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Is this the best mountaineering backpack? Review Osprey Mutant 52 liters

This time I wasn't looking for a classic backpack, but I was on the hunt for a great mountaineering backpack to use on my 'C1 basic mountaineering course' in the Austrian Alps. To be...

Guide to hiking the Tatra mountains in Poland

Hiking the Tatra Mountains, Poland - This year it was one of the coldest, snowiest and most whimsical May's in decades. The trails in the Tatra mountains were still largely covered in a thick layer of...

Nine reasons to visit the Tatra mountains in Poland!

Tatra mountains in Poland - "I had no idea that Poland looked like this!", quite a few people responded to my photos of the Tatra mountains. And to be honest, for a long time I...

Backpacking Georgia (the country): itinerary, highlights and tips

Georgia - In 2018, one of the most popular Dutch television shows 'WIDM' was shot in Georgia (the country, not the state), which resulted in a rise of Dutch travelers to Georgia. Although I...

Responsible travel gear: Fjällräven

In recent years, my travels became more adventurous, more off-the-beaten-track and more focused on outdoor activities. For example, in these last two years, I hiked the Fann mountains in Tajikistan, trekked the Georgian Caucasus...

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Best Day Trips from Athens – Do it yourself!

From the Greek capital, it is easy to do some beautiful, exciting day trips to nearby sights like Hydra, Meteora and Delphi. There are...

My packing list for 6 months of backpacking Southern Africa and...

Based on many years of travel experience, here is the packing list for 6-months of backpacking in Southern Africa and the Silk Road countries....

Sleep Less, Dream More – The Spooning Bus

It didn’t take long to come to the understanding that taking a long-distance bus in Laos meant one thing conclusively. You were going to...

An open air tower of Wildebeeste in Lamu, Kenya

In 2011 I took a boat to a small island near the northeastern coast of Kenya: Lamu. Lamu is famous for its rich Swahili...

Trying out the Rotterdam Routes App

"Of course I know Rotterdam...!" I grew up near Rotterdam and I've been living in Rotterdam since I was eighteen. It's safe to say I...

Sleep less, dream more – A hammock in the jungle of...

Some years ago I went on a 3-day jungle tour to Brownsberg in Surinam (South America). Brownsberg is located south of Paramaribo, the capital...