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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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Sleep less, dream more – A tent at 5.150 meters altitude...

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The Bangkok Tree House Hotel, an eco-heaven in the city centre!

A riverside hotel amidst lush greenery, excellent bicycle paths, small Thai villages and great bird watching spots. We never expected to find such a...

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....
Sudan travel itinerary

Solo female travel in Sudan – All you need to know!

Last January, I solo traveled in Sudan for 2,5 weeks. It turned out to be one my favorite travel destinations ever! Sudan has loads...

Money matters: How much will your USA road trip cost?

On the hotlist of every traveller: a USA road trip with your own van! Driving through national parks, eating a homemade burger in front...

8 Reasons why Luxembourg should not be missed during your Europe...

Luxembourg, as small as it may be has surprisingly much to offer. Here are 8 reasons why Luxembourg should not be missed during your Europe...