• Gocta Falls from a distance, in between green mountains, with an overcast sky
    South America,  Waterfalls

    The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in South America

    After chasing waterfalls in Europe and North America, we’re now pointing our arrows at South America. And there are again some beautiful waterfalls to be found. I’ve asked my fellow travel bloggers to help and here are 8 of the most beautiful waterfalls in South America. Are you still missing some waterfalls? Feel free to comment below and they can be added to the list. Waterfalls in South America Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil Contributed by Disha from Disha Discovers. There are so many incredible waterfalls in South America and Iguazu Falls is one of them. Iguazu Falls is actually comprised of 275 individual waterfalls and they make up the largest waterfall system in…

  • Nativity scene inside the cave
    Christmas,  Maastricht,  Netherlands

    Christmas market Valkenburg: caves and food

    Valkenburg is a small town way down in the utmost Southern part of The Netherlands, next to big brother Maastricht. Maastricht is one of the top cities of The Netherlands. When eating your way around Maastricht, it’s easy to make a visit to Christmas market Valkenburg. Valkenburg during Christmas time is magical, with its Christmas markets in caves, a festive parade and culinary walking routes. Christmas market Valkenburg: caves Valkenburg has several marl caves, which can be visited. In November and December there’s a Christmas market in the caves of Valkenburg. Fluweelengrot The Fluweelengrot (Velvet cave) are the corridors under the castle ruin. Each year the biggest indoor Christmas event…

  • The Atrium, 4 floors, with different colored doors. In the middle open space, down chairs with coffee tables and closed off cubes.
    Hotel review,  Netherlands

    A Luxurious stay at the Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk

    Macarons for breakfast, a comfy bed and friendly staff is what the Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk offers. But these aren’t the only reasons to stay at the hotel, it’s also just 17 minutes away from the world famous windmills from Kinderdijk. We enjoyed a stay at this hotel on a road trip in 2018 and loved it. Note that not everything mentioned is now offered, due to the pandemic. This is not a sponsored post, we stayed here on our own expense. So all opinions are, as always, our own. The Room at Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk Van der Valk hotel Rotterdam Ridderkerk has 7 types of rooms.…

  • The American Falls with a rainbow in front on the left, as seen from the Canadian side.
    North America,  Waterfalls

    30 of the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

    There’s a song that says: ‘Don’t go chasing waterfalls’. But we’re doing exactly that. Last month we went on a chase for the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe and found 30, now we’re focusing on North America and boy do they have some beautiful waterfalls! From Canada all the way to Cuba, waterfalls abound. I’ve asked my fellow travel bloggers to help and here are our 30 waterfalls in North America. Waterfalls in North America Niagara Falls, Ontario/New York, Canada/USA Contributed by Cosette from KarsTravels. Niagara Falls on the border of Canada and the USA is one of the most famous and largest waterfalls in the world. Niagara Falls consists…

  • Mole. A dish on a plate covered in Mole sauce.
    Food,  Mexico

    10 Authentic Mexican Foods You Must Try

    If there’s one word you think of when you hear the word Mexico — it’s tacos! While tacos are the undisputed king of Mexican food, Mexico has so much more to offer in terms of cuisine. In fact, in 2010 UNESCO declared Mexican food an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mankind, stating that it represents “a crucial element of national identity.” In plain English, this basically means the United Nations thinks Mexican food is one of the essential parts of the country’s unique culture. Mexican food is also, well, delicious! Being such a large country, the cuisine varies from region to region and state to state. Let’s examine some of the…

  • To show 'Kroketten' with fries
    Food,  Netherlands

    25 Dutch Traditional Foods you must try

    Although we always say we don’t really have a national cuisine, The Netherlands does have distinct dishes that you simply have to try when visiting The Netherlands. I grew up with these 25 Dutch traditional foods I’ve listed below. From breakfast to dinner to snacks these dishes can be found all over The Netherlands. Dutch Traditional Foods 1. Kroket A kroket is a typical Dutch snack that’s one of my all time favorites. It’s a thick ragout which is braided in egg wash, flour and bread crumbs. This is then fried in oil and you have a delicious soft interior with a crunchy crust. Most krokets have a beef stuffing,…

  • Plitvice Falls, small streams dropping down in a clear greenish lake
    Europe,  Waterfalls

    30 of the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Europe

    Waterfalls are one of the things we always have to stop for on our road trips. I just love seeing waterfalls. Luckily there are lots of waterfalls in Europe and I haven’t seen all of them yet. I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers to name the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe. We’ve collected 30 of them here. Waterfalls in Europe Plitvice Lakes, Croatia Contributed by Cosette from KarsTravels. The Plitvice Lakes in Croatia are travertine waterfalls. There are over 90 waterfalls in total between the 16 lakes. During thousands of years the Korana river flowed and deposited, which formed dams of travertine. These formed the lakes, grottos and waterfalls we see…

  • A broken petrified log, you can see the blue, red and white inside the log
    National Parks,  USA

    Petrified Forest National Park: Fossils, Petroglyphs and the Painted Desert

    Petrified Forest National Park is a beautiful park we fell in love with in 2008. The park was one of many stops on a road trip through Southwestern USA. One other stop was Natural Bridges National Monument. If you’re looking for desert, beautiful landscapes, petroglyphs, fossils and Route 66, it’s all to be found in Petrified Forest National Park. Where is Petrified Forest National Park? Petrified Forest National Park is located in Arizona, USA. To be precise it’s in Northeastern Arizona, close to the border with New Mexico. The closest town is Holbrook in Arizona. Petrified Forest National Park Arizona is located in Navajo and Apache counties. Some facts about…

  • The sign at the beginning of the restaurant
    family time,  Halloween,  Netherlands

    Going to the Little Monsters Ball Hardrock Cafe

    Each year we try to do something special for Halloween, last year we attended the Little Monsters Ball Hardrock Cafe in Amsterdam. Halloween is on the rise in The Netherlands. Our son is still too young for haunted houses and fright nights, but luckily there are events suited for kids. Little Monsters Ball Hardrock Cafe The Hard Rock Café organizes a breakfast buffet on Sunday before or on Halloween. Every family had its own table and could get plates full of delicious food. You did have to wait in line before getting to the buffet. The staff was all dressed up for Halloween. The café was also decorated in Halloween…

  • Happy Halloween! on a glass plate , where Cosette is standing behind, in between jaws teeth.
    family time,  Halloween,  Netherlands

    Fun at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Halloween

    Halloween isn’t a holiday that’s originally celebrated in The Netherlands. But more and more events with an Halloween theme are popping up in The Netherlands. We love going to one of these events each year and a few years ago we celebrated Halloween at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Amsterdam. We had a blast. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Halloween The whole Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum was decorated with cobwebs and other creepy things. This added extra to the Halloween sphere for us. Without the Halloween decorations the museum is already bizarre, but this made it extra special. We came dressed up for Halloween, all 3 of…