• FlyNYON New York City Helicopter Tour With Open Doors | Would You Dare?

     

    Are you ready for one of the ultimate New York travel adventures? Who does not want to fly in a helicopter over New York City? FlyNYON makes this possible and the best thing about it is that they offer a ride with open doors. The ultimate best thing to do in New York City for sure…

  • Helicopter Ride over Niagara Falls with National Helicopters | Bucketlist Experience

     

    The Niagara Falls were the second stop of my trip through Canada and the USA, and I was beyond excitement about finally visiting these famous and amazing falls. During my stay at the falls I constantly saw these helicopters rides over the falls, that’s when I thought, I need to be on one of those, I want to see the Niagara Falls from above.

  • Indulge in Luxury | Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square

     

    Philadelphia had been on my list for a long time, mainly for two reasons. The first reason being the important role the city of Philadelphia had in the creation of what we now know as the United States of America. The second reason being that this city was used for the famous Hollywood movie Rocky Balboa. A lot of scenes were shot here, which makes it fun and interesting to walk through this city and movie set!

  • 10 Reasons To Choose Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi

     

    Two years ago, when I was searching for accommodation in Abu Dhabi because I was visiting the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, I came across the Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort for the first time. Back then, in August 2018, they were still building the resort, planning to open later that year. For me that was too late, as they would open after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. But for some reason I always kept this resort in my mind.

  • 11 Things To Do in Heerlen – Mural Capital of the Netherlands

     

    We always like to travel for as long and as far away as possible, for some reason we think the best things are always found abroad. And of course we have found many beautiful spots all over our world during our travels the past few years. But with the current restrictions we felt more comfortable looking a bit closer to home to spend our holiday.

    And sometimes that means you literally don’t even have to go that far. Who knew that Heerlen, only a short 5 minute drive from our place, is the Mural capital of the Netherlands?
    Obviously I noticed some pretty cool murals in the past, but I never knew that Heerlen actually was the street art capital of the Netherlands.

    Related: List of 24 cool and unique places to visit in Netherlands!

  • 11 Things To Do in Tromsø In Winter 2020 + Northern Lights Tips

     

    Experiencing the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, is topping the bucketlist of many travelers. It was on top of mine for a couple of years, until I decided to just go for it. Destinations where you can spot the Northern Lights are not the cheapest, but it is worth every penny, trust me. These tips for chasing the Northern Lights in Tromso will help you making the most of this epic travel adventure.

  • 13 Travel Tips for a Weekend in Gothenburg

     

    After a few recent trips to Scandinavia I became a real fan of these Northern European countries, the people, the food, the lovely cities and the most beautiful nature.
    Although Scandinavian countries are expensive, I just really like them. After my weekend in Stockholm, I became curious to visit Gothenburg, their second-largest city.

  • 16 Things To Know When Visiting Niagara Falls USA Side

    Some destinations are on everyone’s bucket list. The Niagara Falls are such a destination, every traveler has them on their bucket list and wants to see them at least once. For me, that was certainly the case. I had traveled the western parts of Canada before, but because of the Niagara Falls, I also really wanted to explore the eastern parts of Canada.

  • 26 Best Places to Visit in The Netherlands

     

    It’s not a surprise that the worldwide Corona crisis has put a stop to all our travels we had lined up. Some awesome trips got cancelled and have to be rescheduled when it's safe again to do so.

    With some borders being closed, and a negative travel advice for most of the outside world, we started looking into sightseeing in The Netherlands. We found out that Holland, our small little country has so much to offer. For some reason we rather travel as far away as possible. But the Corona crisis made us reconsider to visit some Netherlands tourist attractions.

  • 8 Awesome Things To Do In Rotterdam

     

    Back in 2016 Rotterdam was named as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’. The city owes its place on the coveted list to its futuristic architecture, inspiring city initiatives and a growing range of art, culture, restaurants and entertainment venues.

    Rotterdam, the city of reconstruction, was also mentioned by the New York Times and Rough Guide. Both recommended the Maasstad (Rotterdam’s nickname) as one of the best cities to visit in the world.

    Looking for more places to visit in the Netherlands? Click on the link for 24 other suggestions like: Giethoorn, Volendam, Parkstad Limburg and much more.

  • 8 Must See Tourist Attractions on a Halifax Weekend

     

    Travelling the East coast of Canada was one of the many trips I did last year. Only knowing the city in connection with the Titanic disaster was my main reason for to visit Halifax on the far North East of Canada’s coastline. A beautiful drive takes you from Quebec right to Halifax, where there are much more tourist attractions and things to do than just the Titanic stories.

  • 9 Reasons Why CityPASS Is Your Perfect Travel Companion

     

    Traveling is all about making choices, time is always too short and there is way too much to see. At least that’s the struggle I always face when travelling. When I decided I wanted to travel the Eastern parts of Canada and the USA, in three weeks, I knew it was all about making choices again. Therefore I chose to use CityPASS and these are my experiences.

  • Arowhon Pines Resort | Pearl of Algonquin Provincial Park 

    I visited Canada last September during the so-called Indian Summer. It’s when all the leaves of the trees, especially the maple leaf, start to colour. Algonquin Provincial Park was one of the few nature parks I visited during my recent trip through Canada, but a must as Indian Summer here is just amazing! Autumn is the most colorful and wonderful season to travel to East Canada.

  • Davos Summer Tips | Switzerland’s Ultimate Summer Outdoor Destination

     

    After quite some city trips to Dusseldorf, London, Gothenburg and Barcelona over the past six months, I really felt the urge for an outdoor, nature trip. After some research on the internet I ended up looking at Davos. Davos is a very famous winter destination. However, checking out the Davos tourism tips on the internet I immediately became very excited about visiting Davos in summer. I decided to make Davos Switzerland my next destination, without any regrets as you will discover reading this Davos travel blog full of tips.

  • De Bossche Kraan | Hotel Exceptionnel

    Opening a brand new hotel in the middle of a worldwide crisis? Sounds too crazy to be true right? Well, two entrepreneurs from ’s Hertogenbosch did just that. And as we’re always looking for unique and special places to stay, this former crane was right up our alley and we couldn’t be more excited.

    The crane officially opened late September 2020, as the official opening was postponed due to Corona. However in the months before the official opening they were running a very busy Hotel Exceptionnel. Booking after booking came in, they haven’t really suffered from the Corona crisis.

  • Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac Quebec| World’s Most Photographed Hotel

     

    As a traveler, the Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac has been on my bucket list of places I have always wanted to stay at least once. When I started planning my most recent trip through the Eastern parts of Canada and the USA, Quebec obviously had to be one of my stops. So this year I was finally able to stay at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, truly a dream come true! The Château Frontenac is so much more than just a hotel, it is an icon of the city of Quebec. Keep reading if you want to find out everything about this fairytale castle hotel.

  • Hilton London Wembley | For The Best Wembley Experience

     

    England is home to some of the biggest football teams in the world and six of the Premier League football teams have their home ground in London. Wembley Stadium is without doubt one of the most impressive and most important stadiums in football history. The historic World Cup final of 1966 was played here, when England became World Champion. But also the ‘greatest live performance in the history of rock’ by Queen during Live Aid 1985 took place at Wembley. 

  • Hilton Molino Stucky Venice | Waterfront with Amazing Venice Views

     

    Italy was our first destination ever since Corona had put the world on hold. From our Dutch government there are many travel restrictions in place, which leaves very few destinations, all within Europe, open for us to travel to. Early September, Italy was one of the few places we could freely travel to. That plus the fact that we had never properly explored Italy before, made us decide to choose Italy as next destination.

  • Hotel Winkler Sport & Spa Resort | Dolomites Wellness Haven

    I have said it before, travelling the Dolomites and South Tyrol in particular, it often feels like you’re travelling through Austria. It’s the mountains combined with the traditional alpine chalets, and red geraniums hanging from the balconies.

    Arriving at Hotel Winkler Sport & Spa Resort we were slightly confused. It was again a classic alpine chalet we arrived at. We had checked the hotel online, and photos showed a very luxurious and modern hotel. Walking up to the entrance of the hotel, we honestly thought we were at the wrong Winkler Hotel. But then, walking through the entrance it’s like going through a time machine, from traditional alpine to extremely modern and luxurious. Absolutely fantastic!

  • Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf Review

     

    Even though Dusseldorf is only an hour away from where I live, I had actually never visited this city before. I only ever passed it on my way to Dusseldorf Airport, to catch a flight to new destinations.

  • Kakadu Scenic Flights Over Kakadu National Park

     

    My main reason for visiting Australia’s Northern Territory was to visit Australia’s largest national park. Just to give you an idea of how big Kakadu national park is, it is about 1/3 of the size of Tasmania , nearly half the size of Switzerland and equally-sized to Slovenia. Kakadu scenic flights are therefore one of the best ways to see Kakadu National Park.

  • La Maiena Meran Resort | The Top of Meran

     

    After 6 months of staying at home and exploring only our own Netherlands, it was finally time to cross borders again and have our first trip abroad since the Corona pandemic. With still many travel restrictions in place, our destinations were limited. But nevertheless, we managed to pick an awesome destination for this first trip after Corona.

  • Le Centre Sheraton Montreal | The Perfect Dowtown Hotel in Montreal

     

    My most recent Canada trip also brought me to the vibrant city of Montreal. Searching for Montreal accommodation for my travels, for me it’s important that my hotel is located on a prime location in the city I visit. This lead me to Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal Downtown. With their newly renovated Club Rooms and its location right in the middle of downtown, this had to be my place to stay.

  • Magical Vienna in Winter | Best Christmas Markets & More Tips for 2020

     

    The holiday season is coming, the most wonderful time of the year is almost here. I love Christmas, which is what made me think of a Christmas city trip. Throughout Europe many cities have Christmas markets and special decorations this time of the year. I wanted to visit a city where I had never been before and which is famous for its Christmas markets and celebrations. There was only one city that ticked all the boxes; Vienna!

  • My Ottawa Travel Guide | 3 Days in Canada’s Capital

     

    Canada’s capital Ottawa was without any doubt one of my stops on my itinerary. The only thing I knew was that I really wanted to visit Parliament Hill, to see where all the important decisions are made in Canada. But after spending three lovely days in Ottawa I left the city, impressed by everything I did, saw and experienced those past three days.

  • Nature & Active Hotel Rogen | Oasis of Peace & Tranquility

     

    When we travelled the Dolomites early September 2020, we picked several stops to cover most of the Dolomites from west to east. So after starting the trip in Merano, we made our way east, having our next stop north of Merano.

    A beautiful family-run hotel near the town of Mühlbach, about 50km north of Bolzano and 30km north of the amazing St. Magdalena. We made Nature & Active Hotel Rogen our next stop, which turned out to be a pretty sweet decision.

  • Solar Do Castelo Lisbon Review | A Hidden Gem

     

    Lisbon has been on my travel bucket list for a very long time. This summer I decided it was about time to visit Lisbon, the second oldest capital city in the world (after Athens). Lisbon is built on seven hills, with the São Jorge hill being the highest of the city. Located on the summit of this hill is the São Jorge Castle, overlooking the city with some breathtaking views. On top of this highest hill, and right next to the castle you’ll find (if you search well) Solar Do Castelo, so be prepared for a climb whenever you go to the hotel! In this blog you can read about my stay, a complete hotel review.

  • Surprising stay at Intercontinental Washington DC – The Wharf

     

    My first visit to Washington DC was three years ago, on a day trip from New York City. Back then I thought it was my only chance visiting the capital of the USA, so I didn’t wanna miss it. Looking back at it now, such organized day trips, with limited time for yourself to explore, it’s not my thing at all.

  • The Most Surprising Dusseldorf Airport Hotel | Sheraton

     

    After Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Dusseldorf Airport is my favorite airport to travel from. Dusseldorf is located only an hour away from where I live, so it is very easily accessible for me, and offers all international connections I can think of. Something that always catches my attention when I travel from Dusseldorf Airport is the Sheraton Hotel. When you arrive at Dusseldorf airport by car, you can’t miss the large Sheraton letters covering the P3 parking lot.

  • Van der Valk Amsterdam Zuidas | Luxury Views Of Amsterdam

    Traveling to Amsterdam is always a good idea, especially when you get to experience the city in a brand new hotel. Valk Exclusief has been building on their newest, luxury hotel in Amsterdam for the past few years. In the summer of 2020 this new and modern hotel opened its doors to the public. It was pretty special to be one of the very first guests of a recently opened hotel. Everything still smells new, looks brand new, and probably also due to the Covid-19 situation, it was very quiet.

  • Van der Valk Exclusive Tilburg | Hotel Review

     

    This new, modern and luxurious Van der Valk hotel opened its doors to the public less than a year ago, in April 2018. Opening Hotel Tilburg also meant the first Van der Valk Exclusive hotel in the province of Brabant (the Netherlands), a unique happening! I was very curious to this brand new hotel and the city of Tilburg and left this place very enthusiastic just two days later. Are you just as curious to this newest Van Der Valk Exclusive hotel? Keep reading about my experiences in this review.

  • Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4 | Perfect Start Of Your Holiday

     

    As I usually have an early flight out of Schiphol Airport, I always book a Schiphol hotel, to avoid the long trip from my home to the airport during the night, and to have a relaxed start of my travels.  I always travel by car to the airport, so for me it’s important that the Schiphol hotel offers parking for my car as well.

  • Winter & Christmas Time in Zuid Limburg

     

    After a wonderful Summer, where travel restrictions were lifted and travelling was possible again (within Europe for most of us), Autumn and Winter kicked in with lockdowns pretty much everywhere again. After visiting all the amazing places in the Netherlands, traveling to Rotterdam and finding out the best things to do in Heerlen and staying in a crane hotel earlier this year, we decided to focus on our own country again this Autumn and Winter. Once more looking for the most beautiful and special places the Netherlands has to offer.