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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...

A modest guide to a surf camp in Taghazout, Morocco

Taghazout, Morocco - "How's the swell?" someone asks. I'm in Taghazout, one of the premier surf towns in Morocco. After gaining some surf experience in Indonesia and South Africa, I was eager to take...

Hiking in Mestia, Svaneti – Mazeri, Guli, Koruldi to Ushguli

Georgia (the country) - Albeit short, I loved my hiking trip to Georgia. I spent my time exploring the remote Svaneti region with snowy peaks, impressive glaciers, and green valleys. Here, high in the mountains,...

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Turkey

Never did I imagine that backpacking in Turkey would be so much fun! From balloon-filled skies in Cappadocia, sailing along the Turquoise coast and playing numerous games of Tavla (backgammon) with the welcoming Turkish people, Turkey...

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Best Places to Travel When Solo and On a Budget! Updated...

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Colombia is an upcoming  travel destination in South America. It has loads to offer from surfing and beaching to jungle trekking and mountains. And let's not...

11 x ‘Do As The Japanese Do’ For Travelers

While going through my travel notes for my '11 quirky things in Japan' article, I stumbled upon a word cloud which I had created...
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Backpacking the Silk Road: an ultimate overview

Only a few people know this, but when I was in Africa I considered to cancel my ticket to Turkey (and thus my entire...

Sleep Less, Dream More – Sleeping in a Tree House

I decided to sell up, and to go and world-school my son. People thought I was crazy. Now sleeping in a Tree House perched...