Day trip to Tatra National Park

Driving towards the parking lot of the Tatra National Park, the majestic mount Tatra (showing in above photo) slowly magnified through a thick haze of fog and precipitation. The immensity of it and the fog created a mystical atmosphere. After a day of pampering in the Aries Hotel & Spa in nearby mountain village and […]

Hotel to Heart: The Aries Hotel & Spa in Zakopane

Yesterday I blogged about my short winter escape to snowy ski resort village Zakopane in Poland >read here< During my visit I stayed in the fabulous Aries Hotel & Spa and it was really a home away from home. If I ever return to Zakopane I will definitely stay at this hotel again. From the […]

A short snow break in Zakopane, Poland

A magical winter snow break, skiing not included. That is how I would describe my recent weekend getaway to the Polish ski resort town Zakopane. Tucked in the snow-covered mountains of southern Poland, Zakopane is a small village that is popular amongst locals and hikers who like to brave the Tatra mountains bordering with Slovakia. […]

Christmas shopping & city trip to Luxembourg

Constitution square Luxembourg

With Christmas only 7 weeks away, plans for a Christmas shopping trip are on many people’s agenda. While most opt for London, New York or Cologne, I would recommend a less obvious destination: Luxembourg! A city trip to Luxembourg, – only a one hour flight from Amsterdam – guarantees a weekend packed with Christmas markets, […]

5 Reasons to visit Amsterdam in autumn

Amsterdam is one of the most charming European cities with its historic canals and townhouses, picturesque bridges and narrow cobbled streets. As a Dutch native, I can still very much appreciate the city’s beauty. Each season transforms the Dutch capital into a whole other scene. And although most tourists visit Amsterdam in spring and summer, […]

Beachclub Tulum Noordwijk

Beachclub Tulum Noordwijk

Today is another beautiful Indian summer day here in the Netherlands. On days like these I love to go to the beach for a walk and a drink on the terrace of one of the beach clubs. My new favourite in Noordwijk is Beachclub Tulum. I just love the interior and atmosphere, not to mention […]

Rome in 4 days – Day 4: The famous landmarks + Shopping in Via del Corso

Trevi Fountain

On my last day in Rome, I checked off the historical landmarks and Rome’s most popular highlights in the old city center; Pigna and Colonna. I’m talking about the places we all know from articles and stories that need no introduction; the Spanish Steps, The Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain.  At night, I returned to […]