Unwinding at Balos beach

Balos beach, the most beautiful beach in Greece? I’d seen many photos of Balos Beach online while I did my research for my holiday to Crete. This beach is considered one of the top beaches in the world. I knew a day trip out to Balos and Gramvousa would be beautiful, but I tried not…

The dream

One day in New Zealand I started googling for new adventures. A few months later I started working as a tour leader in Europe. Through this job I’ve had so many cool opportunities that brought me to different places, from Peru to Morocco. Just over a year ago I was in Australia for an apprenticeship…

A one day island getaway

It was the perfect time to visit Dubrovnik. The weather was nice, but not too hot and there were tourists, but not too many. I had to prepare for my upcoming trip, but could do this while enjoying the sun and exploring the area. On day I made my way over to Lokrum island, a…

Out to the Hongs

Of course I had picked the day with the worst weather to go on a boat trip to Hong island. It had just stopped raining when I got up at 7AM. The sky was grey and cloudy. I got picked up at 8 and was the only person on the tour staying in Krabi Town.…

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

H2O has inspired many artists. For this challenge I decided to show you a different interpretation of water. I’ve got many beautiful photos of waves, waterfalls and serene lakes. This is not nature at its best though, but rather a human perspective of water. I found this little piece on a power box wandering through Fremont,…

Termites and spa days

Termite mounds. I could think of more exciting things. Yet when you’re travelling, termite mounds can suddenly be a highlight of your trip. In The Netherlands we don’t have termite mounds, or anything remotely similar. To me termite mounds are associated with vast spaces and rough nature. I was delighted to see the dozens of…

Immersed in green and red

Nitmiluk national park, or Katherine gorge, is a must do when you’re visiting the Northern Territory. The park has several walks, but the most famous place to walk to is probably Edith Falls, where you can go for a swim after the sweaty walk. The walk goes up towards the falls and in humid weather,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

Even though I’m in the middle of winter, it’s easy for my mind to wander off and think of summer. The sun high in the sky, the smell of flowers and grass, wearing my favorite dresses and eating ice cream. Last summer I did some amazing things in Australia. I like exploring a new area,…

Soaking in sweet Bitter springs

On a roadtrip through the vast desert of Australia, surrounded by red sand, you don’t really expect to find thermal springs. Just south of Katherine, in the tropical area underneath Darwin, you can find Mataranka. It is a great stop to relax and soak after hours in the car. If you like the safety of…

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a tiny tourist town on the coast of Western Australia. It seems to exist of only tourist parks, hotels en some small shops, yet it is a not to be missed spot on a road trip down the coast. If you’re on a budget, bring snacks and supplies, because the supermarkets here…