• Hohenschwangau castle as seen from above
    Castles,  Germany

    A Guide for Visiting the Beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle

    Close to the beautiful fairytale castle Neuschwanstein is the equally enchanting Hohenschwangau castle. At the end of the Romantische Straße, an epic route in the south of Germany, lies the beautiful Hohenschwangau. This castle is definitely worth your time, so read on further for the ins and outs for a visit. We’ll start with some history and details of Hohenschwangau Germany before covering when where and how to visit. History of Hohenschwangau castle The history of the castle starts in the 12th Century with the building of Schwanstein fortress. It was built in commission of the knights of Schwangau. In the 16th Century the fortress was completely rebuilt, but later…

  • To show the nature of Switzerland. 4 days in Switzerland
    Europe,  roadtrip

    6 Week European Road Trip Itinerary

    From ancient cities to National Parks, Europe has so much to offer and you can go so many ways for a road trip. You can stick to one country or cover as many as possible. We’ve taken more than one European road trip, but only once did we stretch it out over 6 weeks. We road tripped across 11 countries, stretching from North Western Europe to South Eastern Europe. Read on for the perfect road trip through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. European Road Trip Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Hamburg, Germany Day 2 till 4: Explore Hamburg Day 5: Drive from…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…