• Italy,  Walking Wednesday,  We12hike

    Walking Wednesday: Belvedere di Migliera

    Belvedere di Migliera … sounds exotic, no? It was last weekend’s hiking destination, when I spent a a couple of days in Italy with my sister. Or to be more precise, we spent it around the Bay of Naples. Although the city of Naples didn’t really strike us (more on that later) the area around it is pretty stunning. We spent one of our days on the small cosmopolitan island of Capri (where there’s little cosmopolitan in winter, believe me on that one) and even though you may not expect it, there are actually quite some good hikes here to check out. The one we did, took us to Belvedere di Migliera on the southern…

  • Sunday social travel talk

    A traveller’s nightmare come true

    When writing “my most memorable travel moments of 2014” I didn’t mention one. The one I did not want to write about, but that I now decided to do it anyway … with permission! It was a hot summer day and everyone at the office I work at, was stressed. We just receive notice that the flight of 2 groups departing that evening, had been canceled. While we frantically tried to call all the clients, who were already on their way to the airport, I noticed a text message from my friend. “Please call me, I need to talk to you.” I called her and received news that you don’t…

  • Confessions of a travel blogger,  Sunday social travel talk

    Confessions: Things I miss when I travel

    Click here to go to the Dutch version of this post… Didn’t I recently write that I am not homesick when traveling? OK, I lied. A bit at least. As I’ve been away more than ever over the past 6 months I realized that there are a couple of things that I start to miss when traveling for longer than let’s say a week. Yes, I’m talking about things here, not people. Because really, you can nowadays keep in touch through Skype/Facetime/Whatsapp etc. so it’s not necessary to miss people unless you’re traveling for a long time … and by now I’m used to not seeing my loved ones a…

  • Confessions of a travel blogger,  Greece

    Confessions of a travel blogger part 4: six things I learned in Athens!

    A couple of weeks ago I attended TBEX Travel Conference in Athens. A great experience that was inspiring yet pretty overwhelming (just imagine, 1.000 travel bloggers in one place!) but also a great learning experience. It took me a while to realize but I’ve actually learned a lot in Athens, mostly eye openers that don’t really have to do with travel blogging at all. Today I’ll share my 6 favorite learning moments with you. Why 6? Well, 6 Is my lucky number. It’s a long story but it already brought me a lot of luck in life. A lot of money as a kid (my grandfather used to give me one…