying at the Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco

I feel like the Green Tortoise Hostel is an institution in San Francisco. For decades it’s provided travellers with a great place to stay in the city’s historic North Beach neighbourhood. I couldn’t wait to stay here and I’m happy to report that the hostel didn’t disappoint. Checking in You can pay for your stay […]

Yosemite National Park with Green Tortoise Adventure Travel – Day 3

Getting up at sunrise, we prepared our last breakfast together, scrambled eggs with veggies and cheese, and a fresh fruit salad. After everything was cleaned and packed away, we hit the road and had some fun on our way to the first stop of the day, Tuolumne Meadows. Going ‘Wild’ in Tuolumne Meadows Let me […]

Yosemite National Park with Green Tortoise Adventure Travel – Day 2

The second day of my Yosemite National Park adventure with Green Tortoise started early, around 06h00 when Steve woke us up with tea and coffee. Breakfast was made-from-scratch buckwheat pancakes served with fresh blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream. A three-hour drive took us to the first stop of the day, the Mono Basin. If you […]

Yosemite National Park with Green Tortoise Adventure Travel – Day 1

As soon as my flight to San Francisco was booked, my search to find the best Yosemite National Park tour started. I soon realised that, yes, you can take a day of the park. But where’s the fun in that? I knew Yosemite was going to be spectacular, and spending only a few hours inside […]

A quick guide to Bushwick, Brooklyn

Bushwick is a hip and colourful, working-class neighbourhood in Brooklyn. During my second trip to the city, I decided to make Bushwick my base from where I explored New York. To give you an overview and a better sense of the neighbourhood, here’s my quick guide to Bushwick. Street art Street art and graffiti are everywhere in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Staying at the Walk of Fame Hostel in Hollywood

If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Hollywood, look no further than the Walk of Fame Hostel. It’s as the name suggests, located right on the Walk of Fame, opposite Grauman’s Chinese Theatre where the Academy Awards are held every year. The hostel is right in the heart of the action. It’s […]

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