Let’s find a beautiful place to get lost…
Welcome to Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog where you’ll find travel advice and travel inspiration for adventurous and independent travelers. If you love road trips, exploring the outdoors, activities like hiking and diving and the occasional city trip you have come to the right place!
On Phenomenal Globe I share our travel itineraries, budget information and useful tips to plan your trips and have the best experience possible.
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Hi, I’m Lotte, born and raised in the Netherlands, happily married to Frank and mother of our little boy D. I’m trying to combine a full-time job, family life and exploring as much of the world as possible! Up until now I lived in Barcelona, London and Amsterdam and visited 45+ countries.
I have always loved travel, but in 2015 a lifelong dream came true: a 5-month trip around the world! This unforgettable trip inspired me to start Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog, where I document and share my travel experiences.
What I love about travel
I love the feeling of freedom travel gives me. No plans, no responsibilities, just go wherever we feel like going. I love meeting new people from different cultures and eating delicious food from tiny street stalls.
Travel allows me to spend quality time with my family, create memories together and enjoy the simple things in life, like a beautiful sunset or an impressive view from the top of a mountain.
I also love
… my husband Frank, we have been happily married for eight years. He is my high school sweetheart and we have been together since I was 15 years old.
… our little boy D., he makes me smile every day.
… good coffee, fresh smoothies and eating my way around the globe. The Japanese, Thai, Indian and Vietnamese kitchen are my favorites.
… hiking, skiing and diving. In general, I love being surrounded by nature, especially the mountains!
How we travel
I usually travel with my husband Frank and since the birth of our son in 2018 we travel as a family. I love the planning part of a trip almost as much as the trip itself and as such I tend to do lots of research in advance.
Frank on the other hand is more of a go-with-the-flow type of traveler and we balance each other out nicely. Little D. is content as long as he is with us, he loves to see new things and waving to random strangers.
Road tripping is our favorite way to travel because this enables us to get off the beaten track, easily drive to the trail-heads of beautiful hikes, stop often along the way to take pictures and travel at our own pace.
We both have full-time jobs which is how we pay for our trips. Over the years our travel style evolved from budget backpackers to family travelers who enjoy a bit more comfort and occasionally splurge on a luxurious resort or fancy dinner.
Whenever we partner with travel companies, I always disclose this on the blog and give my honest opinion.
Thank you for reading and happy travel planning!