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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 […]

My favourite stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

I’ve been a movie buff ever since I can remember, so needless to say, I was so excited to set foot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There are thousands of stars on the Walk of Fame. I had no desire to see them all, that would be unrealistic and, quite frankly, a little bit […]

Getting to know California Ground Squirrels

My favourite part of visiting Yosemite National Park this past summer was all the animals I saw. Rodents, birds, and deer. I encountered numerous of these furry rodents inside the park. At first, I didn’t know which species I was looking at. It was only later after studying my photographs, that I identified them as […]

Why staying at Hostel Cat is a great budget option in Las Vegas

It’s true that the hotels in Las Vegas are relatively cheap compared to hotels in other US cities. But relatively cheap doesn’t necessarily mean budget friendly. What pushes the hotel prices significantly up is the mandatory ‘resort fees’ which can be even higher than the room rates. So hostels are the way to go if […]

Christmas in Midtown Manhattan

The festive season is right around the corner! Here in Amsterdam, the holiday decorations are already lighting up the streets in the city centre. We all know that Christmas in Europe is magical, but Christmas in the States isn’t too shabby either. I travelled to New York City during the holiday season two years ago. Window […]

What! The Steller’s Jay isn’t really blue?

It’s time for another ‘sciency’ animal article! This is me indulging my geeky zoologist side, so please bear with me! I traveled to Yosemite National Park this past summer. The park is beautiful, with great vistas around every corner. But you know what the highlight was for me? All the animals I saw. The most […]

Famous world landmarks in Las Vegas

I wouldn’t say that I loved Las Vegas. I would describe my time in Sin City as an ‘interesting experience’. It’s funny because Las Vegas is supposed to be this city where everything goes, and to a certain extent, it is. But instead of liberty, what I saw and experienced was a city in bondage. […]

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