Believe me when I say I was a little scared about buying a car for our Canada and U.S.A. road trip. We had never owned a car before, not even back home in the Netherlands. After all, why waste money on a car in a tiny country where you can reach everything by public transport. That meant however, we had…

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Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world and an amazing road trip destination! Because Frank and I are huge road trip addicts it wasn’t a surprise an East Coast Australia road trip would be included in our yearlong trip around the world. Frank and I drove from Cairns to Melbourne with a camper van and explored Australia’s beautiful…

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Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice and now that I’ve visited I understand why. Iceland has around 45 volcanoes and the Vatnajökull Glacier is the largest icecap in Europe. Driving around this beautiful island there is always either a volcano or glacier in sight… Iceland definitely is one of the most impressive places I’ve ever visited! Iceland…

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Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world, so big in fact that it counts as a continental landmass! With more than 823,000 kilometers of road available to be explored it is an amazing road trip destination. Both Frank and I are huge road trip addicts, it’s our favorite way to travel. We’ve made road trips in New Zealand,…

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In November Frank and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Jamahal Private Resort and Spa on Bali. We had such an amazing time there that, even though I usually don’t write hotel posts, I made an exception for this wonderful place… Jamahal Private Resort and Spa: their philosophy Jamahal means ‘precious time’ in Sanskrit and everything and every member of…

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Just like diving the Great Barrier Reef, sailing the Whitsundays had been a bucket list item for years. So when we finally made it to Australia, there was no question about it, we would explore the fabled Whitsunday Islands… About the Whitsunday Islands The Whitsundays are a cluster of no less than 74 islands, most of them are uninhabited. These…

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I remember when I was a little girl, a little girl very fond of climbing trees. There was a big tree in my parents back yard and my father had made a rope in the tree so we could climb it. One day I was up high in the tree, gazing over the rooftops and noticed a man walking to…

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Since getting our PADI in 2015 Frank and I have been diving whenever we get the chance. The underwater world is incredible and I love floating through the water without any distractions or sounds. One of the dive spots that’s been on our bucket list forever was the Great Barrier Reef. Which should come as no surprise, this is the…

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An Indonesian man with a wide smile walks toward us and asks: “Are you Lotte?”. “Yes I am”, I say: “And this is my husband Frank”. “My name is Wayan”, he replies: “I will be your host for the next 3 days”. Wayan walks us to his car and we set off to his village Sebatu, about 40 kilometers from…

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While we traveled extensively around Southeast Asia during our 5 month trip in 2015, we had not yet been to Indonesia. And because we longed for a tropical beach after our 5 month road trip adventure in Canada and the United States, we decided it was time to correct this severe omission and travel to Bali! Bali is called the…

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