I heard a saying that the United States has 3 cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. The rest… is Cleveland. I surely haven’t been to all US major cities and there are some high on my bucket list, but so far, I must agree. There is something special about these cities. It might be the architecture, or the people, the international allure, the European-like vibes, but most likely a combination/ culmination of all of these. Read more
I get a lot of emails from readers or people who stumble upon my website and like to know more about Curacao. Why should they visit? What should they do? Do I have any recommendation as to where to stay? As I call this island my home for the past 10 years, I am the best person to ask. In this article, we will talk about the Western side of Curacao, which is a geared towards the nature lover. Read more
“What do you think about a long weekend Bogota,” Sebastiaan asked. I never thought of it actually, so I searched the internet and to be honest, I had some mixed feelings. The pictures looked alluring and there was enough to see and do and spend a full 4 days in this vibrant city. But I read a lot of contradicting stories about safety. Read more
My search for the perfect beach leads me to the Dominican Republic. Samana is a dramatically beautiful peninsula about a 3-hour drive North-East of the airport in Santo Domingo. It is like an island unto itself filled with thousands of coconut trees stretching into the sea. I was told it’s the place with the second highest density of palm-trees, in the world! Read more
After I wrote this article and I was proofreading it, I noticed that a lot of these tips highlight a negative aspect of the Caribbean. Let me start by saying that the positives of a vacation to the Caribbean outweigh the negatives by a thousand times. These Caribbean travel tips are just to help you be prepared and have an even better vacation. Read more
Most tourists just see a glimpse of this spectacular Caribbean island by cruise. If you spend a long weekend you understand there is so much more to see and do. We are regular visitors and every time we explore and learn more and more of this dual-nation island.
No Caribbean destination this time! Not even a tropical one. My latest trip took me to visit my family in Barcelona. I have been to Barcelona before and I absolutely love the way of life here.
Years before the Narcos series aired on Netflix, we had already discovered the beauty of the city which once was dominated by Pablo Escobar’s reign. Read more