The most colorful street in Paris: Rue Cremieux

Rue Cremieux

When travelling I love to go off the beaten track and discover places that are not in the tourist guide books. That's why I mostly use instagram to find new places. Other bloggers, who are usually like-minded, also share their photos and help me find unique spots, restaurants and hotels. One street in Paris that has been photographed by many bloggers before me, is Rue Cremieux. The quiet, residential street is only a 5-minute walk from Gare de Lyon. It is the most colourful street in Paris. For … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Kapari Natural Resort on Santorini

Kapari Natural Resort poolside

  Santorini has always been in my top 10 of travel destinations. After visiting Mykonos, my desire to visit the most famous Greek island only grew more. Last month, my dream came true. My trip to Santorini was one of my most memorable holidays; not only because of the heavenly infinite blues of the sea and pastel and white washed houses that are ingrained in my memory, but also because of the incomparable luxury experience I was treated to at the Kapari Natural Resort. A stay at the … [Read more...]

Crete Travel Tip: Day Cruise to Balos and Gramvoussa

Balos Beach

My second day in Chania, Crete I went on a day cruise to Balos and Gramvoussa. It was the highlight of my holiday. The day excursion was organized by TUI. Early morning we were picked up by the TUI coach at our hotel and driven to Kissamos Kastelli to embark on the boat. The boat is huge and also holds a restaurant where you can literally get anything you like in respect to food and drinks to make your cruise a comfortable one. The cruise to Balos lagoon at the Gramvoussa peninsula is simply … [Read more...]

Winter Escape to Valencia: where to go, sleep, and eat

Fleeing the Dutch winter and cold doesn't require a long flight, or even crossing the ocean. Last week I escaped to the south of Europe, to Valencia to be exact. The city is located on the east coast of Spain and has very moderate temperatures, with over 200 days of sunshine per year. With temperatures of 15-20ºC in February, Valencia is the ultimate winter escape and city trip to embark on in low season. Valencia has it all:  a long-stretched beach, beautiful architecture and culture, tranquil … [Read more...]

Roadtrip Miami to Key West: where to stop, go, and eat

Robbie's Islamorada

The perfect roadtrip is one with great vistas, exciting pitstops, and not having to worry about time. It is that ultimate feeling of freedom and being carefree and relaxed. My roadtrip from Miami to Key West encompassed all of the mentioned and was therefore the best roadtrip ever. The drive down from Miami to Key West takes 4 hours straight. My itinerary - with plenty of stops, photo opportunities and even a two-hour beach visit - took 10 hours. There's nothing I would've wanted to miss so … [Read more...]

10 Things to do in Kusadasi

Dilek National Park

Kusadasi might be renowned for being a seaside resort town, but there is so much more to see and do in the area. Whether you opt for an organized, guided tour or explore the region individually, you will be amazed by the cultural heritage sites, quaint small villages and beautiful nature. 1. Visit the ancient city Ephesus A visit to Kusadasi would not be complete without visiting the ancient city Ephesus. Ephesus was in ancient times an ionic port city and trade center. Due to its … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: The Caro Hotel in Valencia

Meta Bar

During my city trip to Valencia, I stayed in a very distinctive design hotel: the Caro Hotel. This monumental hotel is located right in the historical center, a stone throw away from the Valencia Cathedral and the Basilica. Interior designer Francesc Rifé has cleverly integrated the historical details and elements of the monument, with 21st century design and furniture, making it an interesting juxtaposition of heritage and present. Contemporary clean, geometric lines are merged with the … [Read more...]