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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 […]

Applying for a Canadian Transit Visa in The Netherlands

In January I got the shock of my life! I’d book tickets from Brussels to New York on Air Canada, stopping over in Montreal on the way. Three weeks before I was set to fly, I realised I needed a Canadian transit visa to pass through Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Without it, I wouldn’t […]

My Air Canada review

Let me start this review by saying that I flew with Air Canada after purchasing error fare tickets. I only paid €80 for return tickets from Brussels to New York, including checked luggage and meals. On the one hand, kudos to Air Canada for honouring the error fare tickets! On the other hand, it kinda […]

Staying at the Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas, Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands and known for its ancient ruins. It’s one of the most beautiful Greek islands with low mountains and picturesque beaches. In the quiet village of Kalathos, you’ll find the 5* beach front Atrium Palace Resort. I spent seven nights at this luxury resort in May. It’s […]

The most affordable place to stay in Zürich: City Backpacker – Hostel Biber

It’s no secret that Switzerland is expensive, from transportation to food, and everything in between. When it comes to finding affordable accommodation in Zürich, you have three hostels to choose from. I opted to stay at Hostel Biber. Here’s why: Location of the hostel When I say the location of the hostel couldn’t be better, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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