My favorite places of 2018

My favorite places of 2018

My favorite places of 2018 February 8, 2019 I love to look back on the highlights of the year gone by and to relive the places that stood out for me the most. It was hard to choose my favorite ones from 2018: I visited so many special places. I was so lucky to explore
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12 lessons I learned from traveling, part 2

12 lessons I learned from traveling, part 2

12 lessons I learned from traveling, part 2 January 25, 2019 Just as life, traveling is about asking questions and seeking answers. The only way to know is to explore. Exploring satisfies and at the same time intensifies our natural curiosity, while immersing ourselves to different cultures and new places. Traveling opens your mind and
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2018 one year in travels

2018 one year in travels

2018: one year in travels January 4, 2019 Another year has passed, new travel memories were made. The first four months of 2018 were dedicated to hard work. Next to my demanding job at the castle, I finished my new book ‘Holland land of riviers‘ and I completed my education storytelling. I was also very
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Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland December 27, 2018 Helgoland is a small rock island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located approximately fifty kilometers north of the mainland of Germany. After the last Ice Age, around 4000 BC., the sea level rose and Helgoland was formed. It was already inhabited in the Neolithic era
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Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water

Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water

Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water December 26, 2018 I love cities by the sea. Earlier this year I had a very relaxing time in Venice, Italy. And now it was time to explore ‘Venice of the north’, Stockholm. The Swedish capital is a friendly coastal town. One third of Stockholm
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6 reasons to visit the island Ameland part 2

6 reasons to visit the island Ameland part 2

6 reasons to visit the island Ameland part 2 November 16, 2018 About 2 years ago I wrote a travelblog about the Dutch waddenisland Ameland: 6 reasons to visit the island Ameland in Holland. This month I spent another week at this island: time for another blog. Here are 6 more reasons to visit Ameland.
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What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland November 15, 2018 Reykjanes peninsula is most famous for the Blue Lagoon, Icelands most popular tourist attraction. Most people only hurry by this area on their way tot he airport. But that’s a shame, Reykjanes has so much more to offer then the airport
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What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland

What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland

What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland November 8, 2018 Icelands capital Reykjavík is the worlds most northern capital. Reykjavík consists of a city center and several suburbs. Somehow the city looks different than any other European city. Municipal and community buildings are made of stone or concrete, but the houses and livingareas are
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Capturing stories: the tale of the blue-footed booby

Capturing stories: the tale of the blue-footed booby

Capturing stories: the tale of the blue-footed booby October 24, 2018 I am a storyteller in everything I do. I tell stories in my work at the castle, in my books and in my blogs. I love researching and unraveling mysteries and doing so I find stories everywhere. Sometimes I share these stories so others
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Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg

Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg

Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg October 17, 2018 Last autumn, a road trip took me to Luxembourg. I had a puppy then and couldn’t do long hikes. So this year I went back to the Müllerthal for hiking. I did not prepare the hikes. I just drove to the woods and started walking, with my dogs
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