Edinburgh Highlight: Calton Hill

Edinburgh Highlight: Calton Hill

Even though it is the number one tourist spot in Edinburgh, Calton Hill was only the very last thing we did while we were in Scotland. The threatening clouds in the photos are what kept us to wait until the very last day to climb up the hill. We preferred to visit Arthurs Seat and the botanic garden on the better days, but I really didn’t want to leave the city without having enjoyed the amazing views from atop Calton Hill. So, with …
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A Day out in Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A Day out in Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

This comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me. Botanical gardens are my jam! Since I haven’t finished writing my posts about Edinburgh and Glasgow, I thought I’d start out with what I usually save for last! We had pretty soft winter weather while we were in Scotland and because it was not too cold and wet, we decided to discover the green beauty of Edinburgh and maybe even walk all the way down to the seaside. Not everything went …
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8 hours in Amsterdam

8 hours in Amsterdam

On a particularly cold morning in late January I got off the train to Schiphol one stop early to explore the historic city centre of Amsterdam and finally meet my very very very long-time blogging friend Bas from The Dirty Velvet. We were leaving for Edinburgh that night, but since our plane took of late in the evening I decided to come to Amsterdam early and enjoy a day in the city. I was going to pay for a train ride to Amsterdam anyway, might&…
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A day in Middelburg

A day in Middelburg

Ah, The Netherlands! I just spend a day in Amsterdam with Bas from The Dirty Velvet, but first let me tell you more about Middelburg. Being the capital of the province of Zeeland, this city could not be missing in my #GOINGDUTCH series. Zeeland is starting to become well-known territory for me since my parents bought a caravan there in 2014. I’ve so far covered Yerseke and Veere on the blog and I’ve also been to Vlissingen and Goes (but did not …
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Jingle Bells Rock Harder In Germany: Düsseldorf Weihnachtsmarkt

Jingle Bells Rock Harder In Germany: Düsseldorf Weihnachtsmarkt

I don’t always go to Germany, but when I do you betcha it’s around Christmas time. If there’s one thing the Germans know how to do it’s throwing a Christmas party and the Weihnachtsmarkt in Düsseldorf is my favorite. This year we went a little early, somewhere late October, and so I waited to share the photos until we were all in the Christmas spirit. I don’t have much to say about D&…
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Ireland National Botanical Gardens in Dublin

Ireland National Botanical Gardens in Dublin

Last week I was discussing my weekend plans with a few of my friends, and when I told them that K and I have a weekly date night, they started laughing, claiming date nights are for old people. While they’re out hanging in a bar, K and I sometimes like to do things that “are for old people”. When we travel, we will almost always visit the local or national botanical gardens. Because they’re pretty. And because their caf&…
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Paris In The Fall

Paris In The Fall

Every girl, and definitely every girl with a quotes board on Pinterest, knows that Paris is always a good idea. But you know what’s even better? Paris in the fall! I’m bitten by the travel bug, so when K asked me this summer if I felt like going to Paris we immediately sealed the deal. It was only by September that I realized how well we timed our visit, because I have always wanted to see Paris covered by a blanket …
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The Dublin Diaries: Redheads, RyanAir & Penny’s

The Dublin Diaries: Redheads, RyanAir & Penny’s

  Talking about being behind on schedule. My trip to Dublin was almost two months ago already, and I’ve actually been to Paris in the meantime as well. Expect an overdose of travel photos in the upcoming weeks or (if you can’t wait) take a peek on my Instagram, because I’ve already shared a few photos there!                               Dublin. Oh boy… What do I …
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A day in Veere

A day in Veere

Veere, not even that far from Yerseke, is a beautiful small town in Zealand. Typical Dutch houses adorn the cobbled streets, the Great Church and city hall tower above the trees and the many terraces offer ideal seats for people watching. And there’s plenty to see, as you’ll discover after the break point! We started our day on the lake. We (my mom, dad, sister and I) toured around the Veerse Meer, a lagoon separated from the North Sea by the …
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Yerseke: Mussels, But Not From Brussels

Yerseke: Mussels, But Not From Brussels

On July 16th, The 2014 mussels season was festively opened in Yerseke, and guess who was there? Me, my family and an awful lot of camera crews. Because mussels are a big thing in La Belgique and The Netherlands, and if they are ready for the harvest you’ll know it as soon as you switch on the news. My mom absolutely hates them, but my dad and I love them and therefor a visit to “mussel …
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This Summer, We’re Going Dutch!

This Summer, We’re Going Dutch!

I lovingly call her “The beast”. It’s big. Growing up, my grandparents had a caravan like the one in the photo in the Ardennes. 16 summers have I spent there, and I remember well all the friends I made on their campsite. We used to gather with the entire family and have big barbecues and go for long hikes in the endless surrounding woods. When I was 12, my parents bought a caravan of their own. A small one that could be hooked …
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