• To show a picture of the onofrio fountain from above.
    City,  Europe

    30 of the Best Cities of Europe to Visit

    Europe is a rich and diverse continent, with beautiful nature and old cities and towns. For nature we’ve covered the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe, but which are the best cities of Europe to visit? I’ve asked my fellow travel bloggers which are the best cities in Europe to visit according to them. This has led to a diverse list of cities, from Iceland to Greece and from Ireland to Estonia. Best Cities of Europe to Visit Reykjavik, Iceland Contributed by Cosette from KarsTravels. Reykjavik is a beautiful city, that’s not so large, so easy to explore on foot. It has a small town vibe. The greatest landmark of Reykjavik…

  • San Francisco as seen from Lombard Street on a California road trip
    City,  North America

    30 of the Best Cities in North America to Visit

    North America is such a diverse continent, and there’s so much to see and do. What to explore first? We started with chasing waterfalls in North America, now we’re exploring the best cities in North America to visit. I’ve asked my fellow travel bloggers what their favorite cities in North America are, and they came up with a lot of beautiful cities worth your time. All these cities in Canada, the US, Mexico and Cuba deserve to be on your itinerary when you visit these countries. Best Cities in North America First we turn our attention to Canada, then Mexico, Cuba and at last the US. Canada Ottawa, Ontario Contributed…

  • Weissensee in Austria, with a perfect reflection of the houses and mountains in the lake. Some snow on the mountain.
    Austria,  City,  Couples,  Germany,  Kids,  Netherlands,  roadtrip

    2020 travels in review

    As for us all, 2020 was completely different than we expected. We had only one trip abroad to Austria. Other than that we stayed in The Netherlands. Luckily we made some beautiful trips in The Netherlands during the Summer. So here are our 2020 travels from month to month. January Just like in 2019 we started the New Year at friends in Almere. We played board games and watched the fireworks. Our first outing was Uden on Ice with my nieces during Christmas break. Later in the month I went shopping with a friend in Uden, while Paul and Yuri had the day for themselves. The last day of the…

  • Torhaus in Meissen
    City,  Meissen,  museums

    Visiting Meissen – catching only a glimpse of the porcelain

    The German city of Meissen is world-famous for it’s porcelain of exceptional quality, easily recognisable by the Crossed Swords mark. When visiting Meissen, my wife and I only caught a glimpse of the porcelain though. The Torhaus After visiting Albrechtsburg castle, where the first European porcelain was produced in 1710, and enjoying a spectacular view over the city from the tower of the Frauenkirche, we entered the small, historic gatehouse (Torhaus). In the Middle Ages, the Torhaus was an important building in Meissen, being the only accesspoint to Albrechtsburg castle. Throughout the centuries, the Torhaus has been the home of many famous German artists, including master sculptor Christian H. Kaendler…

  • To show an overview of Amsterdam. Best cities for shopping
    City,  Netherlands,  shopping

    Best cities for shopping in The Netherlands

    3 to 4 times a year I go shopping with a friend, we pick a city somewhere in The Netherlands and arrive there by train. We started this in 2013. My son was saying to me “When are you not here?”, not because he had enough of me, but because he thought that on a day with just his dad he could have screen time all day long (luckily that didn’t come true). My friend and I have one city we go to each year, Maastricht, and then a number of cities that rotate. Next to these I have added some cities where I used to go shopping with friends…

  • To show me at Yoghurt Barn
    City,  eating out,  Netherlands,  restaurants,  Utrecht

    Where to eat in Utrecht

    My hometown, Utrecht. A beautiful city I love and lived in for the last 21 years. We’ve been out for dinner so many times here, that a list of places to eat in Utrecht isn’t difficult to make. Just don’t expect it to be short! Options to eat in Utrecht Utrecht being a city with a university, science park and several colleges makes for a lively restaurant scene, with inexpensive options to eat. The restaurants on this list vary from cheap eats to more expensive. I’ve divided them up in sections of Utrecht. When exploring the restaurants in Utrecht, combine it with a street art tour in Utrecht. Lunetten The…

  • To show the Strawberry and Gooseberry cake
    City,  eating out,  Maastricht,  Netherlands,  restaurants

    Where to eat in Maastricht

    Maastricht is one of my favorite cities in The Netherlands. My friend and I go shopping here almost every year. We’ve planned our outing to Maastricht for this year already, lets hope we don’t have to postpone. Here’s all the places to eat in Maastricht. When in Maastricht in November or December, reserve some time for a visit to Valkenburg, with it’s beautiful Christmas markets. Options to eat in Maastricht There are so many restaurants to pick from in Maastricht. My friend and I have already tried out a lot of them, but there are many more. A few we’ve been to several times. Buvette ’t Piepenhoes is our standard…

  • To show us playing a board game
    City,  family time,  Kids

    What to do during lockdown

    Like a lot of families around the world right now, we’re in a lockdown. In The Netherlands there’s a soft lockdown. We still can go outside for groceries, a short walk, a motorbike ride, to help someone who can’t go outside or to work if you have an essential job. Group formation is forbidden, more than 2 people together is forbidden except when you form a household. Luckily we can still go outside in moderation. Sadly I have a cold and Yuri the flu, so we have to stay inside. Here’s what to do during the lockdown. What we’re doing during the lockdown Although things we can do and where…

  • Cathedral of Frankfurt am Main, the biggest church
    City,  Frankfurt,  Germany,  restaurants

    Discover Frankfurt am Main

    Every year in October, Messe Frankfurt, the third largest fair and exhibition center in the world, is dubbed Frankfurter Buchmesse for five days. Frankfurter Buchmesse is the world’s most important fair for the print and digital content business – and a famous social and cultural event. As a ‘plus-one’, I attended the Buchmesse twice, in 2013 and 2014. It’s a great opportunity to discover Frankfurt am Main and for a mini-holiday in Germany! Intercity-Express (ICE) International Travelling to Frankfurt by high-speed train is by far the most convenient way, since the Messe is located near the main train center (Hauptbahnhof). Subsequently, it’s a 10 minutes walk, or you can take…

  • Picture of Cosette drinking a strawberry daiquiri. To visualise About us
    City,  eating out,  Netherlands,  restaurants,  Scheveningen

    Where to eat in Scheveningen

    Scheveningen is one of the popular beach towns in The Netherlands. The beach is lined with beachclubs in the Spring and Summer, next to that the boulevard has lots of permanent restaurants. So plenty of choice to eat in Scheveningen. In this blog we highlight our favorites, from kiosk’s to sit down restaurants. Eat on the beach in Scheveningen I love the beach and sea. Being there is heaven. Furthermore I love sitting inside or on a terrace while looking out at the sea. Scheveningen has lots of places where you can sit down and eat or drink and have that perfect view. Not all the places mentioned are open…