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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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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Tips to learn how to surf

Tips to learn how to surf

Tips to learn how to surf September 27, 2018 This summer I stayed in the Netherlands: I worked a lot, but since we had a warm summer I also spent a lot of time on, in and under water. My evenings and weekends were dedicated to long hikes with my dogs and to water activities:
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The best European destinations for traveling with dogs

The best European destinations for traveling with dogs

The best European destinations for traveling with dogs July 3, 2018 When I was 15 years old I took my dog and my backpack and together with a friend we traveled through Belgium and Luxembourg by train. It was my first trip without parents and the first of many travels with my dogs. Since then
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How to apply your travel attitude to your daily life

How to apply your travel attitude to your daily life

How to apply your travel attitude to your daily life June 4, 2018 Somehow it’s easier to see beauty and magic when you are traveling than when you are at home. Being out of your daily routine helps you to look at the world in an open minded and relaxed way. A couple of years
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Traveling and journaling

Traveling and journaling

Traveling and journaling May 10, 2018 Earlier this year I traveled to the Dutch Waddenisland Terschelling with my niece and nephew, 10 and 13 years old. When I had their age, I also visited Terschelling and in preparation for our holiday I showed them the photobook and the journal I kept back then. I also
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Blue Mind and Plastic Soup

Blue Mind and Plastic Soup

Blue Mind and Plastic Soup May 4, 2018 For whatever we lose, it’s always ourselves we find in the sea. The sound of the surf on the shore makes my heart smile, whatever is going on in my life. The sea feels like home, whether I am scuba diving or just enjoying a long beach
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The Place to Be: travel inspiration

The Place to Be: travel inspiration

The Place to Be: travel inspiration April 27, 2018 Recently Lonely Planet published the book The Place to Be, featuring 240 travel destinations around the world. The book categorizes the destinations according to emotions. With 20 places and experiences for each emotion and state of mind, The Place to Be offers a lot of travel
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Listening to the voice of the desert

Listening to the voice of the desert

Listening to the voice of the desert March 30, 2018 I love deserts almost as much as I love oceans. That is one of the reasons I keep traveling to Egypt. The unique mix of faraonic culture, the magical Red Sea and vaste deserts keeps calling me. There is so much to explore above and
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6 reasons why you have to travel solo at least once in your life

6 reasons why you have to travel solo at least once in your life

6 reasons why you have to travel solo at least once in your life January 11, 2018 In my last blog about the most amazing travel feelings I stated that everyone should travel solo at least once in his or her life. I got a lot response on that. People asked me why they would
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