The center of Willemstad is already bloated with colors. There’s no mistake about that, just think of the Handelskade that you’ve probably all seen on pictures. When I was in Curaçao, I signed up for an organized guided tour along the most beautiful murals in Willemstad! Spoiler alert: it’s not only the famous pastel-colored colonial Dutch buildings along the Handelskade in Willemstad that’s colorful!
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I was invited to spend a few days in the border region between Germany and Luxemburg called the Eifel. It’s a tranquil area where you can really come at peace and you feel like what’s happening in the rest of the world doesn’t matter anymore. Read along how I kept myself busy during the first days of what would turn out to be a really good European summer!Read More »Eifel and Luxembourg: 3 days in the heart of Europe
Let’s play a little game, my dear readers. I went on a trip to France recently and you have to guess where! It’s a place that has both rich nature and culture and boasts a lovely 25-29 °C weather. Biarritz you say? Or the always charming Cote d’Azur? To once more quote Trump: WRONG! Okay you guys already know I’m going to hype up Corsica because it’s in the title. Corsica is an often overlooked French holiday location, which obviously I singlehandedly plan on changing! Where else can you both experience terracotta-colored villages seemingly as old as time itself precariously perched in the side of a breathtaking mountain, remnants of proper ancients civilisations, crisp beaches AND bustling city life? If you’re sceptical about how an island the size of a proverbial handkerchief can manage all that, please keep reading. I’ll tell you how I squeezed the most out of Corsica in just 3 days.
You guys already know that I’m sort of becoming a Greece connoisseur as of late so you can imagine my enthusiasm when Grecotel kindly invited me to visit their five star Corfu Imperial hotel in, ya guessed it, Corfu! After visiting NEW Hotel in Athens and The Romanos Costa Navarino, I’m slowly but surely working my way through Greece and I’m not mad about it. Read on to learn how I spent my time at Grecotel Corfu Imperial!
Last week, Belgium was the hottest place in Europe, with temperatures reaching 28 degrees Celsius! So instead of traveling, I decided to head towards the seaside and visit Knokke, a posh coastal municipality known as a getaway destination for the rich and famous. A world where residents drive fancy supercars but nonetheless golf carts on public roads aren’t a rare sight either. I stayed at The Bunkers, a luxury bed-and-breakfast in the middle of the polders and had the most relaxing time of the year so far!
Since April 28, Brussels Airlines has added a new service to Greece, more precisely to Kalamata with flights operating once a week on Saturdays. Kalamata is the capital of Messenia in the Southwest of the Greek Peloponnese region. On arrival at the tiniest international airport I’ve ever been to, it was immediately clear that the region is not touristy at all (yet). However, it is a real hidden gem. Although Kalamata has so much to offer, like the Archaeological Museum of Messenia or the Church of the Holy Apostles, I headed west towards Costa Navarino, a high-end area along the Ionian coast where I was delighted to stay at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort.
I checked off a main item on my bucket list: I did a road trip from Belgium to Belarus and back. Getting into Belarus without visa and with my personal car was a difficult procedure but I can gladly say I succeeded! The road trip involved hours of driving through the beautiful countryside of Poland. That’s how my journey led me to Lodz, Poland, where I stayed in the superb Andel’s by Vienna House.
The first days of March I spent in Brabant, a southern province of the Netherlands that is dubbed the most welcoming province of the country. I had been there before during ‘Brabant Nacht’, visiting the quiet towns of Breda and Bergen-op-Zoom. Now this lovely province has been selected as the European Region of Gastronomy in 2018, so I just had to go back! It’s astounding how much Brabant has to offer in terms of food! Read More »A few yummy days in Brabant
When I was in Iceland a couple of months ago, I had unfortunately not had the opportunity to stay in Hotel Budir. The hotel is unbelievable popular, that during summer they have a waiting list that can exceed 200 persons! Therefore I stayed in two other lovely hotels (read about it here and here) but part of me was still longing for a stay in the iconic Hotel Budir. I’m glad to tell you I was finally able to check Hotel Budir off my bucket list!
VERO, we’ve all heard about it but is it really the hot new platform you absolutely need to get on? For the uninitiated (aka everyone who’s been living under a rock for like the last week) VERO is a self-proclaimed TRUE social media platform that’s algorithm free. But is it?
Being a huge fan of off-roading, four-wheeling, overlanding or however you want to call it, it is no doubt that Iceland is a dream destination for me. Last summer I headed deep into the highlands with a Land Rover Defender. For my second trip to Iceland in winter I wanted to take it a step further so I contacted SouthCoast Adventure. Read along why this was an incredible experience!
What’s the best way to see Iceland?
– In a campervan!
– With a 4×4!
– Why not both?
For my second trip to Iceland in a campervan, I teamed up with Kuku Campers again and rented their Land Rover Defender campervan. You have to be a little Kuku to rent a campervan and basically sleep in a car during winter! Actually not really, it’s still your best option if you don’t have your trip planned to the max but still want to see as much of the beautiful country as possible!
NEW Hotel is a hip and trendy boutique hotel right in the center of Athens. I stayed for 3 nights during my first visit to Greece at the end of January. NEW Hotel Athens is the first hotel designed by the famous designer duo Fernando and Humberto Campana. Part of the Yes! Hotels Group, NEW Hotel tries to create a Young, Enthusiastic and Seductive atmosphere. Read on to discover if it becomes my new all-time favourite hotel!
Finding a couple of awesome places to eat or grab a drink can really make your holiday. In Porto, this is no different. Let’s have a look at my favorite affordable bars and restaurants in Porto. I added a ‘$’ to indicate how expensive the place is, but in all honesty, food in Porto is very cheap and utterly delicious!
Normally I’m the type of guy that plans a trip well in advance. You know, I’ll most likely made a map in Google Maps and pinpointed where our hotel is, how to get from the airport to the city center, and where the best viewpoints are. This month I did the exact opposite: I finally stepped out of my comfort zone and went on a surprise trip with srprs.me.
When you’re arriving in Key West by cruise ship, you know you’ll only have a few hours to spend in Florida’s southernmost point. Therefore you want to make the most out of it. There’s lots of stuff going on vibrant Key West, but the absolute coolest cruise excursion in Key West you can find, is the helicopter tour!
Hotel de la Ville, a superb small luxury hotel in Monza, was my home for a few days in November when I went exploring Lake Como and Lombardy. Read along to learn why I loved it so much.
Okay, okay, you’ll find lots of articles online with tips on driving in Italy. But most of them just talk about generic stuff like the fact that most cars have a manual transmission and that a GPS is recommended. Of course it’s recommended, Captain Obvious, you’re in a country you don’t know full of winding streets! Let’s be honest here, how do those tips even help you? I’m not gonna fall into that trap so therefore here are my super handy tips for driving in Italy!