A summer holiday after all

After visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina as a tour leader a few times, the country has simply stolen my heart. Ever since setting foot in it for the first time, I’ve been wanting more. I can never get enough of Sarajevo, with it’s gorgeous old center, the many shops, the fabulous food and the friendly people.…

A winter break in France

Five winters I’ve worked for ski schools in different parts of the world, but I’d never been on a proper ski holiday. Spending a winter in the snow is amazing, but in reality there is not as much time for skiing as you might expect. You’ll often work 6 days a week and even though…

A trip leader’s dream

My job comes with a lot of perks. I get to travel and I get paid for it. Sometimes however, those perks also give you a disadvantage. Occasionally I get to visit places I’ve never been to before. It means I’m up for an adventure in many ways. It means I get to explore and…

Can I cook potatoes in the microwave?

With my new life in Christchurch came a new job. I happily work at a campervan rental company and although it gets super crazy at times, I love meeting all these different people who are about to go on holiday and are full of excitement. However, most people don’t know what’s involved in renting a…

Pick your color

Yesterday I took a test. It wasn’t a necessity, but purely something that developed from curiosity. At Harvard they developed some implicit association tests. It’s not a questionnaire, but rather makes you place things into categories as fast as you can. The test I took was to find out if I had a preference for…

Crystal clear

On my long holiday in Cape Town I decided to go where the South African go for a holiday. Langebaan is a holiday town on the West Coast, filled with fancy holiday homes and a long white beach. It is absolutely stunning and I totally get why people come here to relax and enjoy the…

Rovinj, a gem on land and water

The beach town of Rovinj is a popular place for Dutch and German tourists during the summer holidays. One summer I found myself working on a campsite for a few weeks and got to explore this lovely town. The campsite was massive, located along the beach. A water taxi could bring you to Rovinj several…