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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 – Stormy Sleep in Kazakhstan

Britany Robinson participated in the adventurous Mongol Rally and drove 10.000 miles from London to Mongolia. Read here about her Stormy Sleep in Kazakhstan. This...

Hakuna Matata – Guide to Basic Swahili

When traveling to Kenya it is useful to learn some Swahili (or kiswahili) language. Even though your pronunciation may not be perfect, knowledge of some basic...

Sleep Less, Dream More – Sea, Storm and a Sleepless Night

We had just weighed anchor a few hours earlier in Miami Beach and 3,000 miles of Atlantic Ocean was all that lay ahead between...

Antilliaanse Feesten, the largest Caribbean festival in the world

We're having a great time! The weather is beautiful and everywhere around us young people are barbecuing in front of their little wooden houses....

Top things to do in Ao Nang and Krabi

'Thailand... Too touristy!' some say. I always disagree. For me Thailand is still one the most beautiful, diverse and travel friendliest destinations in the...