Lapland, Finland 2020

Early January 2020 I made an 8 day trip to Ylläsjärvi in Finnish Lapland. See more here! Trip report and photos Practical tips about clothing, daylight, aurora and more I booked the trip as a package holiday through TUI Netherlands. I don't normally book package deals but for Finland it was a lot cheaper and …

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Pazin, Poreč and Rovinj (Istria, Croatia)

Thursday 16 May - Sunday 19 May 2019 I spent my last days in Croatia solo in the region of Istria. Here I was supposed to visit Kim from Hawaii, but she had decided to go to Berlin instead... :-/ Hmpff, this meant I could have dropped the rental car much earlier in Zagreb, and …

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Plitvice lakes, Croatia

Saturday 11 May 2019 So much rain was predicted for the entire next week that we decided not to follow the coast westbound as planned, but to spend 5 nights in Zagreb in the interior of Croatia instead. At least there they have plenty of museums to visit as shelter from all the rain. On …

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Monschau, Germany 2018

Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 October 2018 A lovely autumn break to the Eifel region in Germany. Only about a 3 to 3.5 hour drive to be 'abroad' in every way. Did a 4.5 hour hike in autumn colors, explored Monschau and Stolberg, and visited a former 'Adolf-Hitler-Schule' school for nazis in the 1930's called …

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UK road trip 2018

In June 2018 a friend and I made a 10 day road trip through the UK. Bringing my own car on the ferry. 3 nights in Edinburgh (Scotland), celebrating Pride and visiting the town, and hiking up to Arthur's Seat, the highest point on a hill by the town. 3 nights in Ambleside, the Lake District, …

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Tips for cycling trips in the Netherlands

The Netherlands are perfect for cycling. Mostly flat, and with excellent bike infrastructure such as separate bike lanes, bike traffic lights, special bike signposts for fast routes as well as scenic routes... It is a fantastic way to see all that this country has to offer and to escape the mainstream crowds that all go …

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Bad Bertrich spa town

Wednesday 11 October - Saturday 14 October 2017 In order not to have a super long drive home from Switzerland on the last day, I spent my last 3 nights in the 'Vulkaneifel' region of Germany, somewhere between Cochem and Bitburg. Bad = not bad at all In my opinion most towns with 'Bad' (bath …

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