All posts tagged: wanderlust

LIFE IS BETTER IN A BIKINI

If you know me, you know how much I love summer – being outside, meeting friends and going to the beach. What’s not to love? I still refuse to accept the fact that summer is over. My tan lines start to fade and no good summer fruit is to be found in the store anymore. But what I’ve got is all those amazing summer memories, those moments that I will keep coming back to. Today I take you to a Greek village I love returning to whenever I get a chance. It’s one of the places that for me feel like home. The name is Afytos and it is located in Chalkidiki, in the north of the Kassandra peninsula and also the north of Greece. It is a village about an hour drive from the airport in Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece. All around the country you can find such authentic and picturesque villages that will really make a lasting impression. Afytos is quite small but what I love is the combination of romantic …

THE 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD

Our world is pretty amazing and there are so many places on the map that I still want to see. Today I share with you one of the most stunning places that I have ever visited. Niagara Falls can rightly be called the 8th wonder of the world. Niagara Falls were formed thousands of years ago as glaziers melted, forming Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. It is a place that I always love to come back to. I can spend hours looking at that emerald green water as it tumbles over the edge with such great force. This place is captivating! Pictures don’t do it justice. I hope you enjoy the photos and see the Falls for yourself one day!

WEEKEND IN ANTWERP

Antwerp is without a doubt Belgium’s coolest city. It is perfect for a weekend trip. Not only does Antwerp offer you a great mix of medieval architecture and modern life, but it’s also ideal for shopping and going out. If you are a foodie like me, you would love it! Just like in every other Belgian city it’s all about that BELGIAN BEER! You can even have it in your meal. Order konijnenbil op grootmoeder’s wijze in De Groote Witte Arend. It is delicious! So if you didn’t order beer, chances are your meal will get you drunk 🙂 The interior is stylish; if you happen to be there on a nice day, the restaurant has a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy your dinner in a unique setting. Another recommendation is Billie’s Bier Kafeteria, just around the corner – it has a great beer selection as you may have guessed. I didn’t expect anything less of the Belgian beer but as I am not the biggest beer fan I was pleasantly surprised to discover …

LAST MINUTE BEACH HOLIDAY IN SEPTEMBER

Summer is slowly coming to an end and want it or not, sooner than you think, you will be pulling out the sweaters out of your closet. If you love the beach as much as I do and don’t want summer to be over just yet, here is an idea for you – go to Algarve, Portugal. This is the South part of the country, full of amazing beaches. And chances are that even end of September will have perfect weather for the beach 🙂 I landed in Faro and stayed in Pine Cliffs Resort, which is a short drive away from Albufeira. Its breath-taking beach location offers you unique views over the ocean. I fell in love with the interior of the place. The resort also has a great bar with a lovely view over the ocean. Don’t miss the sunset there. Enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets behind the cliffs. Since I was only there for four days and with so many things to do and lovely places to see, the …

CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE

My Cuban adventure is unfortunately over but I have memories to last a lifetime! The people, the views, the sea, the smells, the sounds; they’re all still with me. Going through my pictures I can relive every moment. It was so beautiful I could not believe my eyes, so I literally jumped from happiness 🙂 If you know me well, you’re probably already tired of me talking about Cuba and showing you all the photos, but for those of you who don’t – I take you now to Cuba! 🙂 April is a good time to visit as the weather doesn’t get too hot. When booking, keep in mind that May is the rainy season. Other than that, you should have sun and perfect weather all the time 🙂 It was already my second time in Cuba, so I went to a different place – Cayo Guillermo, an island on the North side of Cuba. Most important for me when going on such holiday is to choose a place with a beautiful beach and I made no mistake. …

ADVENTURES

I had such a wonderful time in Cuba. It has been over a year since my last trip there. It will take some time to sort out all the photos to share with you but please bear with me. I can’t wait to tell you all about it! : )

A DAY AT THE BEACH

Living in a city that has a beach makes such a big difference, even though The Hague is far from being the first place that comes to your mind when you think of it. This year has been pretty cold and I am really looking forward to those warm sunny days. Despite the cold and gloomy weather, I often go to the beach on weekends. The sea and the relaxing atmosphere calms me down, and whenever I am there it feels as if I am on vacation. Today I discovered that the beach bars are welcoming their first visitors, so I officially opened the season! 🙂 There was even some live music at the pier.    

SPRING IN DEN HAAG

We’ve been getting so much sunshine the past week here in the Netherlands. Even though it is still not as warm as I like it, I’ve slowly started to pull out my summer clothes and I’ve left all sweaters behind. Making sure not to miss the sunny weather, I headed to Scheveningen on Sunday. I planned a lovely lunch at The Harbour Club and took a walk around the area. I highly recommend this restaurant – incredible food and amazing view of the boats in front!

TIME FOR ADVENTURE

A recent conversation that I had got me thinking – it is so easy to get caught up in routine, work, and deadlines that our lives become boring and monotonous. Whenever I try to see someone just for coffee, it usually happens at least a week or two after we’ve talked. But can we escape habit for a little and be more spontaneous? I need adventure and sparkle in my life – be it taking a last minute trip somewhere warm or exploring a new part of the city. My curiosity and hunger for adventure never leaves me. I think we all need to take the time to try new things, things that excite us and make us feel alive. Are you spontaneous? When was the last time you did something adventurous and unexpected?