The friend request for travelers


A new local friend – Miauw!

Wherever you go, you always have to start all over. Like a brand new day. A while ago I realized that at whatever place I decide to make my home for the next following days, weeks, months or who knows, even years, I need to make a new impression and receive loads of inputs. Wherever you travel to, you always meet strangers and these strangers become friends or even lovers and especially some become like family. Amazing thing, isn’t it? more!

Natural moments of dopamine


As I am standing on top of one of the ski pistes of the Dolomiti, in the Italian Alps, I realize how happy this really makes me. Being here, with mother nature, snow & sunshine, fresh air, outdoor sports, new surroundings and new people, all providing happiness. However, it’s something I find intriguing as I can’t get this feeling of happiness that easy at home. I started wondering why. more!

12 tips to make you happier in the New Year


1. Be happy with less.

Start counting all the things, all the materialism, you have. You don’t need more shoes. Be happy with what you’ve got. It’s easier to live with less stuff and happiness is not gained through belongings. more!

The luxurious stress of travel choices


Photo by Debby van Boxtel

It’s that time of the year that choices have to be made. Again. It seems every other half a year something changes in my life. If not earlier. I have been back in the Netherlands again for about four months now, yet I haven’t been home all the time either those last couple of months because I was lucky enough to do plenty of trips. Being back after those 7 months in Latin America, back home, there where I grew up and where I left my friends, I realized I wasn’t quite done with my own country. However, the travel bug doesn’t seem to leave me alone and I am craving for new adventures. more!