Travel guides & how to use them to prepare your trip.

I’m an old fashioned book lover. Wherever you’ll meet me, somehow I’ll be carrying a book. Maybe a notebook or a sketchbook. Maybe one of those fantasy novels that I devour by 120 km/h. Or maybe a thick guidebook spattered with sea salt and street food. Preparing a trip is already half the fun of going, dreaming away at all those sunny beaches, stunning skylines and magnificent nature you’ll encounter on the way. Depending on the sort of trip, I’ll carefully pick my guidebook. – others carefully pick their clothes, I’ll pick my guidebook. To each their own, I suppose? – An ode to my favorite travel guides. Continue reading

24 hours in Amsterdam – what to do in one day. 


As a Belgian, I’m pretty lucky. With Brussels as the European capital, loads of people travel in and out of the city. Which results in cheap flights, trains and busses. Which results in cheap flights, trains and busses out of the country as well. Which makes my traveling heart jump up and make a little dance. Possibilities to travel closeby aplenty and Amsterdam is one of them. A couple of hours on the train and a new city awaits. But what to do in Amsterdam? – I know, you probably think ‘coffee shops and the Red Light District… not for me –  Continue reading