How I turned a scrap van into a home #vanlife

For those who have been following me on instagram for a while, you know I arrived in Seattle not so long ago, by train from Vancouver. My first and biggest dream for the US was buying a campervan. Or to buy just any van really and turn it into my campervan. That’s what I did….

Hostel review: Newport Lost Buoy Hostel (Oregon)

Driving from Portland to Newport – heading towards the beach! I stayed in the Newport Lost Buoy Hostel, owned by Benito, his lovely wife, dog, chickens and duck 😀 I met Benito in Vancouver and he invited me to his hostel. Something I will NOT regret ever. The nicest eco hostel, located near the Yaquina Bay…

Transport tip: Vancouver-Seattle by train; easy peasy

Where | how | what For me, taking the train from Vancouver to Seattle was a great way to make it over to the US for the next step in my big adventure (stay tuned – there will be a VAN involved). It was fairly cheap, very comfortable and easy to arrange. Amtrak Cascades will…

Why you must go and experience Canadian wildlife in 2017

This blog was written by the man bun  Wells Gray Provincial Park This is a beautiful park, true wildlife experience. Watched “Into the wild”? Well, that kind of idea. Only closer to the human world than Alaska and therefore a bit less risk involved to have to live off berries that won’t actually save your…

Hostel review: Abraham Hostel, Jerusalem

I visited Jerusalem last week and stayed in the Abraham Hostel (located 67 Hanevi’im St. Davidka Square). It was a good choice and allowed me to explore this fascinating city from a central starting point. 5 reasons I liked Abraham Hostel Jerusalem Always start with the food, my father taught me. So first reason: the…

Beer cafe tips when visiting Ghent

The beer cafes You know how you can sometimes long for that medieval Harry Potteresque kind of vibe? That is exactly what you will find when visiting a beer cafe in Ghent. The dusty attic filled with old candles and antique brown arm chairs, a fire place in the corner. Honestly you’d expect either Frodo…

5 tips for visiting Ghent

Wandering Wander wander wander around. Ghent is one of those beautiful medieval towns that allow you to stroll for hours without getting bored. It does get quite chilly in winter times though, so don’t forget to bring your winter coat, scarf, gloves and stylish hat. In case you don’t have a stylish hat or scarf,…

Hosteltip #2: Ghent Hostel Uppelink

I visited Ghent with my brother last weekend. We stayed in Hostel Uppelink, right in the heart of this enchanting medieval city and overlooking the river Leie. Let me tell you why this hostel was a good choice for me – and it might be for you as well 🙂 Good breakfast means a good…

Iceland tip: Hestheimar cottage

A guesthouse, in Iceland. Add: horses. Add: northern light. Sounds like a recipe for perfection if you ask me. My brother and sister in law recently visited the enchanting outdoors of Iceland and left me daydreaming over the mesmerizing stories they shared. I’ll be sharing more beautiful peeks into the magical Iceland outdoors in the coming…

Craft beer tip #1: Jopen Damiate DRIPA

This blog post was written by Moh – the man bun. My craft beer tip for this week is the Jopen Damiate DRIPA, a 9 percent double rye IPA to slowly start feeling the fall which is setting in here in Amsterdam. 3 reasons I chose Jopen Damiate DRIPA Jopen beer is a Dutch Haarlem-based…

5 reasons to visit O’Leary’s Irish Pub in Utrecht

Okay – you might know by now I am from Utrecht, live in Utrecht and consider this little hipster town one of the nicest places to sit down with a cat and a coffee. SO – would you find yourself in Utrecht and looking for a good place to relax a bit, grab a pint…

Thriftspiration

I’ve always been a morning person. I don’t mind getting up on early on the weekends, especially to get to an 8am FLEA MARKET. Thrift shopping is one thing, but flea markets.. With furniture.. All for bargain prices. Love it! I always try to get a minimum of one item to hang on my wall (doubled that…